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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1892


Major General Mahesh Senanayake likely 23rd Army Commander?

Army Commander Crishantha De Silva promoted Chief of Defence Staff, while it is likely that the 50th Chief of Staff of the Sri Lankan Army Mahesh Senanayake expected to be promoted as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Army.

General  Crishantha De Silva with Major General Mahesh Senanayake
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Swedish hostage held in Mali since 2011 freed

Swede who had been held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed, the Swedish government has announced.

Freed hostage Johan Gustafsson and his family at Arlanda airport after his arrival in Sweden
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US designates Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as global terrorist

The US Department of State has designated Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as (AKA) Syed Salahuddin, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.

Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as (AKA) Syed Salahuddin
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With police intelligence connivance, Indian Poachers straying in SL waters

Indian poachers are coming… coming, to plunder Sri Lankan fish resources by adopting illegal ‘bottom trawling’ measures, despite Indian Government has already banned such fishing method and in the end, deprive the Sri Lankan Northern fishermen of their livelihood.

The Kerala Kanja found with two suspects
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Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramazan) festival) on Monday June 26

Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr (Ramazan festival) on Monday (June 26).

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A 4-Day Work Week Is Coming Soon - Jack Ma

Alibaba founder Jack Ma thinks artificial intelligence will make people's lives a lot easier in the future.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma
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Former British M15 agent confessed killing Princess Diana on direct order from Princess family

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Dying Mi5 agent John Hopkins confessed to murdering Princess Diana
 MI5 agent has confessed to killing Princess Diana
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Northern Provincial Council session had a smooth sailing

The 97the session of the Northern Provincial Council Assembly had a smooth sailing yesterday, without any shouting or protest.

C.V.K. Sivangnam
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21 Indian fishing poachers arrested in Sri Lankan waters

A total of 21 Indian fishing poachers were arrested in Sri Lankan waters in the last two-days.

21 Indian fishing poachers were  arrested in Sri Lankan - File Photo
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U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap Visits Eastern Province

U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap visited the Eastern Province this week to commemorate a milestone in U.S.-supported demining efforts and to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at a school to construct facilities to help communities displaced by natural disasters.

The demining ceremony in Batticaloa marks a milestone in the effort to reduce the dangers of landmines, becoming the first district in Sri Lanka to be reach “residual risk” status.
“This is a remarkable goal, and one that is achievable if all of us—Sri Lankan government, Sri Lankan military, local officials, international donors, NGOs— work together,” said Ambassador Keshap at the demining ceremony.
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