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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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Proposals for new constitution presented to President

A set of proposals containing points to be taken into account when formulating a new Constitution has been presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Proposals for new constitution presented to President
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an addressing Joint Session of Parliament of Pakistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, stressing a ‘peaceful and just solution’ to the Kashmir dispute, said Turkey would continue to extend unflinching support to the stance of Kashmiri brethren at all fora.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an addressing Joint Session of Parliament of Pakistan
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India’s recent strides in the renewable energy sector: Energy alternatives should be “available, affordable and accessible” Acting High Commissioner of India Mr. Vinod K. Jacob

Acting High Commissioner of India Mr. Vinod K. Jacob spoke about key milestones achieved by India in the renewable energy sector. He was speaking at the third edition of Renewable Energy Growth Forum - Sri Lanka Chapter - which was held in Taj Samudra on 13th February.

India’s recent strides in the renewable energy sector: Energy alternatives should be “available, affordable and accessible”  Acting High Commissioner of India Mr. Vinod K. Jacob
India’s recent strides in the renewable energy sector: Energy alternatives should be “available, affordable and accessible”  Acting High Commissioner of India Mr. Vinod K. Jacob
India’s recent strides in the renewable energy sector: Energy alternatives should be “available, affordable and accessible”  Acting High Commissioner of India Mr. Vinod K. Jacob
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Philippines scraps military pact – SOFA/VFA - with the U.S.

The Philippines took a bold decision on Tuesday to completely withdraw or terminate from the military pact it has with the United States, the Visiting Forces Agreement – also known as the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). distancing himself from the United States
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has warmed up to China while
distancing himself from the United States
An American soldier with Philippine counterparts during an exercise in 2015
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‘ I always say India is a relation. Others are friends. : PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is on his first visit to India since taking office. He spoke to *Padma Rao Sundarji, about Sri Lanka’s ship with Pakistan, which India accuses of being involved in cross-border terrorism; proposed changes to Tamil provincial councils instead of giving them greater autonomy under the constitution’s 13th amendment; and the island nation’s strategic ties with China, which is its largest investor.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during an interview, at ITC Maurya Sheraton Hotel, in New Delhi on Saturday, February 8, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)
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Government decision is welcome

We have seen frequent interruption to traffic on important roads in capital Colombo due to protest march on various issues by politicians and trade union leaders but very rarely or never we see the GMOA now in action these days for reason not known.

Place for Agitation
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Sensational News Vanquished the Conflict Resolutions

In a landmark verdict, the United Nation’s highest court has ruled that it has the authority to consider a genocide case against Burma and ordered the country to prevent irreparable harm from being committed again, signalling that the sensational news has vanquished the conflict resolutions.

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Bodo people invites PM Modi amidst anti-CAA protests

After avoiding at least two major occasions to visit Assam in the recent past following the relentless protest demonstrations against the citizenship amendment act 2019 (CAA), Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Bodo dominated Kokrajhar in western Assam on 7 February to grace the celebrations on signing of Bodo
agreement, said a press communiqué from the central government information bureau.

Bodo people invites PM Modi amidst anti-CAA protests
Bodo people invites PM Modi amidst anti-CAA protests
Bodo people invites PM Modi amidst anti-CAA protests
Bodo people invites PM Modi amidst anti-CAA protests
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Missionary Diversion: the Question of Slavery

Christian missionaries and die-hard Trinitarians are in the business of proselytizing ‘lost souls’ so that they can be ‘saved’ from eternal damnation. One such missionary who not too long ago had supported the apartheid structure in his native South Africa recently wrote a book with a provocative title - 'Slavery, Terrorism and Islam'. Someone in the internet quoted some passages from his book, which shows the depth of the author’s bigotry.

Missionary Diversion: the Question of Slavery
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TGTE Urges UN to Act - President Gotabaya Admits Thousands of Disappeared Tamils are Dead

On 20 January 2020, the BBC reported that Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told Hanaa Singer, UN representative in Sri Lanka, that the Tamils who were forcibly disappeared in the final days of the conflict are now all dead.

V.Rudrakumaran
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