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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2036

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An unwise move

President Sirisena opened a 242-bed epilepsy hospital, which was fully funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) in Colombo.

Saudi Arabia funded epilepsy hospital
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Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara to join Cricket Team to Lahore

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara announced Wednesday he would join the national cricket team on their first match in Pakistan since gunmen attacked their team bus in Lahore eight years ago.

 Dayasiri Jayasekara - Minister of Sports, Sri Lanka
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Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera

Even if the proposed new constitution gets two thirds majority of the Parliament, we will bring out all members of the Maha Sangha to the streets and defeat it when it goes for a referendum, the Vice Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenapura University Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera stated addressing a media briefing yesterday held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress auditorium.

Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though  approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera
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Dr. Shurhozelie lambasted District Administration for not permitting them to hold “peaceful dharna” asking them to arrest or fire him first if they want

NPF Central Youth Wing went ahead with their planned “Indefinite dharna” here at the side of Civil Secretariat on Monday despite District Administration’s disallowing them to hold it.

Dr  Shurhozelie NPF President speaking at the dharna
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India’s Media War

An interesting war is going on between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress on social media. This time the Congress seems to have learnt from the 2014 debacle and a sizable army is continuously firing on BJP from close range. The BJP's troll army is losing ground and getting serious injuries in both Twitter and Facebook fronts.

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Daft Twerp Trump

Thanks to the POTUS the politics in the USA is heating up once again. Twelve days after four Americans were killed on Oct. 4 in an ambush in Niger, Mr. Trump called the widow of Sergeant La David T. Johnson and said that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” referring to the soldier only as “your guy,” according to Sergeant Johnson’s mother and a Democratic congresswoman, who both listened to the call.

Daft Twerp Trump
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A final goodbye to King Bhumibo

On Oct. 26, the body of Thailand’s late king, Bhumibol Adulyadej, will be cremated, signaling the complete end of a magical era. For months, the Thai government has prepared for an event of the century — a royal funeral. The cost of Bhumibol’s funeral is estimated at $90 million.

King  Bhumibol Adulyadej
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Sushma Swaraj ji: a breath of fresh air in the Indian sub-continent

Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the Union Minister for External Affairs in India, is no stranger to displaying her compassion, whenever the needs of humanity emerge in the murky waters of world politics throughout her political career.

Sushma Swaraj ji: a breath of fresh air in the Indian sub-continent
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SLFP to fight it out for morsels left in plates

Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Perumuna have decided to fight it out in the Jaffna district, to whatever morsels left in the plates.

SLFP to fight it out for morsels left in plates
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'What a brave nation': heroic bus driver hails SL cricketers on return to Pakistanr

Driver Meher Muhammad Khalil became a hero when militants attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team bus on a busy street in Lahore in 2009, holding his nerve under gunfire to whisk them to safety.

This photograph taken on October 8,2017 shows bus driver Meher Mohamed Khalil, who drove the Sri Lankan cricket to safety when it came under a gun and a grenade attack by the militants in March 2009.
 Khalil visit the site
Khalil plays with his son at the site of the attack in Lahore
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