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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1977

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President & Former President on Nallur Shooting

While President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the killing of a police sergeant and promised action to protect judges, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cautioned that the shooting incident should not be taken lightly.

Maithri  &  Mahinda - Concerned or unconcerned??
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ASEAN Parliamentarians call for a focus on rights in regional trade talks

Officials from ASEAN member states and other countries meeting in India this week for negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should take steps to ensure that the trade deal safeguards human rights, Southeast Asian lawmakers said today.

 Charles Santiago - APHR Chairperson
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Panama a country very much in the news!

On receiving the Panama’s president, Juan Carlo Varela, in the White House, US president Donald Trump boasted about construction of Panama Canal.

President Donald Trump welcomed the president of Panama to the White House on June 19, 2017  pointing to the United States’ role in the construction of the Panama Canal
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Arrest of another DIG indicates a serious crisis in the state’s machinery - Asian Human Rights Commission

Asian Human Rights Commission has noted of the ‘serious crisis in the state’s machinery,’ as the third senior police official has been recently arrested and remanded.

Senior DIG Lalith A Jayasinghe
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Post-coup foreign policy of Turkey!

Foreign policy of Turkey under president Erdogan has been both prudent and assertive, tactfully protecting all genuine national interest of the former Ottoman Empire by linking domestic with foreign policy in the background of an anti-Islamic environment across the world where the GST (Global State Terror) forces led by USA, Israel and India in the guise of fighting terrorism, are very active. Turkey pursues fruitful polices even with anti-Islamic nations like USA and Israel.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
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Singapore Foreign Minister commended President’s laudable reconciliation efforts

Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan noted that the efforts made by President Maithripala Sirisena to strengthen reconciliation in Sri Lanka are laudable.

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan with Maithripala Srisena
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Disunity occurred in 2004 caused the great destruction in 2009

The great leaders of the Federal Party and the All Ceylon Tamil Congress Hon.S.J.V.Chelvanayagam Q.C and Hon.G.G.Ponnambalam Q.C respectively, merged their parties to form the Tamil United Front, later change its name as Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF).

Disunity occurred in 2004 caused the great destruction in 2009
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Dad enjoyed the win but children enjoyed it better!

It was a memorable milestone for Roger Federer who became the first man in history of the Wimbledon Championship to lift the title for the eighth time.

The lads and lasses were there to watch their dad etch his name into the record books a wining the title for an eighth time
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Nitish Sailing In Two Boats

The art of sailing in two boats perhaps comes easily to politicians. The secret is that they do it mostly covertly that leaves scope for speculation but not confirmation of their duality. The Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has managed to perform this delicate balancing task quite successfully though a fellow politician from his state, Ram Vilas Paswan, has a ‘better’ record, having been a union minister in nearly all the governments of the last 30 years or so during which the country has been ruled by the Janata Dal, Congress and the BJP-led coalitions.

 Nitish Kumar - Chief Minister Bihar
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China’s Bhutan Feint!

Beijing has the panache for doing things simultaneously with a view to engage in diplomatic signalling. Dragon’s transgressions vis-à-vis India fall into this pattern; interestingly, these moves have come to coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits abroad, particularly the United States. Like the latest Doklam show off when Modi was visiting Washington and Tel Aviv!

China’s Bhutan Feint!
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