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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2005


Money Laundering Case: Shalila Moonasinghe and Janaka Chaminda Nammuni till Oct 25.

Colombo Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, taking into consideration of the seriousness of the offence of alleged money transfer of USD 1.1 million from Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan to their personal account in Sri Lanka, refused to grant bail to both suspects - Litro Gas Chairman Shalila Moonasinghe and Janaka Chaminda Nammuni - son of retired Maj. Gen. Jaliya Nammuni, who held the post of Deputy Chief of Staff at the time he retired, were ordered to be further remanded till October 25.

Shalila Moonasinghe (left) and Janaka Chaminda Nammuni  were  brought to the Fort Magistrate court yesterday.
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Argentine Judge Summons Ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, for 1994 Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing

The Argentine federal judge investigating the allegation that ex-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s administration conspired with Iran to hide Tehran’s culpability for the deadly 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires announced on Monday that Kirchner has been subpoenaed to appear before him on October 26.

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner
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Namal Rajapaksa & 4 others arrested, remanded till 16th October

Hambantota Electoral District Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and four others were informed to appear before Hambantota Police yesterday (10 October) to record a statement and were arrested, produced before the Hambantota Magistrate’s Court and were ordered to be remanded till October 16.

Namal Rajapaksa M.P.
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Arrest of Litro Gas Chairman Shalila Moonasinghe: Unfolding scenarios in hacking International Bank of Taiwan

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday arrested Litro Gas Chairman Shalila Moonasinghe, in connection with the alleged transferring of USD 1.1 million from Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan to his personal account in Sri Lanka, CID sources said.

Shalila Moonasinghe -  Litro Gas Chairman
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American Richard Thaler wins Economic Sciences Nobel Prize 2017

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2017 to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago the Nobel prize for economics on Monday.

 Richard Thaler of the  University of Chicago
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Sri Lankan Police Arrests Two Men over Taiwan Bank Hacking

Malaysia’s Sun-epaper reported that Sri Lankan police have arrested two men for allegedly helping international criminals who hacked into computers at a Taiwan bank and stole millions of dollars, an official said Sunday.

Front Page of Sunepaper
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Swiss Police shot and killed a Sri Lankan Tamil

A 38-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, Subramanian Haran, from Ward No: 6, Puthukudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka was shot and killed by Swiss police on Saturday after an allegation that he charged at two other asylum seekers with knives, law enforcement officials said.

 Subramanian Haran - A 38-year-old  Sri Lankan Tamil refugee
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Northern Provincial Councilor Rifkhan Bathiyutheen Resigns

Rifkhan Bthiyudeen a UPFA Northern Province Councilor has resigned from his post as a Provincial Council Member of the Northern Province.

Rifkhan Bathiyutheen yesterday tendering his letter of resignation to Northern Provincial Council Assembly Chairman C.V.K. Sivangnam
Rifkhan Bathiyuthen   of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA)   took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on 17 October 2013 and entered the Council on 25 October 2013.
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Nobel prize in literature 2017: Kazuo Ishiguro wins - “The Remains of the Day”

The English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, known for his spare, elliptical prose style and his inventive subversion of literary genres, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.

Kazuo Ishiguro - Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2017
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ASEAN MPs call for charges against Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros to be dropped

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today condemned the filing of criminal wiretapping charges against Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros, calling for the charges to be dropped and for the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to cease its harassment of critics and human rights defenders.

 Risa Hontiveros - Philippine Senator
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