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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1737

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UN Chief Guterres vows to fight sexual abuse carried out by UN peacekeeping forces

The new chief of the United Nations has vowed to combat sexual abuse by UN “peacekeepers” around the globe, declaring plans to devise a fresh "game-changing" approach to address the issue.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,
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Megapolis and Western Development Ministry's turning points in 2017 for a sustainable future

Megapolis and Western Development Ministry has to face several challenges at the establishment as it was a new experience for the country. Identify the perfect development projects and complete them which doing their feasibility studies are the main challenges which have faced by the ministry, a press release reveals.

Minister Champika Ranawakka
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Lottery Dealers Stage Protest Against Tickets’ Price Increase

Lottery dealers staged a protest yesterday in front of Colombo Fort Railway Station against the Government's decision to increase ticket prices.

Lottery Dealers Stage Protest Against Tickets’  Price Increase
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Pakistan Maritime Security Ships HINGOL & BASOL in Sri Lanka on a goodwill visit

In a display of brotherly relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, Pakistan Maritime Security Ships (PMSS) HINGOL & BASOL will be arriving at Colombo Port for a 4-day port call from 05-08 January 2017.

PMSS BASOL
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Chandrababu Naidu movements watched for a suicide attack - Letter by outlawed Maoist

Sri Lanka might have to increase the security cordon to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, when he visits Colombo on the invitation of Sri Lanka President, as his movements are being watched by the Maoist for a suicide attack.

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu
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UN’s 9th Secretary-General - António Guterres begins his term

The incoming United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres officially begins his five year term today after being sworn in on December 12.

Antonio Guterres (left) sworn in as UN Secretary-General  by the President of the General Assembly. Mr. Peter Thomson
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Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn urges unity in first New Year speech

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn called for unity in his first New Year address since taking over from his late father, who was widely seen as a unifying force during decades of turbulence.

Maha Vajiralongkorn - King of Thailand
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NRIs Hit Hard By Demonetization: GOPIO

NRIs are ill prepared for the sudden demonetization of high value currency notes in India. “One group that will be hit hard by the government's restrictions will be hundreds of delegates reaching Bengaluru for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention from all over the world,” said Sunny Kulathakal, Convention Convener and GOPIO’s Global Ambassador.

NRIs Hit Hard By Demonetization: GOPIO
NRIs Hit Hard By Demonetization: GOPIO
NRIs Hit Hard By Demonetization: GOPIO
NRIs Hit Hard By Demonetization: GOPIO
NRIs Hit Hard By Demonetization: GOPIO
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Declare a larger Wildlife Reserve, including the surrounding forest area - President Srisena

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the relevant authorities to issue a gazette notification declaring a larger Wildlife Reserve, including the surrounding forest area which is not under the purview of the Department of Wildlife, further expanding the forest area belongs to the Wilpaththu National Park.

Declare a larger Wildlife Reserve, including the surrounding forest area  - President Srisena
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Debbie Reynolds 84, died after suffering a stroke

Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds — who graced the silver screen, Broadway, and television during her decades-long career — reportedly died Wednesday at an LA hospital after suffering a stroke.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
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