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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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Repatriation of Indians stranded in Sri Lanka

According to the Indian High Commission in Colombo, the government of India under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ is undertaking the largest ever evacuation of stranded Indian nationals across the world to India.

Repatriation of Indians stranded in Sri Lanka
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Water levels of Kalu and Ging Ganga have reached at minor flood level

Water levels of Kalu and Ging Ganga have reached at minor flood level at Thawalama and Baddegama due to prevailing heavy rivers. The Department of Irrigation has advised people in Neluwa, Thawalama and Kotapola to be vigilant.

Water levels of Kalu and Ging Ganga have reached at minor flood level
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NBRO warns people to be watchful on the possibility of landslides & of other calamities

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) warns people to be watchful on the possibility of landslides, slope failures, rock falls, cutting failures and ground subsidence, since the rainfall within the past 24 hours has exceeded 75mm.

NBRO warns people to be watchful on the possibility of landslides & of  other calamities
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Number of COVID 19 patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 991.

The Ministry of Health said that 10 new coronavirus patients were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday (Monday).

Number of COVID 19 patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 991.
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Repatriation of amnesty beneficiaries from Kuwait to commence today

Sri Lankans who have sought to benefit from the Amnesty declared by the Kuwaiti Government for Sri Lankans who are out of status, will commence repatriation from today.

Repatriation of amnesty beneficiaries from Kuwait to commence today
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President explores possibility of finding maritime jobs for Sri Lankans

:President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explores the possibility of finding employment for Sri Lankan youths at prominent shipping companies in the world in the context of current situation where major shipping lines are facing labour shortages in the international market due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President explores possibility of finding maritime jobs for Sri Lankans
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Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus

President Trump on Monday announced that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off the coronavirus.

Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus
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‘Positive’ results from coronavirus vaccine trial – Moderna Reports

The New York Post reports about, that the company leading the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced “positive” early findings on Monday, with participants producing antibodies to ward off the disease.

 ‘Positive’ results from coronavirus vaccine trial – Moderna Reports
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Sri Lanka: COVID-19 cases count reached 981

So far 21 COVID-19 infected patients were reported on 17th May, increasing total cases in Sri Lanka to 981, the Health Ministry said.

Sri Lanka: COVID-19 cases count reached 981
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Tribute to Memory of Valiant War Heroes on National War Heroes Day

A dignified ceremony headed by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, together with a galaxy dignitaries, will take place on 19 May at Battaramulla National War Heroes' Monument to mark the 11th National War Heroes Day.

Tribute to Memory of Valiant War Heroes on National War Heroes Day
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