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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1771

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50 years of Sri Lanka’s partnership with the Asian Development Bank

The Minister of Finance Mr. Ravi Karunanayake will be the chief guest on the occasion of the celebration to mark the 50 years of the Sri Lanka’s partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Sri Lanka is one of the founding member countries of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which was established in 1966.

50 years of Sri Lanka’s partnership with the Asian Development Bank
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Sri Lanka chaired Abu Dhabi Dialogue’s proactive engagement on the Global Compact on Migration commended

Switzerland, a co-chair of the UN intergovernmental consultations on the modalities for the process for adoption of the ‘Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration’, has commended the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) chaired by Sri Lanka, for its proactive action to seek close engagement in the process of development of the Global Compact on Migration (GCM).

Sri Lanka chaired Abu Dhabi Dialogue’s proactive engagement on the Global Compact on Migration commended
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Donald Trump: the unorthodox president

Judging by the extent of the fireworks broke out, both within the borders and beyond as well as the actions taken by President Trump in the first fifteen days in office, the modus operandi of any other modern American president in the first fifteen months in office, seem to be paling into insignificance.

Donald Trump: the unorthodox president
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People’s Bank celebrates Independence with gifts for children born during the week of Independence

Commemorating 69th National Independence Day, the head office and all People’s Bank branches organized Independence Day celebrations island wide.

People’s Bank celebrates Independence  with gifts for children born during the week of Independence
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Nation indebted to forebears whose selfless sacrifice have brought about freedom we enjoy: President

Many freedom struggles of humankind have aggrandized the story of human progress. The nation is indebted to our forebears, whose selfless sacrifice of sweat and blood have brought about the freedom in which we breathe today, states President Maithripala Sirisena in an Independence Day message.

Nation indebted to forebears whose selfless sacrifice have brought about freedom we enjoy: President
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Kumar Gunaratnam Receiving Sri Lankan Citizenship

Department of Immigration and Emigration confirmed that Frontline Socialist Party Leader Kumar Gunaratnam would receive Sri Lankan citizenship effective from February 01.

Kumar Gunaratnam Receiving Sri Lankan  Citizenship
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Government will execute its responsibility to strengthen security forces – President

“The government will extend its highest respect to the security forces; army, navy, air force and the police and will execute its responsibility to strengthen them to help to win their future challenges, gratefully remembering their commitment made through many a sacrifice during the period of conflict”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.

Government will execute its responsibility to strengthen security forces – President
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Astrologer Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni arrested on charges of predicting Sri Lanka President’s death

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested Astrologer Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, for circulating a video on Facebook forecasting the death of President Sirisena by January 26.

Vijitha Rohana Wijemun
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President Trump fires acting AG for defying immigration ban

President Donald Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and a Democratic appointee, after she refused to defend in court his controversial refugee and immigration ban.

Sally Yates - Acting Attorney General
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President Appoints Members to Special Presidential Commission on Central Bank Bond Issue

The members have been appointed to the Special Presidential Commission to inquire into the allegations of malpractices in the bond issue of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

 President Appoints Members to Special Presidential Commission on Central Bank  Bond Issue
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