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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1796

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Money credited to ex-intelligence chief’s account from across the country

Retired Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendawitharana, former national intelligence chief when Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was the defence secretary, has had Rs. 3.2 million credited to his Bank of Ceylon current account from across the country, a FCID investigation has revealed.

Retired Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendawitharana -  Former  national intelligence chief
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Bar Association election scheduled for March 15

Election to choose a President to the Bar Association has been scheduled again to be held on 15 March, the Secretary of the association said.

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President Sirisena to visit to Indonesia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after his scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta.

President Maithripala Srisena  with Indonesian President’s special envoy, A M Fachir, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
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US Congress Delegation Applauds Government’s Achievements

A delegation of the United States Congress called on President Maithripala Sirisena and held discussions about the steps to be taken to further strengthen bilateral relations.

US Congress Delegation Applauds Government’s Achievements
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Wimal & Other JO Parliamentarians To Snap Links With UPFA

Wimal Weerawansa , Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and a few other parliamentarians in the Joint Opposition, who contested the last Parliamentary elections in the ‘Betel Leaf’ of the UPFA are said to be considering in terms of snapping links with the United Peoples Freedom Alliance.

Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara & Udaya Gammanpila,
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Chinese Communist Party Officials Meets President Maithripala Sirisena

A group of representatives of the Chinese Communist Party has stated that China will stand with Sri Lanka as a true friend in the future too.

Chinese Communist Party Officials Meets President Maithripala Sirisena
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U.S. Zydeco Band “Mo’ Mojo” Visits Sri Lanka to Strengthen Cultural Connections

Mo’ Mojo, an American zydeco band, concluded its five-day tour of Sri Lanka on February 16 with a high-energy, free, public concert for an appreciative crowd in Colombo. The U.S. Embassy-sponsored visit included public performances in Jaffna and Colombo; workshops for music students; and master classes for Sri Lankan musicians.

Music Festival
With Ambassador  Atul Keshap
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Thailand: Supreme Court decision to uphold activist’s lèse majesté conviction a gross injustice

Thailand’s Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of activist and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, imprisoned under the country’s draconian lèse majesté law.

Somyot Prueksakasemsuk
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NASA Astronomers announced of a discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets, where life is possible

Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed.

NASA  Astronomers  announced of a discovery of 7 Earth-sized planets, where life is possible
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Sampanthan offers fullest support for Constitution-making, demanded process carried out in a genuine and decisive manner

Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, moving an adjournment debate motion yesterday extended fullest support for the Constitution-making process, but demanded that such process be carried out in a genuine and decisive manner to ensure permanent peace with justice and equality for all citizens of the country.

Sampanthan offers fullest support for Constitution-making, demanded  process  carried out in a genuine and decisive manner
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