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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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U.N. gets reports daily of killings and rapes in Myanmar

The United Nations is getting daily reports of rapes and killings of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, although the government was insultingly dismissing the claims and making the situation worse, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday.

Human rights activists protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
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New St. Anthony’s Church in Kachchativu

Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne will vest the newly constructed St. Anthony’s Church on the Kachchativue island in the general public today (23) at a ceremony graced by Northern Province, governor Reginald Cooray and a large number of distinguished guests.

New St. Anthony’s Church in Kachchativu
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Martial Art taught at young age

Reputed schools have started to teach young kids karate – the martial art as young as 9-10 years of age.

A karate graduation ceremony at Saud International School Riyadh, with the children, instructor and the parents
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister prayed at Lord Venkateshwara temple in Tirumala

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday (today) prayed at the Lord Venkateshwara temple in Tirumala.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister prayed at  Lord Venkateshwara temple in Tirumala
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Government approves construction of Solar Park

The Cabinet of Ministers have approved for a feasibility study for construction of a 100 Mw Solar Park in Siyambalanduwa, Monaragala.

Government approves construction of Solar Park
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Finance Ministry releases Rs 7 billion to farmers engaged in paddy cultivation in the Maha season

The Finance Ministry has released Rs 5.5 billion to the Agriculture Ministry to be distributed among the farmers to purchase fertilizer for the Maha season. As per the request of the agriculture Ministry another RS 1.5 billion is scheduled to be released today -Wednesday.

Finance Ministry releases Rs 7 billion to farmers engaged in paddy cultivation in the Maha season
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Sri Lanka President honored in recognition to his commitment on preventing the chronic kidney disease

The International Society of Nephrology presented a special award to President Maithripala Sirisena in recognition of his commitment and dedication on preventing the chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka President  honored   in recognition  to his commitment on preventing the chronic kidney disease
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Indian Grant Support to Construct 3000 Rainwater Harvesting Tanks in Jaffna District

There is a wide spread drinking water quality problem in Jaffna peninsula due to pollution of ground water on account of excessive use of fertilizer, agro chemicals and increasing salinity due to over extraction and pollution due to human waste.

Indian Grant Support to Construct 3000 Rainwater Harvesting Tanks in Jaffna District
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State Revenue has increased by 23 % in the first nine months of the year -Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake

State revenue has increased by 23 percent during the first 9 months of this year compared with the same period in 2015. Accordingly, the state revenue in the first nine months of 2016 rose to Rs. 1,180 billion from the Rs. 959 billion earned during the same period in 2015.

State Revenue has increased by 23 % in the first nine months of the year -Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake
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Bodies of 11 killed in accident at Chavakachcheri brought to Colombo

The bodies of 11 people who died in an accident at Chavakachcheri on Saturday 17th December were brought to Colombo yesterday.

Bodies of  11  killed in accident at  Chavakachcheri  brought to Colombo
Bodies of  11  killed in accident at  Chavakachcheri  brought to Colombo
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