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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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Killing of U Ko Ni in Myanmar

Charles Santiago (MP) in a statement said, that on behalf of the membership of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, who hail from legislatures across Southeast Asia, I am shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the murder of U Ko Ni, a respected lawyer in Myanmar and legal advisor to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party.

 U Ko Ni, a respected lawyer in Myanmar
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Who gets fed up of Federer!

We watched two days of continuous Tennis bonanza at Melbourne. We saw the gentleman tennis player Roger Federer (35) beating Rafael Nadal in a highly exciting match, which ran the full five sets.

 Roger Federer with Rafael Nadal after the match
Serena Williams with  Venus Williams after the match
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Jamaican Born Usain Bolt Feeling Rough Losing One Olympic Gold Medal

Jamaican Usain Bolt described losing one of his nine Olympic gold medals as 'rough'. The sprinting great was forced to return his 4x100m relay gold from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after team-mate Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping.

Carter (left, with Bolt) tested positive for methylhexaneaminet in sample re-analysis
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Sri Lanka’s highest foreign debt repayment of US D 4000 million due in 2019

The total debt stock of Sri Lanka has gone up by 233% to Rs.7, 391 billion during the period from 2005 to 2014. The total debt burden of Sri Lanka in 2005 was Rs.2, 222 billion and, within 5 years, it increased up to Rs.4, 590 billion in 2010. In addition there is another Rs 2,000 billion debt obtained by the Public owned Enterprises directly off the balance sheet.

Sri Lanka’s highest foreign debt repayment of US D 4000 million due in 2019
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Rs 10 billion released to ministries for payment of projects completed in the last quarter of 2016

Finance Ministry yesterday refuting allegations that money has not been released for development activities undertaken in 2016, said that Rs. 10 billion has already been released to line ministries for work done in the last quarter.

Ravi Karunanayake - Finance Minister
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Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with fundamental rights petition filed by Pillayan

When the fundamental rights violation petition filed by the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province S. T. Chandrakanthan alais Pillayan was yesterday taken up for consideration, the Attorney General informed the Supreme Court that former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham had been murdered on the orders of Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan.

Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with fundamental rights  petition filed by  Pillayan
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Wimal Weerawansa Remanded till February 7

National Freedom Front leader and Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa were yesterday ordered to be re-remanded till February 7 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

Wimal Weerawansa Remanded till  February 7
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Finance ministry denies report on Arjuna Mahendran

The finance ministry denied Arjun Mahendran acts as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance on the Central bank.

Finance ministry denies report on  Arjuna Mahendran
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USS Hopper Visit Signals Growing Bilateral Cooperation

The USS Hopper (DDG 70) concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing U.S.-Sri Lankan ties and express appreciation to the Sri Lankan Navy for its assistance during an emergency medical evacuation of a USS Hopper crew-member in September 2016.

USS Hopper Visit Signals Growing Bilateral Cooperation
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Bail Refused For Pillayan: Remanded Until February 06

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until February 06.

Bail  Refused For Pillayan: Remanded Until February 06
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