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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2005

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Pakistan celebrates 52nd Defence Day in Sri Lanka

To commemorate the ultimate sacrifices rendered by valiant Pakistan’s Armed Forces during the 1965 war, the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka celebrated Pakistan’s 52nd Defence Day in Colombo, yesterday evening.

State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene addressing on the occasion
Acting High Commissioner Dr  Sarfraz Sipra reading out the President's message
Chief Guest Commanders of Sri Lanka Army and Navy and Defence Advisor cutting the cake
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Top Canadian Universities Visit Sri Lanka to Promote Canadian Education

Nine of Canada’s leading universities are visiting Sri Lanka from September 9 to 11, 2017 to meet with Sri Lankan students and schools to showcase Canada as a destination of choice for higher education.

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Top Canadian Universities Visit Sri Lanka to Promote Canadian Education

Nine of Canada’s leading universities are visiting Sri Lanka from September 9 to 11, 2017 to meet with Sri Lankan students and schools to showcase Canada as a destination of choice for higher education.

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Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita Found Guilty

Former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Anusha Palpita found guilty Former presidential secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former director general of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC), Anusha Palpita were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment, after being found guilty to the charge of misappropriating Rs.600 million belonging to the TRC and using it to distribute ‘Sil Redi’ during the 2015 presidential election campaign.

Lalith Weeratunga  - Anusha Palpita
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi slams 'misinformation' over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday alleged a “huge iceberg of misinformation” was distorting the picture of the Rohingya crisis, which has forced 125,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh.

Aung San Suu Kyi -  Alleged a “huge iceberg of misinformation
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Media Report On Sri Lankan Navy Attack On Tamil Nadu Fisherman Denied

Sri Lanka Navy categorically denied that they were, at any given time were not involved in any attacks on Tamil Nadu Fishermen as alleged by Indian media.

Sri Lankan Navy's patrol boat
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Jaffna SF Command to open up Myliddy – Point Pedro bus service

Sri Lanka Army has initiated a plan to open up a bus service from Myliddy to Point Pedro, after a lapse of 27 years.

Major General Darshanah  Hettiarachi
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Senior Indian Journalist Gauri Lankesh Shot And Killed

Senior journalist Gauri Lankesh has been shot dead at her residence in Bengaluru.

Gauri Lankesh
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Northern Provincial Council For First-time Adjourned For want of Quorum

The Provincial Council of the Northern Province was adjourned yesterday, for the first time, for want of quorum, as the Council earlier was able to steer through 103 sessions successfully, without any hiccup or hindrance.

C.V.K.Sivangnam - Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council
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UN says 87,000 refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar

A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations (UN) said Monday.

Over 20,000 more massed on the border Bangladesh-Myanmar's western state of Rakhine (Reuters file)
File photo - Refugees arrive in Bangladesh from Myanmar
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