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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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Navy’s Timely Action at Hambantota Reassured Confidence among International Shipping Community

I myself being a seafarer few years back was shocked to see some hooligans holding two ships and crew at Hambantota harbour for days incurring heavy losses to the owners of the two ships.

Navy’s Timely Action at Hambantota Reassured Confidence among International Shipping Community
Navy’s Timely Action at Hambantota Reassured Confidence among International Shipping Community
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Sushma underwent a successful kidney transplant

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday successfully underwent a kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) . She needs at least a week to recover, the hospital’s Director MC Misra said yesterday.

Sushma underwent a successful kidney transplant
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Mahinda Rajapaksa’s allegation that the government is selling off its assets is malicious - Finance Minister

In a statement, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake has alleged that while his government was making meaningful endeavours to convert the infrastructure facilities constructed by the previous government at colossal cost with foreign loans the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa making allegations that, “the government is selling off the national assets”.

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s allegation that the government is selling off its assets is malicious  - Finance Minister
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19 Sinhalese declared ‘Traitors ‘ by British Raj, today declared ‘Heroes’

President Maithripala Sirisena has declared 19 former Kandyan riot leaders ‘Heroes’, by rescinding the Gazette Notification No: 851, issued by English Governor Robert Brownrigg in January 10, 1818, listing those Kandyan leaders including Keppetipola Disawe as ‘Traitors.’

Statue of Monerawila Keppettipola, one of the leading figures of the 1818 rebellion against British rule in Uva Province.
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World-Renowned Battery Dance Tours Sri Lanka

The world-renowned Battery Dance will conclude its tour of Sri Lanka with a gala “Drums and Dance” performance in collaboration with Chandana Wickramasinghe’s Dancer’s Guild and Asoka Wickramaratne’s Naadro at Bishop’s College on the evening of December 12.

At the free Kandy show Battery Dance showcased a unique fusion of dancing traditions
Battery Dance Production Manager Barry Steele provides tips on professional sound and lighting in Kandy
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Canada and UNFPA Join Forces to End Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace

As part of the 16 Days of Activism in Sri Lanka, the Canadian High Commission and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted a panel discussion on December 7 on the importance of zero-tolerance for Gender-based Violence (GBV) within the workplace.

Canada and UNFPA Join Forces to End Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace
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Cho Ramaswamy - Political satirist and founder editor of ‘Thuglak ‘ passed away

Political satirist and founder editor of Thuglak magazine, Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy also known as Cho Ramaswamy passed away. He was 82.

Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy popularly known as 'Cho Ramaswamy'
Cho Ramaswamy with Late former CM J Jayalalithaa.
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America Tamil Sangam condoles death of amma

America Tamil Sangam has condoled the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and said it would be difficult to see another leader like her in the decades to come.

America Tamil Sangam condoles death of amma
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Panneerselvam sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Two hours after the announcement of the death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa, in a swift political transition, O Panneerselvam was sworn in as Chief Minister at a sombre ceremony at the Raj Bhawan, along with all the ministers in the erstwhile Jayalalithaa Cabinet.

Panneerselvam sworn in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
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Italian PM to resign after conceding defeat in constitutional reforms referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for elections to be held soon.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during a press conference in Rome early Monday. Renzi acknowledged defeat in a constitutional referendum and announced he would resign.
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