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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2060

Navy arrests 23 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan territorial waters

Sri Lanka Navy confirms that a Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command has arrested 23 Indian fishermen along with 05 trawlers for engaging in illegal fishing in the Sri Lankan territorial waters north and northwest of Delft Island last night (11 December).

Arrested Indian fishermen
Arrested Indian fishing trawlers
A large quantity of fish catch found in the arrested Indian trawlers
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Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights Walk at Independence Square

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation with the support of the Youth Leaders’ Forum organized a Peace Reconciliation and Human Rights walk on 10th December 2017 and this date is globally identified as an international Human Rights day.

Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights Walk at Independence Square
Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights Walk at Independence Square
Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights Walk at Independence Square
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Lalin’s Column: The Jaffna Corporals

Then they were the TNA. Now they are ITAK. Then it was about Tamils being victimized. Now is it about religion too. Then it was being a LTTE propaganda unit. Now it is about being the darlings of the ‘International order’ (of the USA) and the UNP. Then the North voted for them. Now some of them are providing shooting practice for the same voters. They talked about reconciliation then but are following policies that will surely divide the people again. Were they at any time sincere representatives of the Tamils or did they mislead them and pursue their personal interests?

Lalin’s Column: The Jaffna Corporals
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US – Lanka Launches Fast Tack Efforts To End AIDS In Sri Lanka

On December 8, the Governments of Sri Lanka and the United States launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track government efforts to end AIDS by 2025.

US – Lanka Launches Fast Tack Efforts To End AIDS In Sri Lanka
US – Lanka Launches Fast Tack Efforts To End AIDS In Sri Lanka
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The Union’s Position on Heat-Not-Burn (HNB) Tobacco Products

The tobacco industry has now started marketing heavily the latest generation of Heat-Not-Burn (HNB) tobacco products, says the Union, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

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One Day Joint Conference on the Role of Youth in Reconciliation

The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL), the Premier National Security Think Tank operating under the Ministry of Defence (MOD), jointly with the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation will hold a one day conference on the topic of “Together to Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity for all,” on the 12th of December at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo.

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Mikheil Saakashvili: transformation from the statesman to the stateless man

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has set a precedent on many fronts and there is no sign that he is going to slow down anytime soon.

Mikheil Saakashvili: transformation from the statesman to the stateless man
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Scam, media outburst and its aftermath

The mainstream media in Assam (or India) today faces enormous credibility crisis, but has it turned such low that a young State civil service officer could out rightly slam the ‘men in the medium’ with the help of alternate media?

Ramnuj Hazarika
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Fake attempts did not help him to be 'Person of the Year' again

The faces of five women who have spoken out about sexual harassment appear on Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ -2017- front cover along with a mystery right arm.

Fake attempts did not help him to be 'Person of the Year' again
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TELO - Sampanthan Meting Rescheduled for Tomorrow at 10 AM

The proposed meeting of TELO with Leader of the Opposition has been postponed for tomorrow at 10 AM at the office of the Leader of the Opposition in Colombo.

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84-year-old Sulak Sivaraksa faces lese-majeste charges

Bangkok Military Court on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to prosecute a prominent historian and social critic 84-year-old Sulak Sivaraksa who suggested that a famed duel on elephant-back won by a Thai king against a Burmese prince 500 years ago may not actually have happened.

 Sulak Sivaraksa -A prominent historian and social critic  from Thailand
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