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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2252

TULF demands a Presidential Commission to find out why war prolonged till 2009

Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree , in an open letter to Atul Keshap, US Ambassador in Colombo has posed a question about the ethnic conflict and demanded a Presidential Commission to find out why war prolonged till 2009?

Atul Keshap -  US Ambassador in Colombo
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4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June

United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the “International Day of Yoga”. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution.

4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June
4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June
4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June
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TTP Chief Killing: Strategic Turn between Pak- Afghan-US Relationship

A notorious terrorist head Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone attack. Afghanistan Ministry of defence , security and intelligence sources confirmed his killing.

Mullah Fazlullah  Chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
TTP Chief Killing: Strategic Turn between Pak- Afghan-US Relationship
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Tomorrow: Muslims in Sri Lanka will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr

Muslims in Sri Lanka will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, tomorrow (June 16). Colombo Grand Mosque announced of sighting of moon.

Tomorrow: Muslims in Sri Lanka will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr
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NPF slammed Rio for going against Naga integration; reiterated its stand for Naga integration

Opposition Naga People’s Front (NPF) slammed Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio for belittling the desire and aspiration of the Naga people.

NPF slammed Rio for going against Naga integration; reiterated its stand for Naga integration
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Sri Lanka: Eid to be celebrated on 16th Saturday

Eid moon has not been sighted in Sri Lanka, confirmed the Colombo Grand Mosque. With this development, Eid in Sri Lanka will be celebrated on Saturday. In the meantime, Sri Lanka Government has already declared today (15 June) as a holiday.

Sri Lanka: Eid to be celebrated on 16th Saturday
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Royal College - Opening up of Refurbished Cadet Band Room

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne graced the occasion of the opening of the refurbished Cadet Band room at the Royal College as the Chief Guest on Thursday (14th June, 2018).

Royal College - Opening up of Refurbished Cadet Band Room
Royal College - Opening up of Refurbished Cadet Band Room
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Defending the environmental defenders

Violations of the environmental rights of communities and individuals are on the rise in Asia Pacific and worldwide. Statistics released by Global Witness reveals that in 2017, 197 people were killed (on an average 4 per week) for defending their land and/or natural resources, underscoring the escalating violence in a global economy that is driven by expansion and consumption through corrupt and unjust practices. Extractive industries were one of the deadliest drivers of violence.

Defending the environmental defenders
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Challenge Corporation Official Visits to Continue Progress on Compact Development

The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America Caroline Nguyen visited Sri Lanka from June 11 to 13 to advance the development of the proposed MCC compact – a large-scale five-year grant program.

Challenge Corporation Official Visits  to Continue Progress on Compact Development
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Help the needy not the politicians!

Charitable giving is the act of giving money, goods or time to the unfortunate. World’s one of the richest and greatest philanthropists Bill Gates says ‘The returns from investing in poor people are just great as the returns from investing in the business world…..and have more meaning and pleasure.'

Warren Buffett with Melinda  and Bill Gates
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Trump and Kim's joint statement On Denuclearization

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit.

Trump and Kim's joint statement  On Denuclearization
Trump and Kim's joint statement  On Denuclearization
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While Ranil Away In Qatar: Two state ministers, five dy. ministers sworn in

While Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe is away in Qatar, Two United National Party (UNP) State Ministers and five Deputy Ministers were sworn in by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

While Ranil Away In Qatar: Two state ministers, five dy. ministers sworn in
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