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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

Irate President fumes over Cashew-nuts and Embassy staffs for not responding to phone calls

Irate Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena, has since of late, continuously vent his anger first time on the cashew nuts served to him in a Sri Lankan Flight and also ordered the recall of the entire staffs of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Austria for not responding to telephone calls.

Irate President fumes over Cashew-nuts and Embassy staffs for not responding to phone calls
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USD 50 million from ADB to support rooftop solar power project

The Enterprise Sri Lanka projects which was launched by the Ministry of Finance and Mass media to inspire, assist and create a minimum of 100,000 new entrepreneurs has received Rs 8 billion (USD 50 Million) from the Asian Development Bank for the rooftop solar power generation project.

The loan agreement signed by Dr. R H S Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media and Ms. Sri Widowati, Country Director of ADB Sri Lanka Resident Mission  on Tuesday, 18 at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.
USD 50 million from ADB to support  rooftop solar power project
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VAT on imported fabric reduced to 5 percent

Minister Mangala Samaraweera after considering requests by stakeholders in the fabric industry decided to reduce the VAT on fabric to 5 percent.

Minister Mangala Samarweera.
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Male Infertility: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Mankind ensures continuity of its species through procreation or reproduction. Human procreation means sexual reproduction resulting in human fertilization, usually due to sexual intercourse between a male and a female. To ensure a successful fertilization both the man and the woman must have adequate levels of fertility.

Male Infertility: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Sperms swimming towards an egg  (Image courtesy- conceiveplease.com   )
Healthy female reproductive system (Image courtesy- anatomyparts.us )
Normal and abnormal sperms (Image courtesy- ehealthcares.info )
Healthy male reproductive system (Image courtesy- anatomyparts.us )
Female egg and the male sperm fuse to create a zygote cell which then turns into an embryo. 23 chromosomes from the male and female each.
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300 million Indian grant assistance for a cold storage in Dambulla

India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla, Central Province. Indian grant assistance of SLR 300 million will be utilized for this purpose.

300 million Indian grant assistance for a cold storage in Dambulla
300 million Indian grant assistance for a cold storage in Dambulla
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Good thought but bad acts!

I had the opportunity of watching a recent interview of the US president in the CNN, where he condemned the invasion of Iraq and Libya and the ousting of Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi.

Good thought but bad acts!
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The Bleak Outlook of British Retail Chains

There have been mathematically measureable rumblings in the British retail sector for some time. With the announcement by John Lewis, the famous British retail chain, that its profit has plummeted by 99%, just to £1.2 million from £90 million in the previous year, they just went seismic this week, rattling the entire trading sector to its core.

The Bleak Outlook of British Retail Chains
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Naga political talks in an advanced stage, solution soon: Ram Madhav

BJP National Secretary in-charge of Northeast and J&K, Ram Madhav said the ongoing Naga political dialogue for settlement of the Naga issue was in an advanced stage and expressed the hope that it would be resolved soon.

National Secretary in-charge of North East and Jammu & Kashmir, Ram Madhav at the Heliport, Kohima on September 15, 2018. (NEPS Photo)
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AAPI-QLI, IALI Help Build Restrooms In Chennai Schools

AA America Tamil Sangam and Shri Vari Foundation, New York have adopted two corporation schools in Chennai and constructed 10 restrooms partly with donations from American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) QLI and Indian Association of Long Island (IALI) New York.

Prakash M Swamy, Sivasankari, Dr. Natraj, Dr Saroja, Dr. Maithreyan and Dr. Jayavardhan
AAPI-QLI, IALI Help Build Restrooms In Chennai Schools
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Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India

A team of Sri Lankan Police Officers is participating in a comprehensive training program on Road Safety and Traffic Management at the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in Faridabad, India. The course is being organized from 3rd -14th of September.

Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India
Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India
Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India
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Bangladesh: The story of Sheikh Hasina’s rampant corruption

During the election campaign in December 2018, Sheikh Hasina, President of Bangladesh Awami League (BAL), one of the largest political parties in Bangladesh were violent criticizing failure of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for its failure in resolving the power crisis during its tenure from 2001 to 2006.

Sheikh Hasina - President of Bangladesh Awami League (
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Opening of Tourist VAT Refund Scheme Counter at Bandaranayake International Airport

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has brought yesterday, Tuesday (11th) another budget proposal to fruition by opening up a special VAT refund counter at the Departure Terminal of Katunayake International Airport to serve international travelers.

Opening of Tourist VAT Refund Scheme Counter at Bandaranayake International Airport
Opening of Tourist VAT Refund Scheme Counter at Bandaranayake International Airport
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