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

DPRK’s little known secrets ensure sustainability of the Stalinist regime

In recent months, North Korea has attracted much world attention due to its nuclear program threatening its neighbors to the east and south. The official name of the country is Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), although it is neither democratic nor a people’s republic.

DPRK’s little known secrets ensure sustainability of the Stalinist regime
 Kim Jong-un
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Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was earlier admitted to a hospital here last evening after she complained of upset stomach, was discharged today.

Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital
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USS Nimitz Visit to Sri Lanka First for U.S. Aircraft Carrier Since 1985

The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a planned port visit on October 28. The Carrier Strike Group includes the USS Nimitz, the cruiser USS Princeton, and destroyers USS Howard, USS Shoup, USS Pinckney, and USS Kidd. The ships are scheduled to depart Colombo on October 31, 2017.

USS Nimitz
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BJP’s Tryst With Indian History

A frequently recurring theme in the speeches by BJP and other Sangh Parivar leaders is condemnation of the long Mughal rule in the sub-continent. Many see it as a code word for denouncing the Muslim minority in the country.

U.P. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the Taj Mahal on October 26, 2017.
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Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, Canada participated at the 29th Edition of the International Tourism and Travel Show which was held in Montreal, Canada from 20th to 22nd of October 2017.

Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017
Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017
Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017
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Pillaiyan bail petition to be heard after the trial of killing Joseph Pararajasingham MP over

The Attorney General yesterday told the Supreme Court that Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, had been indicted in the High Court of Batticaloa, for the murder of Joseph Pararajasinghem, TNA Member of Parliament for Batticaloa District.

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan - File Photo
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UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue

According to CNN reports of 29 March 2017 more than 47000 people have been killed in Kashmir, a region in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership of Kashmir.

UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue
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The Wrong Yatra

Accompanied by media hype and much fanfare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a fortnight-long Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala, the southern tip of India. Well, Kerala sticks out as a sore thumb in meeting BJP’s ambition to bind India in one ‘culture’.

Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala
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USAID Supports Interfaith Forum to Strengthen Humanitarian Response

From October 16-19, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthened partnerships between organizations and local humanitarian response by co-hosting more than 140 participants from 36 countries in Colombo for the Forum on Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need and the Role of Religious and Faith-based Organizations. Representing local and global faith networks, faith-based and secular organizations, aid agencies, policy makers, and governments, participants discussed how “going local” through community and faith-based actors and networks can improve aid to communities experiencing natural and man-made disasters.

 Dr. Andrew Sisson - USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives
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India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka

:India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million.

India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
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Retiring Navy Commander– No extension, Only Promotion

Retiring Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been promoted to the rank of Admiral.

Politics of Ethnicity?
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President Srisena meets Qatari Premier

The bilateral meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister of Qatar Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani held today (Oct. 26).

President  Srisena meets Qatari Premier
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CDS among 70 Chiefs of Defence at the International Conference in Countering violent extremism

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne is current on an official visit to the United States as a key invitee to the 2nd International Chiefs of Defence Conference at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne  - Chief of Defence Staff
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