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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2275

Brave Commando Chickens Out

Henceforth Pervez Musharraf, the garrulous former dictator of Pakistan will find it difficult to shake off the label chicken hearted. Nawaz Sharif, the deposed Prime Minister, who is fighting what appears to be a losing battle against the trio of Military- Mullahs -Qazi has already branded him as ‘coward’.

Brave Commando Chickens Out
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Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka

The Government of Republic of Korea has agreed to provide two concessional loans for USD 14 million (Approximately Rs.2,240 million) to Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka in line with the Government’s target of strengthening local authorities with necessary equipment and technology to introduce modern solid waste management practices.

Loan Agreement  being signed by Dr.R H S Samarathunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Mr. Jung Sung-soo, Chief Representative of the Export- Import Bank of Korea.
Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka
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India Pakistan Ties And Korea Peace Move are Wide Apart

Many may still be rubbing their eyes in disbelief that the unpredictable President of the US, Donald Trump and the virulently anti-US North Korean strongman Kim Jung-un will agree to set aside their mutual hostility and distrust and meet in an effort to end decades of tension between the two countries.

India Pakistan Ties  And  Korea Peace Move are Wide Apart
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Trump poised to usher in new era of American politics

With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, President Donald Trump seemed assured of a Supreme court majority for good making his campaign pledge to tighten law enforcement’s grip on unauthorized immigration well within reach in a short time.

Trump poised to usher in new era of American politics
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How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes.

A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka, center, holding court at a wedding in Colombo in June.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
The Hambantota Port gets only a small percentage of Sri Lanka’s port business, overshadowed by the main complex in the capital.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
Sri Lankan workers processing cars being unloaded from a ship at Hambantota Port.Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times
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Cobra post Sting Reinforce Doubts About Media Fairness

It was, of course, expected that the major sections of the media will ignore the findings of a Cobrapost sting operation because it shows them in poor light as paddlers in prejudice and pelf. It has hardly been a secret that the media’s advocacy of honesty and fair play is, with few exceptions, a sham, rather a shame.

Cobra post Sting Reinforce Doubts About Media Fairness
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Price of a rice food packet and a cup of tea reduced in line with reduction in gas prices

The All Island Canteen Owners Association says the price of a packet of rice and a cup of tea will be reduced in line with the reduction in gas prices.

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Ultimate Goal of Bringing Iran to Its Knees: United States to Tighten the Screws on Iranian Oil Exports

The steady spread of tentacles of a potentially disastrous, global trade war has not deterred the United States from pursuing yet another risky move – tightening the screws on Iranian oil exports.

Ultimate Goal of Bringing Iran to Its Knees: United States to Tighten the Screws on Iranian Oil Exports
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Tobacco Plain Packaging - Australia wins landmark trade case

The World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday issued a long-awaited ruling that Australia’s pioneering law requiring plain packaging for tobacco products does not violate international trade and intellectual property agreements.

Tobacco Plain Packaging  - Australia wins landmark  trade case
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Gas Cylinder Price Reduced

The price of a 12.5kg domestic Litro Gas cylinder was reduced by Rs. 138/= with effect from today early morning, the Consumer Affairs Authority said.

Gas Cylinder Price Reduced
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Canada call on Sri Lanka to fully implement Human Rights Council resolution 30/1

In a message, David McKinnon, the High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka states that Canda is encouraged by the initial steps taken to operationalize the Office of Missing Persons, and Canada continues to call on Sri Lanka to fully implement the commitments made to its own people, including through Human Rights Council resolution 30/1, to ensure a peaceful, reconciled, inclusive and prosperous Sri Lanka.

 Canada call on Sri Lanka to fully implement Human Rights Council resolution 30/1
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Kejriwal’s Raj Nivas Dharna A Farce .

Arvind Kejriwal may be wrong in imagining that his dharna with three other ministerial colleagues in the office of the Lieutenant Governor wins him sympathy and support from the people of Delhi. In a Tweet he has told the people of Delhi that he is taking the step to serve them!

Arvind Kejriwal  dharna with three other ministerial colleagues in the office of the Lieutenant Governor
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New appointments to Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s staff’s at the Media Ministry

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera has appointed the following personnel to the Minister’s staff at the Media Ministry.

New appointments to Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s staff’s  at the Media Ministry
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