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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1980


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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:36
By Habib Siddiqui
One of the most egregious crimes is to deny a people its inalienable right to self-identify itself. The neo-fascists of Myanmarism have been committing this crime for nearly half a century. To them, the Rohingyas – racially Indian (or South Asian) and religiously either Muslim or Hindu – simply don’t exist or belong in Myanmar (erstwhile Burma). To them: the Rohingyas are outsiders to Myanmar who.....Read More...
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:06
The Tamil Nadu government, on Saturday, decided to extend the parole of A G Perarivalan, one of the convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, by one more month. "With just one day left for his one-month parole to end, the decision has been taken following requests from his mother Arputham Ammal and leaders, and considering his health and family reasons," sources said......Read More...
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 08:09
President Maithripala Sirisena says Sri Lanka is performing for the betterment of its people with much responsibility, in keeping with the charters of UN, as a member of United Nations. He said the government is taking the process to ensure human rights and reconciliation forward step by step. The President made these remarks during his meeting with Prince Zeid al-Hussein, the United Nations High.....Read More...
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:29
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...
Having been insulted by President Trump at the UN with a new nickname, Rocket Man, North Korean supremo, Kim Jong-un, has started showing to the world how he is going to live up to his new classification – firing on all cylinders. Mr Kim described Mr Trump less than flattering terms on Friday, against which the latter hit back in kind with similar vitriolic connotations. On Tuesday, President.....Read More...
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:15
By Special Correspondent in Colombo
Japan based investment group SBI Holdings recently informed to markets that it is buying a 20 percent state in Sri Lanka's Wealth Trust Securities (WTS), a licensed primary dealer in government bonds. Japan’s SBI Holdings, Inc. has thus concluded an agreement to acquire 20% of the shares of Wealth Trust Securities Ltd. (WTS), and provide investment products, primarily Sri Lankan bonds, through.....Read More...
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 07:00
From Seyed Moulana
Kumar Sangakkara took home five trophies as surrey reflected on their 2017 campaign at the club’s annual end of season awards. The great Sri Lankan, who will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the season, was honored with the Members’ Player of the Year, Player of the Year, Sylvester Clarke Large Rum Moment, Kia Batsman of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year gongs. Presented the.....Read More...
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 18:50
Executive Director of the World Bank for the constituency of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, Ms. S. Aparna, together with the World Bank’s Country Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mrs. Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, called on the Minister of Finance and Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday (21), at the Ministry of Finance. Executive Director Aparna commended the government on.....Read More...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 13:00
The U.S. Department of State’s Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and the World Customs Organization (WCO) trained 34 Customs Officials from Sri Lanka in strategic trade controls enforcement from September 12 to September 15, 2017. The methodology discussed in the workshop allows Customs Administrations to focus on cargo entering their borders that may present risks to.....Read More...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 09:38
20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission and Skyline Entertainment Pvt Ltd, celebrated Britain’s creative industries during a reception to launch the film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. The film is the much anticipated follow-up to the hit 2015 film ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’. Speaking to guests from the Colombo film and arts scene at the reception, the British High.....Read More...
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 08:37
By Kanbawza Win
We fully support the UN taking a strong stand about ethnic cleansing by the Burmese army at the coming UN General Assembly but is quite perplexed of why it is only now, when the ethnic cleansing in Burma by the Army has been going on for more than half a century? The UN has concurred with the theory that dictators can change the fair name of the country (Burma to Myanmar) without the consensus of.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 19:55
Former Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunge and former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Director General Anusha Palpita were granted bail today by the Colombo High Court. Former Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director General of the TRC Anusha Palpita, who were sentenced over the ‘Sil Cloth’ case, (fabrics used by devotees to observe sil) distribution.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:46
Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, addresses the general debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 19 - 25 September 2017). http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/general-assembly/watch/sri-lanka-pre.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:17
By S.H. Moulana
It is really heartening to read that a team of cardiologists from a children hospital in the UK are performing heart surgeries at a Galle hospital. We learn that they are doing this free of charge on children with serious heart problems and their priority would be for children coming from families who could not afford the high prices charged by private hospitals here. These doctors with a sincere.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:07
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
The literal translation of ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’ would be ‘Camp of True Deal’. But after the violence that took over 30 lives following the conviction of the head of the Dera, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on rape charges by a special CBI court in Panchkula (Haryana) on August 25, it will be hard to associate the Hissar based cult that claims millions of followers in India and abroad with any ‘true deal.....Read More...
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