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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72


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Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 09:22
By Manjari Peiris
Laws will be brought forward to prohibit the sale of the country’s resources, said Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing a public meeting in Beliatta on Friday 3 July 2020. “As the former President of the country, I initiated and carried out the development of the whole country. We constructed a port, an airport, an international cricket ground and an expressway in Hambantota,” he further.....Read More...
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 08:28
By Rohan Abeygunawardena
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) proposed an International Cricket Stadium to be constructed in Homagama. This is whilst having many internationally recognized stadiums such as Khettarama (capacity 35,000), Pallekele (35,000), Galle (35,000), Sooriyawewa (34,300), Rangiri Dambulla (16,800), P. Sara Oval (15,000), Tyronne Fernando Stadium (15,000), SSC (10,000). In a press release SLC said that they.....Read More...
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 08:18
By *Nava Thakuria
As the pandemic year 2020 rolls on, Indian subcontinent sets to improve in its journo-murder index with only two casualties this year till date. First half of the year witnessed the murder of one scribe each in Pakistan and India for their journalistic works, whereas Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet (presently under China), Sri Lanka and Maldives evaded any incident of journo-casualties.....Read More...
Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 07:29
By Shobha Shukla – Citizen News Service (CNS)
The news gives us tremendous hope that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is aiming to introduce India's first indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 for "public health use" by 15 August 2020 (India's Independence Day). This could be a scientific breakthrough in the global fight against COVID-19. But a lot of questions remain unanswered regarding how we will deliver a safe and effective.....Read More...
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 04:49
117 Indian nationals stranded in Sri Lanka were repatriated on a special Air India (AI 0274) flight from Colombo to Chennai on 3 July, 2020. The flight was scheduled as part of phase IV of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ a Government of India initiative to undertake the largest ever repatriation from all over the world for return of Indian nationals stranded abroad due to COVID19 pandemic. The next.....Read More...
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 04:32
By Manjari Peiris
”President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a five-member Committee to examine and report on the concerns regarding the development of Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) and East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port. The Committee is headed by Secretary to the Ministry of Ports and Shipping, M.M.P.K. Mayadunne. Secretary to the Ministry of Industrial Export and Investment Promotion, M.P.D.U.K.....Read More...
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 09:52
By Manjari Peiris
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that in order to develop villages, the banking service in the country should understand the rural economy and the needs of the people. It is a timely necessity to develop export agricultural businesses instead of waiting for foreign countries to come into the fray; mere establishment of industries alone cannot be defined as development, pointed out the President.....Read More...
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 05:59
By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
There is no dull moment in Nepal politics these days. For over three-four days, the ruling, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) held stormy sessions of its Standing Committee even as both houses of Parliament were in session. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's faction is in a minority in the 44-member committee. And he was cornered with demands for his resignation – as the co-chair of the party or as Prime.....Read More...
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 03:17
By Kanbawza Win
After nearly three score years, the entire people of Burma together with those in Diaspora are still waiting for the Tatmadaw’s True News Information Team, to release the official figures of the infamous 7th July incident of 1962, now that Dr. Chander Prakash Singh, who had to sign the death certificate as he was in charge of the Rangoon University Hospital, at that time, had quietly passed away.....Read More...
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 03:07
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will join Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) election campaign today (July 03) from Anuradhapura. Accordingly, President Rajapaksa is scheduled to attend several public gatherings to be held in the Anuradhapura district to ensure the victory of the SLPP candidates contesting the upcoming general election. A list of the meetings organized in the district throughout.....Read More...
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 02:50
The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Maj. Gen. (Retd) Muhammad Saad Khattak visited Central and North Central Provinces from 29th June to 2nd July, 2020. The High Commissioner met with the Governor of Central Province, Hon. Lalith U. Gamage at his office in Kandy on 29th June, 2020. Both discussed areas of mutual interest between the two countries, including assistance which can be provided by.....Read More...
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 11:34
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming election in their propaganda campaign, the President’s Media Division said. No public official serving in security forces, government service, Corporations, Boards and Statutory Bodies should engage in political activities, President further instructed. Secretary to the President P.B......Read More...
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 09:45
The Government treats the North and the South of the country equally when it comes to development projects and livelihood improvement projects, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said. “We do not treat differently the North or the South of the country when carrying out development projects and living standard enhancement projects”, he told a group of Tamil journalists at Temple Trees yesterday. He.....Read More...
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 04:28
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to extend fullest assistance to protect artistes integrating them into the local economic environment without waiting the world to win against COVID – 19...Read More...
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