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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619


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Monday, June 24, 2019 - 02:32
By A Patabendige
The Easter Sunday bombings exposed a shambolic non functioning state where no action was taken on operational intelligence from an unimpeachable source that could have prevented the catastrophic event that led to 259 deaths and 500 wounded. Incredibly the National Security Council had not met for over 6 months. A baffling President says the IGP fiddled (without ever being pulled up by him) with.....Read More...
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 01:17
By Habib Siddiqui
June 20 was observed as the International Refugees Day. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a United Nations program with the mandate to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. According to the UNHCR, the population of forcibly.....Read More...
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 23:02
By S.H.Moulana
All what we have seen the method to achieve trade union demands in the past was a strike, but the same trade union action is also used now for political issues. How often we see the doctors parading on the street carrying placards, which was totally unheard of those days. The medical profession is more frequently on strike than the harbor workers in the past. While these trade union actions of.....Read More...
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 13:17
The Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP, issued an open challenge to an opposition MP who falsely accused him of being related by his family to a woman suicide bomber, identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings. ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen MP, addressing the Parliament on 21 June challenged Wimal Weeraansa MP to quit Parliament if he would not prove this ‘filthy accusation.’ “I believe that.....Read More...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 13:00
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
Sri Lanka as a nation is founded on Buddhist norms and principles. What the country clearly projects are its Buddhist imprint. The uniqueness of its cultural heritage is directly attributable to its Buddhist foundation. The impact of Buddhism is reflected both directly and indirectly, in the tangible and intangible aspects of the nation’s culture. The values that guide people’s life, are clearly.....Read More...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:43
By Bobby Ramakant – Citizen News Service (CNS)
Although 193 governments adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which warrant an integrated and multisectoral response to deliver on those promises, the progress has been lackadaisical in the past four years. A recent UN report has set an alarm on uneven progress on some SDGs and slipping on a few of the Global Goals in Asia Pacific region. Coordinated multisectoral response needs.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:57
It has been announced that U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Unable to Visit Sri Lanka During Upcoming Travel to Region. Earlier it was announced that the United States’ Secretary of State Michael R.Pompeo is due to visit Sri Lanka in his forthcoming swing through Asia later this month. Pompeo is scheduled to visit India, Sri Lanka, Japan and South Korea during his Asian tour from June.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:35
The Leader of ACMC slammed an opposition MP in Parliament on June 18 for damaging and wild allegations made in the House, which falsely claimed that ACMC leader was related through his family to a woman suicide bomber identified in April 21 Easter Sunday bombings. Addressing the Parliament on 18 June, ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen MP called Wimal Weerawansa MP’s bluff on his allegations linking.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 23:21
By S.H.Moulana
'Shakib, Liton star in Tigers' highest ever ODI run-chase' The Daily Star, Bangladesh's leading newspaper carried in its headline. Bangladesh registered a comfortable seven-wicket victory with 51 balls to spare against West Indies in Taunton on Monday. Shakib remained unbeaten on a 99 ball 124 while Liton missed out a ton after an unbeaten 94 off 69 deliveries. Shakib also remained the highest.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 12:50
By Shobha Shukla – Citizen News Service [CNS] Managing Editor.
ore and more children around the world are now benefiting from fixed dose combination (FDC) of child-friendly medicines to treat drug-sensitive TB, thanks to the untiring efforts of TB Alliance(Global Alliance for TB Drug Development) and its partners including World Health Organization (WHO), for making these drugs go from development to delivery stage. TB Alliance proudly announced at the first.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 00:48
By Lasanda Kurukulasuriya
Speculation that Western intelligence agencies had a hand in the well-coordinated, precision-timed Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka arises from a number of sources and circumstances. Analysts are still trying to figure out how the little-known group ‘National Thawheed Jamaath’ (NTJ) could have orchestrated such a feat. The terror group known as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also.....Read More...
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 12:51
By S.H.Moulana
Chief prelate of Asgiriya chapter Most Ven. Dr Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera has stressed the need for the various community of this country to live as brothers and sisters. He has said that we are all Sri Lankans born in this country and we have lived together for several centuries without any issues. The Anunayake of the Malwatte Chapter Rajakeeya Punditha Ven. Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri.....Read More...
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:54
The Government’s vision 2025 – A Country Enriched policy document has identified the importance of enhancing the access to finance for the micro, small and medium enterprises. Accordingly, the Government launched the “Enterprise Sri Lanka” Loan Schemes on an Island-wide basis in 2018, to create an entrepreneurial society, particularly amongst our youth, by providing access to capital at.....Read More...
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 17:59
After the successful and pioneering training for Sri Lanka’s bamboo craftsmen in early 2019, the second phase of the program will take-off in Colombo on Saturday 15 June. The project, pioneered in early 2019 by UNIDO, introduces international bamboo craft expertise for local craftsmen for the first time. Launched by the United Nations industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), it is also guided.....Read More...
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