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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1799


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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:46
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Mrs. Carrie Lamm, 59, has been elected as Hong Kong's first woman chief executive - the top government job. Lam had the backing of the Chinese government in Beijing and was widely expected to win. Mrs Lam garnered 777 votes to Tsang's 365. Woo received 21. Mrs Lam's main rival, former finance chief John Tsang, was the public's favourite, according to opinion polls. The third candidate, and the.....Read More...
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:28
Doctors moved National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, who has been fasting at the Welikada remand prison since March 22, has been transferred to the prison hospital on Sunday morning, officials said. The Former Housing Minister, who is currently in prison on allegations of misusing state vehicles, said to have caused a huge loss to the state by misusing vehicles, is continuing.....Read More...
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:37
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
After a flurry of rumours, leaks and guesses that have been running for months, Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be released on Wednesday, according to Samsung, the tech giant, while stirring up the excitement of millions of its fans, most, if not all, may have had a bruising experience last year, if they bought the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 Samsung suffered a double whammy of the arrest of its Group.....Read More...
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 09:31
By Habib Siddiqui
How paranoid can one become? Consider the latest laptop ban. Last Tuesday, the U.S. and U.K. banned people flying from much of the Middle East and North Africa from carrying laptops, tablets and other large electronic devices in the airplane cabin because of concerns about terrorism. While the ban notice states this is not a public regulation but it does request that the Middle Eastern airlines.....Read More...
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:19
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes today’s landmark resolution on human rights in Burma (Myanmar) by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), which establishes an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate alleged human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State. The new resolution, which was adopted by consensus, also extends the mandate of.....Read More...
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:14
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has welcomed the adoption of UNHRC resolution 34/L 1 which reaffirms the full implementation of resolution 30/1 of 2015, promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. The TNA also welcomed the fact that resolution 34/L 1, gives specific time frames for the Government of Sri Lanka and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rightsto.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 16:02
A colorful reception to mark the 77th National Day of Pakistan was hosted by the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka on 23rd March, 2017 at Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo. Minister for Public Enterprises Development Kabir Hashim was the chief guest on the occasion. While welcoming the guests, the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said each year,.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 08:48
The resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was passed without a vote in Geneva yesterday,UN Human Rights Council adopted the resolution, which Promoted reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka, without a vote granting two years to fulfill recommendations of the 2015 resolution. According to Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva the.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 08:38
National Freedom Front leader and Colombo District Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa on Wednesday launched a hunger strike, demanding his release from the Welikada Prison. In the meantime Wimal Weerawansa’s daughter was yesterday, admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital yesterday evening, hospital sources said. It was reported that she had refused her food, after Mr. Weerawansa began a hunger.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 08:03
Students and teachers from Keselpotha Maha Vidyalaya in Uva Province joined representatives from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to inaugurate a rainwater harvesting system at their school, providing clean drinking water year-round. Since 2012, USAID has partnered with local organizations to build more than 1,000 such systems in rural schools, and households in.....Read More...
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 07:52
After years of dedicated service to Lankapuvath National News Agency, Mr. Dilshan Aloka Sri Wijegunasekera has - after much consideration - decided to resign his position as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in pursuit of new challenges. It is the end of the road for a long and successful journey and the start of a new chapter for his professional career. During his time as Editor-in-Chief, Mr.....Read More...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 21:24
When President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Kremlin, he was warmly received by President Vladimir Putin. The two Presidents referring to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Russia agreed to take effective steps to ensure strong bilateral relations between the two countries. President recalling his last meeting with the Russian President.....Read More...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 17:53
Bengaluru-based dancers Shubha Nagarajan and Srividya Angara will be performing a rare jugalbandi of Kuchipudi-Odissi classical dance across the US between 22 April and 22 May. Titled SAMAAGATI – a Sanskrit word for ‘taking steps together’, is a synergy between the two dancers as they share stage and energy and synergy in presenting the very graceful and lyrical classical Indian dance forms of.....Read More...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:44
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The treacherous work by Sasikala and allies against the AIADMK, Jayalalithaa and O Paneerselvam has taken the party founded by MGR at a crossroads as the party is losing its meaning. The party is split and now the party symbol has been frozen. "Both groups shall also be allotted such different symbols as they may choose from list of free symbols for current bypoll in RK Nagar", the EC added. In.....Read More...
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