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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2252


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:54
By S.H.Moulana
As we are crazy over cricket likewise the Arabs are now gripped with the World Cup Football fever, played in Russia. Nothing is more important to them than this now. Although many Arab teams are taking part, they have their own favorite teams for the cup. When it comes to club competition they go for Barcelona or Real Madrid in Spain and Chelsea or Manchester United in UK, depending on for which.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 23:48
The US is expected to announce its withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council later today, Reuters reported on Tuesday. On Thursday, Reuters reported that the US is edging closer to quitting the United Nations rights body after talks on an attempted reform of the organization failed to meet Washington’s demands with anti-Israeli bias cited as a major obstacle. Sources speaking on a condition of.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 23:21
UNP Parliamentarian Buddika Pathirana has been sworn in as Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce this afternoon, the President’s Media Division said. The Matara District Parliamentarian was sworn in at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. Secretary to the President Austin Fernando was also present on the occasion, the President Media Division said’. Media reports claimed that MP Buddhika.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:26
The policemen involved in the shooting of the 32 years old Tamil civilian V.Sutharsan, on Sunday 17th night, at the Sagaya Madha Temple located on the KKS – Jaffna Road, at Mallakam, in the Tellipalai Police area, yet to be arrested. It seems there is a degree of hesitancy on the part of the Police to arrest the policemen involved in the shooting. Earlier, it was reported that Roshan.....Read More...
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 21:44
At least three people were killed and more than 200 injured after strong quakes rocked Osaka in Western Japan during morning rush hour today, June 18. The quake which hit before 8 am, killed 9 people including a nine-year-old girl. It also halted factory lines and burst water mains, govt officials in Japan said. The 9-year-old was killed when she got trapped after a wall collapsed on her at.....Read More...
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:34
President Maithipala Srisena removed Kader Masthan's deputy ministerial post Hindu Religious Affairs, but Ranjith Aluwihare, continues as the State Minister for Christian Affairs. The Deputy Minister portfolio of Kader Masthan has been gazetted without any mention of Hindu Religious Affairs. Masthan, a member of the SLFP. was earlier given the position of Deputy Minister of Resettlement,.....Read More...
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 09:09
By Zaheerul Hassan
A strong Kashmir voice of brave 50 years old Journalist, editor of “Rising Kashmir” was forever made silent through shots on 14th June 2018. Eyewitness stated that four persons wearing helmets and shalwar kameez appeared on two motorcycles outside the office of Rising Kashmir near Lal Chowk at 7.30pm opened fire when just as Bukhari boarded his vehicle. Notably, his murdered was did on the day.....Read More...
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 08:50
The Police has shot and killed a 32 years old V.Sutharsan, a Tamil civilian, yesterday night at Tellipalai and so far the reason for the police to open fire and killing the innocent civilian has not been clearly established. ‘Asian Tribune’ learns that the body of the deceased is being lodged in the mortuary of the Tellipalai Hospital. Yesterday evening, a large number of people participated.....Read More...
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:43
The Government has decided that the Secretaries to Ministries, Heads of Departments, Chairpersons, executive officers and Accountants of Government Institutions should take the responsibility of paying salaries to redundant workers they have employed in addition to the approved cadre. At the same time, the Cabinet has also decided that making relevant statutory payments in time such as.....Read More...
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 07:29
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Albert Einstein, the greatest physicist of all time, whose name is synonymous with intelligence, has come under server criticism for some of the observations that he made in a private diary during a voyage to the Far East in 1920s. Dr Einstein, who came up with the idea that space and time are warped, in causing what is known as gravity in his General Theory of Relativity, may not have thought in.....Read More...
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 09:08
Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasangaree , in an open letter to Atul Keshap, US Ambassador in Colombo has posed a question about the ethnic conflict and demanded a Presidential Commission to find out why war prolonged till 2009? In his letter Anandasangaree pointed out that it was the candid opinion of many all over the world that the war could have been.....Read More...
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 08:47
United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the “International Day of Yoga”. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution. Yoga, like Ayurveda, forms a part of shared heritage of India and Sri Lanka. Since 2015 International Day of Yoga has been.....Read More...
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 08:35
By Zaheerul Hassan
A notorious terrorist head Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a US drone attack. Afghanistan Ministry of defence , security and intelligence sources confirmed his killing. Mullah Fazlullah of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was appointed Chief named TTP chief after the death of Hakimullah Mehsud in a drone strike in November 2013. The drone strike that took place in the Nur Gul Kalay.....Read More...
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 23:17
Muslims in Sri Lanka will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, tomorrow (June 16). Colombo Grand Mosque announced of sighting of moon. It is a religious holiday that is celebrated by Muslims from all over the world and involves a range of celebrations as friends, family and the entire Muslim community come together. The formal announcement regarding Eid-.....Read More...
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