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Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 21:59
Minister of Finance and Mass Media has appointed Ranel Tissa Wijesinha as the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) with effect from today (24). The other members appointed to the Board of SEC are as follows: Mr. Chandrakumar Ramachandra, Mr. Jayantha Fernando, Mr. Arjuna Herath, Mr. Rajeev Amarasuriya and Mr. Majula Hiranya de Silva. Ranel Tissa Wijesingha currently.....Read More...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 18:05
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Atul Keshap, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Sri Lanka Mission Director Reed Aeschliman, and Dr. Michael Ernst from USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) met with Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Disaster Management Duminda Dissanayake to discuss Sri Lanka’s preparedness ahead of the monsoon season...Read More...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 12:37
By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
K P Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal told his country’s Parliament that his Indian counterpart’s third visit to the Himalayan nation has taken bilateral relations to ‘new heights’. “There is no longer any need for ties with India to be affected by events of the past,” said Oli, who has just been crowned as the co-chair of the newly formed Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). Henceforth “the focus.....Read More...
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 07:27
Sri Lanka Army has decided to release some more lands, in three separate locations in the Vasavilan area located in the Jaffna district. Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, the Security Forces Commander, Jaffna, speaking to ‘Asian Tribune’ told that they have decided to release in two locations in Palaly North in the J 254 Grama Servaka Division and also in the North of this location, on the.....Read More...
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:45
By Habib Siddiqui
This year, the Government of Israel celebrated its 70th birthday in what may well be described as brutal, blatant, murderous, thuggish and shameful. Through its acts of colossal arrogance and orgy of wanton killings, once again, the settler racist state revealed that it is above scrutiny, beyond repair and cannot be tamed by either Gandhi-style protests or the world opinion. As the new Goliath in.....Read More...
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 08:24
BY K. T. Rajasingham
Google has offered a full scholarship to Hemantha Abeywardena, a Sunday Columnist of the Asian Tribune, in order to train him as a mobile web specialist. Mr Abeywardena, a software developer by profession in the field of education, has been writing his column for the Asian Tribune for well over 10 years, from London, United Kingdom. Google has made the offer in considering his contribution to the.....Read More...
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 07:58
By Oken Jeet Sandham
NDPP has come down heavily on NPF for trying to polarize the people of Nagaland on “religious lines” for their narrow political mileage in the ensuing by-election to the Lok Sabha slated for May 28 this month. Addressing a press conference here at their NDPP Regional Office on Saturday, Marentoshi Jamir, Party (NDPP) Spokesperson, strongly criticized the manner in which NPF President Dr......Read More...
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 08:21
By S.H.Moulana
Robert Fisk the veteran journalist based in Middle Eastern region is saddened with Israeli atrocities on unarmed Palestinians. He asks the following questions: And we are supposed to believe that the Israeli army is one of “purity of arms”? And we have to ask another question. If it’s 60 Palestinians dead in a day this week, what if it’s 600 next weeks? Or 6,000 next months? Israel’s bleak.....Read More...
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 08:06
The Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program is one of the major ongoing investment program currently being implemented under the loan assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The total investment cost of this program is USD 675 million, of which USD 453 million will be provided by ADB under Multi - tranche Financing Facility (MFF). The Government of Sri Lanka has already signed two loan.....Read More...
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:59
By K T Rajasingham
On July 30, 1983, along with the Nawa Sama Samaja Party and the Communist Party, the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna (JVP - People's Liberation Front), led by Rohana Wijeweera, was proscribed by President J R Jayewardene. JVP was outlawed on the pretext that it instigated anti-Tamil riots in the country - the party had decided to take a hard line against the Tamils' struggle in the North and East. The.....Read More...
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:06
The Makkah Region Development Authority has announced the completion of field work on the Haramain Express Train - linking Islam’s holiest cities of Makkah and Madinah.The train will be managed with a world-class operating system and will connect the province of Jeddah to Makkah via a 78-km double-track line. It was expected that the project to be fully completed in late 2017 and operational in.....Read More...
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 08:30
The most sacred relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila were taken back to Pakistan yesterday, after conclusion of a three-week long exposition at various locations in Sri Lanka. Minister of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, high government officials and diplomats from Pakistan High Commission were present at the Bandaranaike International.....Read More...
Friday, May 18, 2018 - 08:23
By Manjari Peiris
A study conducted in Uruguay by the Ministry of Health and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) reveals that Uruguay has significantly reduced smoking over the past nine years, viz. smoking rates have dropped by more than 13 percent among adults - from 25 percent in 2009 to 21.6 percent in 2017. According to the findings, exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in homes, workplaces, and in various.....Read More...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 02:35
Sri Lanka Muslims begins Ramadan Fast on Friday-18 May, while majority of the Muslims world over begins their fast on Thursday – 17th May. As -the lunar moon for Ramadan has not been sighted in Sri Lanka, and the first day of the fasting month will be observed on Friday. The Colombo Grand Mosque said that fasting month observed by Muslims in Sri Lanka, in view of Ramadan will commence from May.....Read More...
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