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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1769


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Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:07
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after his scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta. Indonesian President’s special envoy, A M Fachir, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered the letter of invitation to President Sirisena at the.....Read More...
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 09:46
By Prakash M Swamy
Mona Mohanty, the author of 'Betwixt Twists and Turns', which is a collection of short stories, is a part time senior bureaucrat by profession and a part time author by passion. Her writing takes place at odd hours; in the wee hours of the morning, in the silences of the dark night, at lunch hour while grabbing a bite and, of course, over the weekend, when there are also a host of myriad things.....Read More...
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 09:36
A delegation of the United States Congress called on President Maithripala Sirisena and held discussions about the steps to be taken to further strengthen bilateral relations. The 8-mlember delegation is the largest ever US Congress Group to visit Sri Lanka and it included 4 from the Democratic Party and 4 from the Republican Party which met the Sri Lankan Prsident at his official residence on.....Read More...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:13
Wimal Weerawansa , Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and a few other parliamentarians in the Joint Opposition, who contested the last Parliamentary elections in the ‘Betel Leaf’ of the UPFA are said to be considering in terms of snapping links with the United Peoples Freedom Alliance. National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa says that if any political connection had.....Read More...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:18
A group of representatives of the Chinese Communist Party has stated that China will stand with Sri Lanka as a true friend in the future too. They made this remark yesterday – 23rd February, when a group of senior members of the Chinese Communist Party including the head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Song Tao met with President.....Read More...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:56
Mo’ Mojo, an American zydeco band, concluded its five-day tour of Sri Lanka on February 16 with a high-energy, free, public concert for an appreciative crowd in Colombo. The U.S. Embassy-sponsored visit included public performances in Jaffna and Colombo; workshops for music students; and master classes for Sri Lankan musicians. “We bring American musicians here to increase understanding of the.....Read More...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 22:34
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) releasing a press statement, on the current crisis in the health service and medical education scenario of Sri Lanka states that the SLMA is deeply concerned about the implications on the current health sector and the general public of Sri Lanka. . "We consider this to be a defining moment in the history of medical practice in our country which may lead.....Read More...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 22:19
February’s Security Salon organized by the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) was held at the Ministry of Defence where Professor Swaran Singh pointed out that “Investors could become invaders,”. The meeting which was held on Wednesday, 22nd, was presided by Additional Secretary-Defence, Mr. Sarath Kumara. Director General-INSSSL Asanga Abeyagoonasekera introduced and.....Read More...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 19:24
Thailand’s Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of activist and magazine editor Somyot Prueksakasemsuk, imprisoned under the country’s draconian lèse majesté law. Somyot has been detained since 30 April 2011. On 23 January 2013, Bangkok Criminal Court convicted him under Article 112 of the Penal Code—Thailand’s lèse majesté law—for his decision as the editor of Voice of Thaksin magazine to.....Read More...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 08:00
Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, research published on Wednesday showed. The star, known as TRAPPIST-1, is a small, dim celestial body in the constellation Aquarius. It is located about 40 light years away.....Read More...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 07:21
Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan, moving an adjournment debate motion yesterday extended fullest support for the Constitution-making process, but demanded that such process be carried out in a genuine and decisive manner to ensure permanent peace with justice and equality for all citizens of the country. Leader of the Opposition R. Sampanthan said "While we on our part will extend the.....Read More...
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 06:52
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan held in remand for the alleged murder of former TNA Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham, was further remanded till March 6 when he was produced before Batticaloa Magistrate S. Ganesharajasa. Three other suspects were also further remanded. Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham was gunned down while he was.....Read More...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 14:01
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
It was less than half a million votes that restored democratic order in Sri Lanka and set the nation in the correct direction three years ago. 8 January 2015 saw the dawn of good governance locally and a recalibration of the island’s foreign policy. The draconian 18th amendment to the Sri Lankan constitution was scrapped by an (extra) ordinary man who took on the challenge to topple the existing.....Read More...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:39
Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India, visited Sri Lanka from February 18-20, 2017 for bilateral discussions with Sri Lankan leaders. His visit is part of the continued high level engagement between the two countries. During his visit, Dr. Jaishankar called on Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka and Hon’ble Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe......Read More...
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