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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1592

Determination by the Supreme Court on the 19 A Amendments

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa announced in Parliament yesterday that the Supreme Court had determined that two clauses of the Bill titled 19th Amendment to the Constitution " which was presented on March 24, complies with the provisions of article 82 (1) of the constitution and two clauses in the amendment needed the approval of the people at a referendum and the rest thereof required a two-thirds majority for its passage.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa on the determination by the Supreme Court regarding the Constitutional Amendment  of 19.
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Iran condemns Saudi genocides in Yemen!

Perhaps self-assuming the role of regional super power, Saudi Arabia has begun attacking rebels in neighboring Yemen, killing even civilians. . Even very presumption that Saudi Arabia is the super power of Mideast is wrong because nuclear Israel is the undisputed super power of both West Asia and or Middle East.

People walk past a car damaged by an airstrike in Sanaa April 8, 2015.
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UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu held discussions with the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera yesterday morning.

UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs,  Mangala Samaraweera
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Hiding under the cloak of 'collateral' damage is unacceptable

War is ravaging Yemen and civilians, including infants, are getting killed. The situation is catastrophic.

Hiding under the cloak of 'collateral' damage is unacceptable
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Errant traders beware, fine up to R100,000’-Rishad

In view of the forthcoming New Year season, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has instructed the Consumers Affairs Authority (CAA) under him to take all relevant measures so that consumers do not feel any discomfort, as revealed on 08 April-and re-structuring efforts of Lanka Sathosa has brought results! “Our efforts on New Year season started from mid-March.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka) on a price inspection tour of Lanka Sathosa outlet.
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Bank of Ceylon General Manager suspended

Bank of Ceylon Chairman Ronald C. Perera PC, justifies reasons behind placing bank’s General Manager, Mr. D M Gunasekera on suspension (on compulsory leave) , until investigations are completed such that the conduct of investigations is independent and impartial.

D.M.Gunasekera - Bank of Ceylon General Manager on suspension
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Protest against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance aka TNA

V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the TULF has lodged a strong protest the Commissioner of Elections against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance (TNA).

V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the TULF
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Leader of the Opposition - Dinesh Gunawardene?

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has apprised the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha to have discussions with the party members and decide on who should be appointed as the Opposition Leader.

Dinesh Gunawardene M.P.
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State Funeral With Full Honors to Late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter

Sri Lanka Government has declared April 12 as a Day of Mourning for the late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera who had passed away at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore yesterday morning while receiving treatments at the age of 85.

 Late  Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Thera
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The Most Venerable Mahanayake Thera of Asgiriya Chapter passes away in Singapore

Most Ven. Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Rathanapala Mahanayake Thera (Chief Prelate) of the Asgiriya Chapter, has passed away at a private hospital in Singapore.

Most Ven. Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Rathanapala Mahanayake Thera
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A Political Fiasco?

There is a loud cacophony, a persistent harsh outcry by some Senior Ministers of the UPFA and the debauched henchmen of their ilk, the very same people who screamed that they will institute disciplinary against all those who attended the UPFA meetings in support of Mahinda Rajapksa are clamouring now, to embed the very same deposed President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on to the same stage as that of the former President Mrs. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge and the incumbent President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena, on the most revered workers Day – May Day.

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World Health Day: No substitute to healthy mind

We all aspire to be healthy and at times go to great lengths to ward off sickness. The fight against disease begins early on in life with responsible parents ensuring that their kids are administered all available vaccinations ((although there is a small lobby that is against this important preventive measure); as much as possible; they feed them nutritious diet (facing stiff competition from fast food chain offerings) and there is a growing consciousness about the benefits of physical exercise too (despite the allure of the idiot box and the computer).

World Health Day: No substitute to healthy mind
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