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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2100

Island’s Nail soup and General George Patton’s Stone Soup (2)

The Island editorial of 15 July 16 titled “What’s Cooking“, compared US State Department’s Nisha Biswal and Mt Lavinia hotel’s chef Publis’ preparing a broth on TV to a diplomatic ‘nail soup’.

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Is this a process for reconciliation or a process for betraying our armed forces?

As per a Information Note Circulated by Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Prime Minister has appointed a Secretariat to seek the views of the public on so-called process and mechanisms for reconciliation in Sri Lanka and seek suggestions for 'their' design of;

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South Sudan Authorities Arrest Prominent Journalist Alfred Taban

Alfred Taban and Ana Namiriano, the editor of the Juba Monitor newspaper, were summoned to the headquarters of the security services in Juba on 16 July.

Alfred Taban
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University of Nottingham graduation ceremony

The University of Nottingham in Malaysia had its graduation ceremony at Putrajaya International Convention Center, on the 23rd of July, attended by a large crowd parents as well as well-wishers.

Picture shows Seyed Adel Moulana from Sri Lanka, who was graduated with honors in Biomedical Science
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VP pick Senator Tim Kaine came out blazing and inclusive

Democratic party VP pick, Sen. Time Kaine (D-Va.), came out blazing with perhaps the best speech I had heard, during his long political life as mayor of Richmond, Governor and senator from Virginia. The Hispanic Kaine spewed out was fluent, and the Miami Beach Cuban crowd went bonkers. Kaine will have to work harder to best that speech when he accepts his VP nomination next Friday.

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) wave to the crowd during a campaign rally at Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia, U.S., July 14, 2016.
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Nepal PM Oli Searching For Survival Mantra

The No Confidence Motion against Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli registered on July 13 was to come up in Parliament for debate and voting on the 21 staffer it completed the mandatory weeks’ notice time. But the debate was deferred as the House could not achieve a consensus on whether to take up first the budget or the no confidence.

Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli
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Kuwait to partner with Lankan fishery sector

Kuwait, the Persian Gulf economy with a longstanding aquaculture tradition, revealed its keenness for Lankan seafood -and also expressed its interest to partner with the Lankan fishery industry. “We import fish from other South Asian countries but not from Sri Lanka” revealed the Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce Yousuf M Abdullah Al-Ali on 18 July in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (LEFT) meets the Kuwaiti Minister of Commerce Yousuf M Abdullah Al-Ali on the side-lines of 14th Session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (#UNCTAD14) in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 July.
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Battling with three diseases and still going strong

I met 37 years old Nqobile Zungu, at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) that is being held in Durban. And yes, her looks were deceptive in the sense that one could never guess that her outwardly healthy body and cheerful attitude masked not one but three diseases. Now a mother of two kids, aged 12 and 8 years, Nqobile suffered from asthma from early childhood. In 2002, when she was 23 years old, she was diagnosed with diabetes.

Dr Samele Madela
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USS New Orleans Visits Colombo July 24, 2016

The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit on July 24. The ship and embarked MEU are in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties with the Sri Lankan Navy and provide U.S. support and training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will arrive in Sri Lanka for a port visit July 24 and provide U.S. support and training for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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Clinton has to get rid of "the status quo candidate" label

Donald Trump ended his acceptance speech tagging Hilary Clinton as “the status quo candidate” in contrast to what so far had been in her resume: first lady, senator and secretary of state, a lawyer who worked on the Watergate investigation and a four-decade veteran of campaigns and a two-time presidential contender. Would the tag stick?

Clinton has to get rid of "the status quo candidate" label
Hilary Clinton - Donald Trump ended his acceptance speech tagging  her as “the status quo candidate”
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Government to Construct 971 Permanent Houses to Resettle IDPs in the Valikamam Welfare Centres

Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers has approved the construction of 971 permanent houses for the IDP families in the welfare centres at a cost of Rs. 1million per housing unit (Rs.800,000 for basic housing unit and Rs.200,000 for other infrastructure facilities.

Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs
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Pakistan keen for wider trade engagement with Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s second largest trade partner in SAARC has proposed for a new, turnaround level trade between the two countries on 19 July.

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen  ( C ) meets Pakistani Minister for Commerce  Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan at Nairobi’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre on the side-lines of 14th Session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (#UNCTAD14) on 19 July.
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Fox Channel Chief Roger Ailes Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Roger Ailes on Thursday resigned as chairman and chief executive of Fox News Channel following allegations of sexual harassment, an abrupt end to his 20-year rein over America's most lucrative and powerful cable news channel for conservatives.

Roger Ailes -  Chairman and Chief Executive of Fox News Channel
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Sri Lankans urge immediate resolution of Kashmir issue

The Kashmir Study Forum Sri Lanka along with Pakistani and Sri Lankan community organized a peaceful demonstration in front of United Nation Office at Baudaloka Mawatha in Sri Lanka to highlight the recent upsurge in extrajudicial killing and human rights violation in Indian Occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces.

Chairman Kashmir Study Forum Mr Jamaludeen and President SL-Pak Trade  Friendship Association Mr  Iftikhar Aziz talking to media
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India lays foundation stone for Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium

Mr. Y. K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India laid the foundation stone for the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium in the University of Ruhuna, Matara on July 21, 2016. Snr. Prof. Gamini Senanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Ruhuna; Mrs. E. A. C. Vidanagamachchi, District Secretary, Matara; Mr. Raj Kumar, Consul General of India in Hambantota; and University staff were also present during the ceremony.

India lays foundation stone for Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Auditorium
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