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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 922

Sri Lanka denies rejection of visas to IBAHRI delegation

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry has s categorically rejected that entry visas have been denied to a delegation of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), as alleged by IBAHRI in a press statement issued yesterday.

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Prince Charles Hosts St James’ Palace Reception Prior To CHOGOM 2013 Visit

Prince Charles hosted a reception at St James's Palace for members of Britain's Sri Lankan and Indian communities to mark the royal couple's tour of India and Sri Lanka.

Prince Charles with  Dr Chris Nonis at St. James’ Palace
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Why U.S. Targeted Hakimullah Mehsud

Fazlullah has been elected as the new chief and Khalid Haqqani as the deputy chief of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.” TTP caretaker leader Asmatullah Shaheen announced from an undisclosed location in northwest Pakistan. The news came into air when I have almost completed my analysis on killing of Hakimullah Mehsud.

Killed Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
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Death of C. R. de Silva - the Chairman of Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

The Chairman of Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and former Attorney General, President's Council C. R. de Silva passed away this morning after a lengthy illness.

Death of C. R. de Silva -   the Chairman of Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission
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Youth is the Greatest Strength of Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that youth of Pakistan are its greatest strength and the present Government will ensure that youth is gainfully employed and helped in all respects. He said this while chairing a meeting to review the Prime Minister’s Youth Program, in Islamabad yesterday.

PM in Youth Program Meeting
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Hukupa Thulu-o heading for Mister International 2013 Title Contest Jakarta with full hope

Hukupa Thulu-o, first title holder of the Mister International India 2013, is now ready to vie for the prestigious “Mister International 2013 Title Contest” to be held at the Great City of Jakarta next week on-wards.

Hukupa Thulu-o heading for Mister International 2013 Title Contest Jakarta with full hope
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Controversial Channel 4 Director Callum Macrae and his team were granted visa to enter Sri Lanka

Controversial Channel 4 Director Callum Macrae and his team were granted visa to enter Sri Lanka in order to cover the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, the Secretary of the Media Ministry stated.

Controversial Channel 4 Director   Callum Macrae and his team were granted visa to enter Sri Lanka
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A delegation of SLMA meet President's Secretary

A delegation of the Sri Lanka Muslim Assembly met Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President, at the Presidential Secretariat today (November 6th ) for a discussion on measures that can be adopted to maintain peaceful and harmonious co-existence of religious and ethnic communities to live together as one nation.

A delegation of SLMA meet President's Secretary
A delegation of SLMA meet President's Secretary
A delegation of SLMA meet President's Secretary
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Story of struggle of MDR-TB survivor

Xolelwa Joni, a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) survivor spoke with Citizen News Service (CNS) at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health. This is what she said: “My name is Xolelwa Joni and I am 26 years old. I come from Cape Town in South Africa. After finishing my secondary school education I did a course in information technology. In my family I have my 85 years old father, my 63 year old mother, my 32 years old elder sister, a younger 11 year old brother and my twin sister from whom I contracted MDR-TB. All of us live together in a two roomed house.

Story of struggle of MDR-TB survivor
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Sudath Silva appointed as Official Photographer of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Renowned photographer Sudath Silva has been appointed as Official Photographer of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013. Mr Charitha Herath, Secretary, Ministry of Mass Media and Information made the announcement of the appointment.

Sudath Silva
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President’s Condolence Message on the Death of Dr. Gamini Corea

I am deeply moved on learning of the passing away of Deshamanya Dr Gamani Corea, one of the most illustrious sons of Sri Lanka.

 President’s Condolence Message on the Death of Dr. Gamini Corea
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Ankur Vaidya becomes FIA President

Ankur Vaidya has been elected as the President of Federation of Indian Associations (Tri-State) for the year 2014. Vaidya, 34, will be the youngest ever President to hold office of one of the largest non-profit Indian-American organizations in the US.

Ankur Vaidya
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A call for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) issued a position statement at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, warning about the potential health impact of e-cigarettes (ECs) and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).

A call for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes
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