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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 910

Jayalalithaa slaps second defamatory case against Dr. Subramanian Swamy

In a bid to silence Dr. Subramanian Swamy Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has slapped the second defamation case.

Jayalalithaa slaps second defamatory case against Dr. Subramanian Swamy
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German Minister For Development to Visit Sri Lanka Soon

German Cooperation and Development Minister Dr. Gerd Mueller has expressed his desire to visit Sri Lanka in the near future.

German Minister For Development to Visit Sri Lanka Soon
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Vijith Malalgoda appointed President of the Court of Appeal.

Additional Solicitor General Vijith Malalgoda PC has been appointed as the President of the Sri Lanka Court of Appeal.

Vijith Malalgoda  appointed  President of the  Court of Appeal.
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Nagaland Speaker’s disqualification order “unconstitutional”: SC lawyer

\ In a significant move, a senior Supreme Court (SC) lawyer termed as “unconstitutional” the Nagaland Assembly Speaker’s decision on disqualifying 3 NCP MLAs on August 25 last.

Satya Pal jain with BJP leaders
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Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka

Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China will be undertaking a State visit to Sri Lanka from 16th to 17th September 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Chinese President to visit Sri Lanka
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Dr. Kohona At the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace

Human beings deserve to live in a world where hatred and suspicion have been sublimated; where oppression and exclusion are a distant memory; where the individual and the group are respected and where men, women and children can live in economic dignity.

 Dr. Kohona At the High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace
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Sri Lanka non-recognize politically motivated resolution, but would continue to engage in the mechanisms of the Council

Despite Sri Lanka's non-recognition of the politically motivated resolution on Sri Lanka during HRC 25, Sri Lanka would continue to engage with the regular mechanisms of the Council, and looked forward to the opportunity to engage during Sri Lanka's fifth periodic report under the ICCPR next month -October 2014 assured Ambassador Ravinatha Ariyasinghe.

Sri Lanka non-recognize politically motivated resolution, but would continue to engage in the mechanisms of the Council
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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa

Six new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning:

Six new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning (Sept. 09). The six new ambassadors held a cordial discussion with President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and  Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were present. (Pix by  Sudath Silva)
Mr. Viljar Lubi - Ambassador of Republic of Estonia
Mrs. Monica Lanzetta Mutis  - Ambassador of Republic of Colombia
Mr. Daniel Carmon - Ambassador of State of Israel
Mr. Petko Kolev Doykov - Ambassador of Republic of Bulgaria
Mrs. Phan Kieu Tha  - Ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Mr. Southam Sakonhninhom - Ambassador of Laos People's Democratic Republic
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Japanese PM pledge to guide and assist Sri Lanka to become a regional hub in five main areas

Japan will guide and assist Sri Lanka to achieve the target to become a regional hub in five main areas providing all technical assistance in Lanka's endeavor, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said.

Japanese PM pledge to guide and  assist Sri Lanka to  become a regional hub in five main areas
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Jayalalithaa Files Defamation Case Against Dr. Swamy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today filed a defamation case against Dr. Subramanian Swamy in a court in Chennai for alleging that the boats of Indian fishermen apprehended by Sri Lanka belong to Sasikala, a close residence friend of the AIADMK chief.

Jayalalithaa Files Defamation Case Against  Dr. Swamy
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Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance survey launched

India took a historic step for control and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) when the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of Government of India, Dr Harsh Vardhan formally launched the first-ever nationwide anti-TB drug resistance survey (2014-2015) on 6th September 2014 in New Delhi.

Know your epidemic: First-ever national anti-TB drug resistance survey launched
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Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Calls on President Rajapaksa

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla called on President Mahinda
Rajapaksa this morning at Temple Trees.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomes Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Bruno Eduardo Rodriguez Parrilla at Temple Trees this morning.
The discussion focused on matters of mutual interest such as fighting the spread of dengue, learning from Sri Lanka’s agricultural practices and overall international relations, including regional cooperation.
The Minister was accompanied by the Head of Mission of the Cuban Embassy in Sri Lanka Mrs. Indira Lopez Arguelles.  Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were present for the meeting.  ( Pix By: Nishanka de Silva )
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Jaya Amma’s new wish list: heritage city tag for Srirangam

The Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has added a new item to her wish list pending with Narendra Modi government in Delhi.

An ariel view of Sri Rangam temple. File Photo
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Sri Lanka – Japan Diplomatic Relations - Fact Sheet

Sri Lanka and Japan established diplomatic relations shortly after the signing of the San Francisco Peace Treaty in 1951.

 Sri Lanka – Japan Diplomatic Relations - Fact Sheet
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