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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1976

Justice M. Ilanchezhiyan’s judgments are always guided by his conscience

The Tamil United Liberation Front, very strongly condemns the attempted assassination of the High Court Judge, Justice. M. Ilanchezhiyan and also expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Police Sub Inspector Ranawattege Herath Premachandra, in deep sorrow and prays for the early recovery of the Police officer who got injured in the shooting incident.

An emotional Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan was seen bowing to the wife of the killed Police Sergeant  (Sub Inspector of Police) following the postmortem in Jaffna
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Main suspect involved in Nallur shooting surrenders

The main suspects involved in the shooting at Nallur in Jaffna on 22nd, last Saturday, surrendered to the Jaffna police, today morning around 8.20 AM .

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Caste inequity fuels gender injustice

It is important to recognize how gender injustices underpin the caste, class and social inequities. "I did start going to school. But as I am a Dalit (untouchable), I was made to sit away from the rest of the children. If I touched some upper caste child, even by mistake, I would be thrashed by the teachers - who were all Brahmins (upper caste). Even as a child I could feel the upper caste-Dalit divide. So, I stopped going to school. I am illiterate today because of the stigma against Dalits that still exists in our society, especially in rural areas. Later in life too, when I sought to work to make ends meet, my caste came in my way. Being a Dalit, nobody was ready to employ me as a domestic help. I was fit only for the job of a sweeper", shared Geeta (35 years).

Caste inequity fuels gender injustice
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President & Former President on Nallur Shooting

While President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned the killing of a police sergeant and promised action to protect judges, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cautioned that the shooting incident should not be taken lightly.

Maithri  &  Mahinda - Concerned or unconcerned??
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ASEAN Parliamentarians call for a focus on rights in regional trade talks

Officials from ASEAN member states and other countries meeting in India this week for negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should take steps to ensure that the trade deal safeguards human rights, Southeast Asian lawmakers said today.

 Charles Santiago - APHR Chairperson
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Police Sergeant Hemachandra succumbed to gunshot injuries

Police Sergeant Sarath Hemachandra, attached to the security unit of Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan, who was undergoing treatment at the Jaffna General Hospital for gunshot injuries in yesterday’s shootout at Nallur, died early this morning, the Police said.

51-year-old Sgt. Hemachandra
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Poland to Remove Supreme Court Judges: an unprecedented move in a major democracy in the EU

The ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), which is hell bent on taking on the Supreme Court Judges, is slowly approaching their desired goal of a complete overhaul of the Judiciary, starting from the apex court.

Poland to Remove Supreme Court Judges: an unprecedented move in a major democracy in the EU
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Trump’s messy half year tenure

On Friday, Sean Spicer, President Trump’s spin master, a.k.a. the White House press secretary, resigned after telling President Trump that he vehemently disagreed with his appointment of Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier, as his new communications director. After offering Scaramucci the job on Friday morning, Trump asked Spicer to stay on as press secretary, reporting to Scaramucci. But Spicer rejected the offer.

Trump’s messy half year tenure
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Panama a country very much in the news!

On receiving the Panama’s president, Juan Carlo Varela, in the White House, US president Donald Trump boasted about construction of Panama Canal.

President Donald Trump welcomed the president of Panama to the White House on June 19, 2017  pointing to the United States’ role in the construction of the Panama Canal
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A total solar eclipse on 21 August

A total solar eclipse is expected to occur after nearly 85 years, on 21 August for people watching from parts of United States of America.

A total solar eclipse  on 21 August
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Major General Amal Karunasekara - New Chief of Staff of Sri Lanka Army

Major General K. A. D Amal Karunasekara has been appointed as the new Chief of Staff of the Army.

Major General K. A. D Amal Karunasekara
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