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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1692

IOM to extend assistance to Sri Lanka in training and capacity building

The International Organization on Migration (IOM) has expressed readiness to further enhance its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing training and capacity building support for the Ministries of Foreign Employment and Foreign Affairs, and to the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau (SLBFE).

 Minister Thalatha Atukorale meeting Colombo Process PRs based in Geneva.
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India, Russia, China under Brics Sun

Two unexpected developments in the run up to the Big Goa Summit made the BRICS gathering an event worth watching. This has nothing to do with the failure of SAARC to hold its Islamabad summit with Pakistan leadership getting an earful from member nations on its duplicity on the terrorism front.

India, Russia, China under Brics Sun
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President returns from India

President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the country after successfully concluding his two-day official visit to India.

President returns from India
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Nediyawan Regrouping Maneuver: Offers to build a sports stadium in Valvetiturai

In a desperate bid to set foot and discreetly regroup LTTE in Valvetiturai, the birth place of the slain LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, Nediyawan group has come forward to build a sports stadium at the cost of Rs.10 million, in the very Football ground, said to belong to Prabhakaran family, located at Netkolu, Valvetiturai.

Nediyawan -  Norway based LTTE leader is on an INTERPOL Red Alert since April 2014.
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AIDS is a political disease and a medical scourge, says US Congressman

So said US Congressman Dr Jim McDermott while receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON 2016) in Mumbai.

Dr. Jim McDermott
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The Latest Crisis in Arakan

The situation inside the Rohingya villages in north-western Arakan state of Myanmar, bordering Bangladesh, is dire. Another genocidal campaign has been launched by the government. As we have seen before with the previous military regimes, the new government of Aung San Suu Kyi has its version of justification for its heavy handed treatment of the minority Muslims.

The Latest Crisis in Arakan
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Paralysis Again After Surgical Strike

The euphoria over the successful surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in Pakistan and chest thumping over it now appear meaningless as India has failed since then to take retaliatory steps following increased attacks by Pakistanis on multi-targets in India. India’s other ‘enemy’, China, has hardened its stance on issues of vital concern to India. Russia has signaled that India no longer enjoys a pre-eminent position in its South Asia policy formulations. To all these developments the Indian response has been feeble, if at all.

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Ven. Walpola Piyananda Condoles The Demise Of King Bumiphol Adulyadej

Ven. Walpola Piyananda, the Chief Sangha Nayaka of the United States, President of Sri Lanka Sangha Council of America and Canada and the founder-president and chief incumbent of the Dharma Viyaya Buddhist Vihara of Los Angeles, California has sent condolence message to the people of Thailand, for the loss of their ‘beloved king’, His Majesty King Bumiphol Adulyad.

Ven. Walpola Piyananda Condoles  The Demise  Of  King Bumiphol Adulyadej
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No Incentive To Pakistan…

A prominent front page news from Pakistan on October 6, seems to suggest that Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has asked the military to stop sheltering terrorists. “Act against militants or face international isolation, civilians tell military,” the report said implying that this move by Sharif would be a step in easing tension with India. Reports have also said that Sharif wants the Army to stop supporting terrorists because it has led to Pakistan’s isolation. The Sharif office has since denied the report and ordered an inquiry into how the sedate Dawn broke the ‘news’ in the first place.

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Colombo Process will seek to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries in Asia - Minister Thalatha Atukorale

The Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Atukorale, who is also the Chair in Office of the Colombo Process (CP), the regional consultative forum of contractual labour originating countries in Asia has said, Sri Lanka is providing leadership for the CP to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries fostering strong partnership for the Asian region.

 Colombo Process will seek to be a bridge between labour sending and receiving countries in Asia - Minister Thalatha Atukorale
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