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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1620

Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) led by Government with UN, EU, and World Bank

The Sri Lanka Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) for the recent floods and landslides was initiated yesterday under the leadership of the Ministry of Disaster Management and the Ministry of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs, together with UN Agencies, the European Union, and the World Bank.

Mr. Alain Sibenaler, UN Resident Coordinator
 Mr. Miyanawala  - Secretary, Ministry of Disaster Management
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‘UNCTAD’s role critical in today’s global environment’

UNCTAD's role in a volatile global market is critical-and UNCTAD is assured of Sri Lanka's maximum support for its future activities on G-77 and China, as announced on 17 July in Nairobi, Kenya. "Sri Lanka assures you of our maximum support in the deliberations as well as in all future activities of the G-77 and China" announced Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 17 July in Nairobi.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addresses the 14th Ministerial Meeting on G-77 and China session at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi on the morning of 17 July.
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‘UNCTAD’s role critical in today’s global environment’-Rishad in Nairobi

UNCTAD's role in a volatile global market is critical-and UNCTAD is assured of Sri Lanka's maximum support for its future activities on G-77 and China, as announced on 17 July in Nairobi, Kenya. "Sri Lanka assures you of our maximum support in the deliberations as well as in all future activities of the G-77 and China" announced Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen on 17 July in Nairobi.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addresses the 14th Ministerial Meeting on G-77 and China session at Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi on the morning of 17 July.
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‘Kabsa & chicken’ and ‘chicken & Kabsa’!

I understand that it is little confusing for people, who are not familiar with the popular food in this part of the world. You may call it a substitute for ‘Biryani’, a hot favorite in the sub-continent.

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53rd Directors General Conference of Asia and Pacific Region, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The 53rd Conference of the Directors General of Civil Aviation of the Asia and Pacific Region is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1st to 5th August 2016. Civil Aviation Authority of Srilanka, " class="caption" align="right" />

H.M.C.Nimalsiri,  Directors General of Civil Aviation / CEO
Civil Aviation Authority of Srilanka,
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Coup in Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdo?an proves that invincibility can be illusionary and porous

Judging by the way the ‘coup’ that took place on Friday night in Turkey started, then thinly spread out in Ankara, the capital, and ran out of steam in a matter of hours, the whole fiasco bears all the hallmarks of sheer amateurism on both military and propaganda fronts.

Coup in Turkey: Recep Tayyip Erdo?an proves that invincibility can be illusionary and porous
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Five people arrested following the Bastille Day attack

Five people have been arrested following the Bastille Day attack, which killed 84 people in Nice injured more than 200 people on the Promenade des Anglais, are in police custody according to the Paris prosecutor's office.

'Loner' Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel was killed by police after unleashing carnage on the 30,000-strong crowd in Nice
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Turkish Military Coup Crumbles - Erdogan Arrives in Istanbul

An attempted Turkish military coup appeared to crumble in the early hours of Saturday after crowds answered President Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets to support him.

Turkish military stand guard near the the Taksim Square as peiple wave with Turkish flags in Istanbul, Turkey, July 16, 2016.Murad Sezer, Reuters
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Indo-Lanka relations: Tamil Nadu wants Katchatheevu back under Indian control!

Indo-Lankan relations continue to be strained over the Tamil Issue as Colombo punishes those Indians from Tamil Nadu fishing at Katchatheevu - an islet lying between India and Sri Lanka on Indian Ocean and hence both claim ownership.

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30th Day Death Commemoration of Late Alavi Moulana

A large number of people took part in the 30th Day Death Commemoration of Late Alavi Moulana at his residence on Thursday the 14th of July.

30th Day Death Commemoration of Late Alavi Moulana
30th Day Death Commemoration of Late Alavi Moulana
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Theresa May Britain's new premier!

On the 13th Wednesday, Conservative leader Theresa May becomes the second woman politician in British history tasked with leading Britain into talks to leave the EU after her only rival in the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron pulled out unexpectedly.

Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016 on the day she takes office following the formal resignation of David Cameron.
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Sri Lanka Skypes for latest FMCG prices abroad

Losing no time whatsoever after its essential price control announcement, Sri Lanka swiftly moved to call its trade officials abroad on 14 July.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen links with Trade Officials through Skype Teleconference on 14 July in Colombo.
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Isak’s untimely demise would not hamper Naga political solution: Zeliang

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said the ongoing dialogue between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM) would not be affected by the unfortunate demise of Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman of the outfit. He, however, expressed his deep shock of his untimely demise at a time when his service and guidance needed the most.

Isak’s untimely demise would not hamper Naga political solution: Zeliang
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Probing of war crimes is taking a drastic turn - Anandasangaree

V. Anandasangaree. Secretary General – TULF has resubmitted his proposal regarding Probing of war crimes.

V. Anandasangaree.
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