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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1499

Sri Lanka President to present three national program to the first cabinet meeting

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would present the proposals related to national programs to be implemented for local food production, environment preservation and drug eradication, to the first cabinet meeting.

President Maithripala Srisena
 Sri Lanka President to present three national program to the first cabinet meeting
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New envoys congratulate President for holding democratic elections

Three new Ambassador presented their credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (August 21).

Italian Ambassador Paolo Andrea Bartorelli
THe new US Ambassador Athul Keshap
Netherlands Ambassador Joanne Doornewaard
New envoys congratulate President for holding democratic elections
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UNP & UPFA finalized their respective national list

The United National Party (13) and the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (12) have finalized their national list and forwarded to the Election Commission for issuing appointment and names gazette.

UNP & UPFA finalized their respective national list
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MOU between UNP & UPFA

UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim and SLFP Acting General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake signed a MoU pledging to work together at the next parliament.

MOU between UNP & UPFA
MOU between UNP & UPFA
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UN Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with Mr. Maithripala Sirisena

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the new government in Sri Lanka under United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to make further progress on good governance, accountability and reconciliation.

UN Secretary-General’s telephone conversation with Mr. Maithripala Sirisena
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Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling!

The Arctic is a unique treasure and USA is keen to drill it for oil. Recently, the President Barack Obama administration granted the Shell the final permit it needed to drill deep into the waters off the Alaskan coast—a move that stoked the outrage of green groups nationwide. Many prominent Americans have protested the Obama move in the Arctic.

Hillary Clinton opposes Arctic drilling!
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Ranil to be sworn in Tomorrow

: Incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe, Leader of the United National Party, returning to the office for a fourth term after his party won the closely contested general election by winning 106 seats in Monday's parliamentary election, just 7 short of a simple majority in the 225-member assembly, is to be sworn tomorrow as the 15th Prime Minister of the country.

Ranil to be sworn in Tomorrow
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Sri Lankan Politics – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Countries all over the world have their assortment of citizens - the good, the bad and the ugly. The “ugly” here refers to the demeanor, deportment and behavioral attitudes of certain individuals.

The Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero
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You Can't Buy One Cigarette Stick - Only Packets – Uganda

The 2014 Tobacco Control Bill has become one of the highly controversial Bills submitted to Parliament of Uganda, on 28th July and passed which is awaiting the consent of the President.

You Can't Buy One Cigarette Stick - Only Packets – Uganda
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British Foreign Secretary congratulates Sri Lankan Prime Minister

The Foreign Secretary congratulates Ranil Wickremesinghe on his election victory.

 British Foreign Secretary congratulates Sri Lankan Prime Minister
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Sanga, Brand Ambassador for anti-drug crusade

President Maithripala Sirisena says he would strongly take the drug prevention program forward, obtaining the international support. He added that new technology will be greatly utilized in this campaign.

Sanga, Brand Ambassador for anti-drug crusade
Sanga, Brand Ambassador for anti-drug crusade
Sanga, Brand Ambassador for anti-drug crusade
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Democracy triumphs in Sri Lanka: Time to refocus on key Nation building blocks

The political forces that gathered under the United National Party umbrella led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe have won the Sri Lankan general election of 2015, defeating the forces that gathered under the United Peoples Freedom Alliance led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Democracy triumphs in Sri Lanka: Time to refocus on key Nation building blocks
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