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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1948

Turkey Pokes Its Nose In Kashmir

Pakistan values its ties with Turkey more than many other Muslim countries and perhaps next only to China, now that sharp differences between Saudi Arabia and Iran have raised complications in the ties between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. It is, therefore, hardly surprising that during his visit to Islamabad, Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President echoed Pakistan’s line on Kashmir and even gratuitously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan to resolve the issue.

Tayyip Erdogan - Turkish President
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Ali Zahir Moulana defends his community

A video containing Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana’s speech in the house has gone viral and being appreciated by the Muslim community everywhere, especially the Srilankan Muslims.

Ali Zahir Moulana defends his community
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New Military Intelligence Corps Colonel Commandant Begins Duties

Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, the newly-appointed Colonel Commandant of the Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) assumed duties during a simple ceremony at MIC Regimental Centre, Karandeniya on Wednesday (16).

Maj. Gen. Sudantha Ranasinghe, the newly-appointed Colonel Commandant of the Military Intelligence Corps (MIC) recently assumed duties at a ceremony at the MIC Regimental Centre, Karandeniya. Ranasinghe succeeded Maj. Gen. Jagath Alwis. The change took place in the wake of Army headquarters replacing Brigadier Suresh Salley, head of the Directorate of Military Intelligence.
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Tsunami warning after huge quake rocks Japan

A massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Fukushima, Japan, at around 6:00 am local time today according to the US Geological Survey.

Tsunami warning after huge quake rocks Japan
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Amit Shah’s Friends, Family Engaged In Exchange Of Black Money Alleges Yatin Oza

A former BJP MLA from Gujarat Yatin Oza has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he made some serious allegations against BJP President Amit Shah claiming that he has a video recording which will ‘clearly and beyond reasonable doubt prove’ that all close associates of Shah since 8th Nov are engaged in exchange of black money.

 Amit Shah’s Friends, Family Engaged In Exchange Of Black Money Alleges Yatin Oza
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Madhu Saran made Global Ambassador of WED

Madhu Saran, a leading social entrepreneur from Chennai was named ‘Women Entrepreneurship Day Global Ambassador of India’ by Wendy Diamond, Founder Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) at a glittering function held in the United Nations headquarters on Friday.

Madhu Saran made Global Ambassador of WED
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Sri Lanka joins the Foundation Council of the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP)

Sri Lanka has been admitted to the Foundation Council, the Governing Body of the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP).

 (from right) Professor François Heisbourg  Chairman of the GCSP Foundation Council, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Christian Dussey,  Director of the GCSP, at the GCSP Foundation Council Meeting.
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U.S. Embassy Empowers Youth to Improve Local Communities

The Embassy of the United States of America is awarding approximately LKR 9,000,000 (over $60,000) to eight civil society organizations as part of the Embassy’s annual Youth Empowerment Grants program. " class="caption" align="right" />

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support up-and-coming youth-oriented groups looking to make a difference in Sri Lanka,” said U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Counselor James Russo at the awards ceremony.
Since 2010, the Embassy has provided a total of nearly LKR 135 million (over $900,000) in Youth Empowerment Grants to fund over 100 program
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Demonetisation Divides India

India stands divided. One section, by far the largest, is in pain following the ‘demonetisation’ (not the correct word, say some) of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes and the hardship they face in exchanging old notes for new ones; some people have paid the ultimate price of death. The other section is led by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi himself who see ‘demonetisation’ of high currency notes as the panacea for ending the circulation of unaccounted money, also called ‘black’ money, which in the process will break the back of financing of terrorism.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  asserted that the government has launched a "crusade" against corruption and black money by demonetisation and sought opposition's cooperation for the move.
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Tobacco Industry And Front Groups Pump Up Their Propaganda For COP7

Over the past year, governments across the globe have continued to make new agreements with the tobacco industry, as shown above. However there is a ray of hope from Namibia, which is choosing to grow more food crops.

Tobacco Industry And Front Groups Pump Up Their Propaganda For COP7
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Eleven Indian fishermen arrested for ‘illegal’ fishing

The Sri Lankan navy on Saturday arrested 11 Rameswaram fishermen along with their trawlers and detained by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of poaching.

Indian fishing trawlers
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Patna-Indore Express train accident in India: Over 120 killed and over 200 injured!

At least 120 lives were killed and more than 200 injured, nearly half of them grievously, in the deadliest train accident in six years as the Indore-Patna Express, packed with more than 2,000 people and doing 100 kmph, flew off the tracks at 3.10am on Sunday in Kanpur rural area, leading to derailment of 14 coaches due to suspected rail fracture.

Patna-Indore Express train accident in India: Over 120 killed and over 200 injured!
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Seize the opportunity for investment with incentives - Finance Minister tells the inves

The Minister of Finance called upon the local and foreign entrepreneurs to seize the best opportunity given by the government and invest in Sri Lanka without postponing it to tomorrow. The investors have been given enough incentives under Budget -2017 and this is the best time for any investor to invest in Sri Lanka the minister said.

Seize the opportunity for investment with incentives   - Finance Minister tells the inves
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