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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2005

A German's Advice to Mahinda Rajapaksa - Be an Inspiring Leader!

"Mahinda Rajapaksa, as he jockeys to lead Sri Lanka again, must speak authoritatively on national issues. He must be the voice representing the unhappy masses and the disenchanted business community.

A German's Advice to Mahinda Rajapaksa - Be an Inspiring Leader!
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Tensions in South Asia: Pakistan test-fires multiple target nuclear missile, also releases Indian prisoners!

Pakistan on January 24 Tuesday successfully test-fired its second indigenously-developed nuclear-capable missile Ababeel, capable of engaging multiple targets with high precision with a range of 2,200 km, which brings many Indian cities within its striking range. The test firing comes two weeks after the launch of submarine-fired Babar III that Indian side military analysts as usual dubbed as “fake”.

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Rs 10 billion released to ministries for payment of projects completed in the last quarter of 2016

Finance Ministry yesterday refuting allegations that money has not been released for development activities undertaken in 2016, said that Rs. 10 billion has already been released to line ministries for work done in the last quarter.

Ravi Karunanayake - Finance Minister
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Sri Lanka wins the T/20 series against South Africa

After losing the Test series to South Africa in South Africa the Sri Lankan young team did very well to beat the host country in a thrilling finish in the final encounter of the T/20 three match series and to win the three match series two matches to one.

Niroshan Dickwella brought up his maiden T20I fifty to anchor Sri Lanka's chase
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Madurai HC Bench of Madras MC Directs to salvage 120 Indian boats from Sri Lanka in 2 months

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday directed the Secretary, Union Ministry of External Affairs to take appropriate steps within two months to salvage the 120 fishing boats of Tamil fishermen from the Sri Lankan government.

A view of the Madras High Court Bench in Madurai (file photo).
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Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with fundamental rights petition filed by Pillayan

When the fundamental rights violation petition filed by the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province S. T. Chandrakanthan alais Pillayan was yesterday taken up for consideration, the Attorney General informed the Supreme Court that former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham had been murdered on the orders of Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan.

Supreme Court granted leave to proceed with fundamental rights  petition filed by  Pillayan
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Wimal Weerawansa Remanded till February 7

National Freedom Front leader and Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa were yesterday ordered to be re-remanded till February 7 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne.

Wimal Weerawansa Remanded till  February 7
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Finance ministry denies report on Arjuna Mahendran

The finance ministry denied Arjun Mahendran acts as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance on the Central bank.

Finance ministry denies report on  Arjuna Mahendran
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Taranjit Singh Sandhu - New High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka

Taranjit Singh Sandhu is the new High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka. He presented his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena on 24 January 2017.

Taranjit Singh Sandhu presenting  his credentials to  President Maithripala Sirisena
 Taranjit Singh Sandhu - New  High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka
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Blast in Parachinar: Curb Terrorism through Military Courts

According to officials of Parachinar authorities and media reposts at least 25 people killed and more than 87 injured in a remote controlled blast at the Sabzi Mandi (vegetable market) in Kurram Agency's Parachinar area at 8:50 am morning of Saturday (January of 21, 2017).

Blast in Parachinar: Curb Terrorism through Military Courts
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USS Hopper Visit Signals Growing Bilateral Cooperation

The USS Hopper (DDG 70) concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing U.S.-Sri Lankan ties and express appreciation to the Sri Lankan Navy for its assistance during an emergency medical evacuation of a USS Hopper crew-member in September 2016.

USS Hopper Visit Signals Growing Bilateral Cooperation
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Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu Assembly in India passes bill revoking judicial ban order!

Tamil Nadu in India has witnessed a youth led agitation to restore the jallikattu as part of Pongal festivities. This popular move reminds of anti-corruption movement led by Arvind Kejriwal-Anna Hazare in New Delhi that sought Lokpal Bill to check corruption in high offices.

Police clearing the Marina beach of protesters
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Bail Refused For Pillayan: Remanded Until February 06

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until February 06.

Bail  Refused For Pillayan: Remanded Until February 06
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European Investment Bank to provide EUR 50 million for Colombo water network

The European Investment Bank has come forward to provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

European Investment Bank to   provide EUR 50 million  for Colombo water network
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