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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2060

SrI Lanka Army: Major General Mahesh Senanayake, 50th Chief of Staff

Major General N.U.M.M.W Senanayake RWP RSP USP psc, more popularly known as Mahesh Senanayake, currently serving as the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), has been appointed as 50th Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Sri Lanka Army.

SrI Lanka Army: Major General Mahesh Senanayake, 50th Chief of Staff
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Chinese Minister of Defense and State Councilor Meets Sri Lanka President

The Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China General Chang Wanquan who is on a official visit to Sri Lanka called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the official residence of the President.

 Chinese Minister of Defense and State Councilor Meets Sri Lanka President
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Attacks on lawmakers threaten the legitimacy of Cambodia’s political system - ASEAN MPs warn

The Cambodian political system is facing a crisis of legitimacy that threatens to undermine the country’s already fragile claims on democracy, parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia warned today, citing a surge in harassment, threats, and attacks against lawmakers and civil society.

Charles Santiago, APHR Chairperson and a member of the Malaysian Parliament.
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IELTS: gateway for Sri Lankans traveling to the US for higher education

IELTS, the English test for study, migration or work is recognised in over 140 countries worldwide including the USA. Amy E. Carter, Senior Marketing Manager from IELTS USA was in Sri Lanka recently speaking at the Fulbright Commission in Colombo, to students hoping to travel to the US for study.

Amy E. Carter, Senior Marketing Manager from IELTS USA
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Shortlist Announcement: Gratiaen Prize 2016

The shortlist for the Gratiaen Prize 2016 will be announced at an event on Monday 3 April, 6.00pm at the British Council Library, Colombo. All are invited to attend the announcement and listen to the reading of excerpts from the shortlisted entries.

Shortlist Announcement: Gratiaen Prize 2016
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Three Members of Northern AVA Gang Arrested in Colombo

Three suspected members of the Ava group including it alleged leader have been arrested from several areas in Colombo, sources said.

Three Members of  Northern AVA Gang Arrested in Colombo
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China's Defence Minister In Sri Lanka

China’s Minister of Defense, General Chang Wanquan has arrived in Sri Lanka for a three day tour of Sri Lanka.

General Chang Wanquan
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A move to solve SAITM issue

The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Srisena held a meeting at President's Office to obtain proposals to solve the SAITM problem.

A move to solve SAITM issue
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Taxing: the good, the bad and the ugly

Phillip Hammond, the Chancellor of Exchequer, experienced the worst crisis in his political career a few days ago, when he hiked the National Insurance payments for the self-employed. Not only did he incur the wrath of those who were directly on the firing line, but also upset a significant faction of his own party, the Conservative, that include some of the influential ministers in the government, and, perhaps Mrs Theresa May, the prime minister as well.

Taxing: the good, the bad and the ugly
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Letter From America: Dutch Election and the Presumed Muslim Problem

The Dutch had their election last Wednesday in which the anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim extremist party – the Freedom Party (PVV) - came out a distant second winning 20 seats in the 150-seat parliament. Its leader Geert Wilders ran on a "de-Islamification" platform, calling for Islamic schools to be closed and the Qur’an and burqa to be banned.

Letter From America: Dutch Election and the Presumed Muslim Problem
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2017 IKFS Global Peace Award to be named after late activist Rachel Corrie

The 2017 Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society Global Peace Award will be named in the honor of late human rights activist Rachel Corrie, the IKFS has declared.

2017 IKFS Global Peace Award to be named after late activist Rachel Corrie
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A committee to introduce guidelines on standards in medical education in Sri Lanka

A committee to introduce guidelines on standards in medical education in Sri Lanka has been formed by the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA).

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National Awards presentations Under President’s Patronage

The Investiture Ceremony of conferring National Honors on distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement, will be held on the 20th of March 2017 at the Nelum Pokuna Theater, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

National Awards  presentations  Under President’s Patronage
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Kingdom’s ‘look-east’ policy to pay rich dividend

It is reported that analysts have assured that the Sino-Saudi pacts recently concluded are ‘win-win’ for both friendly countries.

King Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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