Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

Monthly archive

Walk the talk: New WHO guidelines on HIV treatment and prevention

The new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on HIV treatment and prevention which were released at the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur do provide hope that more people living with HIV will be able to live healthy - only if these guidelines get implemented in letter and spirit on the ground. "These guidelines are a landmark in the fight against AIDS," said Mitchell Warren, Executive Director of AVAC. "But guidelines alone do not save lives - money, pills and smart programmes save lives. Investment and effective implementation will be critical."

Walk the talk: New WHO guidelines on HIV treatment and prevention
diconary view

Chandarapala Liyanage appointed as Director General of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corportation

Chandarapala Liyanage has been appointed as the Director General of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corportation (SLRC) by the Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, under the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Chandrapala Liyanage
diconary view

Ceasefire that fires

The 12-hour bandh observation by the Naga Students Federation (NSF) on July 1 protesting against the incessant factional clashes endangering the lives of the civilians, underground taxations, etc. might not have happened if there was Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) and Cease Fire Supervisory Board (CFSB) in the State. It is very unfortunate that our underground cadres have been freely roaming in civilian areas with arms.

 Oken Jeet Sandham
diconary view

Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera attends the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum

Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera represented Sri Lanka at the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum(ARF) being held in Darussalam Brunei from July 1st – 3rd, 2013.

Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the 20th ASEAN Regional Forum(ARF)
Prior to the Ministerial meeting  Neomal Perera engaged in Bi-lateral discussions with Hon. Liu Zhenmin, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China(seen here) at the International Convention Center in Brunei Darussalam on the sidelines of the Asian Regional Forum (ARF).
Deputy Minister of External Affairs  Neomal Perera met with Hon. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
diconary view

Sri Lanka and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in the Coconut Sector

At the invitation of the Cuban Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Gustavo Rodriguez Rollero, the Minister of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development, Hon. Jagath Pushpakumara paid a 6 - day official visit to Cuba from 24th – 29th June 2013 accompanied by Chairman of the Coconut Research Board, Prof. H.P.M. Gunasena, Director of the Coconut Research Institute, Dr Jayantha Gunathillake and Chairman of the Coconut Cultivation Board, Mr.Sarath Keerthiratne.

Sri Lanka and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in the Coconut Sector
Sri Lanka and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in the Coconut Sector
Sri Lanka and Cuba Strengthen Cooperation in the Coconut Sector
diconary view

Ambassador Hangawatte addresses Sri Lankan community leaders in Paris

Leaders of cultural, educational, welfare, sports, youth and political associations in Paris gathered at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to meet and greet Ambassador Hangawatte last Friday evening. Addressing the large gathering of invitees, Ambassador Hangawatte expressed his pleasure at welcoming everyone to the friendly, informal meeting.

Ambassador Hangawatte addresses Sri Lankan community leaders in Paris
Ambassador Hangawatte addresses Sri Lankan community leaders in Paris
Ambassador Hangawatte addresses Sri Lankan community leaders in Paris
diconary view

1500 Drinking water bottles donated by Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka - Jeddah Branch

1500 drinking water bottles were donated by the Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka - Jeddah Branch to be distributed among the stranded Sri Lankans visiting the Consulate General.

1500 Drinking water bottles donated by Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka - Jeddah Branch
diconary view

Special Arrangements to Issue 500 NMRP’s for Sri Lankans

Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah has made special arrangements to issue NMRP’s for Sri Lankan expatriates in order to get their legal status corrected, before the end of the grace period.

Special Arrangements to Issue 500 NMRP’s for Sri Lankans
diconary view

Two New High Commissioners Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa

Two new high commissioners accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this morning.

High Commissioner of Canada Ms. Shelley Whiting presents credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa - (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
High Commissioner of the Republic of India Mr. Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha presents credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The credential presenting ceremony took place at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and the Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama were also present.
diconary view


.