Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

Monthly archive

FIFA World Cup 2014 Final: it is Argentina Vs Germany

Argentina beat The Netherlands on Wednesday 4-2 on penalties to reach the final of the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2014 Final: it is Argentina Vs Germany
diconary view

President Commissions Patrol Boats Gifted by Australia

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning at the Port of Colombo, ceremonially commissioned the “Mihikatha” and “Rathnadeepa” patrol boats that were gifted by the Australian Government to Sri Lanka. -" class="caption" align="right" />

President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives at the Port of Colombo this morning for the ceremonial commissioning of the patrol boats that were gifted by the Australian Government to Sri Lanka. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
-
President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspects the guard of honour prior to the ceremonial commissioning of the patrol boats.
-
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen here at the Port of Colombo while the national anthem is played at the event for the ceremonial commissioning of the patrol boats gifted to Sri Lanka by Australia.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is presented with the Commissioning Warrants for the Sri Lanka Navy Ships (SLNS) “Mihikatha” and “Rathnadeepa” this morning at the Port of Colombo.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveils the name board of SLNS “Mihikatha” patrol boat. Also pictured are Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Mr. Scott Morrison, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera and Australian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Ms. Robyn Mudie.
President Commissions Patrol Boats Gifted by Australia
President Commissions Patrol Boats Gifted by Australia
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Mr. Scott Morrison, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera and officers from Sri Lanka Navy, pose for a photograph following the ceremony.
The two patrol boats that the Australian Government gifted to the Sri Lanka Navy as a gesture of goodwill sailed from the Port of Cairns in Australia April 5 and June 4 of this year with Sri Lankan Naval officers and sailors on board. They sailed a total of 4,800 nautical miles within 20 days and reached the Port of Colombo April 24 and June 25.
diconary view

Historic Lanka-Belarus trade talks begin in Colombo

The first ever Sri Lanka-Belarus official trade talks commenced in Colombo on 09 July amidst avowed assertions from both sides towards forging sustainable trade links while making inroads to the huge ‘New Asian; and upcoming Eurasian Union markets. And the first Colombo talks have now paved the way for a prospective future visit of (HE) President of Belarus to Sri Lanka.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-centre) addresses the first Sri Lanka-Belarus Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation that commenced at Taj Hotel, Colombo on 09 July.
Valentin B. Rybakov (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus) addresses the first Sri Lanka-Belarus Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation that commenced at Taj Hotel, Colombo on 09 July.
diconary view

Boat People from India – A Fearmongers’ hateful fraud

Respected journalist and political commentator from Australia, Andrew Bolt, in his regular Bolt Editorial has exposed the massive fraud being perpetrated by vested interests over the refugee scam involving boat people who have arrived from India, supposedly of Sri Lankan origin.

Andrew Bolt
diconary view


.