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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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34 youths from Mullaitivu Recruited in the Volunteer Force

Security Force Headquarters-Mullaitivu (SFHQ-MLT) recently enlisted thirty four (34) young Tamil youth to the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force (SLAVF) from Mullaitivu area and commenced recruit training for them at Pudukuduirippu Battalion Training School on Monday (26) under the directions of Major General Jagath Dias, Commander, SFHQ-MLT.

34 youths from Mullaitivu Recruited in the Volunteer Force
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Pakistan successfully test fires Stealth Nuclear Cruise Missile

Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) “Ra’ad”, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release.

Pakistan successfully test fires Stealth Nuclear Cruise Missile
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China’s top reforms champ Li Yong coming

A onetime top Chinese financial reformer who successfully championed good governance and elimination of toxic financial assets in the mainland corporate sector will be in Sri Lanka to inspect UNIDO’s next program cycle in the country. “UNIDO Director General Li Yong’s arrival in Sri Lanka will not only strengthen their programs here but is also a boost to Sri Lanka’s industry profile” said Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 29 January in Colombo.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka-left) and UNIDO Director General Li Yong (right)
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Sri Lanka’s new President Sirisena to visit India soon!

According to PTI, Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena will visit India later this month and meet Indian leaders to discuss bilateral issues.

 President Maithripala Sirisena
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Former President With His Trustworthy Muslim Friends

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa with a group of his trustworthy friends who called at his residence in the south. He expressed his appreciation of their visit second in a row after his unexpected defeat. Unlike some time servers, come rain come sun, they stood by him during his victories and defeat.

Former President With His Trustworthy Muslim Friends
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US Assistant Secretary of State Asia Called on the Sri Lanka President

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Mrs. Nisha Biswal, called on President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (02) afternoon at the Presidential Secretariat.

US - Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Called on the President. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
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Opposition to bring ‘No Confidence Motion’ against Minister John Amaratunga

Leader of the Opposition Nimal Siripala de Silva told Parliament yesterday that he would be moving a ‘No Confidence Motion’ against Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs John Amaratunga.

John Amaratunga - Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs
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Real factors behind SL’s independence

Before 1939 the British were in no great hurry to grant self-rule to their colonies, despite all the heroic freedom struggles, notably in India, and the campaigns for constitutional reforms in countries like Sri Lanka. It fact British leaders like Winston Churchill wanted to keep forever the empire on which “the sun would never set.”

Real factors behind SL’s independence
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