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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Sri Lankans get first taste of lifesaving new transportation service with DrinkDrive

An innovative new transportation service is working to save lives and encourage Sri Lankans to take the responsible route home. First launched on Christmas Eve, 2016, DrinkDrive is a unique platform that provides professional chauffeurs who drive clients safely home in the client’s own vehicle at a reasonable rate. The chauffeurs arrive in pairs and as one drives the client home, the other follows on motorbike.

Sri Lankans get first taste of lifesaving new transportation service with DrinkDrive
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Nagaland: T.R. Zeliang Should Exhibit Political Mmaturity, Avoid Tribal Card

Quite unexpectedly during his election campaign for their NPF candidates in Manipur’s Tamenglong District, former Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang, who just stepped down as Chief Minister a week back, said he was a victim of the majoritarian politics. He said he was dislodged as Chief Minister because he belonged to a minority tribe.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang
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President Initiates 1785 Micro-Enterprises in the Conflict-Affected North and East

President Maithripala Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, with the concurrence of the Cabinet of Ministers on 28th February 2017 initiated action to establish 1785 micro-enterprises in the Northern and Eastern Provinces under the Enterprise Based Village Development Project said Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.

Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy - Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.
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Sri Lanka: Slow progress on crucial justice and reconciliation – UN report

The slow pace of transitional justice in Sri Lanka and the lack of a comprehensive strategy to address accountability for past crimes risk derailing the momentum towards lasting peace, reconciliation and stability, according to a report issued by the UN Human Rights Office.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein
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