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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2250

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Money Laundering Case: Shalila Moonasinghe and Janaka Chaminda Nammuni till Oct 25.

Colombo Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, taking into consideration of the seriousness of the offence of alleged money transfer of USD 1.1 million from Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan to their personal account in Sri Lanka, refused to grant bail to both suspects - Litro Gas Chairman Shalila Moonasinghe and Janaka Chaminda Nammuni - son of retired Maj. Gen. Jaliya Nammuni, who held the post of Deputy Chief of Staff at the time he retired, were ordered to be further remanded till October 25.

Shalila Moonasinghe (left) and Janaka Chaminda Nammuni  were  brought to the Fort Magistrate court yesterday.
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Political Tremors in Nepal

Maoist supremo, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, has stunned political observers with his decision with less than a month for heralding election season; polls for the National Parliament and Provincial Assemblies are scheduled for 26th Nov and 7th Dec. Significantly, Prachanda has refused to withdraw his ministers from the ruling coalition.

Political Tremors in Nepal
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Minister Mangala meets US Under Secretary for Political Affairs

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera who is currently in Washington to attend the World Bank/IMF annual meeting, met with the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon, at the US State Department.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera seen with US Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon
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Two novel TB drugs move into human studies

On the eve of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health, being held in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) announced the ongoing Phase-1 clinical studies for two new drugs for TB treatment, developed by it.

Two novel TB drugs move into human studies
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“Engagement and building trust remains a critical part of maintaining the inclusive security network” - U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift

At the Galle Dialogue 2017, held at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, on October 9 and 10 for the eighth consecutive year Admiral Scott Swift emphasized, "Engagement and building trust remains a critical part of maintaining the inclusive security network that sustains the rules-based order and helps protect freedom of the seas for the benefit of all nations."

“Engagement and building trust remains a critical part of maintaining the inclusive security network” - U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift
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Parole Periods Ends: Sasikala On Her Way To Central Jail

The General Secretary of the splintered AIADMK ruling Party, VK Sasikala’s, five-day parole, for visiting her husband in a hospital here, ended on Wednesday and she will return to Parappana Agrahara central jail in Bengaluru on Thursday. " class="caption" align="right" />

VK Sasikala’s seen on her way to Parappana Agrahara central jail in Bengaluru on Thursday after the completion of her  five-day parole, for visiting her husband in a hospital
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