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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2249

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Tamil Diaspora urge British government to sack “slit throat” Sri Lanka diplomat

Angered by a public death threat against Tamil demonstrators in London, Eelamist diaspora groups in a rare display of solidarity have urged the British government to strip Sri Lanka’s military attaché in the United Kingdom of his diplomatic status and declare him a “Persona non Grata” who has been allowed to continue to work in High Commission on the ‘Special Orders’ of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena.

A video showed Minister Counsellor (Defence) Brigadier Priyankara Fernando,  making a slitting the throat gesture towards the protesters
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Minister Fowzie’s Granddaughter – Fathima Hafsa Assaulted In Court Premises

Minister A. H. M. Fowzie’s granddaughter – Attorney-at-Law Fathima Hafsa lodged three complaints yesterday, for intimidating and assaulting her in Court premises this morning against Dr. Shazli Mowjood, who is on bail and allegedly carried on these acts in breach of bail conditions.

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Government Leaders Insult Intelligence of Sri Lankan Public

These days we hear ad nauseam, ‘holier than thou’ preaching by President Maithripala Sirisena (MS) and Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe (RW). The virtues of honesty and integrity claimed by these two Government leaders are an insult to the intelligence of the average Sri Lankan whose literacy is high and has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a brain to think for oneself and understand.

Government Leaders Insult Intelligence of Sri Lankan Public
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70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai

The 70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated in ceremonial way at the Deputy High Commission for Sri Lanka in Chennai on February 4 with the tri-lingual National Day Message of His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka read by the officers of the Mission, and with the blessings of the multi-faith religious leaders here.

70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai
70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai
70th Independence Day of Sri Lanka celebrated by Deputy High Commission in Chennai
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Sri Lanka elections turnout signals bad news for "Good" government

Amid tight security, Sri Lanka's local government polls closed on February 10th evening in a peaceful manner.
The Election commission said that the overall voter turnout in the elections was around 65%-at 10.2 Million voters.

Sri Lanka elections turnout signals bad news for "Good"  government
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