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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Another Unmanned Crossing Tragedy

It is tempting to suggest that discourse by public figures in India is beginning to be vastly influenced by the daily soap of shouting and slanging matches on the so-called news channels. Just as the self-opinionated and screaming TV anchors have no qualms in peddling fiction laced with defamatory statements and even straight abuses, the public figures in India do not think twice in using inelegant, false and libellous language for rivals and critics.

Onlookers gather around the mangled remains of a school bus after it was hit by a train in Kushinagar district in India's Uttar Pradesh state on April 26, 2018. At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured April 26 after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an official said. / AFP PHOTO / -
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Cabinet reshuffle to take effect this morning

The cabinet reshuffle of the so called Unity Government of Sri Lanka is to take place at 10 AM this morning at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo. Strange things are on the card.

Cabinet Reshuffle - File Photo
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The New Sri Lanka Cabinet:

The new cabinet appointment is being made and sworn in. - A section only

Several ministerial portfolios have changed hands while some ministers have retained their previous portfolios.

Given below the latest:

Ravindra Samaraweera appointed as Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations

Wijedasa Rajapakshe appointed Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs

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