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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2253

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14 LTTE members listed in Extraordinary Gazette notification


Sri Lanka government issued an extraordinary gazette on last Wednesday (20th June) listing 14 individuals as designated persons who have connections with the LTTE in terms of terrorism-related activities and funding and financing of terrorism, to the List of Designated Persons.

14 LTTE members listed in Extraordinary Gazette notification
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US To Announce Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council

The US is expected to announce its withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council later today, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

US To Announce Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council
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Another UNPer Sworn in As Deputy Minister

UNP Parliamentarian Buddika Pathirana has been sworn in as Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce this afternoon, the President’s Media Division said.

Another UNPer Sworn in As Deputy Minister
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Policemen Who Shot a Tamil Civilian Yet to be Arrested

The policemen involved in the shooting of the 32 years old Tamil civilian V.Sutharsan, on Sunday 17th night, at the Sagaya Madha Temple located on the KKS – Jaffna Road, at Mallakam, in the Tellipalai Police area, yet to be arrested. It seems there is a degree of hesitancy on the part of the Police to arrest the policemen involved in the shooting.

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Japan- Strong quake near Osaka, kills 3, more than 200 injured

At least three people were killed and more than 200 injured after strong quakes rocked Osaka in Western Japan during morning rush hour today, June 18.

Japan- Strong quake near Osaka, kills 3, more than 200 injured
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Masthan Removed Of Hindu Religious Affairs: Ranjith Aluwihare continues State Minister for Christian Affairs

President Maithipala Srisena removed Kader Masthan's deputy ministerial post Hindu Religious Affairs, but Ranjith Aluwihare, continues as the State Minister for Christian Affairs. " class="caption" align="right" />

Ranjith Aluwihare -State Minister for Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs.
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32 Year Old Civilian Shot And Killed In Tellipalai

The Police has shot and killed a 32 years old V.Sutharsan, a Tamil civilian, yesterday night at Tellipalai and so far the reason for the police to open fire and killing the innocent civilian has not been clearly established.

Mallakam Magistrate A. Judson seen listening to people at the site of the shooting incident at Tellipalai
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4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June

United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2014, piloted by India declaring June 21 each year as the “International Day of Yoga”. The resolution was supported by more than 170 countries, with Sri Lanka being one of the first co-sponsors of the Resolution.

4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June
4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June
4th International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in Colombo on 23 June
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Tomorrow: Muslims in Sri Lanka will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr

Muslims in Sri Lanka will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, tomorrow (June 16). Colombo Grand Mosque announced of sighting of moon.

Tomorrow: Muslims in Sri Lanka will be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr
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Challenge Corporation Official Visits to Continue Progress on Compact Development

The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Managing Director for Europe, Asia, Pacific, and Latin America Caroline Nguyen visited Sri Lanka from June 11 to 13 to advance the development of the proposed MCC compact – a large-scale five-year grant program.

Challenge Corporation Official Visits  to Continue Progress on Compact Development
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