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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2425

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Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service

Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi joined Prime Minister of Sri Lanka through a live video conferencing from New Delhi for the launch of the island-wide expansion of the 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service in Jaffna on 21 July 2018. Several Ministers and other dignitaries from Sri Lanka graced the occasion. High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, H.E Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu was also present.

Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service
Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service
Launch of Islandwide expansion of free 1990 Suwaseriya Emergency Ambulance Service
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USAID Partners to Support Reconciliation

" class="caption" align="right" />The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded approximately 1.6 billion Sri Lankan rupees ($10,000,000) in grant assistance to Global Communities on 16th June, to engage local communities in reconciliation activities.

USAID Mission Director to Sri Lanka and Maldives Reed Aeschliman.
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Amnesty insists Thailand to re-join path towards abolition of death penalty

The Thai authorities must recognize that the death penalty has no place in any criminal justice system and halt any plans to carry out further executions, said Amnesty International, a month after the state carried out its first execution in almost nine years.

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Wanted Urgently ‘Alugosuwa’ – Hangman

In the vernacular, a hangman is referred to as 'thhokilidupavan' in Tamil or 'vadhaka', commonly known as ‘alugosuwa’, a word which is of Portuguese origin (algoz).

A Hangman's Noose
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Sri Lanka remains UK ‘Human Rights Priority Country’

Sri Lanka remains a priority country in the United Kingdom’s Annual Human Rights Report 2017. Sri Lanka is one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ (HRPCs); countries where the UK has serious human rights concerns and hopes to engage positively to develop human rights performance.

Sri Lanka remains UK ‘Human Rights Priority Country’
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Minister Mangala Express Regret Over His Comments

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera regretted over his inadvertent mention about Rotarians and Lion Clubs.

Minister Mangala Express Regret Over His Comments
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Colombo Chief Magistrate Ordered For Sinhala and English Translation of the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, ordered the State Translation Department to render into Sinhala and English the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran regarding the resurgence of the LTTE at a public gathering held in Jaffna.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Ordered For Sinhala and English Translation of the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran
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Army Commander’s Term Of Office Extended By Another One Year

President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has extended the terms of office of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army by one more year with effect from August 19, the Military Secretariat announced.

Army Commander’s Term Of Office Extended By Another One Year
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Amnesty International Lambaste Sri Lankan Presidents Threat On Capital Punishment

Amnesty International has shown stiff opposition to the statement made by the Sri Lankan President that, he would sign required orders to execute capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers, who carried out large-scale drug smuggling operations, while in detention.


 Dinushika Dissanayake -  South Asian Deputy Director, Amnesty International
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Fuel Prices Increased & a New Formula to be Adhered

Yesterday (10th July) , at the meeting with the President, a decision has been made to increase the fuel prices of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO), stated Minster Rajitha Senaratne.

Fuel Prices Increased & a New Formula to be Adhered
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