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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2310

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Popular Sinhalese Songstress Priyani hacked to death

Sri Lanka’s popular Sinhala language songstress Priyani Jayasinghe (51) has been hacked to death in her home in Alubomulla, Panandura, in the Kalutara District, around 15 miles south of the country's capital, Colombo.

Popular Sinhalese Songstress Priyani hacked to death
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Udaya R.Seneviratne- The New President’s Secretary

Udaya R.Seneviratne, a former senior administrative officer, assumed duties as the new Secretary to the President. He will take over from Mr Austin Fernando who resigned and bid farewell to his office on 5th of this month.

Udaya R.Seneviratne- The New  President’s Secretary
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Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka

The Government of Republic of Korea has agreed to provide two concessional loans for USD 14 million (Approximately Rs.2,240 million) to Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka in line with the Government’s target of strengthening local authorities with necessary equipment and technology to introduce modern solid waste management practices.

Loan Agreement  being signed by Dr.R H S Samarathunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Mr. Jung Sung-soo, Chief Representative of the Export- Import Bank of Korea.
Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka
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Gas Cylinder Price Reduced

The price of a 12.5kg domestic Litro Gas cylinder was reduced by Rs. 138/= with effect from today early morning, the Consumer Affairs Authority said.

Gas Cylinder Price Reduced
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New appointments to Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s staff’s at the Media Ministry

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera has appointed the following personnel to the Minister’s staff at the Media Ministry.

New appointments to Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s staff’s  at the Media Ministry
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Postal strike comes to a grinding halt after 16 days

The postal strike which commenced on June 10 with the support of 24 other postal trade unions and went on for 16 days, had been called off at midnight yesterday, Joint Postal Trade Union Collective announced.

Postal strike comes to a grinding halt after 16 days
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Special visit to Bodh Gaya for Sri Lankan Armed Forces Personnel

SThe High Commission of India organized a special visit to Bodh Gaya in India for 80 Sri Lankan Armed Forces personnel and their families.

Special visit to Bodh Gaya for Sri Lankan Armed Forces Personnel
Special visit to Bodh Gaya for Sri Lankan Armed Forces Personnel
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Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, NI (M) is scheduled to tour Sri Lanka on a four day official visit from 27th June 2018 on an invitation extended by the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne.

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat to visit Sri Lanka
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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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