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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2131

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Naval and Fishing communities in the North are requested to be vigilant for the next 18 hours

The early Warning Centre of the Department of Meteorology has released a Special Weather Bulletin at 5.30 AM this morning regarding the “Heavy Rainfalls in the Northern Sea Areas.”

Naval and Fishing communities in the North are requested to be vigilant for the next 18 hours
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National Integration and Reconciliation Week from 8th to 14th January 2018

Sri Lanka’s cab I et of ministers have declared "The National Integration Week" every year from 8th to 14th January.

National Integration and Reconciliation Week  from 8th to 14th January 2018
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To Discuss the Bond Report: Special Parliament session on Jan. 10

Following a request made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Speaker of Parliament, a special sitting of Parliament is to be convened on January 10, reveals Neil Iddawala, Acting Secretary General of Parliament.

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Two US lotteries: A billion-dollar lottery weekend

It was a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize.

Sam Safa, owner of the market, will receive $75,000 just for selling the winning ticket. (AP photo)
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Open warrant issued to arrest former US ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne issued an open warrant on the former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.

Jaliya Wickramasuriya
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Asian Tribune report featured in US Hindu American Foundation

The official website of the U.S. Hindu American Foundation, which yields influence in may spheres of American life having established continuing discourse with the Congress and White House, featured the ‘Asian Tribune’ report announcing the declaration of Hindu ‘Thai Pongal Day,’ a state-wide official festival in the State of Virginia.

Asian Tribune report featured in US Hindu American Foundation
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Pakistan High Commissioner called on Sri Lankan President

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Secretariat.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat shaking hand with President  Maithripala Sirisena at Presidential Secretariat
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Screening ‘Anatomy of Violence’ and Panel Discussion with Academy Award-Nominated Canadian Director Deepa Mehta

The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Embassy to Maldives, in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, and the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, have come forward to organize the special screening of ‘Anatomy of Violence’ and panel discussion with academy award nominated Director Deepa Mehta.

Director Deepa Mehta
 Screening ‘Anatomy of Violence’ and Panel Discussion with Academy Award-Nominated Canadian Director Deepa Mehta
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International Award to President Maithripala Sirisena in recognition of his anti-drug campaign

A special award offered in recognition of President Maithripala Sirisena's relentless campaign to eradicate drug menace, which is a major international problem, by The Anti Drug Non-Governmental Organizations Conference held in Macao in China in November 2017, was handed over to the President on January 2nd, 2018, at the Presidential Secretariat by Dr. Sarath M. Samarage, the President of the Federation of Anti Drug NGOs.

International Award to President Maithripala Sirisena in recognition of his anti-drug campaign
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PRECIFAC handed over Final Report to President Maithripala Sirisena

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) was yesterday handed over to the President Maithripala Srisena.

PRECIFAC handed over Final Report to President Maithripala Sirisena
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