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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2038

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Swiss Police shot and killed a Sri Lankan Tamil

A 38-year-old Sri Lankan Tamil refugee, Subramanian Haran, from Ward No: 6, Puthukudiyiruppu, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka was shot and killed by Swiss police on Saturday after an allegation that he charged at two other asylum seekers with knives, law enforcement officials said.

 Subramanian Haran - A 38-year-old  Sri Lankan Tamil refugee
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Northern Provincial Councilor Rifkhan Bathiyutheen Resigns

Rifkhan Bthiyudeen a UPFA Northern Province Councilor has resigned from his post as a Provincial Council Member of the Northern Province.

Rifkhan Bathiyutheen yesterday tendering his letter of resignation to Northern Provincial Council Assembly Chairman C.V.K. Sivangnam
Rifkhan Bathiyuthen   of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA)   took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on 17 October 2013 and entered the Council on 25 October 2013.
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Nobel prize in literature 2017: Kazuo Ishiguro wins - “The Remains of the Day”

The English novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, known for his spare, elliptical prose style and his inventive subversion of literary genres, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday.

Kazuo Ishiguro - Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature 2017
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ASEAN MPs call for charges against Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros to be dropped

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today condemned the filing of criminal wiretapping charges against Philippine Senator Risa Hontiveros, calling for the charges to be dropped and for the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to cease its harassment of critics and human rights defenders.

 Risa Hontiveros - Philippine Senator
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Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the 2017 Nobel prize in Chemistry

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, which both simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson win the 2017 Nobel prize in  Chemistry
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U.S. 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Begins

The U.S. Embassy in Colombo is pleased to announce the start of the 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Program, also known as the “Green Card” Lottery.

U.S. 2019 Diversity Visa Lottery Begins
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UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field arrives today

UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field will arrive today on a two-day visit to discuss reconciliation, demining and the illegal wildlife trade arrives today.

Mark Field -UK Minister for Asia and the Pacific
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Unemployment prevailing in villages a contributory factor for eruption of violence- Additional Magistrate

The additional Magistrate P.Sivakumar observed that unemployment prevailing in the midst of Thunnalai East, Kudawattai and Kalikai villagers was the contributory factor for the eruption of violence in the midst of those villagers, when the cases against 47 villagers came up for hearing on last Monday.

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Lankan troops did not commit war crimes - Basil Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan troops did not commit war crimes but the individuals within the forces may have done the atrocities during the brutal three-decade-long civil war against the LTTE –Basil Rajapaksa former Economic Development Minister and the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in Jaffna.

Lankan troops did not commit war crimes -  Basil Rajapaksa
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Sri Lanka allows banned Silva to take field

Former Sri Lanka player Chamara Silva has been given temporary relief to participate in domestic matches after appealing his two-year ban for misconduct, the country's cricket board said today.

 Chamara Silva  - Former Sri Lankan National Cricket Team Player
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