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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2130

Hand grenade explosion caused bus tragedy - Prime Minister

Hand grenade explosion has caused the bus tragedy in which Nineteen passengers including twelve military personnel were injured in the explosion inside the ill-fated bus at Kahagolla in Diyatalawa this morning, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today.

Hand grenade explosion caused bus tragedy -   Prime Minister
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President launched Special Reconciliation TV Channel

President Maithripala Sirisena as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation initiated a special budget proposal in 2017 to establish a special dedicated reconciliation TV Channel.

President launched Special Reconciliation TV Channel
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19 injured as passenger bus catches fire

At least 19 people were injured and rushed to hospital after a passenger bus caught fire in Diyatalawa, in the Central Highlands on Wednesday, police said.

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Listening to the unheard voices of India

It is a common practice to interview celebrities and share their success stories. But the real grass roots heroines and heroes rarely get heard. So, for a change, let us listen to what our 13 year old Raveena has to say on girls’ education. It is high time our policy makers paid heed to the experiential knowledge of people like Raveena to ensure that all children receive an education, and help achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals, one of which (SDG 4) envisages to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

Listening to the unheard voices of India
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A devoted principal retires

Nazeer Shihabdeen is retiring from his position as the principal of Sri Lanka International School in Riyadh, after rendering a valuable service to the Sri Lankan community in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Nazeer Shihabdeen
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Sri Lanka receives South Asia Procurement Innovation Award

Sri Lanka has received the South Asia Procurement Innovation Award 2017- 2018 at the Fifth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference held from February 5 – 8, 2018 in New Delhi.

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Procurement Innovation Award
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St Kitts and Nevis has second citizenship & passport for sale - ending

Completely legal, and surprising for many, the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has released a final reminder to those interested in investing in second citizenship under the temporarily reduced investment module – the Hurricane Relief Fund – scheduled to end on 30 March 2018.

St Kitts and Nevis has second citizenship & passport for sale - ending
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Edward Dauris Thank You

Edward Dauris, the British High Commissioner, hopefully led the last charge of the lost empire on the miniscule SL Foreign Ministry. It was to protest and demand the recall of Defence Attache in London, 6 foot infantry Brigadier (Brig) Priyanka Fernando.

Brigadier (Brig) Priyanka Fernando.
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UN SG Welcomes Decisions To Advance Work Of The Conference On Disarmament in Geneva

UN Secretary General welcomes Decision adopted under Sri Lanka’s Presidency to advance work of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

UN SG Welcomes Decisions To Advance Work Of The Conference On Disarmament in Geneva
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“NPF Regime Is Over, NDPP Regime Is Coming:” Er Kruse

NDPP candidate from the 8 Western Angami Assembly Constituency, Er. Kevisekho Kruse said the NPF regime was over in Nagaland.

NDPP candidate of 8 Western Angami Assembly Constituency Er. Kevisekho Kruse
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Neelakantan - Man who did yeoman service to Hinduism no more with us

President of All Ceylon Hindu Congress Kandiah Neelakandan (71) passed away yesterday at a private hospital in Colombo.

Kandiah Neelakantan
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Indo South African cricket match fixing to remove Prez Jacob Zuma?

Can cricketers also play politics? Why not? Can they be used to bring down a government by making them underplay? Have Indian and South African teams played for the down fall of president Zuma?

 South African Prez Jacob Zuma - The  Fallen Leader
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50 youth from Jaffna join the army for non-military duties

Fifty men and women in the Jaffna peninsula, including rehabilitated former LTTE combatants, joined the Sri Lanka Army under the militarized category reported for non-military duties on Thursday (15) at the Security Force Headquarters - Palaly.

 Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, - Commander, Security Forces - Jaffna
The newly recruited men and women from Jaffna
50 youth from Jaffna join the army for non-military duties
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Mueller Indictment of the Russians

On Friday (Feb. 16, 2018) 'a federal grand jury' in Washington DC indicted 13 Russian nationals and a Kremlin-linked internet firm (Internet Research Agency) on charges that they meddled in the US presidential election of 2016. The US government said Russian entities began a concerted years-long effort as early as 2014, dedicated to undermining the American political system and sow discord.

Mueller Indictment of the Russians
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Sri Lanka in Jeopardy

Never in the history of politics, in the Seventy years of Independence, have we come across such double-dealing and hypocrisy ‘Marked’ by deliberate deceptiveness pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another. Treachery and perfidiousness is being perpetrated by a Head of State, the President, Mr. Maithripala Sirisena himself, shamelessly.

Maithri - 'Un'-Majestically,  depicts lack of worldly experience and propriety needed for a President
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