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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2529

Sri Lanka’s fish farm ‘Oceanpick’ first in South Asia to earn BAP certification for offshore farming

Sustainable oceanic fish farm Oceanpick (Pvt) Ltd., has been awarded the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification, making Sri Lanka a pioneer in South Asia -and only the 34th country in the world- with a BAP-certified facility.

Oceanpick’s Barramundi farming facility in Trincomalee is the only offshore aquaculture operation in Sri Lanka
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No more individuals’ names on school buildings in WP - Governor M. Azath S. Salley

New school buildings built with state funds in the Western Province will not be named after individuals, in his province, Western Province Governor M. Azath S. Salley said in Kalutara district on Monday.

Western Province Governor M. Azath S. Salley
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Gota contests Permanent HC order: CA postpones for May 6 to support

Court of Appeal today (26) postponed the Writ Petition filed by former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for May 6 to be supported.

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Pakistan’s National Day Reception held in Colombo

In connection with the celebrations of 79th National Day, the High Commission of Pakistan, Colombo hosted a reception at Galadari Hotel, on March 25, 2019.

Pakistan’s National Day Reception held in Colombo
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54 Sri Lankan Refugees In India To Today

24 families who went to South India as refugees during the conflict era are to be return to Sri Lanka on 26 March and 28 March 2019 under the voluntary repatriation scheme facilitated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

54 Sri Lankan Refugees In India To Today
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Indian Army Contingent Arives For Joint Exercise - MITRASHAKTI - VI

The Sri Lanka Army - Indian Army Joint training exercise MITRASHAKTI - VI will be held at Diyatalawa from 26 March - 08 April 2019.

Indian Army Contingent Arives For Joint Exercise -  MITRASHAKTI - VI
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A Burmese Perspective - Mass Rape as a Weapon of War

After seven long years of peace negotiations with the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw), the latest round of peace talk failed to produce anything, so it is time for the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities of Burma (Shan, Chin, Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Mon and Rakhine) including all the pro-democracy 8888 generation and patriotic Myanmar to identify themselves on the side of Justice, Truth, Equality (federalism) and Democracy and throw their lot with the civilized world headed by the United Nations.

A Burmese Perspective -  Mass Rape as a Weapon of War
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Letter From America: Speaking Truth to Power – the case of Ilhan Omar

Truth and justice have always been an anathema to the despots around the world who resort to torture and oppression to silence their adversaries. They are not oblivious of the truth but are averse to it being afraid of its impact that may weaken their control over the people. They like to conceal the truth.

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
Letter From America: Speaking Truth to Power – the case of Ilhan Omar
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Bhagat Singh Puram inaugurated in Helboda, Nuwara Eliya

In a special event held on March 24, 2019, at Helboda Estate in Nuwara Eliya, 98 houses built under the Indian Housing Project were handed over to the beneficiaries jointly by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu and Minister of Finance of Sri Lanka Hon. Mangala Samaraweera in the presence of Palani Digambaram, Minister for Hill country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development, Gayantha Karunathilake, Minister of Lands and Parliamentary Reforms, and Radhakrishnan, Minister of Special Area Development.

Bhagat Singh Puram  inaugurated in Helboda, Nuwara Eliya
Bhagat Singh Puram  inaugurated in Helboda, Nuwara Eliya
Bhagat Singh Puram  inaugurated in Helboda, Nuwara Eliya
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Western Province Governor in alms-giving ceremony to mark ‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week'

A total of 100 members of the Maha Sangha were hosted at a massive alms-giving ceremony at the Kalyani Raja Maha Vihara in Kelaniya on last Wednesday here.

Western Province Governor in alms-giving ceremony to mark ‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week'
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Pakistan’s 79th National Day celebrated in Sri Lanka

The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the 79th National Day of Pakistan with traditional fervour and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, vibrant, progressive, democratic and welfare state.

Pakistan’s 79th National Day celebrated in Sri Lanka
Pakistan’s 79th National Day celebrated in Sri Lanka
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Speaking Truth to Power By Habib Siddiqui The people who are either in power or with wealth and influence like to be followed or obeyed and usually don’t like detractors challenging their wrong views or opinions. Speaking truth to power is not easy and re

The people who are either in power or with wealth and influence like to be followed or obeyed and usually don’t like detractors challenging their wrong views or opinions. Speaking truth to power is not easy and requires moral courage and deep conviction. Thus, it is not difficult to see the rarity of such a trait in today’s human beings who seem to be motivated more by material gains than what’s morally right and just.

Speaking Truth to Power By Habib Siddiqui The people who are either in power or with wealth and influence like to be followed or obeyed and usually don’t like detractors challenging their wrong views or opinions. Speaking truth to power is not easy and re
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