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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2132

Velvetithurai: Navy recovers 98 Kgs of narcotics

Following intelligent information received, Naval personnel attached to Northern Naval Command, recovered 90 Kgs of Cannabis (KG), 4 Kgs of Opium and 4 Kgs of Hashish which were hidden in Velvetithurai coastal line, during a raid carried out on the morning of 6th January.

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The Jerusalem Question: Part 3

With the defeat of the Turkish Army during the World War I (1914-18), British General Edmund Allenby took control over Jerusalem. Upon entering the city on 11 December 1917, he declared, "Now the Crusades come to an end."

The Jerusalem Question: Part 3
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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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Trump Damaging Global War on Terror

US President Donald Trump made a tweet revealing that the United States had foolishly given Pakistan over $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years. In his tweet, Trump accused Pakistan of thinking US leaders to be fools. “They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”.

Trump Damaging Global War on Terror
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President Maithripala Sirisena on the Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry

President Maithripala Srisena made a statement on the Report of the Presidential Commission. The final report of the Commission has given details of its findings and also recommended several actions, including legal actions against those found to be involved in corrupt activities.

 President Maithripala Sirisena on the Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry
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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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Accelerate momentum to end TB as well as for progress on all SDG

As the year 2017 comes to a close, let us reflect back on the progress made in the fight against TB. One cannot ignore the epic meeting this year- the Global Ministerial Conference: Ending TB in sustainable development era - which brought together Russian President Vladimir Putin, WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom, over 75 ministers of health as well as of other non-health disciplines (especially from high-burden TB countries), and other stakeholders and affected communities.

Dr Mario Raviglione in Moscow, Russia at the WHO Global Ministerial Conference
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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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Rahul Gupta: West Virginian of the Year

Dr. Rahul Gupta, State Health Officer and Commissioner for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health, has been named as “West Virginian of the Year” 2017 by Charleston Gazette-Mail -the state’s largest Pulitzer winning newspaper.

Dr. Rahul Gupta
Rahul Gupta: West Virginian of the Year
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Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit' - Trump

US President Donald Trump slammed Pakistan, saying the country has given the US nothing but "lies and deceit."

Pakistan has 'given us nothing but lies & deceit' - Trump
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