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

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honor

Au Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of the Freedom of Oxford for “turning a blind eye” to atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims. The decision to revoke the honor was made a few weeks after St Hugh’s College, Oxford, where she studied, removed her portrait from a display.

Councillor Mary Clarkson, who proposed the motion to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of the honour, said the unprecedented move was a call for justice for the Rohingya people
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Recollections of the University of Peradeniya

1942 was the year when the University of Ceylon, the first University, was established in Colombo in the premises of College House. The master plan of the University envisaged that all activities of the University will be shifted to Hantana in Peradeniya, the present premises of the University of Peradeniya after several name changes.

Shant Nandana Wijesinghe
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Indian High Commission offers fully funded training programmes

Under the Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs, more than 40 training courses, spread over a multitude of sectors, in various institutions in India are available from 15 January to 31 March 2018.

Indian High Commission offers fully funded training programmes
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Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items

Vidya Foundations organized in remembrance of Late Vidya Sivaloganathan, a student from Pungudutivu Maha Vidyalayam, who was brutally murdered on 13 May 2015, has initiated number of social activities to promote education of school children, social awareness and reconciliation Island wide.

Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
Vidya Foundation Awards Scholarships and Distribute School Items
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Pakistan High Commission celebrates Quaid’s Day in Colombo

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka held a 141st birthday anniversary celebrations at the High Commission premises.

Pakistan High Commissioner Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat alongwith officials  of the High Commission cutting the cake
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Generalized System of Preferences Program Expires on December 31, 2017

The United States’ Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program expires on December 31, 2017. The United States Congress did not re-authorize GSP before adjourning for the year. The immediate effect of GSP expiration is GSP eligible imports to the United States from Sri Lanka and other GSP beneficiary countries and territories will be subject to non-preferential duties beginning January 1, 2018.

Generalized System of Preferences Program Expires on December 31, 2017
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America Tamil Sangam honors educationist

America Tamil Sangam honored an eminent educationist of South India Mrs. BKK Pillai for her five decades of service to the cause of promoting Indian education and instilling moral values in the minds of children.

(L-R) Taran Kaur and John Joseph present the award to Mrs. Pillai while Manasa Pillai and John Kingsly look on.
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Canada - Sri Lanka Friendship Group in the Federal Parliament in Ottawa

Ahmed A. Jawad, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Canada congratulated the new office bearers of the Sri Lanka – Canada Friendship Group in the Federal Parliament.

Ahmed A. Jawad
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Suspicious metallic object detected inside Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife’s shoes

Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife had a suspicious metallic object installed in it forcing the foreign office’s security staff to give her a different pair of shoes for the Monday meeting with her husband in Islamabad, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Suspicious metallic object detected inside Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife’s shoes
Kulbhushan Jadhav
Suspicious metallic object detected inside Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife’s shoes
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Why? – Non-allocation of Money to the DAPH for Nation-wide Dog Sterilizations in 2018

With 550 salaried government veterinary surgeons in the DAPH (spread in 325 veterinary offices in all the districts of Sri Lanka), who are ready to sterilize dogs across the country every day of the week in a decentralized programme, why is the money for the National Dog Sterilization Programme still being allocated to the Health Ministry?

KACPAW clinic - Sterilization of dogs
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Christians in Mosul celebrate Christmas after four years!

Hymns filled a church in Iraq’s second city Mosul on Sunday as worshipers celebrated Christmas for the first time in four years after the end of jihadist rule.

Christians in Mosul celebrate Christmas after four years!
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