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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

President Rajapaksa pays last respects to late Minister Thondaman

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa paid his last respects to the remains of Leader of the Ceylon Worker's Congress (CWC) and Minister of Community Empowerment and Estate Infrastructure Development, Arumugam Thondaman, today (28).

President Rajapaksa pays last respects to late Minister Thondaman
President Rajapaksa pays last respects to late Minister Thondaman
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FR Petition Challenging Disposals Of Bodies Of Muslims Fixed For Support

A Fundamental Rights Petition filed by Former Minister and the leader of All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) Rishad Bathiudeen and several others including three former MPs seeking an order staying the operation of gazette notification issued to cremate the corpses of Muslim persons who had died of COVID-19 was fixed for support by Supreme Court.

FR Petition Challenging  Disposals Of Bodies Of Muslims Fixed For Support
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Curfew Updates

The President Media Division further states that from 1 June to 3 June an island-wide curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 4 am.

Again from 4 to 5 June an island-wide curfew will be imposed throughout the two days.

From 6 June curfew will be imposed throughout the country from 10 pm to 4. am until further notice.

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Curfew Updates

The government has decided to impose an island-wide curfew on 31 Sunday which will prevail throughout the day - states President Media Division.

Curfew Updates
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Rajitha Senaratne further remanded by Colombo Additional Magistrate

Colombo Chief Magistrate’ Court yesterday transferred former Minister Rajitha Senaratne’s bail application to another court following a request by Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris on behalf of the Attorney General (AG).

Rajitha  Senaratne further remanded by Colombo Additional Magistrate
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Updated Guidelines For Selling Cigarettes and Alcohol

Under selected public activities and work settings for the prevention and control of COVID 19, the following are the instructions issued Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the Director General of Ministry of Health, for owners of outlets selling cigarettes and alcohol under - Updated guidelines issued by the Health Ministry for the public focused on the “new normal” with the country gradually resuming day-to-day activities.

Updated Guidelines For Selling Cigarettes and Alcohol
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Supreme Court Postponed Further Consideration Of FR Petitions

The Supreme Court yesterday, the seventh consecutive day of hearing, postponed further consideration of the fundamental rights petitions filed challenging the election date, until 10.00 a.m. today

 Supreme Court Postponed Further Consideration Of  FR Petitions
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COVID-19: 134 fresh cases jump total count to 1,453

134 people have tested positive for coronavirus today, according to the latest figures published by the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health at 8:30 pm on Wednesday (May 27).

COVID-19: 134 fresh cases jump total count to 1,453
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Arumugam Thondaman's Body To be Cremated on 31st May With Full State Honors

The body of Late Arumugam Thondaman is currently at his residence in Battaramulla and will be taken to the Parliament premises today (Thursday) where the former Parliament members will pay their respects to him and then to the CWC headquarters in Colombo.

Arumugam Thondaman's Body To be Cremated on 31st May With Full State Honors
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Indian PM Modi Commends Mahinda’s 50 Years In Parliament

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday on completing 50 years as a parliamentarian.

Modi Congratulate Mahinda - A File Photo
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Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne

From the white epaulettes of an Officer Cadet of the Military Academy to the sword and baton insignia of a General Officer lies one of the toughest career journeys spanning over three decades. It is even tougher when it begins during a war that also goes on for decades. Yet some who embark on this journey is so gritty that they adorn even that most arduous path with exceptional achievements, contributions and sacrifices.

Major General Nirmal Dharmaratne
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A New Mechanism To Repatriate Sri Lankans From Abroad

A new mechanism is to be formulated to repatriate Sri Lankans who are stranded or faced with various difficulties in the wake of COVID – 19 pandemics.

A New Mechanism To Repatriate Sri Lankans From Abroad
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COIVID -19 – Total Tally Shot Up To 1,319

The Health Ministry said that 137 patients were detected with the virus on Tuesday (26) alone, the highest for a day so far, and the total tally shot up to 1,319.

COIVID -19 – Total Tally Shot Up To 1,319
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