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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2221

Battle of Nerves: Who is telling the Truth – Rajitha Senaratne ? Sarath Fonseka?

Who is telling the truth? Actually did the battle tested Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka tendered apology to the Sri Lankan President? Sarath Fonseka says a firm “No,” but Cabinet spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says “Yes.”

Battle of Nerves: Who is telling the Truth –  Rajitha Senaratne ? Sarath Fonseka?
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The Shot Tower: a flawless monument to British ingenuity

In the past few months, according to my own impromptu statistics, a bank holiday, more often than not, has been a complete washout, characterised by gloom and misery, much to dismay of millions of inhabitants of the British isles, who just wanted to pursue something that interest them on the day.

The Shot Tower: a flawless monument to British ingenuity
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Sri Lanka President’s Scientific Ministry Allocations Confusing & Intriguing

Today veteran SLFP politician A.H.M. Fowzie has been sworn in as the State Minister of National Unity and Reconciliation.

Maithripala Srisena
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Lord Buddha’s Sacred Relics from Taxila, Pakistan arrived at Kandy

Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan are being exhibited for general public in Kandy District at Balagolla Budhist Centre on 11th May and at Ambanwela Raja Maha Vihara on 12th May.

The Relics are being received at Balagolla Budhist Centre
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Anuruddha Polgampola Newly Appointed State Timber Corporation Removed

Anuruddha Polgampola who was appointed as the new Chairman of State Timber Corporation last week by President aithripala Srisena, has been removed from his position with immediate effect.

Anuruddha Polgampola
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Poland Defence Attaché Calls On Chief Of Defence Staff

The Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in India accredited to Sri Lanka, Colonel Slawomir Koltun paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS) today (09th May, 2018).

Poland Defence Attaché Calls On  Chief Of Defence Staff
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Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution

Forwarded by Habib Siddiqui, a participant to the conference in Germany

Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution
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President Trump Withdraws US from Iranian Nuclear Agreement

The pendulum of Iranian Nuclear Agreement that used to oscillate between uncertainty and misplaced optimism finally came to a halt at the point of stalemate, shortly after 2pm ET on Tuesday, after President Trump signed the order to pull the US out of it.

President Trump Withdraws US from Iranian Nuclear Agreement
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Timings and Reasons Behind The Rise of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement

The politicians, in general, welcomed the decision of apex committee to hold talks with Manzoor Pashteen, the face of Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement, despite all his unparliamentarily language as this is how democracy and life works. The jirga was founded under the supervision of KP Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra and had the support of the military leadership which presumes that some of the demands of the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement are genuine and they need to be addressed within the framework of the constitution of Pakistan.

 PTM leader Mohsin Dawar
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Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka

The arrest of President Sirisena's Chief of Staff, Dr I.H.K. Mahanama and Chairman of the State Timber Corporation P. Dissanayake while taking a bribe from an Indian investor made headlines last week. As often the case in Sri Lanka different segments interpret this incident based on their political biases.

Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon - File Photo
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
Unscrupulous state officials and the plight of investors to Sri lanka
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21st Annual Rally of Sri Lankans At International Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua

On 1st May 2018 the Annual rally of Sri Lankans in Italy was held for the 21st consecutive year at the International Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua.

21st Annual Rally of Sri Lankans At International Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua
21st Annual Rally of Sri Lankans At International Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua
21st Annual Rally of Sri Lankans At International Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua
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To Regain Rightful Place In Indian Ocean Reawaken Nations Entrepreneurial Spirit - Mangala

Finance and Media Minster Mangala Samaraweera, addressing the Asian Development Bank 51st Annual Meeting in Manila on 5th May said Sri Lanka wished to “reawaken our nation’s entrepreneurial spirit and to regain its rightful place as a vibrant trading hub in the Indian Ocean.”

To Regain Rightful Place In Indian Ocean Reawaken Nations Entrepreneurial Spirit - Mangala
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Lalins Column: The Incomparable First Intake of Officer Cadets trained in SL

Intake One consisting of 13 Officer Cadets selected from 12,000 applicants with 22 in the finals, began training at the Officer Cadets’ School (OCS) Army Training Centre Diyatalawa (ATC), now the SL Military Academy(SLMA) on 27 April 1968. The OCS was situated at Ella, a former Royal Navy camp together with the Tactics Wing.

Lalins Column:  The Incomparable First Intake of Officer Cadets trained in SL
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Phonic Champs celebrates anniversary

Phonic Champs, an Anna Nagar and Kolathur-based educational institution for children that helps them in faster reading skills and phonetics, celebrated its sixth annual day in Krishnaswamy Matric Higher Secondary School, Anna Nagar.

Vidyakaar addressing the students
The winners with chief guests and founders - Shanthi and Vijayalakshmi
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