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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2222

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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Letter From America: Cologne Conference demands accountability of the Myanmar Government

The Rohingyas are victims of a ‘slow-burning genocide’ that is perpetrated as a national project in Buddhist Myanmar (formerly Burma). Some 700,000 Rohingyas have been forced out of their ancestral homes in western Rakhine (formerly Arakan) state since September 2017 to seek refuge inside Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh.

Letter From America: Cologne Conference demands accountability of the Myanmar Government
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Tamil Sangam fetes prominent woman leader

Vasanthi Stanley, a prominent women leader of Tamil Nadu and former Member of Parliament has appealed to Non-resident Indians to share their expertise and knowledge in various fields for the betterment of India.

John Joseph (left) and Kingsly (right) present the Excellence Award to Vasanthi Stanley while  Richard Lindner look on Photo by Nala
Vasanthi Stanley with prominent women commuity  leaders of NY. Photo Nala
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Trump finds joy in undoing things what others have done!

President Donald Trump has become allergic to the name Obama. From day one he was all out to replace the ‘Obamacare’ with his own ‘Trumpcare’, seeing lesser benefits in the Trump initiated healthcare his opponents named it ‘Trumpdon’tcare’.

Trump finds joy in undoing things what others have done!
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Most Sacred Relics from Taxila, Pakistan, exhibited in Kalutara District

Most Sacred Relics from Taxila, Pakistan, exhibited in Kalutara District Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha brought from Pakistan are being exhibited for general public in Purana Vajirakoth Viharaya, Kalutara District on 04th May 2018.

Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha arrived at Kalutara District for Public exposition
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Finance Minister holds discussion with ADB to expedite projects in Sri Lanka

The Minister of Finance and Media Mr. Mangala Samaraweera who is attending the 51st Annual meeting of the ADB in Manila, had discussions with Mr. In-Chang Song an Executive Director of the Board of ADB at the ADB HQ today, 4 May 2018.

Finance Minister holds discussion with ADB to expedite projects in Sri Lanka
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Is it perfidious Britain or Russia, Mr. Burns?

Mr. Tom Burns of the British High Commission has taken time off from his Imperial duties to entice SL’s servile government to join Europeans and the Americans in registering a protest about alleged Russian chemical agent activities at Salisbury in Britain.

Tom Burn became Deputy British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in July 2017.
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New Round of Elections in Timor-Leste Should be Free and Fair

Timor Leste will conduct a new round of Parliamentary Elections on 12 May 2018, nine months after the Parliamentary Elections of 2017.

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Vesak Day celebrations at Lankan embassy in Chennai

The Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka for Southern India in Chennai celebrated Vesak Day at its Chancery premises, participated by the devotees from Sri Lanka and India on April 29.

Vesak Day celebrations at Lankan embassy in Chennai
Vesak Day celebrations at Lankan embassy in Chennai
Vesak Day celebrations at Lankan embassy in Chennai
Vesak Day celebrations at Lankan embassy in Chennai
Vesak Day celebrations at Lankan embassy in Chennai
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Dr Lester James Peries, Father of Sri Lankan Cinema

Lester James Peries, the pioneer who dedicated his wide knowledge of cinematography for amelioration of cinema industry is no more with us. The cinema fans of the entire international community are profoundly grieved by the unbearable loss of the Giant of Sri Lankan cinema. He passed away at the age of 99 years on 29th April 2018.

Dr Lester James Peries, Father of Sri Lankan Cinema
Dr Lester James Peries, Father of Sri Lankan Cinema
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Reshuffle of State Ministers and Deputy Ministers to take place today

Re The reshuffle of State Ministers and Deputy Ministers would take place today at 10.30 a.m at the Presidential Secretariat, the President’s Media Division said.

Reshuffle of State Ministers and Deputy Ministers to  take place today
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Burma: Renewed fighting in Kachin state as community appeals to UN

The Kachin community worldwide has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to refer the government of Burma to the International Criminal Court, amid reports that new Burma Army offensives have resulted in the displacement of thousands of civilians in Kachin and Karen states since early April.

Fighting flares up in the Kachin State
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