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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2218

The New Sri Lanka Cabinet:

The new cabinet appointment is being made and sworn in. - A section only

Several ministerial portfolios have changed hands while some ministers have retained their previous portfolios.

Given below the latest:

Ravindra Samaraweera appointed as Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations

Wijedasa Rajapakshe appointed Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs

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Cabinet reshuffle to take effect this morning

The cabinet reshuffle of the so called Unity Government of Sri Lanka is to take place at 10 AM this morning at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo. Strange things are on the card.

Cabinet Reshuffle - File Photo
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Another Unmanned Crossing Tragedy

It is tempting to suggest that discourse by public figures in India is beginning to be vastly influenced by the daily soap of shouting and slanging matches on the so-called news channels. Just as the self-opinionated and screaming TV anchors have no qualms in peddling fiction laced with defamatory statements and even straight abuses, the public figures in India do not think twice in using inelegant, false and libellous language for rivals and critics.

Onlookers gather around the mangled remains of a school bus after it was hit by a train in Kushinagar district in India's Uttar Pradesh state on April 26, 2018. At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured April 26 after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an official said. / AFP PHOTO / -
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Sri Lanka Unity Government's Cabinet Reshuffle tomorrow

The reshuffle of the new cabinet of Sri Lanka's unity government will be held on May 1st - tomorrow, according to President Maithripala Srisena.

Sri Lanka Unity Government's Cabinet  Reshuffle tomorrow
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Fadl Shaker's fans are waiting for his return!

Fadl Shaker is an outstanding singer in the Arab world. This prominent Lebanese singer, during his musical career from 2003, was signed with many leading recording companies. This well-loved artiste was nicknamed as ‘King of Romance’ (Malikul Romancia) in the Arab music world.

Fadl Shaker's fans are waiting for his return!
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Friendly Media, Yet India Slipping in Freedom Index

Even in the years just after Independence, the media in India was never such an ardent supporter of the ruling party and its leader as it is now. A handful of exceptions do not prove the rule. Criticism is rare and, in any case, it is more than ‘balanced’ with undiluted praise for the top leadership of the ruling party.

Friendly Media, Yet India Slipping in Freedom Index
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Lord Buddha’s Sacred Relics from Pakistan arrived in Sri Lanka

In order to present the richest Buddhist historical legacy to the Sri Lankan people, Pakistan has sent the most sacred relics of the Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka on April 28, 2018 for exposition in connection with the Annual Buddha Rashmi National Vesak Festival.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Hashmat handing over the Sacred Relics to Minister for Buddha Sasana Gamini Jayawickrama Perera
Minister for Buddha Sasana  Gamini Jayawickrama Perera along with Monks and devotees paying respect to Sacred Relics
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Latter From America - Do the Rohingyas qualify as victims of genocide?

The Genocide Convention was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 and entered into force in 1951. It declares that genocide is a crime under international law.

Latter From America - Do the Rohingyas qualify as victims of genocide?
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Making History at the 38th Parallel: Korean Leaders Pledged to Turn Armistice to Peace Treaty

History is awash with leaders who had been determined to achieve things that were closer to their individual hearts without playing to the gallery. When they set the wheels of their mission in motion, they were simply unstoppable and by strange coincidence, the ideals that sprang from individual souls, suddenly permeated into the contemporary collective soul of the times.

Making History at the 38th Parallel: Korean Leaders Pledged to Turn Armistice to Peace Treaty
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Is Nepal Heading For Political Instability Again..?

Merger of two political parties is not an easy proposition anywhere, more so in Nepal, where personalities, and ideologies matter. Though Communism is their basic core philosophy, the Maoist Centre, MC, and the Communist Party of Nepal -Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN -UML), the two parties that have come together as the Left Alliance to run the Himalayan country, have divergence in their moorings and approach to a host of issues. The result is irritants that refuse to fade away even after the two parties had reached a seven - point deal on merger in mid-February, and have been in the saddle for a while.

CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal would become the country’s prime minister on rotation
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Mind-Energy technique for management of challenging ailments

A 55 year old male, suffering from Type 2 diabetes for the last 12 years, presented with pain, swelling and dark necrotic patches over his right leg. He gave a history of minor trauma to the leg about two weeks before admission to this hospital (Aster Medcity, Kochi), for which he was being treated earlier in another hospital. He developed fever with chills, increasing infection of the right leg, and was then transferred to our institute for onward management.

Mind-Energy technique for management of challenging ailments
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Extraordinary meeting of Executive Committee of the SL-Pak Friendship, Trade & Investment Association

An Extraordinary Meeting of the Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association (SLPFTIA) was held on April 26, 2018 at the High Commission of Pakistan, Colombo. The Meeting was attended by the outgoing Executive Committee of SLPFTIA and the past Presidents/Secretary Generals of the Association.

Extraordinary meeting of Executive Committee of the SL-Pak Friendship, Trade & Investment Association
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Towards a Common Future: a revitalised and relevant Commonwealth

The recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London brought together leaders representing the interests of 2.4 billion people, nearly one third of the world’s population. Sri Lanka is no stranger to CHOGM. It hosted the meeting in 2013 and President Sirisena led the delegation to London this year.

Towards a Common Future: a revitalised and relevant Commonwealth
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Carrot for some and stick for others!

We clearly see the attitude of the West when it comes to telling the third or developing world of what it feels right or wrong.

Carrot for some and stick for others!
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