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

Repatriation of Indians stranded in Sri Lanka

According to the Indian High Commission in Colombo, the government of India under the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ is undertaking the largest ever evacuation of stranded Indian nationals across the world to India.

Repatriation of Indians stranded in Sri Lanka
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News industry must regain reliability for own survival

Amidst myriad devastation created by the novel corona virus around the world, news industries might learn to survive with regained credibility, continued authenticity and most sought after accountability in the post Covid-19 pandemic era. Earlier if these principles were necessary for the mainstream media, now it becomes an utmost priority for its survival.

News industry must regain reliability for own survival
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Water levels of Kalu and Ging Ganga have reached at minor flood level

Water levels of Kalu and Ging Ganga have reached at minor flood level at Thawalama and Baddegama due to prevailing heavy rivers. The Department of Irrigation has advised people in Neluwa, Thawalama and Kotapola to be vigilant.

Water levels of Kalu and Ging Ganga have reached at minor flood level
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NBRO warns people to be watchful on the possibility of landslides & of other calamities

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) warns people to be watchful on the possibility of landslides, slope failures, rock falls, cutting failures and ground subsidence, since the rainfall within the past 24 hours has exceeded 75mm.

NBRO warns people to be watchful on the possibility of landslides & of  other calamities
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Coming to terms with M.A.Sumanthiran's Recent Controversial Interview

It is only a 'storm in the tea cup’ - the literal attack on Mr. Sumanthiran PC and former Parliamentarian, over his TV interview by some Tamil politicos.

 Coming to terms with M.A.Sumanthiran's Recent  Controversial Interview
 Coming to terms with M.A.Sumanthiran's Recent  Controversial Interview
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Number of COVID 19 patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 991.

The Ministry of Health said that 10 new coronavirus patients were detected in Sri Lanka yesterday (Monday).

Number of COVID 19 patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 991.
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Repatriation of amnesty beneficiaries from Kuwait to commence today

Sri Lankans who have sought to benefit from the Amnesty declared by the Kuwaiti Government for Sri Lankans who are out of status, will commence repatriation from today.

Repatriation of amnesty beneficiaries from Kuwait to commence today
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President explores possibility of finding maritime jobs for Sri Lankans

:President Gotabaya Rajapaksa explores the possibility of finding employment for Sri Lankan youths at prominent shipping companies in the world in the context of current situation where major shipping lines are facing labour shortages in the international market due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

President explores possibility of finding maritime jobs for Sri Lankans
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Stronger universal public health services, not privatization, will deliver #HealthForAll

When the world has come to a grinding halt due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and it is majorly the public health services that are on the frontline of the efforts to contain it (with most of the private health industry 'safe distancing' by being shut or busy profit-minting), the writing is crystal clear on the wall: only stronger universal public health could be our saviour. Hope World Health Assembly of Health Ministers of countries globally, will echo this strongly.

Stronger universal public health services, not privatization, will deliver #HealthForAll
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Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus

President Trump on Monday announced that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off the coronavirus.

Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus
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COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka

President Donald Trump was elected on a platform challenging long-standing American foreign policy premises with a particular criticism of US - China relations. Tensions in the US - China relationship exacerbated due to Trump’s continuous rhetoric and action during his Presidency reminding the American polity that China’s rise as a global power was not beneficial to the US on economic and security domains.

COVID-19: International and domestic challenges await Sri Lanka
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‘Positive’ results from coronavirus vaccine trial – Moderna Reports

The New York Post reports about, that the company leading the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced “positive” early findings on Monday, with participants producing antibodies to ward off the disease.

 ‘Positive’ results from coronavirus vaccine trial – Moderna Reports
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