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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2309

Udaya R.Seneviratne- The New President’s Secretary

Udaya R.Seneviratne, a former senior administrative officer, assumed duties as the new Secretary to the President. He will take over from Mr Austin Fernando who resigned and bid farewell to his office on 5th of this month.

Udaya R.Seneviratne- The New  President’s Secretary
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Pakistan Former PM Nawaz Sharif Sentenced To 10 Years Prisons

The accountability court on Friday announced the verdict in the Avenfield properties corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), handing ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif 10 years as jail time for owning assets beyond known income and 1 year for not cooperating with NAB. The sentences will run concurrently which means the former prime minister will serve 10 years in jail.

Nawaz Sharif said that he has been punished because he tried to turn the course of Pakistan's 70-year history
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7th July Incident, the fore runner of the Current 2008 Nargis Constitution

After more than half a century few people would recollect what happened on that fateful day of July 7th, 1962, where the embryo of the current illegal 2008 Nargis Current Constitution of Burma was laid, proclaiming that power comes out of the gun and laid the foundations of civil war, with the motto of “the monarch of all I survey,” by the Burmese Army(Tatmadaw), I was just a young freshmen, mixing with the senor students demonstrating within the Rangoon University compound, when there was a burst of gun fire and the entire history of the Union of Burma was changed forever.

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Pilgrims’ Nightmare in Deva Bhoomi

Uttarakhand has something for everyone – the tourist, nature lover and the pilgrim, whether one is a Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist. Over the past seventy years, the authorities have gone out of their way to present the region as the thrilling vacation hotspot with compelling landscapes, teeming wildlife, and adventure zones. The same diligence has not been shown to present its shrines, particularly Hindu shrines, as I noticed during my Char Dham yatra.

Author and his wife Vani outside Kedarnath Temple
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Railway Euphoria In Himalayan Nepal

Least Developed Country, Nepal, situated in the lap of the world’s tallest mountain ‘The Himalayas’ is in the grip of railway euphoria, after the Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to China from June 19 to 24, 2018. Rail linkages figured on his agenda when he was in India in April as well.

Railway Euphoria In Himalayan Nepal
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Lalins Column: Political managers v Natural Leaders

In the second week of June on a very popular morning TV show, Minister Eran Wickramaratne confided with passing wisdom why SL has continuously missed the development bus. He believed the main problem was that people with expert skills in a particular field think that they are suited to hold any position in that business.

  Lalins Column:   Political managers v Natural Leaders
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Brave Commando Chickens Out

Henceforth Pervez Musharraf, the garrulous former dictator of Pakistan will find it difficult to shake off the label chicken hearted. Nawaz Sharif, the deposed Prime Minister, who is fighting what appears to be a losing battle against the trio of Military- Mullahs -Qazi has already branded him as ‘coward’.

Brave Commando Chickens Out
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Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka

The Government of Republic of Korea has agreed to provide two concessional loans for USD 14 million (Approximately Rs.2,240 million) to Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka in line with the Government’s target of strengthening local authorities with necessary equipment and technology to introduce modern solid waste management practices.

Loan Agreement  being signed by Dr.R H S Samarathunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Mr. Jung Sung-soo, Chief Representative of the Export- Import Bank of Korea.
Supply of 190 nos. of Garbage Collecting Compactors to Local Authorities of Sri Lanka
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India Pakistan Ties And Korea Peace Move are Wide Apart

Many may still be rubbing their eyes in disbelief that the unpredictable President of the US, Donald Trump and the virulently anti-US North Korean strongman Kim Jung-un will agree to set aside their mutual hostility and distrust and meet in an effort to end decades of tension between the two countries.

India Pakistan Ties  And  Korea Peace Move are Wide Apart
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Trump poised to usher in new era of American politics

With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, President Donald Trump seemed assured of a Supreme court majority for good making his campaign pledge to tighten law enforcement’s grip on unauthorized immigration well within reach in a short time.

Trump poised to usher in new era of American politics
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How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes.

A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
A cargo ship navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, near Hambantota, Sri Lanka, in May.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka, center, holding court at a wedding in Colombo in June.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
The Hambantota Port gets only a small percentage of Sri Lanka’s port business, overshadowed by the main complex in the capital.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times
Sri Lankan workers processing cars being unloaded from a ship at Hambantota Port.Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times
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Cobra post Sting Reinforce Doubts About Media Fairness

It was, of course, expected that the major sections of the media will ignore the findings of a Cobrapost sting operation because it shows them in poor light as paddlers in prejudice and pelf. It has hardly been a secret that the media’s advocacy of honesty and fair play is, with few exceptions, a sham, rather a shame.

Cobra post Sting Reinforce Doubts About Media Fairness
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