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

I do not expect State bodies to do politics instead of developing themselves – President

“I do not expect the state entities to engage in politics; what they need to do is to develop themselves; they should generate incomes; increase efficiency and productivity; minimize unnecessary expenditures and wastage.

I do not expect State bodies to do politics instead of developing themselves – President
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Sri Lanka: COVID-19 cases count reached 981

So far 21 COVID-19 infected patients were reported on 17th May, increasing total cases in Sri Lanka to 981, the Health Ministry said.

Sri Lanka: COVID-19 cases count reached 981
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Gandhi's talisman is best guiding light to reform public health

Mahatma Gandhi's talisman is perhaps the best guiding light to reform the public health system in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: "I will give you a talisman.

Gandhi's talisman is best guiding light to reform public health
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Foreign Secretary appeals to OSLs to rethink plans to be repatriated unless in compelling circumstances

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has called on migrant workers as well as students and parents, to carefully calibrate the effect repatriation at this time could have on their jobs and education, before making decisions to seek to return to Sri Lanka, availing of the limited flights being operated by the Government for those facing compelling circumstances.

Foreign Secretary appeals to OSLs to rethink plans to be repatriated unless in compelling circumstances
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Have you heard of e-con e-news?

Last week I wrote about the etymology of the word ‘economics,’ and argued how that discipline and those it disciplined had not just fled definition (‘household management’) but made an art of undermining the vast majority of households for the sustainable development of a handful of mansions. Economics, or rather what goes as ‘mainstream economics’ which, by the way, is pretty narrow and works for a few, has wrecked households, communities, nations and in fact the entire world.

Have you heard of e-con e-news?
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Tribute to Memory of Valiant War Heroes on National War Heroes Day

A dignified ceremony headed by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, together with a galaxy dignitaries, will take place on 19 May at Battaramulla National War Heroes' Monument to mark the 11th National War Heroes Day.

Tribute to Memory of Valiant War Heroes on National War Heroes Day
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Donating day’s salary to Govt. not applicable to Armed Forces & Police - Defence Secretary

Donating day’s salary to Govt. is not applicable to Armed Forces and Police Defence Secretary Maj. Gen.(Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said donating a day’s salary to the Government to overcome the existing financial constraints due to coronavirus pandemic is not applicable to Tri-Forces, Police and Civil Defence Services personnel.

Donating day’s salary to Govt.  not applicable to Armed Forces & Police -  Defence Secretary
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Over 38,000 Sri Lankans in 143 countries seek to return home

Over 38,983 Overseas Sri Lankans (OSLs) in 143 countries at present seek to return home, based on information gathered mainly through the ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ Web Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Over 38,000 Sri Lankans in 143 countries seek to return home
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Let the Sun Shine: Do not let a photon go to waste without benefit to humanity

The Coronavirus or COVID19 pandemic has adversely affected the entire world shutting down many countries. Now economists are discussing establishing a ‘new economic order’ and ways of going forward.

Deshamanya Vidya Jyothi Dr. Roland Silva
Let the Sun Shine: Do not let a photon go to waste without benefit to humanity
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Webinar organized by and ASSOCHAM, India and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka

A webinar was jointly organized yesterday by ASSOCHAM, India and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka to discuss the post pandemic economic recovery.

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COVID-19 Social and Security Fund exceeded Rs.1 billion

The balance of the COVID-19 Social and Security Fund exceeded Rs.1 billion yesterday.

 COVID-19 Social and Security Fund exceeded Rs.1 billion
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Attaining Piety during Ramadan

This is the last week of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Through fasting from dawn to dusk a Muslim experiences hunger and thirst, which allows him or her to empathize with those in the world who have little to eat or drink every day, thus, teaching and encouraging him/her to be charitable. Through increased charity, Muslims develop feelings of generosity and good-will toward fellow human beings.

Attaining Piety during Ramadan
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Sri Lanka: COVID 19 Positive Cases Rises To 957

A total of 22 new COVID 19 positive cases detected on 16th May.

Sri Lanka: COVID 19 Positive Cases Rises  To 957
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