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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2040

Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, Canada participated at the 29th Edition of the International Tourism and Travel Show which was held in Montreal, Canada from 20th to 22nd of October 2017.

Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017
Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017
Sri Lanka at the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show 2017
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Pillaiyan bail petition to be heard after the trial of killing Joseph Pararajasingham MP over

The Attorney General yesterday told the Supreme Court that Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, the former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province, had been indicted in the High Court of Batticaloa, for the murder of Joseph Pararajasinghem, TNA Member of Parliament for Batticaloa District.

Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan - File Photo
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UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue

According to CNN reports of 29 March 2017 more than 47000 people have been killed in Kashmir, a region in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership of Kashmir.

UNO to Ensure Resolving Kashmir Issue
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The Wrong Yatra

Accompanied by media hype and much fanfare, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) organised a fortnight-long Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala, the southern tip of India. Well, Kerala sticks out as a sore thumb in meeting BJP’s ambition to bind India in one ‘culture’.

Janraksha Yatra (Journey for People’s Safety) across Kerala
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USAID Supports Interfaith Forum to Strengthen Humanitarian Response

From October 16-19, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) strengthened partnerships between organizations and local humanitarian response by co-hosting more than 140 participants from 36 countries in Colombo for the Forum on Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need and the Role of Religious and Faith-based Organizations. Representing local and global faith networks, faith-based and secular organizations, aid agencies, policy makers, and governments, participants discussed how “going local” through community and faith-based actors and networks can improve aid to communities experiencing natural and man-made disasters.

 Dr. Andrew Sisson - USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives
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India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka

:India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million.

India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka
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Retiring Navy Commander– No extension, Only Promotion

Retiring Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah has been promoted to the rank of Admiral.

Politics of Ethnicity?
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President Srisena meets Qatari Premier

The bilateral meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister of Qatar Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani held today (Oct. 26).

President  Srisena meets Qatari Premier
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CDS among 70 Chiefs of Defence at the International Conference in Countering violent extremism

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne is current on an official visit to the United States as a key invitee to the 2nd International Chiefs of Defence Conference at Fort Belvoir in Virginia.

Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne  - Chief of Defence Staff
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An unwise move

President Sirisena opened a 242-bed epilepsy hospital, which was fully funded by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) in Colombo.

Saudi Arabia funded epilepsy hospital
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Cremation of Thailand’s King In Lavish $90Million Five-Day Ceremony

Tens of thousands of mourners dressed in black swell the streets of Bangkok in preparation for the cremation of Thailand’s king in lavish $90million five-day ceremony.

Cremation of Thailand’s King In Lavish $90Million Five-Day Ceremony
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US President George H W Bush groped her - Hollywood actor Heather Lind

Hollywood actor Heather Lind says former US President George H W Bush groped her from his wheelchair at a screening of a film.

US President George H W Bush groped her - Hollywood actor Heather Lind
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