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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2039

Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara to join Cricket Team to Lahore

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekara announced Wednesday he would join the national cricket team on their first match in Pakistan since gunmen attacked their team bus in Lahore eight years ago.

 Dayasiri Jayasekara - Minister of Sports, Sri Lanka
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Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera

Even if the proposed new constitution gets two thirds majority of the Parliament, we will bring out all members of the Maha Sangha to the streets and defeat it when it goes for a referendum, the Vice Chancellor of Sri Jayawardenapura University Professor Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera stated addressing a media briefing yesterday held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress auditorium.

Sangha would defeat new constitution through referendum though  approved in Parliament - Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera
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Financial Assistance of SAR 273.75 million (USD 73 million) from Saudi Fund for Development

One of the most priorities of the Government of Sri Lanka is to make competent people who will be participating in the national development of the country.

Financial Assistance of SAR 273.75 million (USD 73 million) from Saudi Fund for Development
Financial Assistance of SAR 273.75 million (USD 73 million) from Saudi Fund for Development
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West Virginia Dr. V.K. Raju to be honored in AP

When Srinu Maddula, an 18-month old baby from West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh with defective eyesight was brought to a Rotary Club eye camp in Vijayawada in 1980s, the ophthalmologists diagnosed a rare disease that had affected the kid’s cornea. The doctors suggested corneal transplant as the only solution to prevent complete blindness.

Dr. V.K.Raju
Dr. V.K. Raju Testing a Patient
West Virginia Dr. V.K. Raju to be honored in AP
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Norwegian Ambassador Visits Northern Sri Lanka

Ambassador of Norway Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther recently made a visit to newly released Myliddi harbour area and newly resettled settlement in the Thellipalai Divisional Secretariat area in Jaffna District.

Norwegian Ambassador Visits Northern Sri Lanka
Norwegian Ambassador Visits Northern Sri Lanka
Norwegian Ambassador Visits Northern Sri Lanka
Norwegian Ambassador Visits Northern Sri Lanka
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US Ambassador Keshap Inaugurates Garment Innovation Center

US Ambassador Atul Keshap and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe attended the inauguration of an innovation center created by Star Garments, a division of the U.S.-based Komar Company, last week.

 Ambassador Atul Keshap and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe inaugurated the Star Innovation
During their visit, the Ambassador and Prime Minister spoke with Star staff.
Ambassador Keshap stressed the contributions U.S. companies are making in Sri Lanka during his remarks.
 The Ambassador and Prime Minister participated in a flag-raising ceremony.
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President Srisena to Visit Qatar

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to arrive in Doha on 24th evening on an official visit to Qatar.

President Maithripala Srisena with The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani in Colombo - File Photo
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Dr. Shurhozelie lambasted District Administration for not permitting them to hold “peaceful dharna” asking them to arrest or fire him first if they want

NPF Central Youth Wing went ahead with their planned “Indefinite dharna” here at the side of Civil Secretariat on Monday despite District Administration’s disallowing them to hold it.

Dr  Shurhozelie NPF President speaking at the dharna
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Can we reach the tipping point for childhood TB?

An estimated 1 million annual cases of children with TB (although the actual number could be much higher); 210,000 annual deaths from childhood TB - a mortality rate of 21%! More shockingly, 96% of these deaths occur in children who do not receive any TB treatment. A treatable and preventable disease that is not being treated, and certainly not being prevented. A scary situation indeed!

Dr Jeffrey R Starke
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India’s Media War

An interesting war is going on between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress on social media. This time the Congress seems to have learnt from the 2014 debacle and a sizable army is continuously firing on BJP from close range. The BJP's troll army is losing ground and getting serious injuries in both Twitter and Facebook fronts.

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Daft Twerp Trump

Thanks to the POTUS the politics in the USA is heating up once again. Twelve days after four Americans were killed on Oct. 4 in an ambush in Niger, Mr. Trump called the widow of Sergeant La David T. Johnson and said that her husband “knew what he signed up for,” referring to the soldier only as “your guy,” according to Sergeant Johnson’s mother and a Democratic congresswoman, who both listened to the call.

Daft Twerp Trump
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