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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2424

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WB’s Washington investment team in town

A top investment assessment delegation from World Bank’s Washington offices is now in town. Boats, ICT and spices are among Lankan exports that show future promise- and the World Bank is open to evaluate the possibility of supporting an Exim Bank for Sri Lanka’s export push, as revealed on 10 July. “As the apex body of Sri Lankan exports, the EDB works with and across all stakeholders to develop exports. Our exporters will benefit greatly by an Exim Bank” stressed Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (ED-EDB) on 10 July in Colombo.

Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (ED-EDB-far left) meets the visiting World Bank investment mission from  Washington led by Roberto Echandi (Global Investment Policy Lead - Investment Climate Unit of the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice-seated third from left) and Emanual Salinas (Programme Leader-Growth and Competitiveness-second from left) on 10 July at EDB.
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Pakistan, India ready to discuss all outstanding issues

Pakistan and India have expressed readiness to discuss all outstanding issues to promote peace and development in the region.

Pakistan, India ready to discuss all outstanding issues
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A fierce campaign after contentious nominations battle

The August election campaign would rage as none seen before with Ranil Wickremesinghe defending his turf against the challenger, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the deposed Executive president. Would a damaging SLPF split be avoided as the campaign progresses?

A fierce campaign after contentious nominations battle
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Finance Ministry to report the malpractices at Hyatt Hotel project to FCID

On the instruction of the minister of Finance Mr Ravi Karunanayake, the finance ministry has taken the necessary initiatives to make a formal complaint to the Police Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) on the large scale misappropriation of funds and malpractices said to have taken place in the construction of the Hyatt Hotel projects in Colpetty and Hambantota during the last regime.

The Hyatt hotel project
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EPDP – At last to test its strength in Jaffna

Eelam Peoples Democratic Alliance which was overshadowed by the UPFA, during former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tenure of office from 2005 Nov till January 2015, has now come forward to establish it party’s identity and stance by coming forward contest in its own party and its Veen symbol in the upcoming Parliamentary election.

Posters depicting the picture of Douglas Devananda are seen posted  all over Jaffna District.
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