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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2063

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United States and Sri Lanka Strengthen Trade and Transportation Partnership

On December 4, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Atul Keshap and Secretary of Civil Aviation Mr. G. S. Withanage signed an agreement to amend the U.S.-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo goods more efficiently and profitably.

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Atul Keshap and Secretary of Civil Aviation G. S. Withanage signed an agreement to amend the U.S.-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agree
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Pakistan Naval Ships NASR & SAIF in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit

Pakistan Naval Ships NASR and SAIF will arrive at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit on 12th March 2017. The port call is part of the strong traditional, professional and brotherly relationship between the Navies of Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Pakistan Naval Ships NASR & SAIF in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit
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‘It’s a ‘Remain’ for Brexit!’

Despite the sudden uncertainty in European market, Sri Lanka is eager for opportunities unfolding in the Brexit aftermath-and Sri Lanka’s leading international trade agency DoC successfully enlists WTO to unravel new global opportunities for the country’s growing service exports.

Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (centre) greets visiting Director Trade in Services Division of WTO Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh as WTO Trade in Services Division Analyst Evgeniia Zhuravleva (right) looks on at the Trade in Services Workshop organised by the Department of Commerce on 27 June.
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Pakistan Naval Ship to arrive in Sri Lanka on 30th November, on a Goodwill visit

In a manifestation of the strong political, diplomatic, economic, cultural, and defense ties between the two friendly countries, Pakistan Naval Ship PNS Shamsheer will be arriving at Colombo Port for a 4-day goodwill visit from 30 November to 3 December 2015.

Pakistan Naval Ship to arrive in Sri Lanka on 30th November,   on a Goodwill visit
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Explosion' aboard President speedboat, president unharmed

An "explosion" occurred aboard a presidential speedboat Monday morning as President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim were returning to capital Male from the nearby airport island.
President Yameen and his spouse were travelling to Male from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA), which is located on the nearby island of Hulhule. They returned home Monday morning after concluding their visit to Saudi Arabia to perform the annual hajj pilgrimage.

A person injured in the explosion aboard the presidential speedboat, Finifenma, Monday morning being transferred to an accompanying police speedboat.
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Prime Minister will be chosen based on the winning party – President Maithri

According the political system of our country it is the people, who have the sole right to decide on the election of a Prime Minister, stated President Maithripala Sirisena.

Prime Minister will be chosen based on the winning party – President Maithri
Prime Minister will be chosen based on the winning party – President Maithri
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Indonesia Executes Eight Drug Convicts

Defying international condemnation and rejecting 11th-hour pleas for clemency, the Indonesian government executed eight drug convicts after midnight on Wednesday, including seven foreigners.

Executed  twoAustralian Citizens
Myuran Sukumaran, 33, was informed his plea for clemency had been rejected after a letter was hand-delivered to Bali's Kerobokan prison by an Indonesian government official on Wednesday
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Cease-fire and the mentality of the Myanmar Generals

Myanmar generals has a long history of overruling the others that they can never contemplate as being equal to others nor has a history of voluntarily giving up power. When the Myanmar was able to overthrow the Mon Khmer kingdom in the 18th Century they bullied all the ethnic nationalities with high taxation and forced labour but with the annexation of the British to the country it came as a liberation to the ethnic nationalities and hence many of them serve the British administration.

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President Srisena’s Visit Expected To India's warm and friendly ties to Sri Lanka

Indian government said the forthcoming state visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena from the 15th to 18th of February will strengthen India's warm and friendly ties to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena
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