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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1737

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Finance ministry denies report on Arjuna Mahendran

The finance ministry denied Arjun Mahendran acts as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance on the Central bank.

Finance ministry denies report on  Arjuna Mahendran
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USS Hopper Visit Signals Growing Bilateral Cooperation

The USS Hopper (DDG 70) concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing U.S.-Sri Lankan ties and express appreciation to the Sri Lankan Navy for its assistance during an emergency medical evacuation of a USS Hopper crew-member in September 2016.

USS Hopper Visit Signals Growing Bilateral Cooperation
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Bail Refused For Pillayan: Remanded Until February 06

Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until February 06.

Bail  Refused For Pillayan: Remanded Until February 06
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European Investment Bank to provide EUR 50 million for Colombo water network

The European Investment Bank has come forward to provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

European Investment Bank to   provide EUR 50 million  for Colombo water network
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Hartley College marks National Integration and Reconciliation Week

A special programme was held recently to mark the National Integration and Reconciliation Week, initiated by the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation at Hartley College, Point Pedro.

Hartley College marks National Integration and Reconciliation Week
Hartley College marks National Integration and Reconciliation Week
Hartley College marks National Integration and Reconciliation Week
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Former President Barack Obama Exit White House Reveals Plans After Presidency

Hours before President-elect Donald J. Trump took the oath of office, President Barack Obama and the First Lady revealed new plans for life after the White House.

Former President Barack Obama waves with wife Michelle as they board a military plane at Joint Base Andrews on Friday
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PM Sharif stresses Pak-Sri Lankan collaboration to achieve SAARC objectives

Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said Pakistan wishes to see South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) a vibrant regional organization.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met SL Prime MInister Ranil Wickramasinghe on the sidelines of World Economic Forum in Davos
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Lanka e-news editor noticed by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court yesterday, noticed Lanka E News Editor Sandaruwan Sandheera to appear before Court on March 3, over contempt of court.

Lanka E News Editor Sandaruwan Sandheera
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Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people

Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according to a new report published by Oxfam to mark the annual meeting of political and business leaders in Davos.

World eight richest men
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Severe Drought Affects Thousands of Northern Farmers

Farmers in the North are experiencing severe drought, as it had adversely affected the Maha paddy cultivation for the year 2016 – 17. More than 3000 to 4000 farmer families are very badly caught up in the drought and so far drought reliefs have not reached the Northern farmers.

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