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Vinod Khanna – Indian Matinee Idol No More

Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna, 70, the Bollywood heartthrob, best known for his roles in films such as "Amar Akbar Anthony," "Qurbaani" and "Insaaf" -- died of cancer at a hospital here this morning.

Vinod Khanna – Indian  Matinee Idol No More
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Indian Fishermen Issues To Be Resolved At The Earliest

The issues concerning the fishermen who inadvertently cross the International Maritime Boundary Line were discussed when India’s Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday called on the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, and it was felt that the same should be resolved at the earliest with no more loss of lives.

The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh calling on the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, in New Delhi
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India agreed to develop roads - Jaffna

India has agreed to cooperate with Sri Lanka for developing road infrastructure in the Jaffna region of the island nation. The Indo-Sri Lanka Cooperation in road construction came up for discussion when Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari called on visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Vickramasinghe.

Nitin Gadkari - Road, Transport and Highways Minister
The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari meeting the Prime Minister of  Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, in New Delhi
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U.S.-Sri Lankan Experts Highlight IP Protection for Innovation and Growth

Experts on intellectual property (IP) rights from around the world gathered today on World IP Day to support strengthening Sri Lanka’s intellectual property efforts. The seminar is part of several workshops this week to highlight the economic benefits of innovation and IP protection for the Sri Lankan people.

U.S.-Sri Lankan Experts Highlight IP Protection for Innovation and Growth
U.S.-Sri Lankan Experts Highlight IP Protection for Innovation and Growth
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Why Queen Elizabeth Doesn’t Need a Passport to Travel

When travelling to foreign countries almost everyone needs a passport – unless of course you’re the Queen of England.

Why Queen Elizabeth Doesn’t Need a Passport to Travel
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Response to “Bizarre Ruling by the ACJU – Nelum Vithanage”

Reference the above article on April 18, 2017 in “Asian Tribute”, we would like to respond to this unethical writing with disgraceful words by Nelum Vitahanage. As the author of this article you were mainly concerned of the age limit of marriage. Let us refer to the historical view on the age of marriage.

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Potential for increased Sri Lanka - U.S. bilateral trade - Ravi highlights

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce.

Potential for increased Sri Lanka - U.S. bilateral trade  - Ravi highlights
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Hilton Hotels Expand Footprints In Sri Lanka

Following the landmark deal by Hilton to manage six more hotels in Sri Lanka, senior management of the Hilton met visiting Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank and IMF meetings.

Hilton Hotels Expand Footprints In Sri Lanka
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Achim Steiner of Germany - New Administrator of UNDP

The UN General Assembly on 19 April 2017, confirmed the nomination Achim Steiner of Germany, as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years. The General Assembly confirmed the nomination on 19 April 2017

 Achim Steiner of Germany
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Collapse of the garbage dump in Meethotamulla

The embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives has expresses its shock at the collapse of the garbage dump on the 14th of April in Meethotamulla which claimed the lives of more than 30 people.

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