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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1828

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Relief operations continues at Meethotamulla

Number of bodies recovered from the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse have been increased to 26, including six children.

Relief operations continues at Meethotamulla
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Prime Minister To Cut Short His Visit Due To Tragedy At Meetotamulla

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and wife who arrived in Vietnam on Sunday afternoon on a four-day official visit on the invitation of Vietnamese Premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has decided to cut short their visit because of the tragedy at Meetotamulla, sources close to him told journalists.

Prime Minister To Cut Short His Visit Due To Tragedy At Meetotamulla
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Bizarre Ruling by the All Ceylon Jamiathul Ulama

Submissions opposing the changing of Muslim Marriages and Divorces Act, by the head of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) , one Rizwi Mufthi, - A self-proclaimed leader, is absolutely and totally unacceptable. This man was the one who created the “Halal” problem which resulted nearly in ethnic clashes when for over 1000 years the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka had no problems or disagreements with the Sinhala Majority.

Rizwi Mufthi - Head of  ACJU
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Sri Lanka expects increased Chinese tourist arrivals in 2017

Sri Lanka is expecting a substantial increase in Chinese tourists this year as more resorts and hotels throughout the country are putting in place to cater to the Chinese market, Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said recently.

Sri Lanka expects increased  Chinese tourist arrivals in 2017
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Woman trying to escape forced marriage strong-armed back to Saudi Arabia

A Saudi woman, trying to escape a forced marriage in Saudi Arabia, has been forced back to the Arab country by his relatives and airport authorities in the Philippines’.

Activists fear for the safety of a Saudi woman Dina Ali Lasloom, 24, intended to flee to Australia to escape a forced marriage,  was  forcefully returned to the Kingdom against her will,
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Kuwait Fund provides additional concessional loan for Kalu Ganga Development Project

In order to partly finance the funding shortfall, Kuwait Fund (KFAD) provides additional concessional loan of Kuwait Dinar 5 million (approximately US$ 16.5 million) for Kalu Ganga Development Project.

Mr. Hamad AL-Omar, Deputy Director General signed the agreement on behalf of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development while Dr. R.H.S. Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance signed on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka
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Global Tamil entrepreneurs meet in Silicon Valley

GTEN which means Global Tamil Entrepreneurs Network, will be held in Silicon Valley on May 4, 2017 to coincide with TiECon2017. TiECon is one of the largest conferences for entrepreneurs in the world and this year will be held on May 5 and 6.

Global Tamil entrepreneurs meet in Silicon Valley
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The European Union pledges Euro 42 million through Financing Agreements to Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) will step up its assistance to Sri Lanka, by providing Euro 42 million (approximately LKR 6791.4 million) for the implementation of two programmes: Support to the Modernisation of the Agricultural Sector in Sri Lanka (EUR 30 million) and Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka (EUR 12 million).

Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunge signed the agreements on 06th April 2017 on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka
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"Are people living in South India part of the country or not? Do you want to divide India?" - Opposition leader Mallikarjuna Kharge

The opposition Congress created a ruckus in Lok Sabha on Monday over BJP leader Tarun Vijay's racist remarks on south Indians.

Mallikarjuna Kharge
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President Maithripala joins redemption of vow ceremony & rituals

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena joined redemption of vow ceremony held at the Sorivila Devalaya premises in Dimbulagala under the purview of the Sri Lanka Mahaweli Authority yesterday morning (09)

President Maithripala joins redemption of vow ceremony & rituals
President Maithripala joins redemption of vow ceremony & rituals
President Maithripala joins redemption of vow ceremony & rituals
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