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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2404

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Sri Lanka gives Buddhist House in Berlin - Frohnau Bodhi tree

Sri Lanka's Ambassador and nine monks presented the Buddhist house in Frohnau with an offshoot of the historic Bodhi tree.

Not a common sight. Buddhist monks move through Reinickendorf. They walk behind a vehicle with the Bodhi sapling kept inside a glass paneled yellow box in the back of the vehicle
The brothers Senaka Weeraratna (2nd from left) and Tissa Weeraratna (3rd from left) of the German Dharmaduta Society were handed the sacred Bodhi tree offshoot in the library of the  Buddhist Haus in Frohnau by the Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Germany Karunasena Hettiarachchi (right)
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An alarming rate of drug detection!

Except for non-patriotic citizens, if there were any, who else will not be alarmed at the rate the drug detection is made at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

An alarming rate of drug detection!
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Pakistan HC re-launches official website

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat unveiled the new interface of the official website of the High Commission on October 16, 2018.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat re-launching the official website
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Chief Of Defence Staff Appointed To Implement National Plan To Reduce Death Caused By Drowning

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne to implement a National Plan to reduce the number of deaths caused by drowning which has come to an alarming rate.

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne
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India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) today for construction of 1200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million.

India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
India assists in developing 50 additional Model Villages across Sri Lanka
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Applications From Estate Workers Children Entertained By Indian High Commission For Educational Scholarship

Applications are invited from the children of estate workers, for award of scholarships by the Ceylon Estate Workers’ Education Trust (CEWET). These scholarships are available for G.C.E. Advanced Level, Undergraduate courses and for students undergoing Vocational/Technical education in any other Government Technical Colleges in Sri Lanka.

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Pakistan High Commissioner called on Foreign Minister

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on the Sri Lankan Minister for Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 9, 2018.

High Commissioner of Pakistan shaking hand with Foreign Minister
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Bangladesh court sentences 19 people to death and 19 others to life for 2004 grenade attack

A court in Bangladesh on Wednesday (today) sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others to life in prison for their roles in a deadly 2004 grenade attack on a rally organized by the then-opposition party Awami League, which is now in power.

Tarique Rahman, son of former Bangladesh PM and BNP chief Khaleda Zia File Photo
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U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna

Chargé d'affaires Robert Hilton today inaugurated a two-year project to preserve pre-historic artifacts provided by the U.S. Department of State under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and totals more than 23 million Sri Lankan rupees ($140,000).

U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
U.S. Embassy Launches Cultural Heritage Preservation Project in Jaffna
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2019 Appropriation Bill presented in the Parliament

Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill. (Budget 2019) for the first reading in Parliament.

2019 Appropriation Bill presented in the Parliament
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