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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1771

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A New Honorary Consul For Sri Lanka in Hawai

At a well-attended ceremony at the Pacific Club of Hawaii, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam extended a warm welcome to Bede Dhammika Cooray as the new Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for the state of Hawaii.

A New Honorary  Consul  For Sri Lanka in Hawai
A New Honorary  Consul  For Sri Lanka in Hawai
A New Honorary  Consul  For Sri Lanka in Hawai
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Connecting Sri Lanka: EFL Express opens second center in Galle

EFL Express opened its second service center in Galle this month. The domestic logistics provider has been based in Colombo since it was founded a year ago, and with this expansion hopes to bring its expertise to another key strategic location in the country.

Connecting Sri Lanka: EFL Express opens second center in Galle
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A team from Export-Import Bank of India to monitor the progress of projects being executed in Sri Lanka

A team from Export-Import Bank of India visited Sri Lanka from 13-16 February 2017 to monitor the progress of projects being executed in Sri Lanka under Government of India Lines of Credit (LoC), particularly in the railway sector.

A team from Export-Import Bank of India to monitor the progress of projects being executed in Sri Lanka
A team from Export-Import Bank of India to monitor the progress of projects being executed in Sri Lanka
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Local banks incapable of meeting CPEC requirements: Mian Zahid Hussain

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President AKIA, Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former Provincial Minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Friday said local banks are not capable enough to meet the requirements of CPEC.

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum
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Sri Lankan Naval Commander on a bilateral visit to Pakistan

Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne, Commander Sri Lanka Navy visited Naval Headquarters Islamabad and called on Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah. The visiting dignitary is on an official visit to Pakistan on the invitation of Chief of the Naval Staff.

Vice Admiral RC Wijegunaratne Commander Sri Lanka Navy called on Pakistan's Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah
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Pathfinder Foundation convenes conference on the Bay of Bengal and Trincomalee

Pathfinder Foundation convened ‘Trincomalee Consultations’, a two-day conference participate by countries in the Bay of Bengal, which are dependent on the bay for their trade and other interactions. The conference is attended by India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Japan and Norway are also taking part in the deliberations to be held Cinnamon Grand, Colombo on 16 and 17 February 2017.

Mr  Bernard Goonetilleke Chairman Pathfinder
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500,000 fixed deposits from senior citizens increased after deposits increased to Rs.1.5million

The upper limit to pay 15% special interest on fixed deposits maintained by senior citizens in the licensed commercial banks and the licensed Specialized Banks has been increased up to Rs.1.5 million from the current limit of Rs.1 million with effect from March 01.

 Minister Ravi Karunanayake: This Government introduced various facilities to assist senior citizens after 2015 as the ageing population is on the increase in the island
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Indian Housing Project inaugurated in Bogawana Estate, Hatton

: The foundation stone for the construction of 355 houses in Bogawana estate on grant basis under Indian Housing Project was jointly laid by P. Thigambaram, Minister of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure & Community Development and Deputy High Commissioner of India, Mr. Arindam Bagchi on 13 February 2017.

Indian Housing Project inaugurated in Bogawana Estate, Hatton
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Saudi Women's Rights Activist Samar Badawi Summoned for Interrogation

Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Women's Rights Activist Samar Badawi Summoned for Interrogation has been summoned for interrogation today, (15 February) without explanation in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Women's Rights Activist Samar Badawi
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Pakistan hosts Multinational Exercise AMAN-17

As a part of ongoing Multinational Exercise AMAN-17, being hosted by Pakistan Navy, Special Operations Forces and Marines of Pakistan Navy presented an impressive Maritime Counter Terrorism Demonstration at Manora, Karachi. Sri Lankan Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral R C Wijegunaratne graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah was also present.

Pakistan Naval Chief and Sri Lankan Naval Commander
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