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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1831

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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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A Painting on the Opening of the Paththirippuwa (The Octagon) | Sri Dalada Maligawa in 1802

Work in progress painting by Ms. Avanti Karunaratna is expected to be finished in early May, 2017 and will be displayed to the public in time for the celebration of Vesak and holding of the UN Day of 2017 Conference in Colombo.

A Painting on the Opening of the Paththirippuwa (The Octagon) | Sri Dalada Maligawa in 1802
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Local Government elections under the new electoral system this year – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he hopes it will be possible to hold Local Government elections under the new electoral system this year.

Local Government  elections under the new electoral system this year – President
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Sweden truck attack suspect a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan, who posted jihadist propaganda'

A suspected terrorist targeted young children deliberately as he drove a hijacked lorry into a crowded shopping street in Stockholm, witnesses claimed last night.

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven place flowers at Queens Street after the terror attack on Drottninggatan
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Pakistan donated 10,000 metric tons of rice to assist drought affected people

The Government of Pakistan donated 10,000 metric tons (MT) rice to assist people who affected by the drought, the inauguration event held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

Pakistan donated 10,000 metric tons of rice to assist drought affected people
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India's 64th National Awards: A Complete List of the Winners

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar won his first National Film Award for his role in court room drama Rustom, inspired by the 1959 Nanavati case, while Marathi film Kasaav was named the best picture today. Rajesh Mapuskar will be honoured as the best director for his Marathi film "Ventilator".

India's 64th National Awards: A Complete List of the Winners
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Women Entrepreneurs Learn to Create, Grow Businesses in Kandy

Women entrepreneurs from the Central Province promoted and sold their products at a U.S. Embassy-sponsored trade fair at the American Center in Kandy on March 30, 2017. This fair served as the capstone event for a five-month program to provide entrepreneurial skills to women representing the area’s diverse communities.

Women Entrepreneurs Learn to Create, Grow Businesses in Kandy
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