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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1737

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No National day of Mourning for former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake

The Home Affairs Ministry yesterday confirmed that the government will not declare December 30 and 31st as a national days of mourning for former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, as announced by the government earlier.

No National day of Mourning for former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake
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Dudley Srisena Blamed Minister Harrison for Rise in Rice Price

Dudley Sirisena --owner of the Araliya rice mills-- president of the All Island Mill Owners Association and brother of President Maithripala Srisena, yesterday said, the failure of Rural Economic Affairs Minister P.Harrison to release rice stocks held by the government to the market in a proper manner, has triggered a rise in rice prices.

Dudley Srisena
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Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away yesterday at the age of 83 at a private Hospital in Colombo.

Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake passed away
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Singer George Michael dies at 53

British singer George Michael, who became one of the pop idols of the 1980s with Wham, and then forged a career as a successful solo artist with sometimes sexually provocative lyrics, died at his home in England on Sunday. He was 53.

 British singer George Michael poses for photographers before a news conference at the Royal Opera House in central London May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo
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The Donor Corneas from Sri Lanka : Six Patients from Shandong Province See Light Again

The “Candles” cornea donation cooperation mechanism ceremony and the press conference which sponsored by Shandong Province People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and undertake by the eye hospital affiliated to Shandong University of Chinese Medicine was held in Jinan City on 23rd December.

Professor Bi Hongshen with the media at the interview
The Donor Corneas from Sri Lanka : Six Patients from Shandong Province See Light Again
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World tallest artificial Christmas Tree

Sri Lanka on this Saturday has surpassed the world record for the tallest artificial Christmas tree and by unveiling a towering Christmas tree, claiming to have established a new world record for the tallest artificial Christmas tree.

World  tallest artificial Christmas  Tree
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Declaration of National Integration and Reconciliation Week from 8th to 14th January 2017

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation is mandated with the responsibility of promoting peace, unity and harmony among the communities in the country which is fundamental for sustainable development.

Declaration of National Integration and Reconciliation Week from 8th  to 14th January 2017
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Sri Lanka Food Festival in China

Chinese outbound tourism is showing a rapid growth. The outbound departures reached over 120 million persons in 2016.

Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
Sri Lanka Food Festival in China
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Jesus Christ a great messenger of reconciliation and social righteousness to the world - President

Jesus Christ was a great messenger of reconciliation and social righteousness to the world, President Maithripala Sirisena stated. In his Christmas Message, he described Jesus as an eternal savior to people around the world.

Jesus Christ a great messenger of reconciliation and social righteousness to the world -  President
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Raviraj Murder: Court acquitted five accused - Sumanthiran faults all-Sinhala jury

The High Court of Colombo, on Friday night, acquitted five men, including three navy intelligence officers, charged with assassinating the TNA Jaffna district MP Nadaraja Raviraj - an opposition Tamil legislator, after they were found not guilty. Immediately the TNA raised concerns about judicial integrity.

Raviraj Murder:  Court acquitted five accused - Sumanthiran faults all-Sinhala jury
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