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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2192

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Hand grenade explosion caused bus tragedy - Prime Minister

Hand grenade explosion has caused the bus tragedy in which Nineteen passengers including twelve military personnel were injured in the explosion inside the ill-fated bus at Kahagolla in Diyatalawa this morning, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today.

Hand grenade explosion caused bus tragedy -   Prime Minister
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President launched Special Reconciliation TV Channel

President Maithripala Sirisena as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation initiated a special budget proposal in 2017 to establish a special dedicated reconciliation TV Channel.

President launched Special Reconciliation TV Channel
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19 injured as passenger bus catches fire

At least 19 people were injured and rushed to hospital after a passenger bus caught fire in Diyatalawa, in the Central Highlands on Wednesday, police said.

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A devoted principal retires

Nazeer Shihabdeen is retiring from his position as the principal of Sri Lanka International School in Riyadh, after rendering a valuable service to the Sri Lankan community in Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Nazeer Shihabdeen
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Sri Lanka receives South Asia Procurement Innovation Award

Sri Lanka has received the South Asia Procurement Innovation Award 2017- 2018 at the Fifth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference held from February 5 – 8, 2018 in New Delhi.

Sri Lanka receives South Asia Procurement Innovation Award
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St Kitts and Nevis has second citizenship & passport for sale - ending

Completely legal, and surprising for many, the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme has released a final reminder to those interested in investing in second citizenship under the temporarily reduced investment module – the Hurricane Relief Fund – scheduled to end on 30 March 2018.

St Kitts and Nevis has second citizenship & passport for sale - ending
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UN SG Welcomes Decisions To Advance Work Of The Conference On Disarmament in Geneva

UN Secretary General welcomes Decision adopted under Sri Lanka’s Presidency to advance work of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.

UN SG Welcomes Decisions To Advance Work Of The Conference On Disarmament in Geneva
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“NPF Regime Is Over, NDPP Regime Is Coming:” Er Kruse

NDPP candidate from the 8 Western Angami Assembly Constituency, Er. Kevisekho Kruse said the NPF regime was over in Nagaland.

NDPP candidate of 8 Western Angami Assembly Constituency Er. Kevisekho Kruse
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Neelakantan - Man who did yeoman service to Hinduism no more with us

President of All Ceylon Hindu Congress Kandiah Neelakandan (71) passed away yesterday at a private hospital in Colombo.

Kandiah Neelakantan
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ADB grants of $75 million to support SME development

The Government of Sri Lanka had obtained ADB Financial assistance of USD 100 million in 2016 to finance the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Line of Credit Project. The objective of the project was to strengthen the SME sector in Sri Lanka by facilitating access to finance and expand the employment opportunities in the sector.

Dr. R H S Samaratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and Ms. Sri Widowati, Country Director of ADB – Sri Lanka Resident Mission on behalf of ADB, signed this loan agreement to obtain USD 75 million at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media on 16 February
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