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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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Wijegunasekera steps down as Lankapuvath CEO

After years of dedicated service to Lankapuvath National News Agency, Mr. Dilshan Aloka Sri Wijegunasekera has - after much consideration - decided to resign his position as Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in pursuit of new challenges.

Wijegunasekera steps down as Lankapuvath CEO
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President Putin extends fullest support to President Sirisena’s policies

When President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Kremlin, he was warmly received by President Vladimir Putin. The two Presidents referring to the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Russia agreed to take effective steps to ensure strong bilateral relations between the two countries.

President Putin extends fullest support to President Sirisena’s policies
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Kuchipudi-Odissi jugalbandi by Bengaluru dancers

Bengaluru-based dancers Shubha Nagarajan and Srividya Angara will be performing a rare jugalbandi of Kuchipudi-Odissi classical dance across the US between 22 April and 22 May.

Shubha Nagarajan and Srividya Angara
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SrI Lanka Army: Major General Mahesh Senanayake, 50th Chief of Staff

Major General N.U.M.M.W Senanayake RWP RSP USP psc, more popularly known as Mahesh Senanayake, currently serving as the Commander Security Forces - Jaffna (SFHQ-J), has been appointed as 50th Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Sri Lanka Army.

SrI Lanka Army: Major General Mahesh Senanayake, 50th Chief of Staff
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Chinese Minister of Defense and State Councilor Meets Sri Lanka President

The Minister of Defense and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China General Chang Wanquan who is on a official visit to Sri Lanka called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the official residence of the President.

 Chinese Minister of Defense and State Councilor Meets Sri Lanka President
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IELTS: gateway for Sri Lankans traveling to the US for higher education

IELTS, the English test for study, migration or work is recognised in over 140 countries worldwide including the USA. Amy E. Carter, Senior Marketing Manager from IELTS USA was in Sri Lanka recently speaking at the Fulbright Commission in Colombo, to students hoping to travel to the US for study.

Amy E. Carter, Senior Marketing Manager from IELTS USA
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Shortlist Announcement: Gratiaen Prize 2016

The shortlist for the Gratiaen Prize 2016 will be announced at an event on Monday 3 April, 6.00pm at the British Council Library, Colombo. All are invited to attend the announcement and listen to the reading of excerpts from the shortlisted entries.

Shortlist Announcement: Gratiaen Prize 2016
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Three Members of Northern AVA Gang Arrested in Colombo

Three suspected members of the Ava group including it alleged leader have been arrested from several areas in Colombo, sources said.

Three Members of  Northern AVA Gang Arrested in Colombo
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A move to solve SAITM issue

The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Srisena held a meeting at President's Office to obtain proposals to solve the SAITM problem.

A move to solve SAITM issue
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2017 IKFS Global Peace Award to be named after late activist Rachel Corrie

The 2017 Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society Global Peace Award will be named in the honor of late human rights activist Rachel Corrie, the IKFS has declared.

2017 IKFS Global Peace Award to be named after late activist Rachel Corrie
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