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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1892

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On objections to Narendra Modi visiting Sri Lanka

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in Kandy yesterday that there were objections to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting Sri Lanka, but the main objection was against entering into agreements harmful to the country.

On objections to Narendra Modi visiting Sri Lanka
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Modi in Seema Malaka Temple

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, arrived in Colombo this evening. He was received at the airport by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickramsinghe, and other senior Ministers.

The Prime Minister  Narendra Modi pressing switch for the lamp-lighting ceremony at the Seema Malaka Temple, in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 11, 2017. The Prime Minister of  Sri Lanka, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe is also seen.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Seema Malaka Temple offering flowers
Modi in Seema Malaka Temple
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Massive car bomb at Bic C shopping centre in Pattani

Two days ago, suspected insurgents have detonated a car bomb outside a busy shopping centre in south Thailand, wounding more than 50 people.

Massive car bomb at Bic C shopping centre in  Pattani
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20th Annual National Rally Of The Sri Lankan Catholic Migrants At Padova In Italy – 2017

For the 20th consecutive year the Sri-Lankan Catholic migrants living in Italy gathered at the hallowed Shrine of St. Anthony of Padova on the 1st of May 2017.

20th Annual National Rally Of The Sri Lankan Catholic Migrants At Padova In Italy – 2017
20th Annual National Rally Of The Sri Lankan Catholic Migrants At Padova In Italy – 2017
20th Annual National Rally Of The Sri Lankan Catholic Migrants At Padova In Italy – 2017
20th Annual National Rally Of The Sri Lankan Catholic Migrants At Padova In Italy – 2017
20th Annual National Rally Of The Sri Lankan Catholic Migrants At Padova In Italy – 2017
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President Trump fires FBI chief who is probing his Russian Ties

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) James Comey who has been entrusted by his Bureau, an independent agency of the federal government, to investigate the Trump presidential election campaign ties to Russia which is widely believed tilted the election in his favor defeating the Democratic candidate former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

President Trump fires FBI chief who is probing his Russian Ties
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Piyasena Gamage Replaces Galle District Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe

Galle District Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe will be replaced by former Minister Piyasena Gamage, who is next in line, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

Former Minister Piyasena Gamage
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America’s reaction to Macron’s victory

The United States president Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate France president-elect Emmanuel Macron: “Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!”

America’s reaction to Macron’s victory
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CERN to assist Sri Lanka to develop Physics teaching and scientific collaboration

Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Susil Premajaytha has announced that a Steering Committee will be established in Sri Lanka to develop physics education at the high school and university levels and to strengthen cooperation with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

CERN to assist Sri Lanka to develop Physics teaching  and scientific collaboration
CERN to assist Sri Lanka to develop Physics teaching  and scientific collaboration
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Farewell for outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner

The High Commission of Pakistan hosted a farewell Party in honor of the outgoing High Commissioner Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain at Hilton Hotel, Colombo on 6th May 2017.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Shakeel Hussain addressing the gathering
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Reception on-board at Pakistani Naval Ship ZULFIQUAR

A colorful reception was arranged last evening on board at visiting Pakistan Navy Ship ZULFIQUAR which is in Sri Lanka on a 5 day visit, reflective of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the two friendly countries.

High Commissioner SL Naval Commander and Ship Commander cuting the SL-Pak Friendship cake
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