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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1796


Five Myanmar firms to export rice to Sri Lanka

Five companies have won contracts for the export of 50,000 tonnes of rice to Sri Lanka by June, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation.

Five Myanmar firms to export rice to Sri Lanka
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Approval for vehicle assembly facility given to a private company on the legal advice from the AG

Eight containers containing used vehicle parts released from the Customs to its consignee who is engaged in vehicle assembling was based on a decision made by the cabinet of ministers on the basis of legal advice given by the Attorney General.

Minister Ravi Karunanayake -  condemns these acts while rejecting  allegations
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Angola’s President Orders Investigation Of Stampede Left 17 People Dead

Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an inquiry into the cause of a stampede at a football match that killed at least 17 people.

Jose Eduardo dos Santos - President of Angola
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The 69th Independence Anniversary celebrated in Geneva

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nation in Geneva celebrated the 69th Anniversary of Independence on 4th February 2017 at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with the participation of over 250 members of the Sri Lankan community.

The 69th Independence Anniversary celebrated in Geneva
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Wind Power Hybrid Power Plant in Eluvaithievu opened up

Sri Lanka opened its first wind power hybrid power plant on Friday which will generate 60 MW of electricity, a spokesman said.

Hybrid Power Plant located in the Island of Eluvaithievu
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Maldives opposition wants exiled Maldivian leader Mohamed Nasheed in 2018 pres race

Exiled Maldivian leader Mohamed Nasheed said on Thursday he would return to the troubled Indian Ocean archipelago to contest a 2018 presidential election and called for international pressure on the government to allow him to run.

Lawyer Amal Clooney sits with Mohamed Nasheed during a news conference in central London
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Sri Lanka boosts scientific cooperation with CERN

An International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) to enhance scientific cooperation in High Energy Physics between the scientific community of Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), was signed in Geneva on Wednesday (8 February 2017). Minister of Science, Technology & Research, Susil Premajayantha and the Director for International Relations of CERN, Ms. Charlotte Warakaulle signed on behalf of the two parties.

Signing of the International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) between Sri Lanka and CERN
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Pakistan sends relief assistance to help brotherly people of Sri Lanka

With a view to help the brotherly people of Sri Lanka to mitigate the severe drought, the Government of Pakistan sent a relief flight to Colombo containing 25 Metric Ton of rice.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj  Gen  (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain handing over relief consignment to Sri Lankan authorities
High Commissioner of Pakistan H E  Syed Shakeel Hussain with crew members of Pakistan aircraft
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Religious education can play an important role in national reconciliation & peace – President Srisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says the religious education in the country can play a pivotal role in building national reconciliation and peace. He made these remarks participating at a Dialogue on Inter-religious Education, held at the BMICH, recently (03).

Religious education can play an important  role in national reconciliation & peace – President Srisena
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Joint Panel Discussion On SAARC: Its Impediments And Way Forward

A panel discussion on “SAARC: Its Impediments and Way Forward”, was organised by the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka and the premier national security think tank, Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) as their first ever joint venture. This event was held recently at Hotel Galadari, in Colombo.

Secretary Defence Engr  Karunasena Hettiarachchi while delivering  key-note address
High Commissioner Shakeel Hussain while giving opening remarks
Panalists of the Seminar
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