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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1771

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Lottery ticket prices reversed back to Rs. 20 with immediate effect

The lottery ticket prices which was increased from Rs. 20 to Rs. 30 had been reversed back yesterday again to Rs.20 with immediate effect, on the instruction of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Lotter ticket agents street protest - File picture
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Bush Twins Write Letter to Obama Sisters Offering Advice on Life After the White House

President George W. Bush’s twin daughters are offering advice to Malia and Sasha Obama, who are soon to join them in the ranks of former first kids.

Bush Twins Write Letter to Obama Sisters Offering Advice on Life After the White House
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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in Sweden on a two-day visit

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will visit Sweden at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Margot Wallström, from 17-18 January 2017.

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström called on   Minister Mangala Samaraweera when she visited Sri Lanka in last April
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Get Tri-forces help for drought reliefs work - President Srisena

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the officials to get the assistance of the Tri-forces in addition to the contribution of the public servants in the process of providing reliefs to the people affected by drought in the country.

Get Tri-forces help for drought reliefs work  - President Srisena
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Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, wished Tamils happy Thai Pongal

Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who never fails to celebrate the many cultures, languages and beliefs that make Canada such a wonderful place to live, wished Tamils in Canada and around the world a happy ‘Thai Pongal,’ on Sunday.

Justin Trudeau
Pongal in Canada:I wish everyone celebrating Thai Pongal a joyful festival," the Canadian PM said.
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Indian Grant to Construct 3000 Rain Water Harvesting Systems

India and Sri Lanka signed an MoU to construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems at a cost of SLR 300 million in Jaffna District.

Signing of the MOU  by Mr. Arindam Bagchi, Acting High Commissioner of India and Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation in the presence of A. H. M. Fowzie, State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation.
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Thai Pongal epitomize the enormity of the human gratefulness - Maithri

Since the dawn of civilization, the humanity’s devotion to the sun that symbolizes the wholeness of nature has remained intact said Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena.

Thai Pongal epitomize the enormity of the human gratefulness - Maithri
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Sri Lanka ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

On 12 January 2016, the Government of Sri Lanka deposited with the International Labour Office, the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention.

Ratificationinstrument deposited with the Maritime Labour Conference
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Indian Supreme Court rejects plea for quick verdict on Jallikattu

Indian Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea urging it to pass judgement on the controversial bull taming sport ‘Jallikattu’ before the harvest festival of Pongal In Tamil Nadu on Saturday.

 Indian Supreme Court rejects plea for quick verdict on Jallikattu
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Pakistan Food Festival and Single Country Exhibition in Sri Lanka

Feel the real taste of Pakistan’s strength, diversity and culture through its exotic cuisine. A fact highlighted by several prominent figures at the opening of a five-day Pakistan Food Festival (11-15 January, 2017) at Galadari Hotel last evening.

Minister for Public Administration and Management, Hon. Ranjith Madduma Bandara ... Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain inaugurating the food festival.
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