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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1013

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island

: President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island this evening (21 January)following his one-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Priyankara Jayaratna, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Geethanjana Gunawardena and Chief-of-Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath receiving the President at the airport.  (Photos by : Sudath Silva)
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Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena participates in the 06th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin

The 6th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) took place from 16th to 18th January 2014 in Berlin.

Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena talking with German Federal Minister of Agriculture Hans-Peter
Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena talking with German Federal Minister of Agriculture Hans-Peter Friedrich
The Ministers participating at the GFFA2014 in Berlin
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Maldivian President In Lanka

Maldivian President Abdulla yameen Abdul Gayoom will arrive in the country on a two day official visit on January 21, External Affairs Ministry Additional Secretary Rodney Perera told the Daily News a short while ago.

 Maldivian President In Lanka
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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Can Transform Women's Health

Millions of women and around the world are still unable to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over 1 million people contract a sexually transmitted infection every day, half of whom are young people - mostly women. In fact women are 5 times more likely to get STIs than men. Also, currently 222 million women have an unmet need for contraception and approximately 290,000 women in developing countries die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth every year.

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Can Transform Women's Health
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UK ignorant of Lanka's stature – Nirj Deva

Sri Lanka's case had not been understood by the British because they were either ignorant of or ignored the country's history and its political position as one of Asia's oldest democracies and its dominant place in the geography of the Indian Ocean through which major sea lanes carried goods in both directions to the Pacific nations and the Atlantic Ocean, states Nirj Deva of Sri Lankan origin, former Conservative Party MP and incumbent member of the European Parliament.

UK ignorant of Lanka's stature – Nirj Deva
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Iceland President to President Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka Has Made a Remarkable Transformation

“Sri Lanka has made a remarkable transformation since the end of the conflict,” President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson told President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a conversation today. “More time is needed to address remaining issues. Setting time frames does not yield results.”

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met President of Iceland Ólafur Ragna r Grímsson yesterday (Jan. 21) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), during his visit to the Middle Eastern country this week. (Photos By : Sudath Silva)
When President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson met President Rajapaksa yesterday (Jan. 21) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, he said, “Sri Lanka has made a remarkable transformation since the end of the conflict.”
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President Attends Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday (Jan. 20) for a one-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), attended the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony yesterday evening at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Prize being escorted to the prize giving venue - (Photos By : Sudath Silva)
President Attends Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony
President Attends Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony
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Karunatilake Amunugama - Secretary of the Ministry of Investment Promotion

Former Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama assumed duties as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Investment Promotion today (January 20).)

Karunatilake Amunugama -   Secretary of the Ministry of Investment Promotion
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The Rohingyas of Myanmar - Does Anyone Care about their plight?

At the Milwaukee International Conference last year it was noted with great concern that what was going on in the Arakan State was nothing short of genocide. The current events in Myanmar again confirm our fear.

The Rohingyas of Myanmar - Does Anyone Care about their plight?
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What the Chinese Want?: A Prelude to Understanding China’s growing relations with Sri Lanka

The question what the Chinese want came to my mind when I entered China 58 years ago. That was when I was posted to Sri Lanka’s pioneering diplomatic mission in Beijing 1957 under Wilmot A Perera. I continued to ask that question for near four years I spent there.

What the Chinese Want?:  A Prelude to Understanding China’s growing relations with Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka Embassy In Brussels Celebrates Thai Pongal

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brussels along with the Sri Lankan community living in Belgium, organized a Thai Pongal Celebrations on the 18th of January at the Embassy premises. It was attended by several Sri Lankan nationals living in Belgium along with the Honorary Consuls in Antwerp.

Sri Lanka Embassy In Brussels Celebrates Thai Pongal
Sri Lanka Embassy In Brussels Celebrates Thai Pongal
Sri Lanka Embassy In Brussels Celebrates Thai Pongal
Sri Lanka Embassy In Brussels Celebrates Thai Pongal
Sri Lanka Embassy In Brussels Celebrates Thai Pongal
Sri Lanka Embassy In Brussels Celebrates Thai Pongal
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President Rajapaksa arrived in Abu Dhabi

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who left yesterday afternoon on a one-day visit to Abu Dhabi, was welcomed by the Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs Mr. Majed Ali Al Mansouri at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. " class="caption" align="right" />

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is being welcomed by the Chairman of the Department of Municipal Affairs Mr. Majed Ali Al Mansouri at the Abu Dhabi International Airport as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in the United Arab Emirates Dr. Mahinda Balasuriya looks on. -  (Photos By : Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa greets Sri Lankans present at the airport upon his arrival in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on a one-day visit.
In Abu Dhabi, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will attend the Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony this evening and participate in several bilateral talks tomorrow morning.
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Thai Pongal Celebrated in Paris

The popular harvest festival of the Tamil-Hindu communities known as Thai Pongal was celebrated on 14th January 2014 at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris with the participation of staff members and a large number of Sri Lankans of all communities living in Paris.

Thai Pongal Celebrated in Paris
Thai Pongal Celebrated in Paris
Thai Pongal Celebrated in Paris
Thai Pongal Celebrated in Paris
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Pathfinder Foundation as one of Chinese top 10 partners

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Sri Lanka recognized the Pathfinder Foundation as one of its top 10 partners at a ceremony to mark Chinese New Year and Sri Lanka's National Day held at the BMICH on Friday.

The photograph shows Chinese Ambassador Wu Jianghao presenting the Top Ten Partner award to Milinda Moragoda, Founder, Pathfinder Foundation.
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