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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 823

Happy Eid Al Fitr!

All gulf countries will be celebrating Eid Al Fitr festival on Thursday the 8th of August, at the end of fasting, in the month of Ramadan, while in Sri Lanka and in the subcontinent it is expected to be celebrated on Friday the 9th of August.

Happy Eid Al Fitr!
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The Commonwealth Business Forum launched in London in preparation for the CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in London , Dr. Chris Nonis held a launch event at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London to promote the Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Colombo from the 12 - 14 November 2013, leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013.

The Commonwealth Business Forum launched in London in  preparation for the CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka envoy summoned over 114 jailed fishermen

: India summoned Sri Lankan High Commissioner on July 7 and issued a demarche on the issue of 114 Indian fishermen lodged in Sri Lankan jails.

Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam
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Thirty one girls died of complications in adolescent pregnancy

The Director of Family Health Bureau, Dr. Deepthi Perera, Community Health Specialist (Maternity and Child Health), stated that in Sri Lanka in the years 2011 and 2012, 31 adolescent girls between 15-19 had died as a result of complications owing to pregnancy in young age.

adolescent pregnancy
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Central security force to guard the Bodh Gaya complex; Bihar CM initiative

For the first time a religious shrine will be guarded by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is primarily responsible for the security of airports, nuclear installations and key government buildings. Bodh Gaya complex in Bihar.

 Nitish Kumar - Bihar CM
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Beyond Boundaries- A documentary on India’s Development Assistance Projects in Sri Lanka

The Indian Cultural Centre organized a special screening of “Beyond Boundaries”, a documentary produced by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, providing a glimpse of India's Development Assistance Projects in Sri Lanka on 2 August 2013.

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Prof. Peiris Clls On First Deputy To President Of Iran

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L.Peiris, representing President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the inauguration of President Hassan Rouhani as the eleventh President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, conveyed to the new President the warm felicitations and good wishes of President Rajapaksa, and his appreciation of Iran’s goodwill and friendship for Sri Lanka.

Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, called on Mr. Jangiry, First Deputy to the President of Iran
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Acting C.J. Shirani Thillakawardene sworn in

Supreme Court Judge Shirani Thillakawardene was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (06). Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga was also present at the event.

Acting C.J. Shirani Thillakawardene sworn in
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PacAngel Mission Underway in Sri Lanka

The U.S. military, alongside the Red Cross and the Sri Lankan Government, will conduct Pacific Angel health services outreach and engineering civil programs in the Jaffna Peninsula from August 5-10, 2013.

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New Army Commander calls on Secretary Defence

Newly appointed Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake called on Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Ministry premises short while ago.

New Army Commander calls on Secretary Defence
New Army Commander calls on Secretary Defence
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Philippine Business Leaders to Attend Sri Lanka Business Forum

: The atmosphere of peace and stability which prevails in Sri Lanka today, provides an opportunity for significant expansion of the trade and investment relationship between Sri Lanka and the Philippines, and it is in the interest of both countries to exploit this opportunity to the full, External Affairs Minister Professor G.L.Peiris said in Manila on 1st of August 2013.

Philippine Business Leaders to Attend Sri Lanka Business Forum
Philippine Business Leaders to Attend Sri Lanka Business Forum
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Sri Lanka a Valued Friend and Development Partner - Foreign Minister of the Philippines tells Professor. G. L Peiris

The Philippines regards Sri Lanka as a valued friend and development partner, and will continue to extend all support and goodwill to the country, Mr. Albert del Rosario, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Minister of Foreign Affairs) said in Manila on 2nd August 2013.

Sri Lanka a Valued Friend and Development Partner -  Foreign Minister of the Philippines tells Professor. G. L Peiris
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Can Manning bring a change?

A military judge has acquitted Bradley Manning of US army of aiding the enemy but has convicted him of violations of the Espionage Act for turning over a large amount of classified data to the website Wikileaks, in a case where the soldier has been portrayed as a traitor and at the same time as only a whistle-blower by some others.

Bradley Manning of US army
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Buddhist monks demand removal of Hindus, others from Bodh Gaya panel

Buddhist Monks of Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya have demanded removal of Hindus from the Management Committee of the shrine, and also opposed any other community person to head the governing panel. This is sequel to the recent amendment of Bodh Gaya Temple Act 1949, by the Bihar government on July 30.

Buddhist monks demand removal of Hindus, others from Bodh Gaya panel
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