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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 920

Sri Lanka starts work on global consumer compliance

Sri Lanka has begun compliance work on the global consumer end of its exports basket on 18 September. And no less than two top experts from Geneva’s WTO are in town to facilitate the pioneering effort.

From left: Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB), Antony Taubman (Director of the WTO’s Intellectual Property Rights Division), Anura Siriwardene (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce), Gretchen Stanton (Senior Counsellor, World Trade Organization) and RDS Kumararatne (DG-DoC) at the 18 September WTO session in Colombo.
Anura Siriwardene (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce) addresses the 18 September WTO session in Colombo.
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital, who suffered injuries following a road accident in Bandarawela.

President Visits S. Thondaman at Hospital ( Pix By: Nishanka de Silva )
President Mahinda Rajapaksa   visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital
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Voting today at the UVA Provincial Council Polls

About 690,966 voters in the Badulla District and 323,764 in the Moneragala District were eligible to exercise their franchise at today at the Uva Provincial Council elections to elect 32 councilors.

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The wonders Sir John’s egg-hoppers could do!

It is a well-known fact that Sri Lanka’s (Ceylon’s) third prime-minister, Sir John Kotelawala,- 1953-1956- was extremely fond of egg-hoppers with which he used to entertain his cabinet ministers at the weekly meetings at his residence at Kandawala.

 Sir John Kotelawala,-
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Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The first copy of a Crafts Map Of Sri Lanka was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Mr. Buddhi Keerthisena, Chairman of the National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon’ble Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, at a ceremony organized at Temple Trees on September 18, 2014.

Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Indian scientists developing a diagnostic algorithm for female genital TB

Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that accurate and confirmed diagnosis of TB can be made and standard anti-TB treatment provided as early as possible. But the challenge is that current range of standard diagnostic tests are less likely to pick up every case of genital TB.

Indian scientists developing a diagnostic algorithm for female genital TB
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Asia’s hi-tech powerhouse officially calls Lankan IT for the first time

Sri Lanka’s IT & hi-tech sector has been suddenly energised as it received the first ever top level official invitation from Asia’s hi-tech power, as revealed on 04 September in Colombo. “After our own research on many Lankan business sectors, we identified Lankan ICT/BPO sector, among others, as fit to give our development support to. As a stat, we invite a Lankan ICT/BPO delegation to Japan in the first quarter of next year” informed a smiling Masahide Sakishige (Outgoing Resident Representative-JETRO Colombo) on 04 September in Colombo.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-left) meets Masahide Sakishige (Outgoing Resident Representative-JETRO Colombo-centre) and Kazuhiko Obama (New Resident Representative of JETRO Colombo-right) on 04 September in Colombo.
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Modi-Jinping summit in Delhi, face off in Himalayas

Meeting at a time when there was the “usual” face off at the border, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping gave the go ahead to deepening of economic ties between the two Asian giants.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Chinese President, Mr. Xi Jinping and the First Lady of the Republic of China, Ms. Peng Liyuan, at Sabarmati Waterfront, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on September 17, 2014.-
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EDB calls for full Lankan exporter registration

Sri Lanka’s apex export entity has issued a clarion call to the country’s exporter community to register with it and enlist in its surging database on 16 September. “Some non-registered exporters, unaware of procedures have brought a bad reputation for Sri Lanka. It is time all Lankan exporters register with EDB” voiced a keen Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB) on 16 September in Colombo.

Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB-far left) addresses the “How to Export Quality Fruit & Vegetable to the EU Region” session held at EDB on 16 September as Ms Champika Hewage (OIC, Plant Quarantine Station, Sea Port, Colombo-second from left, seated), Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (ED-EDB-third from left) and Ruwanthi Ariyaratne (Asst. Director-Department of Commerce) look on.
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Today: 8th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties to open in Colombo

The 8th International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) will be inaugurated at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Performing Arts Theatre today, - 19th September 2014.

 Today: 8th  General Assembly of the  International Conference of Asian Political Parties to open in Colombo
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Sri Lanka Contributes 1 Million Surgical Gloves to WHO in Global Fight Against Ebola Outbreak

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this evening at Temple Trees, handed over one million surgical gloves to the World Health Organisation as Sri Lanka's contribution toward the global effort in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa. The contribution was made in response to the global appeal launched by WHO in fighting this deadly disease.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa,  is seen here handing over the contribution to WHO Country Representative in Sri Lanka Dr. Firdosi Mehta. The Hayleys Group of Companies facilitated this contribution. Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris is also pictured.  (Pix By : Nishanka de Silva)
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