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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1470

Lanka and Austria to work closely together to benefit from changes taking place in Sri Lanka

Lanka and Austria is expected to work closely together to ensure that both countries benefit from the changes that are taking place in Sri Lanka and from the peace dividend, disclosed Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena.

Lanka and Austria to work closely together to benefit from changes  taking place in Sri Lanka
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First Young Global Leaders event in Sri Lanka

For the first time in Sri Lanka, Young Global Leaders event of the World Economic Forum was held from 16-18th February 2016. The event was a great success according to the participants.

First Young Global Leaders event in Sri Lanka
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Shirani Bandaranayake: Former Chief Justice Acquitted And Released

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya yesterday ordered the release of former CJ Shirani Bandaranayake from a case filed against her by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption for failure to accurately declare her assets and liabilities .

  Shirani Bandaranayake:  Former Chief Justice Acquitted And Released
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Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered news media to focus on "positive reporting”

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday ordered news media run by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government to strictly follow the Party's leadership and focus on "positive reporting."

Chinese President Xi Jinping presides over a symposium after touring China's three leading news providers in Beijing,  ordered news media run by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government to strictly follow the Party's leadership.
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Pathfinder Foundation Joins Quad Plus Dialogue

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) joined the Quad-Plus forum; comprising Australia, India, Japan and the United States of America, which held its third, round in Jaipur, India, the capital of Rajasthan.

The Quad-Plus forum participants at its third round in Jaipur, India
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Lamudi Sri Lanka explores how the real estate market in Colombo has changed

When it comes to searching for real estate, Colombo is the most popular area in Sri Lanka for property-seekers. According to Lamudi Sri Lanka, more than 70 percent of website searches are for property in the country’s commercial capital.

Lamudi Sri Lanka explores how the real estate market in Colombo has changed
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It is the same story again of the Government Schools

Again, as usual, I have seen a story with a photograph in "The Morung Express" - February 16 Edition. "No textbooks, no classes" ran the lead story. The picture of Government Primary School, Mezoma was given as locked because of the non-availability of textbooks meant for teaching the students. I am not surprised at all as such things happened in many places in Nagaland.

It is the same story again of the Government Schools
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Open for Business: U.S. Assists Sri Lanka Customs to Develop Trade Potential

Legal experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Customs and Border Protection collaborated with 20 senior officials from Sri Lanka Customs in Colombo last week on reforming customs procedures to enhance trade. The effort seeks to improve efficiency and transparency for businesses, allowing Sri Lanka to develop more fully its export potential and advance investment opportunities.

U.S. experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Department of Commerce collaborated with 20 senior officials from Sri Lanka Customs on legal reforms to benefit the trade community.
Sri Lanka Customs officials received certificates upon completing the intensive three-day workshop to help improve the efficiency and transparency of customs procedures.
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Sri Lanka has become a Party to the Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products

It is most welcoming and glad to hear that Sri Lanka has ratified the World Health Organization – FCTC Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products which is effective from February 2016. Already 15 Parties have ratified this important protocol.

Sri Lanka has become a Party to the Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products
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Racial Slur On India

There was a countrywide uproar in India when about five years ago following a series of ‘racial’ attacks on Indian youth in Australia. The outrage in India is equally strong when there are reports of attacks on people of Indian origin or Indian nationals living in the US. Some of these attacks resulted in death. The host countries generally refuted the allegations of a racial angle in the attacks on Indians. But few in India were willing to accept that.

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Existence of two active and legally binding constitutions in Sri Lanka pointed out

It has been pointed of the existence of two constitutions at present and both of them are effective legal.

 Committee which heard the proposals for the reforming the constitution of Sri Lanka
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President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Tegal Airport in Berlin

Ambassador Jurgen Christian Mertens, Chief of Protcol of the German Government and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, including the Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Germany, Karunatilake Amunugama welcomed President Sirisena and Madam Jayanthi Sirisena on arrival yesterday early morning at the airport.

President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Tegal Airport in Berlin
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived at the Tegal Airport in Berlin
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Who thinks Rs.200,000 is big money in Sri Lanka now?

At a time the Gulf countries are bringing restrictions on remittances outward due to the prevailing economic condition in the region, the introduction of the new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Rules gazetted by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank have created real panic and concern among the Sri Lankan expatriate workers in the Gulf.

Who thinks Rs.200,000 is big money in Sri Lanka now?
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