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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1043

SL President Appoints Advisors

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed former senior civil servants Austin Fernando, Thilak Ranaviraja and W. J. S. Karunaratne as Presidential Advisors.

SL President  Appoints  Advisors
SL President  Appoints  Advisors
SL President  Appoints  Advisors
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‘Lanka FTA will be very big news back home’–Yunnan Prov

As bilateral trade topped $ 3Bn, Sri Lanka’s exports sector is readying one of the strongest ever delegations to this year’s Kunming international expo while Lanka’s second largest global supplier voiced that it is increasingly upbeat on the prospective FTA between both countries-and the $ 190 Bn Yunnan province is keen for a Corporate Agreement with Lanka’s apex export entity, a first, as revealed on 13 January.

Li Jiming (Deputy Secretary-General of Yunnan Provincial Government and Director General of Yunnan International Exposition Bureau-far right) seen with a part of his delegation to Sri Lanka on 13 January at EDB in Colombo.
Li Jiming (Deputy Secretary-General of Yunnan Provincial Government and Director General of Yunnan International Exposition Bureau-seated fourth from right) and his delegation to Sri Lanka meet Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB-second from left) and Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (far left) on 13 January at EDB in Colombo.
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Chitranganee Wagiswara – New Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs

Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Canada Chitranganee Wagiswara is to be appointed as the new Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Chitranganee Wagiswara – New Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs
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Palihakkara – the new Governor of the North

H. M. G. S. Palihakkara has been appointed as the Governor of the Northern Province, according to a statement published on the news government’s official website of the Department of Information.

H.M.G.S. Palihakkara will soon take charge as Governor
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The national question of Sri Lanka; USA PBS News Service distorts religious harmony that exists in Sri Lanka

Like any other nation, Sri Lanka has also had its fair (some might say unfair) share of ethnic disharmony. However, Sri Lanka can proudly say it has not had any major confrontation based on religion although occasional skirmishes have indeed occurred.

The national question of Sri Lanka; USA PBS News Service distorts religious harmony that exists in Sri Lanka
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Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala Foreign Relations Advisor to President

Former UN Under Secretary General, Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala has been appointed Senior Advisor on Foreign Relations to President Maithripala Sirisena with immediate effect.

 Dr. Jayantha Dhanapala Foreign Relations Advisor to President
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Resetting Indo –Lanka Relations

With the inauguration of President Maithripala Sirisena on January 9, and the decision taken by the newly appointed External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera to undertake his first official overseas visit to New Delhi, there are indications that Indo-Lanka relations are eventually heading in the right direction.

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Sri Lanka - The People Have Spoken - A Postscript.

Vox populi, vox dei! In Sri Lanka the majority of the voters spoke firmly in godlike fashion at last week's presidential election and brought down a Government which had ruled the country for over two decades. First under the leadership of the formidable and now resurgent Chandrika Kumaratunga Bandaranaka and subsequently under the forceful and populist Mahinda

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Pope Francis calls on President Maithripala Sirisena

Pope Francis calls on President Maithripala Sirisena Pope Francis called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat this evening, where bilateral discussions were held between them with the sharing of good wishes.

His Holiness Pope Francis calls on President. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
Pope Francis calls on President Maithripala Sirisena
Pope Francis calls on President Maithripala Sirisena
Pope Francis calls on President Maithripala Sirisena
Pope Francis calls on President Maithripala Sirisena
Pope Francis calls on President Maithripala Sirisena
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