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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1590

Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, - 52 % voted to Leave and 42 % voted to Remain - , an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two.

Nigel Evans MP
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Land Owners Threatened Possession, Now Have Relief via Prescription (Special Provision) Act No. 5 of 2016

The Prescription (Special Provision) Bill which was shelved for a long period have now been revived by the Government to provide relief to the people, who were forced to abandon their properties due to the situation that prevailed in the country from May 1983 to May 2009 and to enable them to claim their titles for their properties due to prescriptive actions of the illegal and encroached occupants.

Land Owners Threatened Possession, Now Have  Relief via   Prescription (Special Provision) Act No. 5 of 2016
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Five Hohos urge Center to resume two laning road constructions immediately

The five tribal Hohos – Phom Peoples’ Council, Sumi Hoho, Chakhesang Public Organization, Ao Senden and Konyak Hoho – have come down heavily on the indifferent attitude and the step-motherly treatment to the people of Nagaland.

Leaders of five Hohos submitting Joint Memorandum for the PM through State Governor on Thursday at Circuit House, Dimapur.
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Spicing up Development Assistance to Sri Lanka

Delivering the keynote address at a Briefing Session organized by the Standard and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Division of WTO held on 21st June 2016 to share Sri Lanka’s experience on the Cinnamon Development Project Assistance, R.D.S. Kumararatne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the World Trade Organization highlighted on how technical and funding assistance from international agencies such as WTO, UNIDO, ITC and WIPO are important for small economies such as Sri Lanka in sustaining performance in the spices sector in the country.

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Dawn lambasts Sharif’s handling of NSG Issue

A respected daily newspaper in Pakistan has criticized the Nawaz Sharif government of handling the issue of Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) waiver for India, pointing to “civil-military divide”, increasing dysfunction in the Foreign Office, and ‘belated’ effort to seek the group’s membership.

Dawn lambasts Sharif’s handling of NSG Issue
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Humble coop-city rises to become Sri Lanka’s third supermarket force

Sri Lanka’s surging retail supermarket industry’s newest rising star is from an unlikely source-the cooperatives movement of the country.

Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (centre) addresses launch event of Sri Lanka’s first cooperatives week on 23 June joined by Secretary of Ministry of Industry and Commerce TMKB Thennakoon (far left) at BMICH.
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International Day of Yoga celebration at UN

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged everyone to embrace healthier choices and lifestyles and to commit to unity with other human beings, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation.

International Day of Yoga celebration at UN
International Day of Yoga celebration at UN
International Day of Yoga celebration at UN
International Day of Yoga celebration at UN
International Day of Yoga celebration at UN
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First National Coop Week launched tomorrow culminates with July 2 celebrations

The first ever National Cooperatives Week will take off today 23 June at BMICH, Colombo-with many Provincial Coop Ministers eagerly joining to map the future of this crucial sector.

Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen
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Pak Lanka Friendship Zindabaad

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain presented Certificates of merit to the students of Pakistan Culture Education & Urdu Language Center, today in Colombo for rendering meritorious service on account of developing, composing and presenting the first ever Pakistan Sri Lanka friendship Anthem.

High Commissioner  Syed Shakeel Hussain and Officers of the High Commission with the students of Pakistan Culture Education  Urdu Language Center
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U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap Visits Hambantota

U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and a U.S. Embassy team recently visited the Hambantota region to meet local officials and business executives.

Ambassador Keshap also participated in an evening Pooja at the Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya.
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Stranded 44 Sri Lankans Refugees Status To Be Assessed

Indonesia on Tuesday gave the U.N. refugee agency and International Organization for Migration (IOM) access to 44 Sri Lankans whose boat ran aground 10 days ago off the coast of Aceh.

The un-seaworthy boat
Sri Lankan Tamils seen in tents
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Sri Lankan marketers need the service of Anthropologists

Few years ago, a leading mobile service operator in Sri Lanka had a problem when a new package was introduced by another mobile service operator with the help of the government. Some “loyal “customers suddenly switched onto the new package because of the price factor.

Sri Lankan marketers need the service of Anthropologists
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