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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 916

“Hardened criminal” Hafeez Saeed “roams in Pak, raises India’s hackles

For the second time in his innings here as Pak envoy Abdul Basit has contributed to a “downslide” in the India-Pak relations by raising India’s hackles.

Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed.
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Asian Pacific Postal Union EC Meeting commences

The opening ceremony of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) Executive Council Meeting (ECM), which is one of the most significant events hosted by the Sri Lankan Postal Department was held at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo under the patronage of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Asian-Pacific Postal Union Executive Council Meeting. (Pix by : Sudath Silva)
Asian Pacific Postal Union EC Meeting commences
Asian Pacific Postal Union EC Meeting commences
Asian Pacific Postal Union EC Meeting commences
Asian Pacific Postal Union EC Meeting commences
Asian Pacific Postal Union EC Meeting commences
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Deputy Minister Lalith Dissanayake represents Sri Lanka at Regional Health Meeting in Bangladesh

The Deputy Minister of Health of Sri Lanka, Lalith Dissanayake accompanied by a senior official level delegation represented Sri Lanka at the 32nd Health Ministers’ Meeting and 67th session of the WHO’s Regional Committee for South East Asia Region (SEARO) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 9-12 September 2014.

Deputy Minister Lalith Dissanayake represents Sri Lanka at Regional Health Meeting in Bangladesh
Deputy Minister Lalith Dissanayake represents Sri Lanka at Regional Health Meeting in Bangladesh
Deputy Minister Lalith Dissanayake represents Sri Lanka at Regional Health Meeting in Bangladesh
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Sri Lankan Film ‘Ira Sevaya’ Screened in Kathmandu

“Dhammo Hawe Rakkhathi Dhamma Chari”, this is Lord Buddha's saying that those who are committed to the path of Dhamma [Virtues] are Protected by the Dhamma itself.

W. M. Senevirathna, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Nepal
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No early phase out of bottom-trawlers likely

Notwithstanding Sri Lanka’s concerns over the use bottom –trawlers, Indian fishermen, particularly from Rameswaram belt are not likely to discard these vessels in the near term.

No early phase out of bottom-trawlers likely
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Impasse with the TNA; A joint working Group to facilitate the development agenda in the North?

In a news report filed by Waruni Karunarathne in the Sunday Leader of the 14th September 2014, TNA MP, Suresh Premachandran has reiterated that there are different issues in the North and the East compared to other provinces as these areas had to bear the brunt of nearly 30 years of terrorism and war. “There are issues about war widows, orphans, those who are disabled, and many such specific problems in the North and East. The Sri Lankan government does not seem to have separate programs to address these specific issues,” he said. He pointed out that more than 10,000 former LTTE cadres had been rehabilitated but no measures had been taken to help them find suitable jobs or engage in self-employment.

Impasse with the TNA; A joint working Group to facilitate the development agenda in the North?
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Xi Jinping - First Chinese President to Visit Sri Lanka

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s scheduled visit to Sri Lanka would be a milestone for the bilateral ties, Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianghao has said.

Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Wu Jianghao
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Political Asylum Seekers

Responding to a statement made by UNP MP Mangala Samaraweera challenging another UNP MP Sajith Premadasa to show his work, the latter has called the former ‘a Political Asylum Seeker’.

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Vadivel Krishnamoorthy presents credentials to Kenyan President

Mr. Vadivel Krishnamoorthy, High Commissioner-designate of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Kenya, presented his letter of credentials to Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya at the State House on Tuesday, 9th September 2014.

Vadivel Krishnamoorthy presents credentials to Kenyan President
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“ The Sky is the Limit for the Two Island Nations ” – Ambassador Sarath Dissanayake

Ambassador Sarath Dissanayake welcomes the dialogue, and has much to say, because Sri Lanka and Cuba just celebrated 55 years of diplomatic relations last 29th July. He recalled that his nation was the first Asian country to recognize and support the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, and that this island, Cuba was the site of the first diplomatic delegation from Sri Lanka in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Cuba defines the potential of bilateral relations
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