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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 969

U.S. Embassy Statement On Badulla District Landslides

The United States extends its deepest condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families affected by the recent landslides in Koslanda.

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Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama held a meeting with the State Secretary Markus Ederer of the German Federal Foreign Office at his office.

Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
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Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection

"Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing" said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and repeated counselling and testing for HIV has indeed been a challenge. It is even a steeper challenge to mobilize key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) to go for HIV testing repeatedly.

Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection
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Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka

The Export Development Board of Sri Lanka led a trade delegation from Sri Lanka to participate at the International Chamber of Commerce Conference on Global Economic Recovery which was held in Dhaka on 25-26th October 2014.

Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka
Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka
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‘Still hopeful deaths would not rise’-Rishad

Sorrow about the biggest natural disaster in Sri Lanka since the 2004 Tsunami devastation is deeply felt, and shared. “We share the deep sorrow of the families of the victims who perished in the Koslanda landslide. And we pray for all” states Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce and Leader, ACMC) on 29 October in his brief press statement, which is reproduced in full below:

Rishad Bathiudeen MP, Minister of Industry and Commerce, and  Leader of  ACMC
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Former Al-Badr Chief Nizami To Die For War Crimes In Bangladesh

Present Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer and former al-Badr chief Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami has been sentenced to death for committing crimes against humanity including genocide, torture and rape during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

Former Al-Badr Chief  Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami
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Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur in collaboration with the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur and Mount Lavinia Hotel organised a Sri Lanka Food festival, “Sri Lankan Cuisine”, accompanied by traditional dance performances at the Hotel Palace of Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur from 16th to 31st October 2014, with the objective of promoting tourism, the Sri Lankan culture and cuisine in Malaysia and to bring the people of both countries more closer together.

Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur
Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur
Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur
Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur
Spicing Up Tastebuds The Sri Lankan Way In Kuala Lumpur
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WHO launches new guidelines on management of latent TB infection

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease. These guidelines were launched today at the Global TB Symposium just before the start of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona.

Pakistan Awards Fully Funded Engineering Scholarships to Sri Lankan Students

The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher professional Engineering Scholarships to three Sri Lankan students under the Higher Education Scholarship Programme for 2014.

Pakistan Awards Fully Funded Engineering Scholarships to Sri Lankan Students
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President to ensure equal opportunities for all Muslims for Haj Pilgrimage

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Oct. 28) said that he would devise a method that ensures equal opportunities for Muslims when they undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca.

 At Al Tharik Muslim School , Kantale
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No single HIV prevention method can end AIDS: Combination prevention is key

As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical prevention research, that “No single method of prevention can end this epidemic on its own." That is why conferences on microbicides and vaccines merged to provide one single global platform to deliberate on a spectrum of biomedical prevention research for HIV. HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) is being held in Cape Town, South Africa.

No single HIV prevention method can end AIDS: Combination prevention is key
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Nuklutosho says Naga youth should be serious for future

Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi expressed serious concern on the prevailing situation in the state where their educated youth seemed to be not fully aware of what was going on. He further called upon them to go deeper into each and every development to know the reality.

Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi
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Sri Lanka’s First Electric Super Car

Sri Lanka will be in the international spotlight this December when the Lankan owned company Code Gen International reveals its first fully electric super car, 'Vega'. Brainchild of Code Gen CEO Harsha Subasinghe, this project was initiated to show that Sri Lanka can take on projects of this magnitude and successfully deliver.

First fully electric super car, 'Vega'.
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United States - Sri Lanka Trade And Investment Dialogue

Senior officials of the Governments of the United States and Sri Lanka met recently in Colombo to continue their dialogue on trade and investment issues and for evaluating the progress under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between the two countries. The officials discussed a wide range of issues including market access, the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), labor, trade promotion efforts, intellectual property rights, agriculture, and sector-specific investment challenges. Progress on trade and investment issues fosters economic growth and provides a strong foundation for greater economic cooperation and stronger bilateral relations. Two-way trade between the both countries has now reached USD 3 billion.

 United States - Sri Lanka Trade And Investment Dialogue
 United States - Sri Lanka Trade And Investment Dialogue
 United States - Sri Lanka Trade And Investment Dialogue
 United States - Sri Lanka Trade And Investment Dialogue
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