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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1099

US Embassy Expressed Concern over Attacks on Media and Political Offices in Male

The U.S. Embassy said that it is concerned about the recent attacks on media and political offices in Male as well as continuing threats to media personnel.

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over US$1 million donation to Palestine

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially handed over Sri Lanka’s US$1 million donation to Palestine when he met President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas greet each other as they met on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City this afternoon. ( Pix By: Sudath Silva )
	During the meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, President Mahinda Rajapaksa officially handed over Sri Lanka’s US$1 million donation to Palestine. Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Sajin de Vass Gunawardena is also pictured.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrive at the venue of bilateral talks between them this afternoon on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City.
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Hyderabad to Cape Town: Evidence driving medical research and health systems strengthening

"We develop medicines and other therapies which are based on very good research, but then we offer those therapies often in ways that are untested and have never been evaluated. So there is a natural progression from making sure that our treatments are evidence-based, to the next phase of ensuring that the way we offer those treatments to people is also evidence-based” said Professor Jimmy Volmink, Director of South African Cochrane Centre and Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa.

Professor Jimmy Volmink
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Live webcast of Launch of the ‘Make in India’ Initiative: September 25, 2014

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, launched the ‘Make in India’ initiative on September 25, 2014 in New Delhi. The ‘Make in India’ initiative has its origin in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech, where he gave a clarion call to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Zero Defect; Zero Effect’ policy.

Live webcast of Launch of  the ‘Make in India’ Initiative: September 25, 2014
Live webcast of Launch of  the ‘Make in India’ Initiative: September 25, 2014
Live webcast of Launch of  the ‘Make in India’ Initiative: September 25, 2014
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Assassination of a Prime Minister - S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike

Friday, September 26th marks the 55th year since post-independence Sri Lanka experienced its first political assassination - the killing of Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike on September 26, 1959, three years after he came to power. To date it has been the island's only major political assassination where the culprits were arrested and duly punished after being convicted following a much publicized trial.

Assassination of a Prime Minister - S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike
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TERI, Yale to hold Indo - US Energy Summit

The Energy and Resources Institute North America (TERI NA) in association with Yale University is to organize the 5th edition of the US-India Energy Partnership Summit, titled ‘Accelerating Resilient Growth and Development’ from Sept 30 to Oct at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC.

Yale University and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) are convening the U.S.-India Energy Partnership Summit on 30 September in Washington, D.C. to contribute to the ongoing high-level dialogue between the United States and India in such areas as renewable energy, climate change and technological innovation.
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Jan-August exports up by 14%’-Rishad

Sri Lanka’s January-August exports have surged by a strong 14%, as announced on 25 September. And more than 110 exporters and Chamber reps have thronged the fifth national Exporters’ Forum in Colombo.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-second from left) prepares to address the Fifth National Exporters Forum held at EDB on 25 September as Anura Siriwardene (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce-far left), Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB-third from left), Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB-far right) look on.
Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) Secretary General Tuli Cooray raises an issue on behalf of apparel exporters at the Fifth National Exporters Forum on 25 September.
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India reaches Red Planet, joins elite global space club

Notching up yet another first, India has joined the elite global space club with its space craft, Mangalyaan, entering the Mar’s orbit at the appointed hour on its first attempt.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi congratulating the ISRO Chairman, Dr. K Radhakrishnan after successful Insertion of Mars Orbiter (Mangalyan) into the Mars orbit, at ISRO Headquarters, in Bengaluru on September 24, 2014.
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Sri Lanka urges consensus building as key to multilateral outcomes

Ambassador A.L. Abdul Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka in Vienna, Austria, has been elected by acclamation as President of the 58th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today, (23rd September 2014). He took over the office of President from South Africa's XolisaMabhongo who held the post last year.

Ambassador Azeez is Flanked by Yukiya Amano Director General of IAEA  Mrs  Wijewardane Secretary of the Policy Making Organs of IAEA
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Stayed Order on three MLAs upheld

In what could be a major relief to the aggrieved three MLAs – Imtilemba Sangtam, Dr TM Lotha and Mmhonlumo Kikon – the “Stayed Order” passed by the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court here on September 12, 2014 was upheld by High Court at Guwahati today.

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President Rajapaksa Joins Secretary Clinton at Clinton Global Meeting

President Mahinda Rajapaksa joined former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 annual meeting yesterday (23rd September) of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to extend Sri Lanka’s support to the Elephant Action Network that works toward the conservation of elephants, particularly the greatly threatened African elephants.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greets President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that took place this evening. (Pix by  - Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with other several other heads of state President Jakaya Kikwete, joined former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to support the Elephant Action Network at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative this evening.
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