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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 852

Another batch of Tamil Women to be recruited in the Sri Lankan Army

Sri Lanka Army has provided another opportunity to females in areas of the Wanni and the East to serve in the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force.

Tamil Women Being Recruited in the Sri Lanka Army - File Photo
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Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day Celeberated in Russia

The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation celebrated Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Day on 4th February 2014 with the participation of a large number of Sri Lankans, diplomatic community, prominent political and business leaders of Russia.

Sri Lanka’s  66th Independence Day Celeberated in Russia
Sri Lanka’s  66th Independence Day Celeberated in Russia
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Two more skeletal remains recovered yesterday

Two more skeletal remains were recovered, when the excavation works continued yesterday for the 27th time at the Mannar Grave sites.

Two more skeletal remains recovered yesterday
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Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Rhineland-Palatia celebrates 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany

The Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Rhineland-Palatia, Mr. Nihal S. Samarasinha, organised an event to celebrate 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany and the 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka with a reception and commercial exhibition organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin.

Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Rhineland-Palatia celebrates 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany
Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka for Rhineland-Palatia celebrates 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Germany
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Sri Lanka Supports China’s Initiative of a 21st Century Maritime Silk Route

A delegation led by the Director General, Department of the National Development and Reforms Commission of the People’s Republic of China, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 22nd to 25th February, to discuss further the broad parameters of bilateral economic cooperation.

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Acting C.J. Shirani Thillakawardene sworn in

Supreme Court Judge Shirani Thillakawardene was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at President's House today (21). Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga was also present at the event.

Pix By : Sudath Silva)
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Sri Lanka assured unequivocal support by Cuban Leaders

Sri Lanka was assured of Cuba’s unequivocal support by Cuban leaders when they met the Minister of Environment & Renewable Energy, Susil Premajayanth during his official visit to Cuba from 17th to 19th February as the Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Minister Susil Premajayanth greeting Migeul Diaz Canal , First Deputy President of Cuba
Minister Susil Premajayanth with Migeul Diaz Canal First Deputy President at the Palace  of Revolution
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Tissera Perera, our own Chris Gayle!

We have proudly shown the cricket fans all over the world that we too have a Chris Gayle in Sri Lanka.
Our own Chris Gayle walked in when all our recognized batsmen have returned to the pavilion after struggling at the wicket playing so many dot balls and being given as many narrow shaves.

Tissera Perera, our own Chris Gayle!
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Ceylon Tobacco Company to produce and supply cigarettes without changes to its current packs

Ceylon Tobacco Company has challenged in the Court of Appeal, the Tobacco Products Regulations and the Court has reserved its order till 12th May and the Tobacco company has decided to the market as usual without any changes to its current packs.

Ceylon Tobacco Company to  produce and supply cigarettes without changes to its current packs
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Strategic communication at best: Sri Lanka's Amza does it again

Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union, Ambassador Amza has a remarkable gift of cogently presenting facts, while separating fiction, listing in a methodical manner Sri Lanka's case largely misunderstood by the international community (meaning the West) because of this South Asian nation's utter inability to use the basics of public affairs, public diplomacy and strategic communication.

Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union Ambassador Amza
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Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday

Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday at the Mannar grave site, when excavation works continued for the 26th time. So far a total of 75 skeletal remains have been excavated at the grave site.

Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday
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Middeniya's MAS Asialine clinches national cleaner production gold

A Sri Lankan outerwear apparel maker operating in the deep-south and supplying to such global brands as GAP, Nike, and Polo Ralph Lauren, has emerged as the 2013 National Gold Award winner for Cleaner Production -and the national cleaner production body NCPC has reported a stunning $ 750,000 in biz cost savings for its clients in its first year as an incorporated non-profit.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) hands over the 2013 National Gold Award for Cleaner Production to MAS Active Asialine Division team on 19 February in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) in discussions with Her Excellency Grete Lochen, Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Government to Sri Lanka at the 2013 National Gold Award for Cleaner Production event on 19 February in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) hands over an award of appreciation by NCPC to Petra Schwager (Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO Geneva) as Her Excellency Grete Lochen (Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Government to Sri Lanka -second from left) and Sena Peiris (Director of NCPC-far right) look on at the 2013 National Gold Award for Cleaner Production event on 19 February in Colombo.
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Regulation under the National Authority on Tobacco unanimously passed

Regulation under the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act related to pictorial warnings on cigarette packets (PHWs) covering 80% on the surface area (front & back) was unanimously passed in Parliament on 19th of February 2014.

Sri Lanka Paliament
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Will Myanmar Military take part to amend constitution?

Nowadays, the most serious question of all in Myanmar probably is the constitutional amendment dilemma. Almost all political parties, civil societies, government institutions including the defense services and law professionals have put forward suggestions to a parliament-appointed panel stating they support changes to the 2008 constitution, lawmakers told the media on 31 January.

Will Myanmar Military take part to amend constitution?
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Enough is enough: PAF Targeted Taliban Hideouts

Government suspended negotiations with Taliban when public pressures built up after repeated attacks of militants on security forces and the innocent people. According to the credible reports 308 civilians, 114 military soldiers including officers, 38 police persons have been martyrdom and 1,264 (684 civilians, 531 military, 49 police) suffered with severe injuries due to terrorists act throughout the country since the September APC.

Enough is enough: PAF Targeted Taliban Hideouts
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