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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 727

Susil Premajayantha meets members of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League in Tokyo

=Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy and the President of the Sri Lanka-Japan Parliamentary League during an official visit to Japan met with members of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League on Monday, 7th October in Tokyo.

 Susil Premajayantha meets members of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League in Tokyo
 Susil Premajayantha meets members of the Japan-Sri Lanka Parliamentary League in Tokyo
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Changing Notions of Masculinity, Preventing Violence Against Women

In Bangladesh, a man forced into marriage vents his frustration by beating his wife when she disobeys him. In Cambodia, a husband justifies slapping his wife on the grounds that she must have done something she shouldn’t. In Indonesia, some men believe that if a wife doesn’t look after her husband’s needs, she deserves to be punished.

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South Asian Peace linked to Kashmir Issue

Since couple of decades, South Asian masses are undergoing various types of troubles starting from poverty to interstate conflicts.

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Advanced Packing Material Manufacturer for Coconut Substrates Receives Double Accolade

One of Sri Lanka’s advanced packing material manufacturers for coconut substrates was recently awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system.

(L-R) Mr. K.R.B Wijesinghe, Chairman and Mr. Harsha Peiris, Managing Director of Pack World (Pvt) Ltd., receiving the ISO 9001:2008 certificate from Mr. Harshanath De Silva, Country Manager for ACS Registrars Ltd., UK.
Managing Director of Pack World (Pvt) Ltd., seen receiving the Merit Award in the Service Providers to the Export Sector category from Mr. Graeme Labrooy at the NCE Awards 2012.
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‘FTAs a favourite, but a most dangerous topic’ – Japan's Ishige

The possibility of a Sri Lanka – Japan FTA needs further study, before action.

Hiroyuki Ishige, (Chairman of Japan External Trade –JETRO-at left) in discussions with Rishad Bathiudeen on 14 October in Colombo.
Hiroyuki Ishige, (Chairman of Japan External Trade –JETRO-at left) in discussions with Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-right) on 14 October in Colombo.
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Deepening China – Sri Lanka Cooperation: Pathfinder – CPAPD Agree on Action Program

Mme. Yan Junqi, who is a senior state leader from China, has just concluded a productive visit to Sri Lanka with her 12 member delegation.

Mme. Yan, who was in Sri Lanka on the invitation of Mr. Milinda Moragoda and the Pathfinder Foundation
12 member delegation held extensive discussions on ways and means of buttressing the excellent bilateral political relations
12 member delegation held extensive discussions on ways and means of buttressing the excellent bilateral political relations =2
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Can Burma go out of Resource Curse?

Burma or Myanmar is presumed one of the region’s most natural-resource rich countries. It earns billions of dollars yearly exporting of natural resources such as oil and gas, teak, gems, and minerals. Sending natural gas overseas is the country’s particular prime source of foreign revenues.

Can Burma go out of Resource Curse?
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Two more TNA Councilors took oaths in Colombo

Two more Northern Provincial Councilors took their oaths yesterday in Colombo, before Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran, at his residence.

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A new House for Rizana Nafeek's family

: A newly built house was handed over to the parents and family members of Rizana Nafeek yesterday.

A new House for Rizana Nafeek's family
A new House for Rizana Nafeek's family
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Two Elected Councilors From PLOTE Took Oaths In Chunnakam

Mr. D. Sitharthan, and Mr.T. Linganathan from PLOTE today took oaths at SkantharOdai, Chunnakm.

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A gallant peace activist!

The German born Israeli peace activist, Uri Avnery’s 90th birthday is to be celebrated in Zata Hall in Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday 28 October.

Uri Avnery
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Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi Functioning on a Foreign Agenda – TNA Dissident Group

Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchchi (ITAK) is functioning on a foreign agenda alleges the three political parties, the dissident group which boycotted the recently held swearing in ceremony in Jaffna who are in fact the coalition partners, constitutes along with ITAK in the Tamil National Alliance.

 TNA Leaders - the Dissident Group addressing the Press Meet
M.K. Sivajilingham - Telo leadere & elected Councilor from Jaffna District
Suresh Premachandran M.P. - Leader EPRLF
D.Sitharthan - Elected Councilor from Jaffna District, Leader PLOTE
Dissident Leaders
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US government shutdown: poisoning the political atmosphere by positioning debt ceiling

The debt-ceiling issue, which evolved into a full-blown political crisis in the US, has been simmering in the cauldron of politics for some time - with the potential threat of government shutdown fluctuating between the demarcations of farce and menace.

US government shutdown: poisoning the political atmosphere by positioning debt ceiling
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