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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 732

Mr Asbo & son Asboy: feathered clan terrorising Cambridge waterways

Boaters, canoeists, and swimmers on the River Cam in Cambridge, England breathed a collective sigh of relief when an aggressive swan, nicknamed Mr Asbo, which had been terrorising the area since 2009, was finally relocated in April this year, following a lengthy bureaucratic process.

Mr Asbo & son Asboy: feathered clan terrorising Cambridge waterways
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Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 2

It is impossible for Bangladesh to move up in the economic ladder without meeting its energy needs. In recent decades, with stronger economy demand for higher standard of living has become a norm, which is dependent on energy. A personal example may shed some light here.

Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 2
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100 lives rescued in year 2013: Significant achievement by lifeguards

Coast Guard lifeguards reached yet another important milestone in their lifesaving activities today (16th October) by rescuing the 100th person for year 2013.

100 lives rescued in year 2013: Significant achievement by lifeguards
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Colonialism without Empire

What more proof is more wanted when Moe Set Wine, the proud winner of 2009 Miss China-Burma, appeared in the Universities Champion League Football together with Nay Shwe Thway Aung, (a k a Poe La Byae, pet name in Burmese means his pennies is a little too large for him) a notorious grandson of former dictator Than Shwe, send the speculation mill grinding that after all, the Union of Burma is nothing more than like Tibet, the 6th autonomous regions of China but in name only.

Colonialism without Empire
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Inthirarasa the last TNA Councilor to vow to uphold the Sri Lanka Constitution

Inthirarasa Thiyagarasa - from EPRLF elected from Vavuniya district took oaths yesterday before Northern Provincial Council Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran.

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‘FTA the biggest leap since ‘52 Rubber Rice pact’- Jianhua, China’s powerful int’l trade Minister

The forthcoming China-Sri Lanka FTA is the biggest development in Sino-Lanka cooperation history since the 1952 Rubber-Rice Pact. And China is keen to see the groundwork on this FTA completed by December this year.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) and Yu Jianhua, the powerful Deputy International Trade Representative of the Ministry of Commerce of China  view Minister Jianhua’s gift to Minister Bathiudeen (silk painting of the Forbidden City) on 17 October in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) discusses with Yu Jianhua, the powerful Deputy International Trade Representative of the Ministry of Commerce of China (seated next to Minister Bathiudeen) on 17 October in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) greets Yu Jianhua, the powerful Deputy International Trade Representative of the Ministry of Commerce of China as Anura Siriwardena (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce) on 17 October in Colombo.
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U.S. Embassy Concern Over Maldives Election Delays

The US Embassy in Colombo has expressed its concern over the Presidential election in Maldives.

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Tamil Tiger arms supplier pleads guilty in New York

A Canadian of Sri Lankan origin - Piratheepan Nadarajah from Brampton, Ontario pleaded guilty in the United States judicial court in New York to two terrorism offences in connection with the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka on Wednesday, October 16.

Tamil Tiger arms supplier pleads guilty in New York
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Aung San Suu Kyi urged to place human rights, anti-Muslim violence at the top of the agenda

Legislators from across Southeast Asia today called on Aung San Suu Kyi and European Parliamentarians and leaders to use the National League for Democracy (NLD) leader’s visit to Europe to secure greater commitments to tackle persistent human rights concerns in Myanmar, and draw particular focus on growing sectarian conflict and anti-Muslim violence there.

Aung San Suu Kyi
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A Book Review from a local perspective --- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

A newspaper book review was useful before the advent of the computer. Today such book reviews are all but obsolete because information about books is available ‘online’, the term referring to the electronic media which is essentially computer based information systems. In some instances however, a newspaper book review provides information that online reviews do not have, as in this instance, which is a book review from a Sri Lanka perspective as will be seen.

Cover of the book "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson.
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Ambassador Hangawatte accredited to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Sri Lanka’s envoy to Paris and UNESCO, Ambassador Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte presented Credentials to the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Dr Taleb Rifai at the UNWTO Headquarters in Madrid, Spain.

Ambassador Hangawatte accredited to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation
Ambassador Hangawatte accredited to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation
Ambassador Hangawatte accredited to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation
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Republic of Korea Warmly Commends Progress in Sri Lanka

External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris held bilateral discussions with Mr. Yun Byung-Se, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, on the sidelines of the Cyberspace Conference in Seoul on Wednesday.

 Republic of Korea Warmly Commends Progress in Sri Lanka
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Ceylon Tea exporters target US$ 5 billion by 2020

Chairman of the Tea Exporters’ Association (TEA) of Sri Lanka, Rohan Fernando presented their proposals to President Mahinda Rajapaksa to support the Government’s efforts to increase exports toward the goal of US$ 20 billion by 2020 with a tea contribution of US$ 3 to 5 billion by that time. He also tabled the current status of the tea export industry in Sri Lanka at the 14th Annual General Meeting of the TEA which was held at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo on 15 October. The theme of the AGM was “Sri Lanka: The Tea Nation”.

President joins the 14th Anniversary of Tea Exporters Association. (Pix By : Nalin Hewapathirana
Ceylon Tea exporters target US$ 5 billion by 2020
Ceylon Tea exporters target US$ 5 billion by 2020
Ceylon Tea exporters target US$ 5 billion by 2020
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