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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 970

Sri Lanka President to attend G77+China summit in Bolivia this week-end

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa will participate at the Group 77+ China summit by this weekend to be held in the atin American country of Bolivia.

Sri Lanka President to  attend G77+China summit in Bolivia this week-end
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Lanka’s first ever JEC with G20 star coming

The 15th largest economy in the world and also a G20 nation signalled its readiness towards first ever Joint Economic mechanism with Sri Lanka-and also strongly praised Sri Lankan migrant workers’ contribution to its economy. ”We too want to further strengthen our trade, economic and investment relationship with Sri Lanka.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-centre) and R D S Kumararatne (Director General of Department of Commerce-left) in smiles after concluding their successful meeting with  Won-sam Chang, Ambassador of Korea to Sri Lanka (right) on 03 June in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) discusses with  Won-sam Chang, Ambassador of Korea to Sri Lanka (right) on 03 June in Colombo.
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Sri Lanka becomes an attractive holiday destination for South Koreans

Sri Lanka won the “Best Booth Design Award” at the 29th Korean World Travel Fair (KOTFA), the largest travel exposition held at the Convention & Exhibition Center (COEX) between 29 May, 2014 and 1 June, 2014.

 Sri Lanka becomes an attractive holiday destination for South Koreans
 Sri Lanka becomes an attractive holiday destination for South Koreans
 Sri Lanka becomes an attractive holiday destination for South Koreans
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Mental health issues among families of missing persons

The Missing Persons Commission, together with the Ministry of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently organized a consultative meeting with specialists in an effort to coordinate existing mechanisms to develop new strategies to address the mental health needs of families of missing persons.

Mental health issues among families of missing persons
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The most popular diplomat who served the shortest period

I came across an interview in one of the Saudi dailies on 10 June, related to the Sri Lankan ambassador which interested me a lot.

Ambassador Vadivel Krishnamoorthy
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Sri Lanka says will not cooperate with the OHCHR-driven "comprehensive investigation"

Sri Lanka Mission in Geneva has one more time told the Human Rights Council that it will not cooperate with the investigation.

Sri Lanka says will not cooperate with the OHCHR-driven "comprehensive investigation"
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India To Construct A Cultural Centre At Jaffna

The Government of India will be constructing a Cultural Centre at Jaffna. A Memorandum of Understanding for implementation of the project was signed by the High Commissioner of India Y.K. Sinha and the Secretary to the Ministry of Economic Development, Dr. Nihal Jayathilaka. The MoU was signed in the presence of Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, Government of Sri Lanka.

India To Construct A Cultural Centre At Jaffna
Layout of the proposed Cultural Centre in Jaffna
India To Construct A Cultural Centre At Jaffna
India To Construct A Cultural Centre At Jaffna
India To Construct A Cultural Centre At Jaffna
India To Construct A Cultural Centre At Jaffna
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Will Burma improve bilateral trust for ceasefire?

President of Burma U Thein Sein met the members of KNU led by Saw Mutu Sae Poe, chairman of KNU, and Pado Mahn Nyein Maung, a KNU central executive committee in exchange of their views on the peace-making processes on 3 June in Naypyitaw, the state-run newspapers said.

Will Burma improve bilateral trust for ceasefire?
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‘China second largest supplier to Sri Lanka’-Rishad in Kunming

China has become Sri Lanka’s second largest supplier of goods and the forthcoming FTA with China signifies the strategic importance of bilateral cooperation efforts. Meanwhile, China’s Yunnan Province called for newer avenues of trade with South Asia-including in energy.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) addresses the 9th China-South Asia Business Forum on 07 June which is held as part of the second China–South Asia Expo and 22nd Kunming Fair in Kunming, China.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) addresses the 9th China-South Asia Business Forum on 07 June which is held as part of the second China–South Asia Expo and 22nd Kunming Fair in Kunming, China. Seated fourth from right
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Missing Persons Commission Concludes Public Sittings in Batticaloa

The Missing Persons Commission concluded its fourth round of public sittings in Batticaloa today with 195 people making submissions and 216 new complaints registered during the four-day period.

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Terrorists Attacked Karachi Airport

At least 26 people killed and over 20 injured when heavily armed terrorists attacked airport in Karachi on Sunday night. Ten militants were killed in the ensuing joint operation.

Terrorists Attacked Karachi Airport
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Protecting our environment is safeguarding our children – President

Invaluable lives have been lost due to the dengue hazard facing the country. It is necessary for all in society to be committed to ensuring a clean environment to save the country from the widening dangers of dengue. Such protection of the environment is in fact the best protection for our children, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Protecting our environment is safeguarding our children – President
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A day’s journey to explore the unexplored

It’s always adventurous to explore the new areas, locations, mountains, lakes, caves, trees and other historical objects. From time to time, scientists, enthusiastic and curious people used to venture out to areas unseen and unexplored. In Nagaland also, there are many areas which still remain unknown.

Local vendors selling local fruits and vegetables at Mao bazaar
Makhel Village still preserves various historical relics and artifcates of naga origins
Makhel Village which is beleived of Nagas' dispersing to different habitations
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