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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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WTO bolstering support to Sri Lanka

In a fresh boost to Sri Lanka’s international trade push, the global trade body World Trade Organisation (WTO) is stepping up its support to the country. “We thank WTO for its latest support initiatives on Sri Lanka.

Nimal Karunatilake, the newly appointed Sri Lankan Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO (right) greets Pascal Lamy, Director General of the WTO (left) on 13 February in Geneva.
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Sri Lanka is leaving behind uncertainties - Dr. Palitha Kohona

"Sri Lanka has an unparalleled opportunity to leave behind the uncertainties, the lack of confidence and the bitterness of yesterday and embrace a new era of hope and promise - an era of certainty and prosperity" was the optimistic view given by Sri Lanka Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha kohona when he addressed his nation's 65th Independence at a ceremony in New Jersey.

Dr. Palitha Kohona at New Jersey venue celebrating Sri Lanka Independence Day
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Massive turnout in Tripura polls

Tripura on Thursday witnessed a massive turnout of 91.6 per cent of 23,52,505 voters in peaceful polling amidst tight security for the 60-member House.

Tripura Assembly Polls
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Sri Lanka told North Korea to refrain from any further nuclear test

Sri Lanka has told categorically that North Korea - Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to refrain from conducting any nuclear test in the future.

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Independence Day Celebrations in the State of Palestine

Representative Office of Sri Lanka in the State of Palestine marked the 65th anniversary of Independence at the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah on 4th February 2013 with the participation of a large Representative gathering of invitees.

Independence Day Celebrations in the State of Palestine
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Tamer Hosny - Arab world’s Justin Timberlake!

The most loved singer, currently, in the Arab world is 35 year-old Tamer Hosny of Egypt. The handsome artist is called the (US) ‘Justin Timberlake’ of Egypt.

35 year-old Tamer Hosny of Egypt.
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‘Sri Lanka Day’ at the Surajkund International Crafts Mela in India

Sri Lanka’s National Crafts Council, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi, arranged the participation of Sri Lankan craftspersons and artistes at the annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2013 from 1st – 15th February at Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana.

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‘Sri Lanka Day’ at the Surajkund International Crafts Mela in India

Sri Lanka’s National Crafts Council, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi, arranged the participation of Sri Lankan craftspersons and artistes at the annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela 2013 from 1st – 15th February at Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana.

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Republican opposition blocks Hagel nomination for US defense secretary

When Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for the post of Defense Secretary was a Republican Party Senator, the same party to which President Bush belonged, he totally opposed the invasion of Sadham Hussein's Iraq. He was critical of Israel's pugnacious attitude toward events in the Middle East.

Obama's Defense Secretary-nominee former senator Chuck Hagel
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