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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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US Congressman Eliot Lance Engel’s selectivity in applying human rights: One law for Israel and another for Sri Lanka

"The United States knows no greater friend in the Middle East than Israel, and Israel has a right and a duty to defend her people against attacks by a terrorist group that has repeatedly targeted innocent civilians," Engel, referring to an Israeli military operation against a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in June 2010.

US Congressman Eliot Engel
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Parliament condemns Pak resolution on Afzal Guru

Parliament on Friday out rightly condemned Pakistan National Assembly's resolution on execution of Afzal Guru, terming it as interference in India's internal affairs and asked it to desist from such acts of support for extremist and terrorist elements.

Afzal Guru
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Investigation into the death of the UK national Mr. Khuram Shaikh

The attention of the Government of Sri Lanka has been drawn to the media interviews given by Mr. Simon Danczuk, UK MP for Rochdale during his recent visit to Sri Lanka to make inquiries about the progress in the legal proceedings relating to the death of Mr. Khuram Shaikh, a UK national which took place on 25 December 2011 in Tangalle.

Simon Danczuk, MP for Rochdale (UK)
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President congratulates new President of Kenya

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of congratulations to Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of the Republic of Kenya.

Uhuru Kenyatta
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Lanka’s legendary doorman

I wrote the above captioned article in reference to a feature article published in the Saudi daily, ‘Saudi Gazette’, of 10 February 2010, which was also reproduced in ‘The Island’ on 1 March 2010.

 Chattu Kuttan -  legendary doorman
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India downgrades ties with Italy

India is downgrading its diplomatic ties with Italy and has asked its ambassador-designate to that country Basant Kumar Gupta, who was scheduled to leave for Rome on Friday, not to proceed to take up his posting.

The two Italian Naval Guards
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India downgrades ties with Italy

India is downgrading its diplomatic ties with Italy and has asked its ambassador-designate to that country Basant Kumar Gupta, who was scheduled to leave for Rome on Friday, not to proceed to take up his posting.

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President Rajapaksa Meets Japanese Business Leaders and Inaugurates Sri Lanka Business Forum

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met leaders of Japan’s corporate and industry sectors and inaugurated the Sri Lanka Business Forum this morning (March 15) on the final day of his four-day official visit to Japan.

 President  Mahinda Rajapaksa Inaugurates Sri Lanka Business Forum - Pix Sudath Silva
 President Rajapaksa Meets Japanese Business Leaders and Inaugurates Sri Lanka Business Forum
 President Rajapaksa Meets Japanese Business Leaders and Inaugurates Sri Lanka Business Forum
 President Rajapaksa Meets Japanese Business Leaders and Inaugurates Sri Lanka Business Forum
 President Rajapaksa Meets Japanese Business Leaders and Inaugurates Sri Lanka Business Forum
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President Rajapaksa extends warm felicitations to new President of China

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday extended his congratulations to new President of the people's republic of China, Xi Jinping after he was formally appointed to the highest office of the country.

Xi Jinping
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Seventh Working Group on Energy

The Seventh Working Group on Energy is held at Marawila from 15-16 March 2013, with the participation of delegates from the SAARC Member States.

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Sri Lanka Cultural Evening at the Berlin International Economic Congress 2013

From 6th to 10th March, the Berlin International Economics Congress 2013 organized by the renowned Institute of Cultural Diplomacy (ICD), an international organization with headquarters in Berlin with the focus on the promotion of international understanding by cultural exchange, took place under the motto of “Intercultural Relations, Youth Development Advancement, Environmental Responsibility & Ecotourism: Opportunities for Successful Nation Branding in the 21st Century”.

Sri Lanka Cultural Evening at the Berlin International Economic Congress 2013
Sri Lanka Cultural Evening at the Berlin International Economic Congress 2013
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Counter Terrorism Strategic Management Training Programme

The Sri Lanka Police conducted the Counter Terrorism Strategic Management Training Programme at the JAIC Hilton Colombo.

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An Australian delegation met Neomal Perera Acting Minister of External Affairs

An Australian delegation, led by Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Retd), Australian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy met with Neomal Perera, Acting Minister of External Affairs at the Ministry of External Affairs on 14th March 2013.

An Australian delegation met Neomal Perera Acting Minister of External Affairs
An Australian delegation met Neomal Perera Acting Minister of External Affairs
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Sri Lanka and Japan to Expand Maritime Cooperation

Sri Lanka and Japan agreed to work towards expanding maritime cooperation between the two countries, especially with Sri Lanka’s potential to become a maritime hub in the region using its unique location on the Indian Ocean sea lanes.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe Sign Joint Statement
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