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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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New Year Celebrations in Tokyo

The Sri Lankan New Year celebrations were held in Tokyo’s Chofu city on Sunday, 14th April with a large gathering of over 5000 Sri Lankan and Japanese community members from all parts of Japan who participated at the occasion, which was held for the 24th consecutive occasion.

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President of the Spanish Senate Commends Sri Lanka's Development: Minister Dinesh

The President of the Senate of Spain, Pio Garcia Escudero commended the rapid growth and development taking place across Sri Lanka and hailed the cordial ties that exist between Spain and Sri Lanka, during his meeting with the Minister of Water Supply and Drainage and Chief Government Whip, Dinesh Gunawardena in Madrid, Spain.

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena meeting the Presdent of Spanish Senate Pio Garcia Escudero
Minister Dinesh Gunawardena signing the visitors book at the Spanish Senate in the presence of the President of the Senate
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Embassy celebrates New Year with Sri Lankan community in Austria

The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Austria together with the Sri Lanka community and friends of Sri Lanka from many parts of Austria celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at the Embassy reception hall on the evening of 14th April 2013.

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Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Cuba

The Sinhala & Tamil New Year was celebrated on a grand scale at the Ambassador’s Official Residence in Cuba on 13th April amid a large gathering of Sri Lankan students and well wishers. The festivities began with the lighting of the ceremonial oil lamp followed by beating of raban to the tune of magul bera heralding the dawn of Avurudu.

Sinhala & Tamil New Year  celebrated in Cuba
Sinhala & Tamil New Year  celebrated in Cuba
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Boston blast, a cowardice act - President Mahinda

President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the bomb attack in Boston and called it an act of cowardice.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Will Burma welcome a constitutional reform?

Wednesday, 17 April, is the New Year day of Burma/Myanmar. Burmese New Year, also known as the Thingyan festival, is an immeasurably admired celebration of all walks of citizens wherein people splash water at each other as a symbol of washing away the bad lucks of the previous year.

Myanmar's democracy leader Myanmar's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida prior to their talks at the Iikura guesthouse in Tokyo on Tuesday.
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Rishad starts Committee on graphite worker matters

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce has appointed a Special High Level Committee on Kahatagaha Graphite Lanka Ltd (KGLL), which operates under it.

Anura Siriwardena (Secretary, Ministry of Industry & Commerce-left) and Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce) discuss on 18 April at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Colombo 3.
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