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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2306

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Dollar rains in Afghanistan but this time in backpacks!

In the year after the invasion of Iraq, in 2003, 281 million 100 dollar notes weighing 263 tonnes were sent from New York to Baghdad for disbursement to Iraqi ministers and US contractors.

Dollar rains in Afghanistan but this time in backpacks!
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Has Facebook reached its peak in the West?

Independent analysts agree with the fact that Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has reached its peak in the developing countries.

Mark Zuckerberg - founder of Facebook,
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Mr. Azath Salley Arrested

Mr. Azath Salley, former Deputy Mayor of Colombo Municipal Council was arrested at his residence in Kolonnawa by the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) this morning.

Azath Salley,
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Pakistan eases tariff on three Lankan commodities

Boosting Lanka-Pakistan bilateral trade levels and cooperation and ahead of the next JEC meet, Pakistan has now eased tariffs on three Lankan commodities it directly imports from Sri Lanka.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) greets Maj Gen Qasim Qureshi, (High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka)  in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) stresses a point during his meeting with Maj Gen Qasim Qureshi, the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka, in Colombo.
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150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda: Launching of Sinhala translations of the books by Paramahansa Ramakrishna

Dinesh Gunawardena, Minister of Water Supply and Drainage and Chief Government Whip, in the presence of Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India, launched the Sinhala translations of the books titled ‘Fables and Other Stories by Paramahansa Ramakrishna’, ‘Education’, by Swami Vivekananda and ‘The Biography of Shri Ramakrishna’ in an event organized by the Indian Cultural Centre in association with the Ramakrishna Mission.

Minister Dinesh Gunawardane light the ceremonial lamp
Ashok  K  Kantha High Commissioner of India addresses
Minister Dinesh Gunawardane delivers his address
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Japan Assured willingness to further Assist Sri Lanka’s economic sector

Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso expressed Japan’s willingness to further assist Sri Lanka’s economic sector.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen here greeting Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at the President’s House this morning.
First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa welcomed Mrs. Chikako Aso, the wife of Japan’s Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, to the President’s House this morning.
First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa and Mrs. Chikako Aso held discussions at the President’s House this morning. Pix: Sudath Silva
Japan Assured willingness to further Assist Sri Lanka’s economic sector
Japan Assured willingness to further Assist Sri Lanka’s economic sector
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Venora International wins the consecutive third International Award

Venora International Projects (Pvt) Ltd was recently awarded with the “ Best Enterprise” at the Business Leaders Summit on 10th – 12th April 2013 in British Institute of Directors, London, United Kingdom.

Deshamanya Sagara Gunawardana Chairman / Managing director of  Venora International receiving the Award
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