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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Sri Lanka a development model says leader of Bosnia & Herzegovina

‘’Sri Lanka’s social and economic development model is encouraging for countries like Bosnia and Herzegovina’’, stated Mr. Nebojša Radmonovi?, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina when Ambassador of Sri Lanka called on him at the President’s Office in Sarajevo, following the presentation of the Letter of Credence later this month.

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Down With TAPS--For A Tobacco Free World

This year marks the 24th consecutive World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) in which the international community joins hands to bring attention to the tobacco industry’s underhanded tactics to thwart public health policy. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2013 is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship with the view to curb tobacco industry’s aggressive tactics of tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) to hook millions of new customers to this deadly product every year.

Down With TAPS--For A Tobacco Free World
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President Rajapaksa at ICAPP: Solutions to Environmental Problems Must be Equitable

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the opening ceremony of the 2013 International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) Special Conference this morning at the State Guest House of Shaanxi Province, said that solutions to imminent environment problems must be equitable.

President Rajapaksa at ICAPP: Solutions to Environmental Problems Must be Equitable
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Vesak Celebrations in Cairo

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Cairo organized Vesak celebrations at the Embassy premises throughout the day on 24th May 2013 with the support and the participation of Sri Lankans in Egypt.

Vesak Celebrations in Cairo
Vesak Celebrations in Cairo
Vesak Celebrations in Cairo
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Sri Lanka-China Friendship Elevated to “Strategic Cooperation,” Chinese VP Tells President Rajapaksa

The Sri Lanka-China relationship has been elevated from one of friendship to one of “strategic cooperation,” said Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao when he met President Mahinda Rajapaksa this afternoon in China’s Shaanxi Province.

Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao
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Palestinian rocket Vs. Syrian missile

When Syrian contestant Abdel Karim Hamdan made a powerful show in the current Arab Idol contest, the audience in the Arab world thought they have already seen the winner but this hope has been effectively dashed with another young talent from Palestine.

Raising Rocket: Palestinian singer Mohammad Assaf nearly didn't get to audition for Arab Idol in the Lebanese city of Jounieh.
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Vesak Celebrations in Thailand

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand celebrated Vesak on a grand scale from 21st May to 24th May 2013. The staff of the Embassy and the Sri Lankans living in Thailand took the initiative in organizing the Vesak celebrations to show case how Sri Lankans celebrate this thrice blessed sacred day for Buddhists all over the world.

Vesak Celebrations in Thailand
Vesak Celebrations in Thailand
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Sri Lanka and China Work to Promote Trade and Tourism

The Chairman of China’s International Tour Management Association, Mr. Zhao Xianzhang, yesterday (May 29) handed over two gold-plated statues to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, symbolizing the two countries’ cooperation in promoting trade and tourism.

 Sri Lanka and China Work to Promote Trade and Tourism
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Embassy of Sri Lanka in Indonesia celebrated Vesak

Sri Lanka Embassy in Jakarta celebrated Vesak on Friday, 24th May by decorating the chancery premises with Buddhist flags and other decorations, illuminating Vesak lanterns and lighting oil lamps.

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Indonesia celebrated Vesak
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Indonesia celebrated Vesak
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Obama and Xi meet as US-China bilateralism peaks

President Barack Obama and China’s new president, Xi Jinping, hold their historic summit meeting on June 7 and 8. Ticked away in a mansion within a private golf course bordering the Mojave Desert California, they peruse an exhaustive agenda hammered out by American and Chinese security advisers that provided the backdrop to bilateralism now reaching its peak.

Obama and Xi meet as US-China bilateralism peaks
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International Day of Vesak celebrated at the United Nations

The United Nations in New York commemorated the International Day of Vesak in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 54/115 at a well-attended ceremony held in the renovated ECOSOC Chamber in the Conference Building.

Left to Right ; Ms. Susana Malcorra (Chef de Cabinet and Representative of the Secretary General);  Dr. Palitha Kohona (Chair);  Mr. Abdul Momen ( Permanent Representative of Bangladesh and Representative of the President of the General Assembly)
Monks Chanting Pirith
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Vesak Day Celebrations at the Sri Lanka Embassy – Jordan

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Jordan celebrated the Vesak on Friday 24th May 2013 at the Embassy premises in commemorating Lord Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and passing away. The embassy premise was decorated with Buddhist flags and colorful illuminations for the occasion.

Vesak Day Celebrations at the Sri Lanka Embassy – Jordan
Vesak Day Celebrations at the Sri Lanka Embassy – Jordan
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Sri Lanka-China Agreements to Support New Development Projects

Sri Lanka signed a number of agreements with China to further support existing projects and to initiate new ones.

Sri Lanka-China Agreements to Support New Development Projects
Sri Lanka-China Agreements to Support New Development Projects
Sri Lanka-China Agreements to Support New Development Projects
Sri Lanka-China Agreements to Support New Development Projects
Sri Lanka-China Agreements to Support New Development Projects
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