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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa stresses importance of reconciliation at Vesak events at UNESCO

Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Chamal Rajapaksa who was in Paris on a special visit in connection with the commemoration of Vesak at UNESCO, highlighted the need for Vesak to be a stepping stone towards greater integration and reconciliation.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa stresses importance  of reconciliation at Vesak events at UNESCO
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Ireland to introduce plain cigarette packets

Ireland is to introduce plain packets for cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Minister for Health announced this week that the Cabinet signed off on the initiative earlier and it is expected legislation soon.


The aim of plain packaging is to make tobacco cartons less attractive to consumers
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Sri Lanka’s candidate re-elected to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers

Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in India, was re-elected to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW), at the election held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 30 May 2013.

Prasad Kariyawasam
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Well on the road to reconciliation – Dr. Chris Nonis tells BBC World News

Sri Lanka's post-conflict measures at reconciliation, rehabilitation, reintegration, and reconstruction were highlighted by High Commissioner Dr Chris Nonis during an interview on BBC World News today.

Well on the road to reconciliation – Dr.  Chris Nonis tells BBC World News
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Pakistan bags Best Actress and Silver Medal in Best Feature Film at 2013 SAARC Film Awards in Colombo

Pakistan won 2 prestigious awards at 2013 SAARC Film Festival awards ceremony held at the National Films Corporation Sri Lanka. Pakistan won awards in the categories of Best Actress and Best Feature Films in the 3rd edition of the annual SAARC Film Festival, which was held from 26th to 31st May 2013.

Minister Dhilan Perera Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Sri Lanka speaking on the occasion
Group photo of award winners with the chief guest
Cultural performance
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Burma President speaks again on poverty alleviation, but avoids corruption

Burma President Thein Sein addressed the ceremony of Rural Region Development and Socio-economic Improvement in Yangon Region at National Indoor Stadium (1) on Sunday morning, The New Light of Myanmar said Monday.

Burma President Thein Sein
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