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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore celebrates ‘’Vesak day’’

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore commemorated Vesak day by organizing a “Sangikadane” at the High Commissioners official residence on the 27th May, 2013.

Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore celebrates ‘’Vesak day’’
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Minister Vitarana says Sri Lanka expects to increase high tech value added exports from 1.5 % to 10% by 2016

Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs, Prof Tissa Vitarana told the 16th Session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) held in Geneva last week, that Sri Lanka which is now a middle income country expects to increase the contribution of high tech value added exports to the national economy from the present 1.5% to 10% by 2016 through the implementation of the National strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs, Prof Tissa Vitarana
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Sri Lanka is gaining popularity as a key tourist hotspot in the Korean Market

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea in association with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized Sri Lanka’s pavilion at the 26th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA), the largest travel exposition held at the COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul, from 30 May, 2013 to 2 June, 2013.

Sri Lankan Travel leaders holding one to one business meetings with Korean Travel companies
Some Visitors at the Sri Lanka's Pavilion
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President Rajapaksa Appoints Committee of Inquiry on Deaths of Fishermen

President Mahinda Rajapaksa appoints a committee of inquiry on the recent deaths of fishermen due to a sudden adverse weather condition in the sea.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Britain to introduce a new ‘Fast Track’ visa service in Sri Lanka

Britain High Commission will introduce a new fast track visa service in Sri Lanka – states a press release from the High Commission in Colombo.

Britain  to introduce a new ‘Fast Track’ visa service in Sri Lanka
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Rishad appoints Nestlé’s Egodage to EDB helm

A Corporate Affairs & Communication man from one of the world’s largest food and beverage multinationals have been appointed as the new Chairman of the Export Development Board of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) hands over the Letter of Appointment to Bandula Egodage, the new Chairman / CEO of Export Development Board on 11 June at the EDB Premises, Colombo.
Rishad appoints Nestlé’s Egodage to EDB helm
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