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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Pakistani Envoy Visits Central Province to bolster Economic and Cultural links

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen, Retd. Qasim Qureshi visited the central Province of Sri Lanka recently to explore opportunities to further develop economic, cultural and people-to-people links and to understand the ground situation in the Province.

Meeting with Mayor Mr. Mohamed  Hilmy Careem at his office Matale
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Ambassador Kohona markets Sri Lanka's economic gains to the World

Rarely these days those who are handling external affairs for Sri Lanka use public diplomacy and strategic communication devises to market its impressive record of achievement releasing thousands of former Tamil Tiger combatants after successful rehabilitation process, facilitating hundreds of those who were conscripted to the 'Prabhaharan combat forces' away from their tertiary education to re-commence their education, handing over hundreds of child soldiers to their respective families in the north of Sri Lanka and the broad socio-economic program undertaken to build the once shattered lives of the people in the north and east.

Dr. Palitha Kohona
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Message of Reconciliation Should Not be Limited to Academic Elite

The message of reconciliation should not be limited to the academic elite but should be extended to the general public. This was stated by Professor Athula Senaratne, Vice Chancellor of The University of Peradeniya in his introductory remarks at a Round Table Discussion on the Role of Academics and Universities in Facilitating Reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

 Professor Athula Senaratne, Vice Chancellor of The University of Peradeniya
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British Parliamentary Delegation Travels Through Sri Lanka's South

The British Parliamentary delegation currently in Sri Lanka visited the South of the country yesterday. They visited a number of projects in Hambantota, Matara and Galle.

British Parliamentary Delegation Travels Through Sri Lanka's South
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Bolt on restoring faith in athletic

The recent damage caused by the athletes to the sports have made many of the fans to wonder whether they are watching an actual test of strength and ability of the athletes or a competition among the various Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) to see, which one is most powerful?

Bolt - Six-time Olympic sprint champion
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Indo-Lanka Accord a Nullity

The Vaddamarachi operation launched by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces was to protect Sri Lanka’s territorial and the political independence of Sri Lanka from Indian armed and Indian trained terrorist groups. India unlawfully interfered in that operation with the use of force by violating Sri Lanka’s Air Space with a so called “”Parripu drop”” forcing Sri Lanka to sign the Indo-Lanka Accord under threat of force and duress.

Signing of Indo - Sri Lanka Accord
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Greater Role for Sri Lanka in International Arbitrations Mooted at the Hague

During his two day visit to the Netherlands, External Affairs Minister Professor G.L.Peiris discussed with Mr. Hugo Sieblesz, Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, a greater role for Sri Lanka as the venue for international arbitration.

Greater Role for Sri Lanka in International Arbitrations Mooted at the Hague
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Biden avoids meeting India's rising start Narendra Modi

Marginalizing a potential prime minister of India by the visiting vice president of the United States and not guaranteeing to lift the visa ban on him do not hold a promising future for the Obama administration.

Narendra Modi
Biden (C) interacts with students during a visit to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai on July 25, 201
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