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Sri Lanka at the Open Day of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

Berlin, 27 August, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka, an important development cooperation partner of Germany made a presentation in the “open Day” in the form of a stall depicting tourism and exports.

 Sri Lanka at the Open Day of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
 Sri Lanka at the Open Day of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
 Sri Lanka at the Open Day of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
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President in Belarus present at "Sri Lanka Night Concert"

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on a three-day official visit to Belarus watched the cultural show, ‘Sri Lankan Night’ jointly organized by the Sri Lankan embassies in Minsk and Moscow at the Bolshoi Opera Theater in Minsk on 25th August.

The  cultural show -  ‘Sri Lankan Night’  - (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
President in Belarus present at "Sri Lanka Night Concert"
President in Belarus present at "Sri Lanka Night Concert"
President in Belarus present at "Sri Lanka Night Concert"
President in Belarus present at "Sri Lanka Night Concert"
President in Belarus present at "Sri Lanka Night Concert"
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Sri Lanka moves to 1.6B SA market frontline

Sri Lanka marked yet another milestone in its global trade on 23 August as it arrived at the very frontlines of the 1.6 Bn strong markets of emergent South Asian economic union. On 23 August, the country was unanimously elected by SAARC’s top trade decision makers, the SAFTA bloc, to lead them in their first ever open call for stronger private sector involvement in SAFTA’s otherwise state-to-state led intra-regional trade.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka and the newly elected Chairperson of SAFTA Ministerial Council-left) wastes no time and promptly starts conferring on a SAFTA issue (raised by a participant) with South Asian and Lankan officials at the Seventh SAFTA Ministerial Council Meeting on 23 August at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce and new Chairperson of SAFTA Ministerial Council) addresses the inaugural event of the Seventh SAFTA Ministerial Council meeting on 23 August in Colombo.
Basil Rajapaksa (Minister of Economic Development-centre) and Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) greet Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk (Minister of Economic Affairs of Bhutan-left) during the Seventh SAFTA Ministerial Council meeting  on 23 August in Colombo.
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Army Court of Inquiry Records Evidence From 72 Personnel

The Army-appointed Court of Inquiry, which inquired into recent Rathupaswala-Weliweriya incidents has recorded evidence from 72 witnesses, including clergy, Army and Police personnel, wounded victims, eye witnesses, etc during Aug 2-21, 2013.

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Why Is Obama Caving on Tobacco?

Michael R. Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City has announced that last year he endorsed President Obama for re-election largely considering his commitment to putting science and public health before politics.

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Situation of inter-communal violence in Myanmar is perilous, warn ASEAN legislators

Myanmar is on the precipice of widespread inter-communal conflict and the authorities must immediately implement a comprehensive strategy that protects victims, holds perpetrators of violence accountable for their actions and also deals with the underlying tensions that are fueling conflicts between Buddhist and Muslim communities, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today.

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UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay Arrives in Jaffna

: UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay Arrives in Jaffna yesterday evening by a special helicopter.

- Image Courtesy Uthayan
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The Drug Question – ongoing Political Challenge of Burma

Despite an overall 'stable' global drug use situation, an increase in South-East Asia's markets for amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) and a continuing rise in opium cultivation pose growing human security and public health challenges, according to a UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Report released on 26 June 2013.

The Drug Question – ongoing Political Challenge of Burma
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Sri Lanka and Belarus Sign Seven Bilateral Agreements

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently on a three-day state visit to the Republic of Belarus, and President Alexander Lukashenko presided over the signing ceremony of seven agreements and memorandums of understanding.

President Rajapaksa Holds Bilateral Discussions With Belarus President. (Pix by : Sudath Silva)
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