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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Australian Prime Minister Expressed enthusiasm in visiting Sri Lanka for the CHOGM

Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Australia paid a courtesy call on Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia on 22 October at his Parliamentary Office to formally hand over the letter of felicitation of Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka, for being elected as the new Prime Minister and the invitation to the current chair of the Commonwealth Heads of Government to attend the CHOGM in Colombo.

Australian Prime Minister  Expressed enthusiasm in visiting  Sri Lanka for the CHOGM
Australian Prime Minister  Expressed enthusiasm in visiting  Sri Lanka for the CHOGM
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Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Sri Lanka and the United Nations Millennium Campaign

The Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nation in New York, Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona, and the Director of the United Nations Millennium Campaign, Ms. Corinne Woods, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Chancery premises on October 18, 2013.

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Sri Lanka and the United Nations Millennium Campaign
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Prime Minister of Malaysia Commends Practical Value of CHOGM Themes

Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, at his meeting on Monday in the Malaysian Parliament in Kuala Lumpur with Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs , commented on the immediate relevance and practical value of the themes chosen for discussion at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka, underpinning economic development accompanied by social equity, and said that he looks forward to participating in this event.

Prime Minister of Malaysia Commends Practical Value of  CHOGM Themes
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Foundation Stone laid for Handicrafts Village in Hambantota

The foundation stone for the Handicrafts Village at Hambantota was laid by . Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India and Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development, at a brief ceremony held in Hambantota on 23 October 2013.

Foundation Stone laid for Handicrafts Village in Hambantota
Foundation Stone laid for Handicrafts Village in Hambantota
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Civil Society raises concerns over Myanmar’s chairship of ASEAN in 2014

Two years after its controversial and some say ambiguous march towards reform and democratization, Myanmar now seeks to prove to the world that it is ready to take the spotlight in the international stage when it assumes the Chairship of ASEAN in 2014.

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