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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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The case for making it to Colombo

In the first line of his first speech on Indian foreign policy in 1946, India’s soon-to-be first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, pledged to adhere to the principle of “full participation in international conferences.”

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
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Inviting Palestine To CHOGOM: Palestine Was Under British Rule From 1923 to 1948

It appears to be an unfortunate oversight on the part of Commonwealth Secretariat or may be the failure of the State of Palestine to apply for membership which resulted in Palestine not taking part in the forthcoming CHOGM to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka mid November 2013. Palestine that got recognition as a State only last year is in the process of applying for membership in international organisations. It is already a member of UNESCO.

Dr.T.Jayasinghe
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Snowden was dead right!

Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor explained to the world why he became a whistle blower and left his country from a job where he was drawing a salary of US $ 122,000/-, according to his employer, in the US.

Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor
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AuSLMAT’s 7th Annual Charity Dinner Dance

The Australia Sri Lanka Medical Aid Team celebrated it’s 7th Annual Charity Dinner Dance at the Malvern town hall on Saturday 26th October.

AuSLMAT’s  7th Annual Charity Dinner Dance
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Lanka moves up in global competitiveness

Signalling a positive turn for its export diversification moves, Sri Lanka has notched itself up in the latest Global Competitiveness Index. And no less than 22 FTAs have helped Sri Lanka’s topmost Southern hemispheric trading partner to lift itself off from a ‘backyard GDP’ and speed up to one of the best economies in South America today.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) in discussion with (HE) Cristian Barros (New Delhi based Ambassador of Chile accredited to Sri Lanka-right) during 25 October’s presentation at Mt Lavinia Hotel.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-centre), Mano Selvanathan (Honorary Consul of Chile in Sri Lanka -left) and (HE) Cristian Barros (New Delhi based Ambassador of Chile accredited to Sri Lanka-right) during 25 October’s presentation at Mt Lavinia Hotel.
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Sri Lanka's appeal for clemency help 'Waterloo Suresh' a reduced jail term

The United States District Court in Brooklyn, New York did not heed to the Government of Sri Lanka's appeal to the State Department to abandon the prosecution of Suresh Sriskandarajah for his role to provide military technology to Tamil Tigers, but it seemed that the Court listened to the 'extraordinary request' by Sri Lanka to sentence him to just mere two years behind bars.

Suresh Sriskandarajah
Suresh Sriskandarajah in 2004 at a northern Sri Lanka orphanage post Tsunami.
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