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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Celebrating 60th anniversary of German-Sri Lankan Diplomatic Relations : Harpsichord performance by Prof. Preethi De Silva in Berlin

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the commencement of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Germany, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany is organising many events in Germany.

 Appreciation by the Ambassador - Ambassador for Sri Lanka Sarrath Kongahage with renowned Sri Lankan Bach specialist Prof. Preethi De Silva
Prof. Preethi de Silva playing the harpsichord
Introductory speech of Prof. Schäfertöns
 Ambassador  for Sri Lanka Sarrath Kongahage delivering inauguration speech
Presentation of Prof. Preethi de Silva
Audience
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Sri Lankan Ambassador Designate Presents Credentials To President Of Italy

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Italy, Nawalage Bennet Cooray, presented Credentials, accrediting him as Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Italy to Giorgio Napolitano, the President of the Republic of Italy at the Presidential Palace in Rome on 30th October 2013.

Sri Lankan Ambassador Designate  Presents Credentials To President Of Italy
Sri Lankan Ambassador Designate  Presents Credentials To President Of Italy
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Russian President Congratulates President Rajapaksa on Commonwealth Chairmanship

In a phone conversation this evening, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the assumption of the Commonwealth Chair in Office.

 Russian President Congratulates President Rajapaksa on Commonwealth Chairmanship
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$ 01 B int’l biz partnerships from Reflection

The biggest Lankan trade, tourism and investment exposition in history successfully concluded on Sunday 17 November at Battaramulla, with $ 01 Bn in international business partnerships. “The event appears to be a sell-out. There were more than 242000 visitors that included an unprecedented number of international buyers representing 66 countries -which led to 1428 serious buyer visits, 101 promising B2B meetings” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on 20 November in Colombo. " class="caption" align="right" />

Sujatha Weerakoon (DG-EDB-second from left) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman-EDB) join Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-far left) and Basil Rajapaksa (Minister of Economic Development-second from right) on 16 November at Reflection of Sri Lanka, Battaramulla.
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Secretary Defense calls on Pope Francis

His Holiness Pope Francis received Secretary of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa at an audience in the Vatican on Wednesday.

Secretary Defense calls on Pope Francis
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Sanje Sedera - on road to Nevada State Assembly - gets major endorsements

Sri Lanka-born Sanje Sedera who is running for Nevada State Assembly on Democratic Party ticket has received endorsements from highly visible, state-wide prominent and Washington leadership linked politicians and political activists.

Cameron's Camouflage : Why British PM did shunned local media

On May 3 , 1985 Air Lanka flight UL 512 arrived Bandaranayke International Airport (BIA) from Gatwick airport , London. The next stop for the flight was Malé in Maldives . The US made Lockheed Tristar jet was about to take off after an unexpected delay at BIA , when a devastating bomb explosion ripped the 276-seat aircraft into two pieces.

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