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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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SC grants leave to proceed for FR case on violent mob attack against place of worship in Weeraketiya

The fundamental rights case (Case Number 19/2013 SCFR) filed on behalf of the Jeewana Alokaya Church in Weeraketiya, which was violently attacked on 09th December 2012 and 18th March 2013, was granted leave to proceed after being called in the Supreme Court on 21st January 2014.

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island

: President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the island this evening (21 January)following his one-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Priyankara Jayaratna, Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Geethanjana Gunawardena and Chief-of-Staff Mr. Gamini Senarath receiving the President at the airport.  (Photos by : Sudath Silva)
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Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena participates in the 06th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin

The 6th Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) took place from 16th to 18th January 2014 in Berlin.

Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena talking with German Federal Minister of Agriculture Hans-Peter
Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena talking with German Federal Minister of Agriculture Hans-Peter Friedrich
The Ministers participating at the GFFA2014 in Berlin
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Maldivian President In Lanka

Maldivian President Abdulla yameen Abdul Gayoom will arrive in the country on a two day official visit on January 21, External Affairs Ministry Additional Secretary Rodney Perera told the Daily News a short while ago.

 Maldivian President In Lanka
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Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Can Transform Women's Health

Millions of women and around the world are still unable to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over 1 million people contract a sexually transmitted infection every day, half of whom are young people - mostly women. In fact women are 5 times more likely to get STIs than men. Also, currently 222 million women have an unmet need for contraception and approximately 290,000 women in developing countries die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth every year.

Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Can Transform Women's Health
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UK ignorant of Lanka's stature – Nirj Deva

Sri Lanka's case had not been understood by the British because they were either ignorant of or ignored the country's history and its political position as one of Asia's oldest democracies and its dominant place in the geography of the Indian Ocean through which major sea lanes carried goods in both directions to the Pacific nations and the Atlantic Ocean, states Nirj Deva of Sri Lankan origin, former Conservative Party MP and incumbent member of the European Parliament.

UK ignorant of Lanka's stature – Nirj Deva
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Iceland President to President Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka Has Made a Remarkable Transformation

“Sri Lanka has made a remarkable transformation since the end of the conflict,” President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson told President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a conversation today. “More time is needed to address remaining issues. Setting time frames does not yield results.”

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met President of Iceland Ólafur Ragna r Grímsson yesterday (Jan. 21) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), during his visit to the Middle Eastern country this week. (Photos By : Sudath Silva)
When President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson met President Rajapaksa yesterday (Jan. 21) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, he said, “Sri Lanka has made a remarkable transformation since the end of the conflict.”
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President Attends Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who arrived in Abu Dhabi yesterday (Jan. 20) for a one-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), attended the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony yesterday evening at the Emirates Palace Hotel.

Prize being escorted to the prize giving venue - (Photos By : Sudath Silva)
President Attends Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony
President Attends Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony
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Karunatilake Amunugama - Secretary of the Ministry of Investment Promotion

Former Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunatilake Amunugama assumed duties as the new Secretary of the Ministry of Investment Promotion today (January 20).)

Karunatilake Amunugama -   Secretary of the Ministry of Investment Promotion
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Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and the Maldives have Bilateral Discussions

Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, and Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, held bilateral discussions at the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday.

Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and the Maldives have Bilateral Discussions
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