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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2404

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Jaffna High Court Postponed the Hearing on the Bail Motion of Kamalendran

The Jaffna High Court yesterday postponed without taking up for hearing the motion seeking bail to the Northern Provincial Council Opposition Leader Kandasamy Kamalendran.

Jaffna High Court Postponed the  Hearing on the Bail Motion of  Kamalendran
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UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Chief expresses satisfaction on the long-term partnership between UNDP and GOSL

On February 10, 2014, Mr. Haoliang Xu, the visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific met and exchanged views with Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development.

UN ASG Meeting with Minister  of Economic Development
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Will Panglong Initiative be honored ?

The political scenario of Myanmar is still filled with uncertainty. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is a combination of ethnic states wherein several varieties of ethnic blood brothers live in partnership for more than hundred decades.

Will Panglong Initiative be honored ?
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Weaving the Fabric of Pak Sri Lanka Friendship

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (R) Qasim Qureshi along with the Minister for Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa inaugurated the Pakistan sponsored handloom textile training project and the textile village at Kottala-Meerigama.

Handing over of ownership documents of handlooms and equipment to beneficiaries by the Minister Rajapaksha and Pakistani High Commissioner
Minister Rajapaksha speaking on the occassion
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Sri Lankans celebrated their country’s 66th Independent Day in Riyadh in grand style

Sri Lankan community living in Riyadh had a grand independent day celebration at InterContinental Riyadh.
An elaborately prepared mega sized cake was ceremonially cut by the hotel’s Executive Chef Heinz Kohler with the managerial staff. All those attended the function were served with exotic Sri Lankan delicacies.

Sri Lankans celebrated their country’s 66th Independent Day in Riyadh in grand style
Sri Lankans celebrated their country’s 66th Independent Day in Riyadh in grand style
Sri Lankans celebrated their country’s 66th Independent Day in Riyadh in grand style
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Strategic co-operative partnership the focus of discussions in Beijing

Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, held substantive discussions with Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing on Tuesday. Minister Peiris was visiting Beijing as the Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the invitation of Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Strategic co-operative partnership the focus of discussions in Beijing
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Pope Francis Indicates His Willingness To Visit Sri Lanka

Pope Francis on Saturday indicated his willingness to visit Sri Lanka and told a group of Sri Lankan immigrants living in Italy that he welcomes the invitation to visit Sri Lanka and said, “I think the Lord will grant us the grace.”

The Pope Francis Wants To Be Close The Sri Lankan Community
Pope Francis meets with Sri Lankan pilgrims at the Vatican on Feb. 8, 2014. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA.
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UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Chief visits Northern Districts

On February 11, 2014, Mr. Haoliang Xu, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator & Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific undertook a visit to the Northern Districts, as part of his four-day visit to Sri Lanka.

 UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Chief visits Northern Districts
 UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Chief visits Northern Districts
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Challenges for marketers in Sri Lanka: Balancing the Valentine’s Day with Poya day

On 14th of February, people (especially youths) will be celebrating the Valentine’s Day all over the world. Sri Lankans consider the Valentine’s Day as a concept imported from the West. For the marketers, this is a great opportunity to increase their sales as there will be more demand for flowers, gifts as well as hotel rooms on this day. Yet, the concept of the Valentine’s Day, its history and the beginning are different from the present day celebrations.

Saint Valentine is widely believed to have been alive in the third-century
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