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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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What Hypocrisy! America’s Push for accountability in Sri Lanka

For a small country like Sri Lanka, meeting the challenge of a super power like the US is an up-hill task. There is no match at all. Sri Lanka does not have even economic resources as Iran or Libya under Colonel Gaddafi had, to hit back at US, as they once did in their own way-occupation of US Embassy, and bombing of Pan-Am plane, respectively. Nor does Sri Lanka have the missiles and a few nuclear war heads as North Korea possesses, using which that country threatens devastation around in case of a US military threat.

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UN acknowledges ‘considerable achievements’ in resettlement of IDPs in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka has made considerable achievements in resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North and East and the post-settlement assessments confirmed they are secure and free, have access to adequate standards of living and access to livelihoods. The vast majority of resettled have reunited with their families and they have access to effective remedies and justice and access to personal documentation without discrimination.

UN acknowledges ‘considerable achievements’ in resettlement of IDPs in Sri Lanka
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UN Assistant Secretary General calls on President Rajapaksa

The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Mr. Haoliang Xu called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday evening ( Feb 12).

President Rajapaksa receiving the visiting UN Assistant Secretary General, Haoliang XU at Temple Trees
UN Assistant Secretary General, Haoliang XU during the discussion with President Mahinda Rajapaksa commended the progress achieved by Sri Lanka after the end of the conflict. Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary Ministry of External Affairs Kshenuka Senevirathna were also present on the occasion. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
United Nations Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang XU, met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees . Before the discussion Mr. Haoliang posed for a photograph with the President and a large group of school children who were there to see Temple Trees. Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena, is also in the picture.
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66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in New York – Community Celebration

The 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated by the Sri Lankan community on Saturday, February 08th, 2014 at Forest Hills High School, Queens, New York. The event was attended by over 1000 Sri Lankans and expatriates of different ethnic, religious, political, and social groups living in the Tri-State area.

66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in New York – Community Celebration
66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in New York – Community Celebration
66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in New York – Community Celebration
66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka in New York – Community Celebration
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Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site

While doubts being continuously raised about the status of the excavation carried out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site, located in the Mannar district, it has been reported that two more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday making the total of so far excavated skeletal remains to 61.

Excavation site
 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
 Yesterday: Two more skeletal remains and number of body parts dug out at Manthai – Thirukketheeswaram site
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Sri Lanka’s 66th Independence Anniversary celebrated in Cuba

The Sri Lankan Embassy staff, joined by their families, students, community members and well-wishers in Cuba celebrated the 66th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence at the Embassy premises on 4th February 2014.

Ambassador hoisting the National Flag
From Left - Vice Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra Diaz, Minister of Agriculture Gustavo Rodriguez Rollero, Ambassador, wife and Attaché Mr. Anuruddha
Participants at the Morning Function
Guests at the Reception
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Lanka mulling to be a medical tourism brand

Merging its latest tourism arrivals to its modernizing healthcare, Sri Lanka is mulling to be a medical tourism destination next-while also opening a new niche service niche in its surging exports.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) addresses the launch event of the twin exhibition -Intrad 2014 and Arogya 2014- at Hilton Colombo on 12 February.
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66 th Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka: Celebrations in New Delhi

High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, joined by the staff of the Sri Lanka High Commission in India, offered alms to Buddhist priests representing the Sri Lankan Buddhist temples located in India on the morning of 4 February, commencing day-long celebrations of the 66 th Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka in New Delhi.

66 th  Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka: Celebrations in New Delhi
66 th  Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka: Celebrations in New Delhi
66 th  Independence and National Day of Sri Lanka: Celebrations in New Delhi
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Election Fever. TN Government presents Tax Free Budget

With an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday presented a tax-free budget for the 2014-15 fiscal with a special focus on power and industrial sector. " class="caption" align="right" />

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