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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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Diplomatic Council : Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage invites Investors from Europe to Sri Lanka

The Diplomatic Council with headquarters in The Hague / Netherlands held a New Year reception for 2014.

Diplomatic Council : Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage invites Investors from Europe to Sri Lanka
Diplomatic Council : Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage invites Investors from Europe to Sri Lanka
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Strategic communication at best: Sri Lanka's Amza does it again

Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union, Ambassador Amza has a remarkable gift of cogently presenting facts, while separating fiction, listing in a methodical manner Sri Lanka's case largely misunderstood by the international community (meaning the West) because of this South Asian nation's utter inability to use the basics of public affairs, public diplomacy and strategic communication.

Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union Ambassador Amza
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Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday

Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday at the Mannar grave site, when excavation works continued for the 26th time. So far a total of 75 skeletal remains have been excavated at the grave site.

Five more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday
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Middeniya's MAS Asialine clinches national cleaner production gold

A Sri Lankan outerwear apparel maker operating in the deep-south and supplying to such global brands as GAP, Nike, and Polo Ralph Lauren, has emerged as the 2013 National Gold Award winner for Cleaner Production -and the national cleaner production body NCPC has reported a stunning $ 750,000 in biz cost savings for its clients in its first year as an incorporated non-profit.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) hands over the 2013 National Gold Award for Cleaner Production to MAS Active Asialine Division team on 19 February in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) in discussions with Her Excellency Grete Lochen, Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Government to Sri Lanka at the 2013 National Gold Award for Cleaner Production event on 19 February in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce) hands over an award of appreciation by NCPC to Petra Schwager (Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO Geneva) as Her Excellency Grete Lochen (Ambassador of Royal Norwegian Government to Sri Lanka -second from left) and Sena Peiris (Director of NCPC-far right) look on at the 2013 National Gold Award for Cleaner Production event on 19 February in Colombo.
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Regulation under the National Authority on Tobacco unanimously passed

Regulation under the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act related to pictorial warnings on cigarette packets (PHWs) covering 80% on the surface area (front & back) was unanimously passed in Parliament on 19th of February 2014.

Sri Lanka Paliament
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Will Myanmar Military take part to amend constitution?

Nowadays, the most serious question of all in Myanmar probably is the constitutional amendment dilemma. Almost all political parties, civil societies, government institutions including the defense services and law professionals have put forward suggestions to a parliament-appointed panel stating they support changes to the 2008 constitution, lawmakers told the media on 31 January.

Will Myanmar Military take part to amend constitution?
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Enough is enough: PAF Targeted Taliban Hideouts

Government suspended negotiations with Taliban when public pressures built up after repeated attacks of militants on security forces and the innocent people. According to the credible reports 308 civilians, 114 military soldiers including officers, 38 police persons have been martyrdom and 1,264 (684 civilians, 531 military, 49 police) suffered with severe injuries due to terrorists act throughout the country since the September APC.

Enough is enough: PAF Targeted Taliban Hideouts
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Swamy Seeks President’s rule if Jayalalithaa does not listen

Stating that any move to release former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s killers would be “illegal”, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that President’s rule should be imposed in Tamil Nadu if Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa did not “desist” from proceeding with the decision.

Swamy Seeks President’s rule if Jayalalithaa does not listen
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British High Commissioner John Rankin paid two-day Official Visit to Jaffna

The British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin paid an official visit to Jaffna from 19-20 February, 2014 and was accompanied by a senior official from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London and colleagues from the British High Commission, Colombo.

The High Commissioner made a donation of children’s books, gifted by Number 10 Downing Street.
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Ceylon Tobacco Company to produce and supply cigarettes without changes to its current packs

Ceylon Tobacco Company has challenged in the Court of Appeal, the Tobacco Products Regulations and the Court has reserved its order till 12th May and the Tobacco company has decided to the market as usual without any changes to its current packs.

Ceylon Tobacco Company to  produce and supply cigarettes without changes to its current packs
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