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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Kohil leads India to a victory

India 280 for 4 (Kohli 136, Rahane 73) beat Bangladesh 279 for 7 (Rahim 117, Anamul 77, Shami 4-50) by six wickets in the second match of Asia Cup 2014. Having won the toss India elected to chase,

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Sri Lanka-China Free Trade Agreement by end of 2014?

The people of Sri Lanka have become highly enthused to hear the discussions on possibilities to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA ) with China. This was revealed at the discussions Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce had with Yu Jianhua , Deputy International Trade Representative of the Ministry of Commerce, China in last October. If it becomes reality, it will be the most significant milestone of Sri Lank- China trade relationship since Sri Lanka- China Rubber Rice Pact signed in 1952.

Sri Lanka-China Free Trade Agreement by end of 2014?
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Visit of Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to Brazil

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil arranged a visit of a special defence delegation to Brazil to improve relations between the Defence Ministries and Armed Forces of both countries. The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa , headed the delegation.

Visit of  Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary   Gotabaya Rajapaksa  to Brazil
Visit of  Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary   Gotabaya Rajapaksa  to Brazil
Visit of  Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary   Gotabaya Rajapaksa  to Brazil
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Sri Lankan Food Festival in Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel – South Korea

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea, in collaboration with the Millennium Seoul Hilton and the Colombo Hilton, organized a Sri Lankan food festival at the Orangerie Restaurant of the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul.
Two experienced Sri Lankan chefs from the Colombo Hilton were specially flown to Seoul to prepare authentic and traditional Sri Lankan cuisine for the festival, providing a chance for food lovers from all regions to taste foods such as hoppers, kottu roti, curries, coconut sambol and watalappan.

Ambassador and Mrs. Wijerathne of Sri Lanka (4th and 5th from left) with GM Swanson of Millennium Seoul Hilton and Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post (6th and 7th from left). At far left and 3rd from left are Senior Sri Lankan Chef Agampodi Lakmal from Colombo Hilton and prize-winning Head Chef Hyo-Nam Park of Millennium Seoul Hilton at the Sri Lankan food festival in Millennium Seoul Hilton
Sri Lankan Chefs are preparing hoppers at the Sri Lankan Food Festival in Millennium Seoul Hilton
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On the Road to Reconciliation

In the past five years Sri Lanka has made much progress in recovering from 27 years of destruction and terror. On the road to reconciliation, the Government of Sri Lanka has successfully approached the matter in diverse angles.

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