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Dairy Development, Trade, Energy and Sports Co-Operation Dominate Sri Lanka – New Zealand Talks

The good offices of New Zealand, a major supporter of UN peacekeeping operations, to increase Sri Lanka’s contribution to these operations and greater engagement with New Zealand to expand the scope for Sri Lanka’s involvement in this area were discussed at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the two countries in Auckland on Thursday, 8th May 2014.

Dairy Development, Trade, Energy and Sports Co-Operation Dominate Sri Lanka – New Zealand Talks
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Likely impacts of BJP and AAP on the Indian society

For about two months I was in Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh campaigning for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate Alok Agarwal. Irrespective of what the result in Khandwa will be it appears that almost everywhere Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will make substantial gains, Congress will suffer a lot, and AAP may not get the seats they expected.

Likely impacts of BJP and AAP on the Indian society
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Sri Lanka mulling global online retailer Rakuten for int'l e-commerce entry

As Lanka’s exports to Japan topped $ 223 Mn mark, Sri Lanka is mulling a strategic, fast-track entry to one of the most coveted online markets in the world-Japan. “Japan is the second biggest retail market in the world. Japanese are also heavy internet users with a large e-commerce base. Using a top Japanese online giant like Rakuten could give Lankan exporters a wide-coverage and a low cost entry to this promising market” said Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB) on 02 May at EDB premises.

Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB-far left) addresses the Rakuten platform intro event at EDB on 02 May as Japan’s Kanagawa based Takashi Yoshino (Principal, Y and F Associates LLC-seated next, second from left) and Lankan exporters (seated next) look on.
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Why is the Anglo-American Team helping the Burmese Putin?

Imagine how hilarious to see an Anglo-American team helping the Burmese Putin (quasi-military government) to colonize the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities by force. Not that the blood of imperialism still runs strong in the veins of these Caucasians who profess their Judeo Christian values of democracy and human rights and paradoxically has taken stern measures against Vladimir Putin.

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US’s Indian Ocean bases and “Strategic Rebalancing Plan toward Asia and Pacific”(SRPAP)

In my last article entitled “America’s Indian Ocean bases, US Geneva Resolution ,……..” published in Asian Tribune, I did not discuss the significant impact that US’s Strategic Rebalancing Plan toward Asia-Pacific (SRPAP) might have on the US bases in other parts of the Indian Ocean.

US’s Indian Ocean bases and “Strategic Rebalancing Plan toward Asia and Pacific”(SRPAP)
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Jaffna SF Commander to negotiate with land owner of Pillaiyar Welfare Centre to construct houses

Office bearers of the Pillaiyar Welfare Centre met with Major General Udaya Perera, Security Forces Commander of Jaffna yesterday at the Palaly Army Complex and urged that land of the Welfare Centre be appropriated and allocated to them.

Jaffna SF Commander to negotiate with land owner of Pillaiyar Welfare Centre to construct houses
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