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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Kamalendran continues to receive remand sentences

Kayts Magistrate Selvanayakam Lenin Kumar further remanded Kandasamy Kamalendran, who was a former EPDP stalwart and Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council and also Lundan Sasindran and Rexigan's wife Enida Rexigan, until 8th Juy, when they were produced in the courts yesterday.

Kamalendran continues to receive remand sentences
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Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam Assumes Duties As Ambassador (Designate) For Sri Lanka To The United States

Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties at the Embassy of Sri Lanka to United States at Washington D.C. on June 23, 2014. President Obama is scheduled to receive Ambassador Kariyawasam on July 14, 2014 at the Oval Office of the White House at a Ceremony accepting the Credentials of the new Sri Lankan envoy.

Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam Assumes Duties As Ambassador (Designate) For Sri Lanka To The United States
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EDB starts work on latest global market Fairtrade call

As Fairtrade becomes the latest sales driver in international markets, Sri Lanka has stepped up its efforts to meet the new standard. A promising Lankan export niche has become the successful testing ground for Sri Lanka’s entry into global Fairtrade certification regime-and the EDB, which leads the initiative has received encouraging feedback from many–including a global consultant on Fairtrade. “I am impressed of Sri Lanka’s craft makers and exporters. Their products are of high quality” said a satisfied Paul Myers, the visiting USAID/VEGA Fairtrade Expert on 19 June at EDB, Colombo.

Paul Myers, the visiting USAID/VEGA Fairtrade Expert visits a craft-maker in Piliyandala.
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Please don’t turn our paradise island into a hell!

Our childhood memory of our motherland is so pleasant and beautiful and it is our wish that it will be the same for generations to come.

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Dr. Swamy to Jayalalithaa - Meet Rajapaksa to sort fishermen issue

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday urged Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo to work out a compromise to resolve the recurring issue of the arrest of Indian fishermen by the Lankan navy.

Dr. Swamy to Jayalalithaa - Meet Rajapaksa to sort fishermen issue
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Nayanahari’s Photography Exhibition

The title of this exhibition had a play on words. In English It was titled ‘These are not dew drops of Jaffna”! That is obvious. Jaffna is a very very warm place. There is hardly any dew, even in the morning. So it is factually correct not to expect dew drops in Jaffna in the morning. But in Sinhala, the mother tongue of the photographer, she chose to say that ‘this is not Frost of Jaffna! In order to have Frost, temperature has to be very low. A place that is dry and dusty, Frost is unthinkable in Jaffna. This was intriguing. No one will expect frost in Jaffna. But one may occasionally see dew! " class="caption" align="left" />

Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne  with Miss Nayanahari Abeynayake, the  Photographer
Drying Chillies
The Sky
Collecting Firewood
The Happy Sky
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Stop the Human Rights Abuses in Iraq and Syria

Prominent social, educational, religious and human rights Muslim NGOs, based in Mumbai, strongly condemn the human rights abuses and unchecked killing spree of innocent people in Iraq and Syria, whether it is by the ISIS(L), the forces of Bashar-al-Assad or Noori-al-Maliki.

 Maulana Burhanuddin Qasmi addressing the press Maulana Mahmood Daryabadi Maulana Ejaz Kashmiri and Mr  Farid Shaikh
Maulana Burhanuddin Qasmi addressing the press Maulana Mahmood Daryabadi Maulana Ejaz Kashmiri and Mr  Farid Shaikh
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Former Judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death ‘is captured and executed by ISIS’

The judge who sentenced former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to death has been captured and executed by ISIS militants, it is claimed.

 Former Judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death ‘is captured and executed by ISIS’
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Former NCP President & office bearers appeared before Speaker; official notification for merger with BJP expected by Wednesday

Former office bearers of NCP, Nagaland Unit led by its former president Imtilemba Sangtam, MLA, have appeared before the Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly, Chotisuh Sazo at his Office Chamber on Tuesday to validate their resolution passed on June 16, 2014 for their formal “merger claim” with the BJP in Nagaland.

Nagaland Assembly Speaker (left) at his office examining the documents of three NCP MLAs’ merger claim with BJP, Nagaland. (Right) Former NCP office bearers with Imtilemba Sangtam, MLA, coming out after appearing before Speaker, Nagaland Assembly on June 24, 2014. ( Photo by Oken Jeet Sandham)
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Sri Lanka : New Navy Commander

Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Navy, Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera, has been promoted to Vice Admiral and is to be appointed as the navy's new Commander with effect from July 1. He replaces outgoing Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage.

 Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera
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