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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Historic Lanka-Belarus trade meet starts in Colombo today

First ever bilateral trade meet between Sri Lanka and a key member of upcoming Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) starts today 09 July in Colombo. “Our newest trade effort with Balarus strengthens the historic relations and more importantly, gives us direct access to the world’s newest single economic market” said an upbeat Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 08 July.

 Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) and  Valentin B. Rybakov (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus-at right).
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No legal sanctity to fatwa if it affects rights, Indian apex court rules

The Indian Supreme Court has ruled fatwas, as decrees issued by Muslim clerics and Islamic religious institutions are known, have no legal sanctity if they tread on the rights of an individual.

No legal sanctity to fatwa if it affects rights, Indian apex court rules
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Sri Lankan Exhibitors Of Ceylon Tea At America’s Food And Beverage Fair 2014

“Let’s work together for an ambitious plan for doubling current market share of Ceylon tea in the US market”, stated- Sri Lanka’s new envoy to USA, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam.

Ambassador Kariyawasam with Hemantha Perera of Basilur Tea.
Ambassador with guests at Networking Dinner.
Bandula Somasiri, Minister (Commercial) of the Embassy welcoming the guests
Ms. Premala Srikantha, Deputy Director of Sri Lanka Tea Board in conversation with the US guests
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Indian Rly Budget investor friendly, Gets thumbs up from Jaya Amma

Proving market watches right, the Modi government today presented railway budget that opened doors for investors from home and abroad saying that there is no other mantra to put the cash strapped network on track once again.

Indian Rly Budget investor friendly, Gets thumbs up from Jaya Amma
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Concerns Regarding Sri Lankan NGO Freedom of Expression

The United State has expressed its concerned over reports that the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense has ordered registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to cease their media engagements and activities.

US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki
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