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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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A never ending indoor Test match!

The feud between the mothers and daughters-in-law is compared to a never ending indoor Test match and it is hard to predict the ultimate result.

A never ending indoor Test match!
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Japan positive on FTA, wants economic regime strengthened

As Sri Lanka-Japan bilateral trade jumped $890 Mn and edged to $ 900 Mn mark, a keen Japan signalled towards a Lanka-Japan FTA for the first time-albeit with a qualifier. “In terms of country risk and future potential, I believe Sri Lanka is quite promising. We consider that FTA and EPAs as very useful means to promote trade. Mere conclusion of FTAs alone is not sufficient for better trade however. What is important is to develop a very robust foundation here” said a confident Kazuyoshi Akaba, the visiting Japanese Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) on 28 July in Colombo.

Kazuyoshi Akaba (the visiting Japanese Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) -at right) in discussions with Sri Lankan team led by Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-at left) on 28 July in Colombo.
Kazuyoshi Akaba (the visiting Japanese Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) -at left side of table) in discussions with Sri Lankan team led by Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-at right) on 28 July in Colombo.
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Dates confirmed for Pope Francis' trip to Sri Lanka, Philippines

The Holy See Press Office issued a comunique Tuesday confirming the dates of the Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

Dates confirmed for Pope Francis' trip to Sri Lanka, Philippines
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Malaysia Airlines to change name

Disaster struck Malaysia Airlines reeling under pressure is considering a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said.

Malaysia Airlines to change name
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s many legacies: Full Parliamentary democracy to follow ending 30 years of Tamil Tiger terrorism?

No governance system is perfect and different models suit particular circumstances and particular times. While President J R Jayewardene is roundly criticized for introducing the Executive Presidency, the positive aspects of the governance model embodied in the 1978 constitution is often overlooked.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s many legacies: Full Parliamentary democracy to follow ending 30 years of Tamil Tiger terrorism?
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