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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Live Streaming: President Welcomes Japanese PM

The welcoming ceremony of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this afternoon, and the Unveiling of Phase 2 of BIA Development Project will be live streamed here. http://youtu.be/94CrvEFmAoQ

Lanka vying for $3B rubber sector

As the first ever Global Rubber Confab to be held in Sri Lanka is announced on 28 August, the country positioned its historic rubber industry to be a $ 3B sector. And a top global rubber body voiced that rubber prices would recover ‘before very long’.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka–second from right) and HE Azmi Zainuddin (Malaysian High Commissioner to Colombo-second from left) join to inaugurate Global Rubber Conference 2014 (to be held in October in Colombo) on 28 August in Colombo as Dr Abdul Aziz (Secretary General of International Rubber Research & Development Board-far left) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB-far right) look on.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka–left) greets Dr Abdul Aziz (Secretary General of International Rubber Research & Development Board-right) as HE Azmi Zainuddin (Malaysian High Commissioner to Colombo-centre) looks on at the inauguration event of Global Rubber Conference 2014 (to be held in October in Colombo) on 28 August in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka–right) addresses the inauguration event of Global Rubber Conference 2014 (to be held in October in Colombo) on 28 August in Colombo as Dr Abdul Aziz (Secretary General of International Rubber Research & Development Board-centre) and HE Azmi Zainuddin (Malaysian High Commissioner to Colombo-right) looks on.
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Amma inducts former, axes a present

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa made yet another routine induction and axing in her three-old ministry. Milk and dairy development minister ‘Madhavaram’ V Moorthy was dropped on Saturday. In his place, Tiruvallur MLA B V Ramana, who was once a minister, was inducted, signalling his return to her good books.

Amma inducts former, axes a present
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“A Leftie who hates the poor:” former French First Lady Blasts her ex-partner, President Hollande

Oscar Wilde, the Irish poet, may not be the best man to analyse the virtues of institution of marriage, yet he appeared to have got the above one-liner right, when it comes to the exposure of endless dramas of catfights surrounding a man - often involving high profile cases in public.

“A Leftie who hates the poor:” former French First Lady Blasts her ex-partner, President Hollande
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To Signify Stronger Relations – Spain To Open Embassy In Colombo

Minister of External Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris, held bilateral discussions on Saturday with Mr. José Manuel Gracia, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Co-operation of Spain.

To Signify Stronger Relations – Spain To Open Embassy In Colombo
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South Asia’s first SME issue & biz mood trackers unveiled in Colombo

The backbone of Sri Lanka’s economy received a fresh boost as a pioneering initiative to automate their issues and measure their pulse received prompt government backing on 28 August.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce–second from left) clicks on to unveil South Asia’s first SME business tracker by NEDA under his Ministry on 28 August as Dinesha Wickremanayake (Country Representative of The Asia Foundation-far left), Dr Gopakumar Thampi (Director-Local Economic Governance Program of TAF-third from left) and N.M. Shaheid (Chairman-National Enterprise Development Authority-far right) look on at Galadari Hotel, Colombo.
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Bihar signals a new churning in Indian politics

A new churning appears to be taking place in Indian politics with signals from Bihar that Congress party of Sonia Gandhi, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and the ruling Janta Dal (United) led by Nitish Kumar have decided to cement their recent truce into a firm alliance.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav
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