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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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Producers of Tamil film deny links with Rajapaksa family

On the eve of its audio launch, Tamil film, ‘Kaththi’ featuring actor Vijay has run into controversy with allegations that the Lyca Group, which is a producer and financier of the film, has business linkages with Sri Lanka’s first family.

Subaskaran Allirajah -  chairman, Lyca Group of Companies
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Ambassadors’ Cricket Cup Tournament in Washington

The Embassies of Cricket playing nations located in Washington, DC held their annual Ambassadors’ Cricket Cup Tournament 2014 last week with a view to further promoting friendship, cooperation and camaraderie that happily exist between Cricket playing nations in the world and extending it towards the people of United States.

Ambassadors’ Cricket Cup Tournament in Washington
Ambassadors’ Cricket Cup Tournament in Washington
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Nepal FM to arrive in Sri Lanka to hand over invitation for SAARC summit

Nepal's Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey will hand over Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's invitation for the SAARC Summit to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday, September 18.

Nepal's Foreign Affairs Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey
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U.S. Embassy Helps Youth Make a Difference with Youth Empowerment Grants

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele J. Sison awarded $102,547 (approximately SLR 13,357,772) to 11 Youth Empowerment Grant winners for projects to help enhance their local communities. Chosen from a competitive pool of proposals, the 11 winning recipients were awarded for creative ideas that will help benefit local communities and make a difference through youth leadership.

 U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison (Center) and Public Affairs Officer Nicole Chulick (Left) discuss youth-led community projects with Grants recipients
 U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison with members from the 11 Youth Empowerment Grants recipient groups.
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Senthil Thondaman injured: Ran over by his own Driver

The vehicle belonging to UPFA Uva Provincial Council candidate and former Uva Provincial Council Minister Senthil Thondaman met with an accident in Bandarawela on Wednesday, when his driver, rammed into a crowd of supporters during an election rally in Bandarawela yesterday (17).

Senthil Thondaman
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EDB starts first ever medical tourism push

As service exports edged towards $3B, Sri Lanka’s apex export body EDB has stepped up its effort to open a new forex source on 11 September. And the 2015-‘20 National Masterplan Initiative on Medical Tourism has taken off, spearheaded by the EDB.

ujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB-seated left) addresses the kick-off session of 2015-‘20 National Masterplan Initiative on Medical Tourism, on 11 September at EDB, Colombo.
A private healthcare rep (second from right) shows latest Lankan medical data to Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB-seated far left) at 2015-‘20 National Masterplan Initiative on Medical Tourism kick-off session on 11 September at EDB, Colombo.
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