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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Modi-Jinping summit in Delhi, face off in Himalayas

Meeting at a time when there was the “usual” face off at the border, Indian Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping gave the go ahead to deepening of economic ties between the two Asian giants.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the Chinese President, Mr. Xi Jinping and the First Lady of the Republic of China, Ms. Peng Liyuan, at Sabarmati Waterfront, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on September 17, 2014.-
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Asia’s hi-tech powerhouse officially calls Lankan IT for the first time

Sri Lanka’s IT & hi-tech sector has been suddenly energised as it received the first ever top level official invitation from Asia’s hi-tech power, as revealed on 04 September in Colombo. “After our own research on many Lankan business sectors, we identified Lankan ICT/BPO sector, among others, as fit to give our development support to. As a stat, we invite a Lankan ICT/BPO delegation to Japan in the first quarter of next year” informed a smiling Masahide Sakishige (Outgoing Resident Representative-JETRO Colombo) on 04 September in Colombo.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-left) meets Masahide Sakishige (Outgoing Resident Representative-JETRO Colombo-centre) and Kazuhiko Obama (New Resident Representative of JETRO Colombo-right) on 04 September in Colombo.
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Indian scientists developing a diagnostic algorithm for female genital TB

Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that accurate and confirmed diagnosis of TB can be made and standard anti-TB treatment provided as early as possible. But the challenge is that current range of standard diagnostic tests are less likely to pick up every case of genital TB.

Indian scientists developing a diagnostic algorithm for female genital TB
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Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The first copy of a Crafts Map Of Sri Lanka was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Mr. Buddhi Keerthisena, Chairman of the National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon’ble Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, at a ceremony organized at Temple Trees on September 18, 2014.

Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Presentation of Crafts Map of Sri Lanka to  His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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The wonders Sir John’s egg-hoppers could do!

It is a well-known fact that Sri Lanka’s (Ceylon’s) third prime-minister, Sir John Kotelawala,- 1953-1956- was extremely fond of egg-hoppers with which he used to entertain his cabinet ministers at the weekly meetings at his residence at Kandawala.

 Sir John Kotelawala,-
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Voting today at the UVA Provincial Council Polls

About 690,966 voters in the Badulla District and 323,764 in the Moneragala District were eligible to exercise their franchise at today at the Uva Provincial Council elections to elect 32 councilors.

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