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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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Ambassador Amunugama meets Germany’s State Secretary of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Sri Lanka Ambassador for Germany Karunatilaka Amunugama held a meeting with the Hans Joachim Fuchtel, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.

Ambassador  Amunugama meets  Germany’s State Secretary of  the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
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U.S. Trade Delegation Backs Enhanced U.S.-Sri Lankan Business Cooperation

The American and Ceylon Chambers of Commerce joined the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to co-host U.S.-Sri Lanka Business Forum today to coincide with the 11th Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Joint Council Meeting. Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Central and South Asia, and Anura Siriwardena, Secretary from the Ministry, both spoke in support of expanded bilateral trade at the Forum.

 U.S. Assistant Trade Representative for Central and South Asia, Michael Delaney receives a book on Sri Lanka from the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen during the October 15 inauguration of the TIFA Council meeting.
 U.S. Assistant Trade Representative for Central and South Asia, Michael Delaney and Sri Lankan Ambassador to the U.S., Prasad Kariyawasam during the U.S.-Sri Lanka business seminar on October 16th.
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Strong tobacco taxation policy adopted despite industry interference

Allies of tobacco industry had tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow earlier this week.

Strong tobacco taxation policy adopted despite industry interference
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The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The new Board of Ministers of the Uva Provincial Council took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo yesterday morning.

The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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British Deputy High Commissioner’s Visit to Jaffna

British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies visited Jaffna town on 15 October, 2014. She called on Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, District Secretary Suntharam Arumainayagam and Bishop Thomas Saundaranayagam.

British Deputy High Commissioner’s Visit to Jaffna
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Moragahakanda Reservoir Project To Benefit Northerners

Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga development project was first discussed in 1955 and again in 1977 when the Mahaweli projects were being implemented. However, it took another 30 years before it finally got off the ground as the fulfillment of an election pledge under the Mahinda Chinthana vision for the future.

Moragahakanda Reservoir Project To Benefit Northerners
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India launches navigation satellite IRNSS -1C

Close on the heels of Mangalyan, India today launched the third of its seven satellite navigation system, with its work horse, Polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) successfully placing the satellite IRNSS IC in a geo-stationary orbit.

India launches navigation satellite IRNSS -1C
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Jaya Amma gets bail with conditions

In a big relief to Jayalalithaa Jayaram who is in a Bangalore jail since September 27 in a graft case, and her AIADMK faithful, the Supreme Court Friday granted her bail for two months but made her promise to go back to jail by Dec 18, if necessary.

Jaya Amma in Pensive Mood
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