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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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WHO cautions: "Do not let fox guard chickens"

This the first time ever when global tobacco treaty negotiations are taking place in Russian Federation. While sharing an internal tobacco industry document that is now in public domain, Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said: “One record shows that there was an internal discussion whether the [tobacco] industry should consider children as part of its market. I remember very well one reply which I would like to quote: ‘they have got lips, we want them’. They [tobacco industries] just want market share, they could not care less whether they are killing children or not.”

Dr Margaret Chan
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Fijian Prime Minister expresses gratitude to Sri Lanka in maiden speech

Rear Admiral J.V. Bainimarama, the newly elected Prime Minister of Fiji has acknowledged the immense debt Fiji owes to Sri Lanka, in his inaugural speech on 13th October 2014 at the Parliament House in Suva, following the convincing victory of his Fiji First Party at the general elections held last month, in which it secured 59.2% of the popular vote.

Rear Admiral J.V. Bainimarama, the newly elected Prime Minister of Fiji addressing Fijian Parliament
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association endeavors to bridge digital divide for Sri Lankan Students

The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association organized a special ceremony at the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka to present state of the art Computer Tablets to several bright Sri Lankan University Students. The selected students hailed from Medical, Law, Business and Finance faculties of different universities of Sri Lanka.

Group Photo with Pakistan High Commissioner
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Public consultation on Assam-Nagaland Border issues needed

Of late, there have been criticisms against the remarks made by Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang with regard to the chronic Assam-Nagaland border issues. The Chief Minister seemingly stated that Nagaland lacked documents to settle its protracted border row with neighboring Assam. His remarks soon drew flaks from various quarters.

Public consultation on Assam-Nagaland Border issues needed
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U.S. Trade Delegation Discuss Business Training, Partnerships For Sri Lankan Women

Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Michael Delaney speaks with Neela Marikkar, Chairperson from The Grant Group, to discuss the launch of the “War Widows Project” in partnership with the Ministry for Industry & Commerce.

U.S. Trade Delegation Discuss Business Training, Partnerships For Sri Lankan Women
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