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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2404

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Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka

The Export Development Board of Sri Lanka led a trade delegation from Sri Lanka to participate at the International Chamber of Commerce Conference on Global Economic Recovery which was held in Dhaka on 25-26th October 2014.

Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka
Sri Lanka attends ICC Conference on Global Economic recovery in Dhaka
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Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection

"Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing" said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and repeated counselling and testing for HIV has indeed been a challenge. It is even a steeper challenge to mobilize key populations such as men who have sex with men (MSM) to go for HIV testing repeatedly.

Regular HIV prevention counselling reduces risk of infection
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Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama held a meeting with the State Secretary Markus Ederer of the German Federal Foreign Office at his office.

Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany
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U.S. Embassy Statement On Badulla District Landslides

The United States extends its deepest condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families affected by the recent landslides in Koslanda.

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New Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President; Express Condolences on Koslanda Landslide

Four new ambassadors and one high commissioner presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday (Oct. 30) evening:

President Mahinda Rajapaksa meets with the new heads of mission following the presentation of credentials at the Presidential Secretariat, Oct. 30, 2014. Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were also present.
Ambassador of Switzerland Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn presents credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, Oct. 30, 2014.
Ambassador of Poland Mr. Tomasz Lukaszuk (Resident – New Delhi) presents credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, Oct. 30, 2014.
High Commissioner of Bangladesh Mr. Tarik Ahsan presents credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, Oct. 30, 2014.
Ambassador of Belgium Mr. Jan Luykx (Resident – New Delhi) presents credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, Oct. 30, 2014.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa meets with the new heads of mission following the presentation of credentials at the Presidential Secretariat, Oct. 30, 2014. Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Secretary to the President Mr. Lalith Weeratunga and Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne were also present. ( Pix by: Sudath Silva )
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Trial run on the Madhu Road – Thiruketheeswaram sector of the Northern Railway line

Close on the heels of the inauguration of Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal system by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, IRCON International (IRCON), a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, achieved yet another milestone with the completion of a successful trail run on the rehabilitated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram railway track on October 31, 2014.

Trial run on the Madhu Road – Thiruketheeswaram sector of the Northern Railway line
Trial run on the Madhu Road – Thiruketheeswaram sector of the Northern Railway line
Trial run on the Madhu Road – Thiruketheeswaram sector of the Northern Railway line
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