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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Vigilance sleuths raided minister’s residences, CM not taken into confidence

Two days after Nagaland Governor PB Acharya blasted state politicians for the rampant corruption in the state, a surprise raid was conducted in a cabinet minister’s house here this morning by state vigilance and anti-corruption sleuths.

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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh sign Agreement to import rice to Sri Lanka

The Contract to purchase 25,000 metric tonnes of coarse rice from Bangladesh on a Government to Government basis was signed by the Governments of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on 03 December 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mr. Nalin Fernando, Chairman of Lanka Sathosa Ltd, Sri Lanka and Mr. Sarwar Khan, Director General of, Directorate of Food, Bangladesh signing the Agrement on behalf of the Governments of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. . Qamrul Islam, Minister of Food of Bangladesh, Mr.A.G Abeysekera, Actg.High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and Mr. A.M Attapattu, Director General, Ministry of Finance are also present in the picture.
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All afloat at Pettah

Of the many city beautification projects in Colombo, the Floating Market along Bastian Mawatha in Pettah is a novel concept. Those familiar with the precinct that once existed there can appreciate the pleasing transformation complete with promenades, boardwalks and floating decks that complement the silent ripples of the Beira Lake.

All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
All afloat at Pettah
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British High Commission and German Embassy Commemorate the Christmas Truce

2014 marks 100 years since the Christmas Truce of World War I, when roughly 100,000 British and German troops were involved in an unofficial ceasefire along the Western Front during the Christmas period. The two sides sang carols and exchanged small presents in No Man’s Land; troops from both sides were also friendly enough to play games of football with one another, in one of the Truce's most enduring images.

BHC Christmas Truce Commemoration logo.
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‘Lanka IT sector to hit $1B mark next year’-EDB

Sri Lanka’s surging IT and BPO exports would hit the critical dollar one billion mark as early as next year, surpassing previous expectations! And London Stock Exchange and HSBC have praised the Lankan IT sector ‘with joy’, as revealed on 05 December in Jaffna. " class="caption" align="right" />

From Left: Madu Ratnayake (Head of Digital, SVP & General Manager at Virtusa), Saman Maldeni (Director–Export Services -EDB), Dr. Arul Sivagananathan (Managing Director Hayleys Industrial Solutions and Hayleys BPO), B Sayanthan (hSenid Mobile & Founder member of Yarl IT Hub), Reshan Dewapura (CEO of ICTA) and Mano Sekaram (SLASSCOM Vice Chairman) inaugurate the pioneering IT/BPM Export Forum & Entrepreneurship Worksop event on 05 December at Tilko Hotel in Jaffna.
Mano Sekaram (SLASSCOM Vice Chairman) addresses the pioneering IT/BPM Export Forum & Entrepreneurship Worksop event on 05 December at Tilko Hotel in Jaffna.
Mano Sekaram (SLASSCOM Vice Chairman) addresses the pioneering IT/BPM Export Forum & Entrepreneurship Worksop event on 05 December at Tilko Hotel in Jaffna.
Section of participants at the pioneering IT/BPM Export Forum & Entrepreneurship Worksop event on 05 December at Tilko Hotel in Jaffna.
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Azwer appointed as a Senior Adviser to the President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Appointed Alhaj A.H.M. Azwer as Senior Advisor to the President on parliamentary affairs, mass media and communication, December 4, 2014.

Azwer appointed as a Senior Adviser to the President
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