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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Football and Carols: The Christmas Truce Centenary Resonates in Sri Lanka

The British High Commission and the German Embassy, together with Sri Lanka Unites, organised Football Remembers, a commemoration of the centenary of the WWI Christmas Truce on Tuesday, 9 December, 2014, with a mini football league at the CR&FC grounds in Colombo, involving players from the British High Commission, the German Embassy and the Maldives High Commission and youth from Jaffna, Kalmunai, Matara and Colombo, representing the length and breadth of the country.

Carols sung by Soul Sounds
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Jan-Oct exports surge to $9B

Sri Lanka’s January – October YoY exports have surged by almost 9% while an export product that recently faced volatile EU markets showed a promising turnaround, as revealed on 09 December. “For the month of October 2014 alone our provisional exports were at $ 900 Mn- and this is only merchandise exports without taking into account of service exports such as ICT” said Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO of EDB) on 09 December.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO–EDB, at right) at EDB in Colombo.
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Presidents Return After His Tirupati Pilgrimage

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswarain the wee hours near here.

President Rajapaksa participated in religious observances at the shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Thirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, Dec. 9, 2014. (Pix by : Sudath Silva)
Presidents Return After His Tirupati Pilgrimage
Presidents Return After His Tirupati Pilgrimage
Presidents Return After His Tirupati Pilgrimage
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Tissa Sworn in as Minister of Health

Former General Secretary of the United National Party Tissa Attanayake, was sworn in as the Minister of Health this morni ng at the president’s House in Kandy.

Tissa Sworn in as Minister of Health
Tissa Sworn in as Minister of Health
Tissa Sworn in as Minister of Health
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