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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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‘Exports to US on steady rise’-Rishad

Sri Lanka’s exports to US are surging on hectic phase-and June’s renewed US GSP facility boosts our export development efforts, as revealed on 07 July. “On behalf of the Government of the President Maithripala Sirisena, we thank the US government for re-authorizing this crucial trade facility to Sri Lanka. US is the biggest consumer of Sri Lankan exports in the world as well as Lankan apparels” voiced Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 07 July.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen
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Delhi fails to know Myanmar and Northeast people

When the NSCN (K) unilaterally abrogated ceasefire with the government of India in March this year, nobody took it very seriously.

Delhi fails to know Myanmar and Northeast people
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ASEAN Parliamentarians call on Cambodia to abandon restrictive, undemocratic NGO law

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today called on the Cambodian government to abandon its proposed Law on Associations and Non-governmental Organizations (LANGO), arguing that the ruling party has pursued a fundamentally undemocratic course in attempting to secure the passage of a law that threatens freedom of association and expression in Cambodia.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
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Sri Lankans will not permit Mahinda Rajapaksa to be made the sacrificial lamb at the altar of a hostile international community

Some Sri Lankans will have issues with the style and substance of the period of governance of Mahinda Rajapaksa during his ten year presidency. They may oppose some of his actions and those of some who were close to him.

Sri Lankans will not permit Mahinda Rajapaksa to be made the sacrificial lamb at the altar of a hostile international community
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Historic bio of first Ceylonese rebel to face the firing squad unveiled in Colombo

A writer with SLEDB has authored the first bio on the young folk hero whose swift execution in July 1915 triggered Ceylon's three decade-long independence struggle culminating in the 1948 independence -and eager Lankan readers were seen queuing for a copy of new historic bio at the launch of 08 July. “Henri Pedris’ death was proof that Sri Lanka’s struggle for independence was not a ‘bloodless battle’ as widely speculated.

 President Maithripala Sirisena looks at a copy of  the book ‘Edward Henry Pedris – National Hero who Awakened a Nation’ at the launch event of it under his auspices at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute on 8 July as the author of its Sinhala version  Upul Galappaththi (Press Officer – EDB Media-standing at centre) looks on.
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Sri Lanka appointed five more new envoys

The Sri Lankan Government has appointed four new ambassadors and one High Commissioner to countries including Australia, Canada and South Korea.

Former Foreign Secretary Kshenuka seneviratne-  an ambassador designate  to Thailand – was cleared of her association with the controversial building contractor in Geneva
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President pays respects to martyr Henry Pedris

President Maithripala Sirisena participated at the commemorative ceremony to mark the 100 th death anniversary of National Hero Captain Edward Henry Pedris held at Foundation Institute yesterday (July 08).

President pays respects to martyr Henry Pedris
President pays respects to martyr Henry Pedris
President pays respects to martyr Henry Pedris
President pays respects to martyr Henry Pedris
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