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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Three int’l MoUs at first Colombo ATPF Today

The first ever series of international MoUs to blossom under Sri Lanka’s new consensual government are scheduled to go live tomorrow 23 August in Colombo-and the historic pacts are centred around none other than Sri Lanka’s global trade. “Sri Lanka EDB is proud to host the 28th CEO meeting of the Asian Trade Promotion Forum (ATPF) in Colombo. ATPF has honoured Sri Lanka by bringing this series to Colombo for the first time in its history” said Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO of EDB) on 21 August.

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Cricket: Lankan bowlers promote Indian batboys!

It was indeed a anti-climax as Sri Lanka defeated a much better looking India on India’s independence day on August 15, in fact making the celebrations in India by cricket fans who were expecting a fantastic win in Colombo, less glamorous and meaningless.

Rangana Herath's seven-for took him past Bishan Bedi's tally of 266 wickets
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5800 Jaguar Land Rover cars destroyed in China explosions

Thousands of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) cars worth hundreds of millions of pounds are feared to have been destroyed in the huge dockside explosions that ripped through the Chinese port of Tianjin last week.

5800 Jaguar Land Rover cars destroyed in China explosions
5800 Jaguar Land Rover cars destroyed in China explosions
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TULF requests the TNA to join the National Government forthwith

The Secretary General V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has urged the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to join the National Government.

TULF requests the TNA to join the National Government forthwith
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Three Cabinet Ministers took oath

Former ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and D.M. Swaminathan were today sworn in as ministers of the new government by President Maithripala Sirisena.

Three Cabinet Ministers took oath
Three Cabinet Ministers took oath
Three Cabinet Ministers took oath
Three Cabinet Ministers took oath
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Two defeated candidates for TNA national list

Tamil National Alliance has nominated as National List MPs, former MP K. Thurairatnasingam from Trincomalee and Shanthi Sriskantharajah from Vanni - the two defeated candidates.

 Two defeated candidates  for TNA national list
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Blair volunteered Sri Lanka to help negate misconceptions being spread about the country

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is in Sri Lanka on a private visit, met President Maithripala Sirisena today and assured he would speak on behalf of Sri Lanka, to help negate misconceptions being spread about the country.

Blair volunteered Sri Lanka  to help negate misconceptions being spread about the country
Blair volunteered Sri Lanka  to help negate misconceptions being spread about the country
Blair volunteered Sri Lanka  to help negate misconceptions being spread about the country
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