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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2058

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Three more new Cabinet Ministers sworn in

Three new Cabinet Ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat.

Three more  new Cabinet Ministers sworn in
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Wake up call on asthma in children: New data must drive well-coordinated action!

If we listen to asthma experts and look at evidence, one reality becomes starkly clear: we have neglected asthma in children for far too long! "I think we have 'gone to sleep a bit' on asthma in resource-limited settings. The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and partners had done studies on asthma (called ISAAC studies), but there is nothing really ever been done since" said Dr Steve Graham, Professor, Department of International Child Health, University of Melbourne, and senior child health consultant at the The Union.

Dr Steve Graham
Dr Innes Asher
Dr Karen Bissell
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Finance Ministry denies increase of special tax on nine food items

The Ministry of Finance today said that special commodity levy has been increased on potatoes and sugar only.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake
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Rishad kick-starts third Lankan Industry & Commerce sprint

Sri Lanka is mulling a bigger role for private sector in the planned industry and commerce reforms-and Lankans of all hues are rallying round the leaders of the new consensual government, as declared on 09 September. " class="caption" align="right" />

Third time Industry & Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen (seated) in all smiles as he assumes his Ministerial office on the afternoon of 09 September flanked by his father Abdul Rahuman Bathiurdeen (standing, at left), the outgoing Industry and Commerce Secretary SS Miyanawala (second from right) and the new Industry and Commerce Secretary TMKB Thennakoon (far right) on 09 September in Colombo.
Third time Industry & Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen  addresses the crowds after assuming his Ministerial office on the afternoon of 09 September in Colombo.
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Four PSD Officers Killed And Another Six Injured In A Multi-Vehicle Accident

Four presidential Security Division (PSD) officers were killed and another six injured when the defender they were traveling collided with two private buses in Yagodamulla area in Minuwangoda.

Four PSD Officers Killed And Another Six Injured In A Multi-Vehicle Accident
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