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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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Pakistani cadets in Sri Lanka

A group of 04 officers and 15 cadets of Pakistan’s Cadet Corps, are on a visit to Sri Lanka to participate in Herman Loos & De Zoysa Annual Championship. The delegation called on High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain at the High Commission of Pakistan.

 Pakistani cadets with High Commissioner  Shakeel Hussain
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Budget - 2016 dates amended for Parliamentary Program

The Parliamentary Programme for the Budget 2016 which was approved at the previous meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers has now been amended on a proposal made by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake
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This year, the Global Dignity Day was celebrated in over 65 countries around the world on 21st October

In its ninth year, Global Dignity Day is part of a movement that aims to instil the values of dignity in young people around the world – living both a dignified life and helping others lead a more dignified life.

This year, the Global Dignity Day was celebrated in over 65 countries around the world on 21st October
This year, the Global Dignity Day was celebrated in over 65 countries around the world on 21st October
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U.S. Assistance to Polonnaruwa Factory Boosts Local Jobs and Income

U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap recently visited the facilities of All Focus (Pvt.) Ltd. in Gallella to congratulate the managers and workers for successfully boosting employment in the Polonnaruwa region.

U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap and his family visit the USAID-supported All Focus factory in Polonnaruwa.  Since 2011, USAID has committed $22.4 million (approximately 3.1 billion LKR) to partnerships with 35 private companies to increase jobs and incomes across Sri Lanka.
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Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington moves to new chancery premises

Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Washington D.C. moved to its new chancery premises on October 19th marking another milestone in the seven-decade long diplomatic presence in the United States.

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington moves to new chancery premises
Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington moves to new chancery premises
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Indian justice system: Supreme Court denies political role in selecting Judges!

The Supreme Court's verdict on October 16, striking down the BJP-led central government's proposed National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) that gives ample hopes of political and governmental manipulations in justice delivery system of India, making early justice more complicated, is a milestone in Indian judicial response to state manipulative techniques to control judiciary for promoting special interests.

Indian Supreme Court
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Expect a revolutionary budget – Finance minister tells the private sector

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake delivering a clear and tangible message to the private sector in the country Thursady said that the sectors of the economy will be opened enabling the private sector as well to play an equal role with the government. He said for the first time in the history, a separate department will be created at the Ministry of Finance for the private sector development from January 01, 2016.

Minister Ravi Karunanayake
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U.S. Embassy Discusses School and Hospital Renovations in South and East

Members of the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently traveled to the South and East to survey schools and medical facilities in disaster-prone areas to identify potential infrastructure assistance. The team visited schools from the Tamil, Muslim and Sinhalese communities across the Eastern Province, as well as schools and medical care facilities in Hambantota. " class="caption" align="right" />

U.S. Army Corps of Engineer South Asia Program Director Mike MacMillan (left) and a team from the U.S. Embassy congratulate winners of national-level physical training competition from Sri Shanmuga Hindu Ladies College in Trincomalee.  The team traveled to the East and South to identify disaster-prone areas for potential infrastructure assistance.
At Sumanasara Vidyalaya in Ampara, the U.S. delegation and Mr. M.T.A. Nisam, Eastern Provincial Education Director, speak to parents and teachers about U.S.-Sri Lankan partnerships to improve the school infrastructure and learning environment for students.
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