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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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Over 300 companies to participate at Jaffna International Trade Expo in January

For the 7th consecutive year, the Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF 2016) is scheduled to be conducted from the 29th – 31st of January 2016 in Jaffna. This event is considered by the people in the north as the largest exhibition and consumer fair.

Over 300 companies to participate at Jaffna International Trade Expo in January
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Famous Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr Atta-ur-Rahman in Sri Lanka

Famous Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman is currently visiting Sri Lanka to attend 1st International Conference on Bioscience and Biotechnology – 2016 under the theme of “Molecular Life Science for the Development in the 21st Century”, from January 12-13, 2016, organized by Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura Sri Lanka.

Pakistani scientist Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman
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World’s largest shipper Maersk & global diabetic warrior Nordisk readying Sri Lanka entry

Boosting Sri Lanka’s international investment profile, two top global multinationals are moving for Sri Lanka entry –they are the world’s largest shipper Maersk Line and the front line warrior battling the global diabetes pandemic, Nordisk A/S-and yet to be identified two other giants in green-tech and water management are also busy studying a Sri Lanka entry, as revealed on 12 January in Colombo.

From left: Harold (Harry) Jayawardena (the Leading Lankan Businessman and Danish Honorary Consul General in Colombo), Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen and (HE) Danish Ambassador for Sri Lanka Peter Taksøe-Jensen pose for cameras at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Colombo on 12 January.
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Hugo Swire – UK Foreign Office Minister for Asia visits Sri Lanka

Hugo Swire – UK Foreign Office Minister for Asia’s visit is the latest in a series of high level engagements between the governments of the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka over the last year. Relations between the two countries have been reinvigorated since the election of President Sirisena in January 2015.

Hugo Swire – UK  Foreign Office Minister for Asia
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Torture in Iraq: British soldiers go scot-free but funds to 'reform' Lanka military

The British Foreign Office State Minister for Asia Hugo Swire arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka January 14 with 6.6 million Sterling Pounds (US$9.5 million or Rs. 1.36 billion), a Conflict Stability and Security Fund, as mentioned by Mr. Swire in an official letter to another British parliamentarian Siobhain McDonagh, " has been earmarked for support to the armed forces, which we envisage focusing on ethics, law and governance training and on sharing best practice from reshaping the British armed forces, including on re-training those leaving the armed forces and rationalizing the defense estate".

The UK Foreign Office Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire
Torture in Iraq: British soldiers go scot-free but funds to 'reform' Lanka military
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