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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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The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrated in Geneva

The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence was celebrated at an event organized by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva on 6 February 2016 (Saturday) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) New Building. Over 250 members of the Sri Lankan community attended the event.

The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrated in Geneva
The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrated in Geneva
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Yoshitha Rajapaksha, and four others re-remanded

Yoshitha Rajapaksha, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha and four others including Nishantha Ranatunga, Rohan Weliwita were re-remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate and Additional District Judge Dammika Hemapala, until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala over the alleged financial irregularities at the CSN.

An emotional former President Mahinda Rajapaksa waving at his second son Yoshitha when the latter was moved to Welikada prison from the Kaduwela Courts after being further remanded.
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UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka – ‘A Great Betrayal’ Slams Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have given the UN Human Rights Commissioner an assurance that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented. He called upon Sri Lankans to unite and resist the government’s decision to implement the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka.

UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka – ‘A Great Betrayal’ Slams Rajapaksa
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A large number of children were exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes

A large number of children were exposed to SHS in the home. Encouraging of voluntary smoke-free rules in homes and cessation in adults has the potential to reduce SHS exposure among children and prevent SHS-related diseases and deaths, reveals the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) a research conducted among one billion children in 21 countries (Tobacco Control – BMJ publication).

A large number of children were exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes
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