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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

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Racial Slur On India

There was a countrywide uproar in India when about five years ago following a series of ‘racial’ attacks on Indian youth in Australia. The outrage in India is equally strong when there are reports of attacks on people of Indian origin or Indian nationals living in the US. Some of these attacks resulted in death. The host countries generally refuted the allegations of a racial angle in the attacks on Indians. But few in India were willing to accept that.

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Sri Lanka has become a Party to the Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products

It is most welcoming and glad to hear that Sri Lanka has ratified the World Health Organization – FCTC Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products which is effective from February 2016. Already 15 Parties have ratified this important protocol.

Sri Lanka has become a Party to the Protocol to eliminate the Illicit Trade of Tobacco Products
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Open for Business: U.S. Assists Sri Lanka Customs to Develop Trade Potential

Legal experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Customs and Border Protection collaborated with 20 senior officials from Sri Lanka Customs in Colombo last week on reforming customs procedures to enhance trade. The effort seeks to improve efficiency and transparency for businesses, allowing Sri Lanka to develop more fully its export potential and advance investment opportunities.

U.S. experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Department of Commerce collaborated with 20 senior officials from Sri Lanka Customs on legal reforms to benefit the trade community.
Sri Lanka Customs officials received certificates upon completing the intensive three-day workshop to help improve the efficiency and transparency of customs procedures.
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