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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Study to determine basic awareness of economic concepts among students In Sri Lanka– A case of Undergraduates

It is absolutely vital that citizens of a country gain some knowledge on the important Macro variables of a country. This should not only be limited to those who follow subjects in Economics stream, be it the students of any other discipline or average person of a country it is imperative that they have some idea of Macro Economic factors like, annual growth rate of a country, income per capita, rate of inflation, rate of un-employment etc.

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Special Coordinator Todd Buchwald and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Manpreet Anand Conclude Visit to Sri Lanka

Special Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Criminal Justice Todd Buchwald and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand (DAS) concluded a several-day visit to Sri Lanka, during which they met with government and political leaders and civil society from across the country to hear their thoughts on reconciliation.

Special Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Criminal Justice Todd Buchwald, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand, and U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap discussed challenges to reconciliation and livelihoods in the North with Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran.
Special Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Criminal Justice Todd Buchwald meeting opposition leader R. Sampanthan and Parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran
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Sycophancy Is God’s Gift To India

If ever there was any doubt that sycophancy trumps everything else in Indian politics, it should have been removed when one of the top leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Venkaiah Naidu, repeated what he had first said in August last year: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is a ‘God’s gift to India’. For good measure Naidu, a former BJP president, had added that the 21st century ‘God’s gift to India’ was also a ‘Messiah’.

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Sri Lankan Commerce Minister leads high level business delegation to Pakistan

A 15-member Sri Lankan business delegation led by Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen left for Pakistan yesterday for a 4 day official visit on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan.

File photo - Pak Commerce Minister (center) with Sri Lankan Commerce Minister (Left) and CEO TDAP
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Burma: NLD - Led Government Must Act To End Rohingya Crisis

Members of the European Burma Network (EBN) call upon the new government of Burma to act swiftly to start to address the Rohingya crisis in Burma/Myanmar.

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe visits China: Mahinda Rajapakse vision and legacy lives on

Volte faces are not always welcome. However, this one by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Yahapalanaya government is very welcome. Having criticized Mahinda Rajapakse for his leanings towards China, and condemned virtually every project funded with Chinese assistance, and making that criticism one of the principal campaign planks during the Presidential and general elections in 2015, all Sri Lankans will no doubt welcome the sanity that is finally dawning on Mr Wickremasinghe and the Yahapalanaya government.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe visits China: Mahinda Rajapakse vision and legacy lives on
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Pak-Lankan Ministers Inaugurate Pakistan's First Textile Sector Exhibition in Karachi

Pakistan's first Textile Sector Exhibition TeXpo 2016 was inaugurated this morning by Federal Minister of Commerce Pakistan Eng Khurram Dastgir Khan, along with the Sri Lankan Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen, CE Trade Development Authority of Pakistan S.M. Muneer & Secretary TDAP Rabiya Javeri Agha.

Pak-Lankan Ministers Inaugurate Pakistan's First Textile Sector Exhibition in Karachi
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Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera is the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter

Anunayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera was appointed as the 22nd Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siyam Nikaya today.

Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera
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