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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2247

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International Day of Yoga 2016 in Colombo

International Day of Yoga 2016 is being celebrated all across Sri Lanka. In this context, a mega event in Colombo will be held on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre.

International Day of Yoga 2016 in Colombo
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Doorman Clocks 50 Years of Service at Sri Lankan Heritage Hotel

It has been 50 years since Mr. Banda lugged his first barrel of beer into the tap room at the Galle Face Hotel. Now - at 71 years old - the loyal employee is still earning his keep at Sri Lanka’s oldest and most fabled property.

The Panoramic View of Gall Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel's 5O YEAR EMPLOYEE mr, Banda greeting visitors
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Lessons from tobacco taxation can serve developing countries

At a conference hosted by the World Bank on the pressures developing countries face to lower tax rates and shrink their tax base while also fighting tax avoidance and evasion, Jason Furman, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to US President, Barack Obama, emphasized that the most important unsung piece of public health legislation of the Obama administration has been the increase in the Federal cigarette tax from USD $0.39 to USD @1.01 per pack.

Lessons from tobacco taxation can serve developing countries
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Wither Hindu existence in Bangladesh?

Many believed that the agony of the Hindus would be over and they would regain their lost honor with the liberation of Bangladesh in December 1971. It was entirely a mistaken notion. However, a crore-plus minority population cannot be wished away. Bangladesh’s liberation struggle raised slogans that were against special status to any faith. In that epic fight for freedom, religious minorities died 60% in numbers much higher than their population proportion.

Wither Hindu existence in Bangladesh?
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China to help developing northern Sri Lanka

Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang pledged topush forward ties with Sri Lanka by assisting development of the former war zone in theTamildominated north, a Chinese Embassy official said on Friday.

Chinese Ambassador Yi Xianliang
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