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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2248

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World Affairs Council of Washington features Sri Lanka

World Affairs Council of Washington DC commenced the New Year with a programme on Sri Lanka at a reception hosted by Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam for members and guests of the WAC-DC at the Sri Lanka Residence on January 12.

World Affairs Council of Washington features Sri Lanka
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Whither Our Beloved Mother Lanka?

Over the past Two years Sri Lanka has been witnessing dramatic events in the socio-political and economic continuum. What we comprehend today are - the elected members of parliament are no less than a paragon of inconsistency and hypocrisy.

Wimal Weerawansa with a few of his family members - a file photo
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Sri Lanka ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention

On 12 January 2016, the Government of Sri Lanka deposited with the International Labour Office, the instrument of ratification of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention.

Ratificationinstrument deposited with the Maritime Labour Conference
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Yahoo(w)oes!

As what is left of the reputation of the internet pioneer, Yahoo, oscillates widely between confirmation and denial of its new name, Altaba – alternative to Alibaba, the Chinese online giant – billions of Yahoo email users, in addition to its corporate clients at many different levels, are bracing themselves for anxious times ahead while biting nails over the fate of their corresponding email addresses.

Yahoo(w)oes!
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Thai Pongal epitomize the enormity of the human gratefulness - Maithri

Since the dawn of civilization, the humanity’s devotion to the sun that symbolizes the wholeness of nature has remained intact said Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena.

Thai Pongal epitomize the enormity of the human gratefulness - Maithri
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Indian Grant to Construct 3000 Rain Water Harvesting Systems

India and Sri Lanka signed an MoU to construct 3000 rain water harvesting systems at a cost of SLR 300 million in Jaffna District.

Signing of the MOU  by Mr. Arindam Bagchi, Acting High Commissioner of India and Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation in the presence of A. H. M. Fowzie, State Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation.
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