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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 108

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Regional MPs call for UN investigation into Rakhine State abuses

Southeast Asian parliamentarians have lent their support to a public call for the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) was one of 13 signatories to a letter sent to permanent representatives of the Council’s member and observer states on Friday, urging them to support such a move.

APHR Chairperson Charles Santiago
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Build A Country By Opening Schools And Closing Down Prisons - President Srisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says we should build a country which opens schools and closes prisons. “We should also build a country where healthy people are living while the number of hospitals minimized”, he added.

President Maithripala Sirisena with the students of St. Mary’s College in Kegalle
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The Norwegian Pension Fund Doubles Its Investment In Sri Lanka

Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global started investing in Sri Lanka in 2015. The fund has more than doubled its investment in Sri Lanka by end of 2016, reveals a statement from the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo.

The Norwegian Pension Fund Doubles Its Investment In Sri Lanka
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Conscription in Sweden to be reintroduced.

The Swedish Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 2 March that conscription in the country is to be reintroduced.

Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist
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