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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2253

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IOM Chief commends Sri Lanka’s dynamism and perseverance as the Chair of the Colombo Process

The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Ambassador William Lacy Swing has commended Sri Lanka on its dynamism and perseverance as the Chair of the Colombo Process (CP) which has led to numerous achievements, and steered the CP to a progressive path and to a very good future.

IOM Director General William Lacy Swing (centre) with Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha (left) and Ambassador Deepak Dhital (right) in Geneva on 29 March 2017. Photo: IOM
IOM Chief commends Sri Lanka’s dynamism and perseverance as the Chair of the Colombo Process
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Court rejects Wimal Weerawansa’s bail application

Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday ordered Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa to be further remanded till April 7, to the motion he had filed claiming his daughter was warded and he needed to get bail, to look after her.

Sashi Weerawansa, wife of jailed NFF Leader Wimal and former Minister of Economic Affairs Basil Rajapaksa arriving at the Fort Magistrate Court yesterday where a fresh bail application on behalf of the NFF leader was rejected by the Magistrate.
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Shortlist announced for Gratiaen Prize 2016 -Awarded by the Gratiaen Trust

The shortlist has been announced for the Gratiaen Prize 2016. The Gratiaen Prize is awarded each year to the best submitted creative work in English, written by a Sri Lankan writer resident in Sri Lanka.

Shortlist announced for Gratiaen Prize 2016 -Awarded by the Gratiaen Trust
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Livelihood Support for War Widows: A Reconciliation Initiative

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation under the direction of President Mithiripala Sirisena has taken initiative to provide livelihood support for war affected widows as a first phase initiative in the conflict affected Northern Province under the project titled "healing mind for dignified life" covering Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts said Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.

Livelihood Support for War Widows: A Reconciliation Initiative
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Sumanthiran, - Know the truth and tell the truth

Please bear with me for this short, letter which will otherwise run to several pages. When I entered into active politics in 1959 with my candidature at the Colombo Municipal Council elections, about 58 years back, you were not even born at that time.

Sumanthiran, - Know the truth and tell the truth
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United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Passing of the Most Venerable Mahanayake of the Amarapura Chapter

On behalf of the people of the United States, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka on the passing of the Chief Prelate of the Amarapura Chapter, Most Venerable Davuldena Gnanissara Mahanayake Thero.

United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Passing of the Most Venerable Mahanayake of the Amarapura Chapter
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Ease of Doing forum for PPP interaction on Thursday at MILODA

Ease of Doing Business Forum, an initiative by the ministry of Finance to fast track the business processes and maintain a continuous dialogue between the government agencies and the private sector organization will hold its 12th Forum at 2.00 pm on Thursday the 06 th at MILODA, Colombo 01.

Ease of Doing forum for PPP interaction on Thursday at MILODA
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