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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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New Mission Director for USAID in Sri Lanka and Maldives Arrives as New Projects Start Up

Reed J. Aeschliman assumed his duties as the new Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for Sri Lanka and Maldives on March 5, 2018. Mr. Aeschliman's arrival corresponds with the start-up of several new initiatives and more than 4.5 billion Sri Lankan rupees in programs that advance youth employability, rule of law, and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.

eed Aeschliman, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, being sworn in as Mission Director for USAID/Sri Lanka & Maldives by USAID's Administrator, Mark
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WCTOH to ILO: cut ties with the tobacco industry

At the concluding ceremony of the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH), one of the declaration called upon the International Labour Organization (ILO) to "align itself with the decision of the UN Economic and Social Council and end its collaboration with the tobacco industry immediately."

WCTOH to ILO: cut ties with the tobacco industry
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Sri Lanka- Leading from the Rear

Sri Lanka became independent in 1948.Its politicians interpreted the fact that independence was achieved without shedding blood as a signal honor. It was the blood of the Indians who fought hard and long for their independence that ensured SL too benefitted. Without India, the 150 year British Empire collapsed. SL lost its relevance to the British and segued to independence, saving blood.

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