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Why Queen Elizabeth Doesn’t Need a Passport to Travel

When travelling to foreign countries almost everyone needs a passport – unless of course you’re the Queen of England.

Why Queen Elizabeth Doesn’t Need a Passport to Travel
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Response to “Bizarre Ruling by the ACJU – Nelum Vithanage”

Reference the above article on April 18, 2017 in “Asian Tribute”, we would like to respond to this unethical writing with disgraceful words by Nelum Vitahanage. As the author of this article you were mainly concerned of the age limit of marriage. Let us refer to the historical view on the age of marriage.

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Potential for increased Sri Lanka - U.S. bilateral trade - Ravi highlights

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce.

Potential for increased Sri Lanka - U.S. bilateral trade  - Ravi highlights
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Hilton Hotels Expand Footprints In Sri Lanka

Following the landmark deal by Hilton to manage six more hotels in Sri Lanka, senior management of the Hilton met visiting Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank and IMF meetings.

Hilton Hotels Expand Footprints In Sri Lanka
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Achim Steiner of Germany - New Administrator of UNDP

The UN General Assembly on 19 April 2017, confirmed the nomination Achim Steiner of Germany, as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years. The General Assembly confirmed the nomination on 19 April 2017

 Achim Steiner of Germany
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Collapse of the garbage dump in Meethotamulla

The embassy of France in Sri Lanka and Maldives has expresses its shock at the collapse of the garbage dump on the 14th of April in Meethotamulla which claimed the lives of more than 30 people.

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Thai Tourism Minister: Bangkok street food vendors will not be banned

Thailand’s tourism minister has brought hope to those who found themselves distraught over a recently reported decision to ban street food in Bangkok, stating that vendors will be able to remain as long as they adhere to stricter safety and hygiene requirements.

Kobkarn Wattanavrangku -  Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports
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Pillaiyan Further Remanded Till April 28

The TMVP party leader and former Eastern Provincial Chief Minister and present Councillor, Sivanesadurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillaiyan including four suspects involved in the murder of Batticaloa District TNA parliamentarian late Joseph Pararajasingam have been further remanded till April 28.

Pillaiyan Further Remanded Till April 28
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Tomorrow -National Canadian Film Day Comes to Sri Lanka

The High Commission of Canada to Sri Lanka and Embassy to the Maldives is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating National Canada Film Day and Canada 150 on April 19, 2017 with a screening of “French Immersion” – a uniquely bilingual Canadian comedy in honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary.

 Tomorrow -National Canadian Film Day Comes to Sri Lanka
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Relief operations continues at Meethotamulla

Number of bodies recovered from the Meethotamulla garbage dump collapse have been increased to 26, including six children.

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