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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2219

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Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Khaleda Zia for five years

A court in Bangladesh sentenced opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail on Thursday after convicting the two-time former premier of embezzling money meant for an orphanage.

Khaleda Zia
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USAID Launches Youth Employment and Skills Project in Central Province

Visiting U.S. Department of State Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum opened the Kandy YouLead office on February 2, which will expand employment opportunities for youth in the Central Province.

Daniel Rosenblum  - U.S. State Dept.  Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affair
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Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence celebrated in Las Vegas

Documentary presentation depicting Sri Lanka’s long journey from colonial rule to independence, cultural presentations signifying the rich Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.

Aruna Abeyakoon, President Sri Lanka America Association of Las Vegas addressing
US Congresswoman Dina Titus addressing the gathering in Las Vegas
Sri Lanka Consul General for Western States in the US Swarna Gunaratne addressing
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Sri Lankan Independence Day Celebrated in Canada

The 70th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence was celebrated at the Sri Lanka High Commissioner’s Official Residence in Canada in the presence of over 160 guests who braved a wintry afternoon to be present on the occasion.

Sri Lankan  Independence Day Celebrated in Canada
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Reactivation of Myliddy Fishery Habour in the Northern Province under Reconciliation Initiative

In 1980s Myliddy Fisheries Habour in Jaffna is one of the major fishery habour in the country that contributed significantly to the fisheries sector. During the conflict, Myliddy fisheries habour became non-functional and was under the custody of Defence Authority since 1990.

Reactivation of Myliddy Fishery Habour in the Northern Province under Reconciliation Initiative
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“They raised Wilpattu as an issue” – PM Ranil

The Prime Minister has acknowledged the important role played by the Minister of Industries and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen in forming the good governance government on 5 February.

ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe at the meeting held in Chilavathurai on 5 February.
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Pakistan reiterates its firm and continued moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of Kashmir: Pak Envoy

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat said that the long lasting peace in the region can only prevail through just and fair resolution of Kashmir dispute in consonance with UNSC resolutions and recognition of the basic right of self-determination, enshrined in the UN Charter and universally acknowledged.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat speaking on the seminar
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Tellippalai Base Hospital received Rs.70 Million worth of medical equipment under reconciliation programme

Under reconciliation intervention programme of the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation, the Tellippalai Base Hospital in Jaffna District was strengthened with modern medical equipment to the value of Rs.70 Million said Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.

Tellippalai Base Hospital received Rs.70 Million worth of medical equipment under reconciliation programme
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Independence day celebration in a pioneer hotel in Riyadh

The Sri Lankan employees of InterContinental Hotel Riyadh with the coordination of the hotel’s management celebrated their country’s 70th independence day in great style.

Independence day celebration in a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
Independence day celebration in a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
Independence day celebration in a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
Independence day celebration in a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
Independence day celebration in a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
Independence day celebration in a pioneer hotel in Riyadh
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Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded until 16th February

Owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and CEO of Perpetual Treasuries Limited Kasun Palisena have been further remanded until the 16th of this month.

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena  further remanded until 16th February
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