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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2131

ADB grants of $75 million to support SME development

The Government of Sri Lanka had obtained ADB Financial assistance of USD 100 million in 2016 to finance the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Line of Credit Project. The objective of the project was to strengthen the SME sector in Sri Lanka by facilitating access to finance and expand the employment opportunities in the sector.

Dr. R H S Samaratunga, Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and Ms. Sri Widowati, Country Director of ADB – Sri Lanka Resident Mission on behalf of ADB, signed this loan agreement to obtain USD 75 million at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media on 16 February
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First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax: State Minister Eran Wickramaratne attends

Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance is representing Sri Lanka at the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, which commenced at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 14th February 2018.

First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax: State Minister Eran Wickramaratne attends
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Is Kinder Chocolate more dangerous than gun?

Gun is not a musical instrument to entertain people but it is to kill any living thing and that is the only function it can perform.

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A wicked world

We hear about 'mother's day', 'father's day', 'children's day' and even 'animals' day' but are these days are sincerely observed and followed?

Syrian war of the city of Aleppo. One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
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Arnold Mayor and Eesan Deputy Mayor of Jaffna Municipal Council

Tamil National Alliance has confirmed Emanuel Arnold of the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) as their nominee for Mayor and Thurairasa Eesan of the TELO as the Deputy Mayor nominee for Jaffna Municipality.

Emanuel Arnold - Mayor Nominee for Jaffna Municipal Council
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"Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility" – Ambassador Ariyasingha

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, over the 70 years since Independence, Sri Lanka has never shied away from taking its fair share of responsibility in the UN system, which has helped Sri Lanka build an image as a moderate, and progressive partner, able to bridge differences and build consensus.

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha
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Sri Lanka never again returns to rule by sword, Our Democracy, Our Republic, Depends on it – Minister Mangala

The people has told that United National Party has not done enough and the people expect more from the ruling Party, was the centerpiece of the contention of Mangala Samaraweera in the statement made by him regarding the UNP’s debacle in the Local Government elections.

Minister Mangala Samaraweera    - File Photo
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‘I am still in shock’: Journalists flee Venezuela to publish ongoing investigation, amid legal threats

It sounded like another grim chapter in the repression that has gripped Venezuela during the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.

Joesph Poliszuk, the editor of Armando.info in Venezuela, has been forced to leave the country.
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Aitcheson College’s soccer team calls on Pakistan High Commissioner

A 15-member soccer team from Pakistan’s prestigious Aitcheson College, Lahore, paid a courtesy call on the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat on 12th February 2018 at the High Commission’s premises.

Group Photo - High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat with Aitcheson College soccer team
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