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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2041

Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees

Australian firm Canstruct takes up toxic contract profiting from the abuse of refugees The civil engineering company Canstruct International Pty Ltd (‘Canstruct’) has taken on a toxic contract to run facilities on Nauru where the Australian government has trapped refugees in a system that amounts to torture, Amnesty International said today.

Business of Human Rights
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Tobacco industry-funded Foundation fits in a long-established and sinister pattern of corporate chicanery

The Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) obliges Parties to act to protect public health policies from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry in accordance with national law.

Tobacco industry-funded Foundation fits in a long-established and sinister pattern of corporate chicanery
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New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017 will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered.

New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019
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Japan Bank for International Cooperation to continue its support to Sri Lanks

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) reiterated their support for Sri Lanka's economic program during a meeting with Minister of Finance and Media Mr, Mangala Samaraweera.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation to continue its support to Sri Lanks
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ILO should drop the tobacco industry - Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The governing body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) – a United Nations agency –will meet in Geneva, beginning on October 26, to decide whether to cast out tobacco companies from its membership.

Mark Hurley -International Director of Tobacco Industry Campaigns, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kid
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Call by Pakistan Foreign Secretary on the President of Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the need for further expanding economic relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He made this statement when Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Ms. Tehmina Janjua called on him at the Presidential Secretariat today (October 17).

Call by Pakistan Foreign Secretary on the President of Sri Lanka
Call by Pakistan Foreign Secretary on the President of Sri Lanka
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The new trend of electing young leaders

When a government servant celebrates his sixtieth birthday, he sees yet another party is in progress in his department and that is to say goodbye to him.

Meet the 31-year-old  Sebastian Kurz, conservative, elected  to become Austria’s new chancellor
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Bangladesh Defense Adviser meets Secretary

Commodore Syed Maksumul Hakim, the Defence Adviser of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka called on the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne PC today (17th October).

Bangladesh Defense Adviser meets Secretary
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Rajeev Rajendran’s body cremated

Rajeev Rajendran’s body was cremated today evening at the family cemetery at Meesalai South, Meesalai.

Rajeev Rajendran’s body cremated
Rajeev Rajendran’s body cremated
Rajeev Rajendran’s body cremated
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Pakistan Wins UN Human Rights Council Seat

After a two-year hiatus, Pakistan has once again secured a seat at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) among countries representing the Asia-Pacific region.

UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
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6,500 School Children undertake Peace and Reconciliation Walk in Mullaitivu

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation in collaboration with World Concern organized a walk by school children on peace and reconciliation in Mullaitivu District with over 6500 school children on 7th October 2017.

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Statement by Mangala Samaraweera At the Annual Meeting of the WB/IMF

The Minister of Finance and Mass Media underscoring the development priorities of the emerging economies at the World Bank/International Monetary Funds annual meeting in Washington emphasized on the needs of adapting the multilateral system to the changing global economy through active dialogue and cooperation among the international community while addressing valid country specific concerns and ensuring mutual benefits.

Statement by  Mangala Samaraweera  At the Annual Meeting of the WB/IMF
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