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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2223

Capacity building to manage Public debt and liability is the need of the hour: Minister Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance Mr EranWickramaratne speaking at the G-24 Ministers and Governors meeting held ahead of the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington on April 19 said that there was a risk from growing debt vulnerabilities in many countries, particularly in low income countries.

Capacity building to manage Public debt and liability is the need of the hour: Minister Eran Wickramaratne
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How safe is e-cigarettes?

Dr. Rakesh Mahajan Gupta, Deputy Director of the Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab, India, says that there is ample scientific evidence available about the harms of nicotine and that is the reason it is unapproved under the Drugs Act except as nicotine gums and patches which are approved for cessation.

How safe is e-cigarettes?
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Unwanted Intimacy: Weinstein Phenomenon haunts Nobel Body

The movement that began as #Metoo, involving female stars in the showbiz industry, who had been at the mercy of predatory top men in the field, shows no sign of abating. On the contrary, it is gathering momentum, leaving no organization being immune to the reach of its highly-agile tentacles.

Unwanted Intimacy: Weinstein Phenomenon haunts Nobel Body
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UNDP supports Sri Lanka to Build Back Better

UThe United Nations Development Programme in Sri Lanka together with the Ministry of Disaster Management, launched a project at the Ministry premises to support the Government’s vision of resilient recovery from Disasters, to help Sri Lanka build back better in times of a disaster.

UNDP supports Sri Lanka to Build Back Better
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Indonesia: Unmarried couples caned for public affection, 'an act of utmost cruelty' - Amnesty International

Responding to the caning of several people – including unmarried couples, punished for showing affection in public, and two women sex workers – in Aceh on Friday.

A woman caned in Banda Aceh in 2017.
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683 Acres of Land released in Tellipalai, Jaffna.

Under the guidance of the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, as Minister of Defence, 683 acres of land for resettlement has been released by the Ministry of Defence and Sri Lanka Army with District Secretary, Jaffna to the owners of the land who are living with friends and relatives and in welfare camps.

683 Acres of Land released in Tellipalai, Jaffna.
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Veteran reporter, Rasooldeen leaves Arab News

Veteran Arab News reporter signs off after 31 years as a journalist in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed Rasooldeen began his career at a young age in his native Sri Lanka, before moving to the Kingdom in 1987.

Mohammed Rasooldeen
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Switzerland Ambassador calls-on Chief of Defence Staff

At BMICH, on 20th April, Switzerland Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Heniz Walker Nederkoorn called on the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne at the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff (OCDS).

Switzerland Ambassador calls-on Chief of Defence Staff
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Sri Lanka committed to preventing financial crime: Mangala

Sr\ Sri Lanka has long identified the risk of financial crime as a priority area, given the country’s history in battling a sophisticated terror organization. A number of measures were taken over the years and the government is currently working on bringing on necessary amendments to some of the existing regulations with the objective of preventing financial crimes.

Sri Lanka committed to preventing financial crime: Mangala
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700-year-old banyan tree put on saline drip

The world's second largest Banyan tree in Pillalamarri of Mahabubnagar district in Telangana is on ‘saline drip’ now as part of the rejuvenation of the tree that is almost dying.

700-year-old banyan tree put on saline drip
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