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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1473

Smoking “may play a role” in the development of the mental health illness

“When I was doing my clinical examinations interviewing patients with mental health problems, I was even advised to take a packet of Benson & Hedges in with me to offer to patients, “says Dr. Jonathan Campion, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Public Mental Health at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Smoking “may play a role” in the development of the mental health illness
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Indian government signs historic peace accord with NSCN-IM of Nagaland

At long last there is tunnel light in the troubled state of Nagaland in North Eastern India. With an aim of ending insurgency in Nagaland, government on August 03 signed an accord with key faction NSCN (IM), an armed rebel group, paving the way to end the country's oldest insurgency, in the presence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval by the outfit's leader T Muivah and government's interlocutor R N Ravi at the PM's residence in Delhi. PM Modi described as a "historic" step to usher in peace in the state.

Indian government signs historic peace accord with NSCN-IM of Nagaland
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Any United Nations assistance for people in North, only through Ministry of Resettlement

The government said if any project is being done by the United Nations as assistance for the resettled people in Northern Province, it would be done through the Ministry of Resettlement of the central government not through the Northern Provincial Council.

Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Mahishini Colonne
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President expresses satisfaction about improved cooperation with Turkey

President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built.

President expresses satisfaction about improved cooperation with Turkey
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PM witnesses the signing of historic peace accord between Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)

The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) successfully concluded the dialogue on Naga political issue, which has existed for six decades, and signed an agreement today in the presence of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

PM witnesses the signing of historic peace accord between Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)
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August 17th General Election in Sri Lanka: Ex Tigers as crusaders for democracy - Wolves in Sheep’s clothing

“When a lame ex-bodyguard of Prabhakaran was asked if the CFD could be depended upon to deliver, he shot back saying that it was because of people like him that Prabhakaran was able to sleep soundly at night,” he said. On the CFD’s manifesto, Vithyatharan said that it wants all international agreements on the Tamil question to be implemented and to press this, it will fight using “moral force” which he described as “ Gandhian in an extreme form.

Sivanathan Navindra alias Venthan
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President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund

President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the President

President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
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Another View of Saudi-Russian Nuclear Deal

Recently held Russian-Saudi dialogues and signing of agreement over peaceful nuclear programme in St Petersburg on 18 June 2015 indicate that fresh associations of two states will likely to influence the future of Middle East and will bring regionally and the dynamic changes in geopolitics and security environment.

Another View of Saudi-Russian Nuclear Deal
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Employee happiness is important

Happy employees are central to the success of a business. Nobody would argue that employees should be sad and downtrodden.

Employee happiness is important
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Cricket: Malinga defeats Sri Lanka: Replace ineffective bowlers!

Lasith Malinga is a senior Sri Lankan leg spin (crash) bowler and can threaten every batboy with his bowling effect but he seems generally bowls depending on the circumstances as he, like other top bowlers in the world, is well connected to other teams by playing in bilateral matches regularly and in IPL type extremely bogus matches.

Lasith Malinga
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Fraud and corruption of MR era led to economic downturn and decline in revenue - Minister Ravi Karunanayake

In pursuance of the good governance concept introduced by the new government by alleviating the corruption and fraud that prevailed during the last ten years of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, the total government revenue during the first quarter of the year 2015 has increased by 16.4 percent to Rs 285.6 billion.

Fraud and corruption of  MR era led to economic downturn and decline in  revenue  - Minister  Ravi Karunanayake
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