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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2789

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Govt. needs people’s help to fight poverty: Bandula

by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island

The Island:"The government cannot eradicate poverty by itself, it needs the assistance of the people of the country," Minister of Rural Economy and Deputy Minister of Finance Bandula Gunawardane said addressing the second National Poverty Conference on Friday. He said people needed to completely change their attitude for the government to eradicate poverty.

LTTE office under siege by area residents

by Hemantha Randunu — Divaina Corr. - The Island

The Island:For the first time in the history of the LTTE, Tamil residents had attacked a LTTE office in their area.

HIV/AIDS epidemic in Burma is serious and should be contained urgently.

In a press statement, the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma – the Government in exile states, “Humanitarian assistance from the international community (including HIV/AIDS programs) should be designed to contribute to positive democratic changes in Burma. International assistance that does not take into account the political situation in Burma will not only is ineffective, but it will aggravate the humanitarian crisis by prolonging military rule in Burma. The assistance provided must not support the military regime.”

Disparity in the midst of the human beings is the threat to the development

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok, October 21:“Disabled persons are now viewed as independent individuals with much potential and not merely as recipients of welfare services. I would also like to note that in Japan efforts have been made to strengthen the legal framework for the benefit of persons with disabilities. The disabled persons’ fundamental law was amended and strengthened in 1993. There have been national efforts to develop disability plan and to bring about positive changes to various aspects to disabled people lives."