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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Repression of Buddhism in Sri Lanka by Portuguese

By Senaka Weeraratna

The Portuguese used a number of methods in their pursuit to convert people to Christianity and suppress non – Christian religions prevailing in territories under their control.

Health Minister launches "hepatitis-B vaccination"

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr TM Lotha has formally launched the "Hepatitis-B Vaccination Program" of Kohima district here in Naga Hospital Kohima today. This was organized along with the observation of "International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking."

LTTE in the East on the receiving end.

Officials and office of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam were attacked in two separate incidents in the East of Sri Lanka on Sunday, but it was reported that no one was seriously injured in those two incidents.

Human and Social Tragedy in the aftermath of the Tsunami: Some Thoughts

By Prof Harendra de Silva

Six months after the tsunami disaster which killed 31,000 Sri Lankans and made millions homeless, today "Asian Tribune" publishes the article written by Prof. Harendra de Silva on the 'aftermaths of Tsunami'. For more than a decade by Prof. Harendra de Silva has been a leading activist against child abuse and violation of human rights of children in Sri Lanka and the Region. He has contributed to more than 90 international publications in child health and child abuse and contributes regularly as an expert internationally. This is the first of the three parts article.

Grenade attack on Tamil Forum President’s house – "An Insider's Job"

By Udara Soysa

Trincomalee police suspects that grenades attack on the house of V.Vigneswaran, located about three km east of Trincomalee, in Anpuvallipuram on the Trincomalee-Kandy road - “an insider’s job.”

Unchecked import of edible oil would doom the coconut industry in Sri Lanka

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

The 11th AGM of the Coconut Growers Association of Sri Lanka, was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall took the turn like a firing squad, when members started firing question after question from the officials of Coconut Cultivation Board, Coconut Development Authority and the Coconut Research Institute as well as the Minister of plantation Industries, Priyadharshana Yapa who was the Chief Guest.

Political changes are coming to the Maldives but not yet the tourists. Maldivian envoy ponders why.

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

New winds are blowing across the Maldives, the archipelago lying to the southwest of Sri Lanka. The winds of political change are being welcomed as the first critical steps in the birth of pluralistic democracy.

Exchange rates interests on Asian region-Chinese PM

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who was the opening speaker at the Sixth
Asian-Europe Finance Minister's meeting kicked off on
Sunday in the northern China port city of Tianjin,
stated that keeping RMB (Yuan) exchange rate basically
stable at a reasonable and balanced level is in the
interests of economic development.