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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Massive loan scheme to boost Northern SMEs

Quintus Perera - The vision of President Rajapakse to develop the micro and small Industries in the North is felt crucial and the special loan scheme to achieve this target for a home grown business community has been positively considered.

Massive loan scheme to boost Northern SMEs

Quintus Perera - The vision of President Rajapakse to develop the micro and small Industries in the North is felt crucial and the special loan scheme to achieve this target for a home grown business community has been positively considered.

'Heavy deaths in camps not correct', says a Sarvodaya leader working in IDP health

By K.T.Rajasingham - Noted Sarvodaya leader, Dr. Lalith Chandradasa, who is working amongst the IDPs with his Community Health Project, rejects as ‘absurd’ reports in the Western media about large scale deaths in the IDP camps. ‘I don’t say it is an ideal situation in the camps but the deaths of 25-30 every week is false, exaggerated’ he told the Asian Tribune in an exclusive interview. Dr Lalith Chandradasa is running a mobile clinic besides addressing the issue of malnutrition amongst children below five years and safe drinking water. His team of volunteers is also running feeding centres. According to him, the death toll in the camps was high in the initial days but has since come down drastically. ‘At the very beginning, there were about 20-25 deaths, may be a little more per day. But that was about two and a half months back… Now the death rate has come down. There are no more than 5 – 7 deaths’, he said adding that one to three percent death in such camps is accepted norm under Spheer standard.

'Heavy deaths in camps not correct', says a Sarvodaya leader working in IDP health

By K.T.Rajasingham - Noted Sarvodaya leader, Dr. Lalith Chandradasa, who is working amongst the IDPs with his Community Health Project, rejects as ‘absurd’ reports in the Western media about large scale deaths in the IDP camps. ‘I don’t say it is an ideal situation in the camps but the deaths of 25-30 every week is false, exaggerated’ he told the Asian Tribune in an exclusive interview. Dr Lalith Chandradasa is running a mobile clinic besides addressing the issue of malnutrition amongst children below five years and safe drinking water. His team of volunteers is also running feeding centres. According to him, the death toll in the camps was high in the initial days but has since come down drastically. ‘At the very beginning, there were about 20-25 deaths, may be a little more per day. But that was about two and a half months back… Now the death rate has come down. There are no more than 5 – 7 deaths’, he said adding that one to three percent death in such camps is accepted norm under Spheer standard.

26 die as catastrophic rain hits Sindh province of Pakistan

Farzana Shah -The unprecedented catastrophic downpour in Karachi resulted in the death of 26 people in different localities in the city


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