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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2770

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Swine flu case detected at International School in Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Five children test positive for Swine Flu from an International School in Nugegoda this morning.Director of IDH said total nine patients were treated.

Shariah in Lawless Somalia

Nowhere in the world is Shariah more contested ( yet seldom debated) than in war-weary Somalia where each of the entities competing for power claims to have embraced it while condemning its detractor, or rather, its enemy, as a dangerous imposter.

U.S. Berated for Shielding Israel on Gaza Killings

A U.S. decision to stall Security Council action against Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas for war crimes during the 22-day conflict in Gaza last December has come under heavy fire both from inside and outside the United Nations.

Charge of the Lewinsky Brigade: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”

Hillary is a perpetual loser. There is one battle however in which the world will support her and which she must win. That is the battle to make sure that those who abuse women whether in war or elsewhere are taken to task, a very noble Endeavour.

President Rajapaksa to inaugurate the 8th Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting in Colombo

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa will today inaugurate the 8th Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Ministerial Meeting in Colombo at the BMICH.

Sri Lanka: A story from the IDPs camp

There are many stories being told, coming from the IDP camps. Some good, some not so good. The “not so good ones” are broadcast by many and spoken by many. Unfortunately, the good stories are rarely heard of.

Sri Lanka needs bold policy Interventions, and creation of a robust national innovation ecosystem

A seminar organized by the National Science Foundation in collaboration with the National Science and Technology Commission was held recently in Colombo on Leveraging High-end Technology for National Development in Sri Lanka (based on a World Bank Study) by Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Consultant, World Bank and a former Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research India.

The stinging monsoon tail

There was an exceptional sting in the tail of the summer monsoon of 2009, especially for the people of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, who faced an unprecedented fury of floods that took a heavy toll of human lives in their states.

India offers more assistance to Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama welcoming India’s Minister of State for External Affairs, Smt. Preneet Kaur who is currently on a three day visit to Sri Lanka to attend the 8th Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Ministerial Meeting in Colombo on 15th October, conveyed Sri Lanka’s appreciation for the humanitarian assistance provided to the country by India in the aftermath of the conflict.