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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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U.S. Embassy Statement on Report to the U.S. Congress

The United States Department of State delivered to Congressional Appropriations Committee staff yesterday a report detailing incidents that allegedly occurred during the final months of the conflict between the Government of Sri Lanka and the terrorist organization LTTE that may constitute violations of international humanitarian law or crimes against humanity and related harms.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Meets Thai Counterpart

Thailand is ready to help Sri Lanka in its reconstruction process as stability returns to the country, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva told his Sri Lanka counterpart Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka.

New school bag to relieve children

The Community Unit of the Family Health Bureau which is functioning under the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition has invented a school bag with the coordination of the Ministry of Education, revealed a Ministry spokesman.

Former LTTE Child Soldiers to be provided formal education in the prestigious Colombo Hindu College

Sri Lanka’s Justice and Law Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda has come up with another good move by handing over a batch of LTTE child soldiers to one of the most prestigious a school in the island - Colombo Hindu College, to continue their studies.

Launching Windows 7 – Microsoft’s first steady step towards cloud computing

It may not be the technological equivalent of Harry Potter, yet some major computer stores in Europe were going to open till midnight on 21st October to welcome the computer enthusiasts with open hands – to sell the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 7.

Japan Provides Health Facilitates for the Dambana Hospital in Badulla

The Japanese Government has constructed new maternity and dental units at the Dambana Hospital in Badulla at a cost of Rs. 9.2 million.

Sri Lanka to closely study EC report to explore ways of securing the GSP+ facility

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said that the Government of Sri Lanka within the joint cabinet sub-committee appointed by the Sri Lanka President, will closely study the EC report, and consider ways and means of addressing the issues in Sri Lanka’s continuing pursuance of securing the GSP+ facility.

Nepal should keep ‘equidistant relationship’ with China and India

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said that Nepal should maintain ‘equidistant relationship’ with her immediate neighbors China and India to safeguard her national interests.

It can be prevented and treated

Eighty percent of strokes occur in developing regions and 60% is in the Asian countries. It is the third leading cause of death occurring in Sri Lanka, and the commonest cause for adult disability.

Protein providers of the Nation, ignored and abandoned

Over the years due to various reasons, the ancestral traditional fishing community has almost been diminished and the few who are remaining are really struggling to survive with their small manually operated Theppams (rafts) which are rowed with oars. In most places the large catamarans that navigated with sails are also fast diminishing.

United We Stand Divided We Fall

There is very little that the International Non Governmental Organizations and other local Non Governmental Organizations funded by vested interests can do to destabilize our country, if and when the people of this country stand united.

Mullaiperiyar becomes a damn nuisance for Karunanidhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi finds himself in the position of "damned if you do, damned if you don't" on the Mullaiperiyar issue.