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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Which Is The Most Suitable State Model To Segregate Power In Sri Lanka

The issue in relation to segregation of state power to regional Sri Lanka has been in political flat forms, academic debating and ordinary people’s discussion and gossips for more than a century, which means that since Donomore Commission era to current post conflict age, it has been dominated as a talking point rather than a genuine debate for achieving an honest solution.

Maldives: In brief : Maldives vying for UN Human Rights Council seat

The Maldives will contest the upcoming May elections for a seat in the UN Human Rights Council.

Temple stampede: Ashram blames God for tragedy

In a brazen reaction to the stampede deaths in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh district that left 63 people dead on Thursday, a spokesman of the spiritual Guru Kripalu Maharaj has blamed God for the tragedy.

Letter from America: the Robbers in Disasters

Natural disasters are always difficult times for the victims to go through. For most people, they are traumatic experiences. In an earthquake of the large seismic magnitude that recently hit Haiti (January 12) and Chile (February 27) there is very little people could prepare against.

India: Women’s reservation bill gets more support, opposition party split

The Women’s Reservation Bill which fixes a quota for women in Parliament and State legislatures, has got more support even from the opposition parties like the BJP while a key ally of the party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) , the Janata Dal (United) was speaking in different voices.

Nepal, India finalize investment protection agreement

Nepal has agreed to compensate Indian investors in Nepal for any losses they might suffer from non-commercial factors including change in tax structure and other policy level decisions.

UN set to boost ICT capacity of Cambodia

Cambodian human resource capacity in the use of information and communication technology (ICT) for socio-economic development is set to make a great stride with the launch of a United Nations ICT capacity building programme.

Canada Renews Support for Burmese Refugees and Displaced People

Canada has decided to support Burmese refugees and displaced Burmese living in Burma’s border areas.

India: Court ruling a blow to NRI couples

A court ruling on NRI couples could deal a severe blow to thousands of people, who feel secure if they got married in traditional Hindu marriage style in the country.

Zooming the Zoomable – President Zuma of South Africa, His Choice of Spouse and the Visit to Britain

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, who started his first official visit to Britain this week, may be the envy of every politician in the civilized world in particular and of ‘menkind’ in general across the globe, for a very simple reason. He is a practising polygamist – something perfectly legal in South African society, at least among traditional Zulus. Zulus are proud of it and so is President Zuma.

Hectic preparations on in Thimphu for SAARC summit

The preparations for the 16th SAARC summit in Thimphu, Bhutan, are gathering momentum with various royal government agencies spearheading the work gearing towards a March-end completion deadline.

U.S Professor Dies on Railway Platform

A NRI working as a professor in United States (U.S) swooned and died on the railway station platform at Coimbatore on Friday night, when he was waiting to board a Chennai-bound train.

The Struggles of Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi

The politics of a nation is strengthened by the participation of the people who run the government and the opposition who checks the balance of power. A government earns credibility when it can tolerate the varied views of its citizens.

As Sri Lanka goes to polls with its General elections on April 8

Over three million tourists visit Jaffna last two months

Over three million tourists visited the Northern Province in the months of January and February alone, the Tourism Minister Achala Jagoda has revealed.

No foul- play in CPM leaders death: Police Commissioner

Chennai City Police Commissioner Mr T Rajendran on Wednesday categorically denied any foul play in the death of CPM leadera W R Varadarajan.