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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2864

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Coincide with World Football Cup – ‘Go for the goal-end child labor’

In a dispatch from the International Labor Organization (ILO) Colombo Office indicated that the annual World Day against Child lab our on June 12 will this year put the spotlight on the need for urgent national and international steps to accelerate action against child labor.

Sri Lanka mulls departure from PR elections system, re-maps electorates

As Sri Lanka's experience with the current Proportional Representations (PR) elections leaves a bitter after-taste; it is seriously considering going back to its first past the post system of elections.

Kandahar operation will not break the back of Taliban

It is being propagated by USA that Pakistan was principally responsible for creating and supporting Taliban. It forgets that Afghan Mujahideen were motivated, funded, trained and used in Afghan jihad against the Soviet forces by CIA. Mujahideen were renamed as Taliban once they fell from grace of US oil merchants.

Alleged rapist in the open but no action against the suspect

An alleged daring abduction and rape of a 17 year old girl by a court employee for almost 16 days is reported from Kalutara and the incident demonstrates how the law enforcement authorities show a lukewarm attitude due to the victim’s helpless poor social and economic stand the powerful standing of the alleged rapist.

Letter from America: Helen Thomas will be missed

This past week was a sad week in American journalism. Against mounting pressure and criticism, Helen Thomas, the dean of the White House press corps, decided to resign. She was one of the bravest, no-nonsense, journalists of our time.