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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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US State Department’s VOA airs war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka

Solely funded by the U.S. Government, controlled by government appointed board of governors, the American government’s foreign affairs arm the State Department’s publicity unit Voice of America (VOA) offered its broadcasting facility to air war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka clearly making a mockery out of internationally accepted Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Provincial Councils in Sri Lanka from a Political Economy Perspective

If one runs a cost benefit analysis of the provincial councils for the last 22 odd years the conclusion would be to say that the costs were high and the benefits were low.

Sri Lanka National Atomic Energy Authority: ‘No radioactive material in Rains’

The National Atomic Energy Authority (NAEA) of Sri Lanka has informed the general public that the tests conducted in rain water and soil samples collected across the island nation have not shown any radioactive material yet.

Dudley Senanayake’s historic Jaffna visit

The 38th death anniversary on April 13 of Sri Lanka’s former Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake passed with little publicity in the media. Whatever the mistakes he may have made he was one of the very few national leaders whom power did not corrupt and did not use his position to amass personal wealth.

IMF Policy paper suggest 4-7 percent annual target inflation in Sri Lanka

An International Monetary Fund policy paper by Rahul Anand, Ding Ding, and Shanaka J. Peiris has suggested a forecasting and policy analysis system (FPAS) to support a transition to an inflation forecast targeting regime in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: MAS Thurulie made word’s first 'Carbon Neutral' bra on sale

United Kingdom based Mark & Spencer retail stores has put on sale the world’s first Carbon Neutral Bra that had been made in Sri Lanka recently.

The US has turned from a hunter to a hunted quarry

Although USA has the largest economy and strongest military power in human history, its moral, political and diplomatic strength has eroded since 9/11. Despite using excessive force, it has failed to shape a more prosperous and more just world as it had stated.

New twist in Spectrum scam: Pawar’s alleged link to tainted DB Realty firm

A fresh controversy erupted on Thursday after corporate lobbyist Nira Radia reportedly linked Union Minister Sharad Pawar to 2G scam-tainted DB Realty firm but the senior NCP leader trashed her claim.

Appeal to World Health Organization (WHO) to support Dr Binayak Sen

An appeal has been sent to the heads of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership by noted health advocates to come forward in support of Dr Binayak Sen - a medical doctor who is allegedly wrongly serving a life sentence in India.

Basketball player pushed out of train, loses her leg

In a shocking incident, a woman basketball player lost her leg when she was pushed out of a train while resisting robbers who tried to snatch her chain.
Twenty-three-year-old Arunima lost her leg after she was pushed from the Padmavat Express in Bareilly on April 11 by three men.

Famous Telgu villain actor Ramy Reddi passes away:Suffered by kidney ailment

Famous Telugu and Hindi Villain actor Rami Reddy who shot to fame playing the bad guy in films, passed away in Hyderabad on Thursday while undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment. He was 52.