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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2783

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Acts of Compensation

“An inevitable dualism bisects Nature,” said Emerson in one of his famous essays while observing the distinct polarity that exists in the whole universe. While citing a catalogue of pairs which otherwise, may have been ignored being too simple - man-woman, positive-negative, odd-even, virtue-vice, day-night, ebb-flow, systolic-diastolic, heat-cold - the independent thinker warned us almost two centuries ago, that everything was a half and the other half must appear somewhere to make it a whole.

Letter from America: Bangladesh’s Political Insanity?

In recent days, the Economist of the U.K. seems to have taken more than a casual interest about the sad state of politics inside Bangladesh, which has been a nasty partisan one with an illiberal democracy for the last two decades.

The CIA drone strike ruins a civilian family in North Waziristan

These three children stand surrounded by the debris of their former home, a few hours after it was reportedly obliterated by a Hellfire missile fired from a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drone in the early hours of August 23 2010.

Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary warns against the saboteurs

Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse has emphasized that those who indulge in sabotage activities misled by falls propaganda will be dealt with sternly. He has requested the people to repose trust on the Police who are entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order.

Anna Hazare and Govt head for showdown over fast to fight corruption

Gandhian Anna Hazare and the government seemed heading for a showdown on Saturday, with the police imposing nearly 22 conditions for his team to hold a fast in New Delhi on Aug 16 to demand a stronger Lokpal Bill to fight corruption.

Mahinda Rajapaksa Deceives; Gotabhaya Rajapaksa Undeceives

Watching or reading an interview with Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is a rewarding experience. The Defence Secretary often says outright, usually in very blunt language, what his brothers try to conceal.

Tough action against illegal organ trade

The Lok Sabha has approved an amended Bill, which provides for a stringent punishment of up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to Rs.1 crore for illegal organ and tissue transplantation.

Sri Lanka: "Indonesia Invites You" food festival kicked off in Taj Sumdra Hotel

Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajpaksa, was the Guests of honor at the "Indonesia Invites You" food festival held at Latitude Restaurant in Taj Sumdra Colombo.

Somalia, Dark Clouds and Silver-lining

The painfully haunting pictures of severely malnourished children on the verge of death, transmitted through all forms of media tell a horrific tale of human misery. The scope and the level of urgency is abundantly clear to all those who have compassion and heart.

Sri Lankan exporters may need to identify niche markets-Cabraal

While the Sri Lankan government had successfully addressed the establishment of a stable macroeconomic platform for business development by regulating and reducing interest rates and the level of inflation, Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal had told exporters in the island nation to identify niche market demands whilst addressing the aspect of improving productivity.

Sri Lanka police to tackle fake "grease devils”

Sri Lanka police request the general public to provide information about groups that obstruct peace under the pretext of the concept of 'grease devils'.

Dams on Burma's Irrawaddy River becomes a national cause

It was noteworthy, the Chairman of the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), Lanyaw Zawng Hra sent an official letter dated May 16 to Hu Jintao, the President of the People’s Republic of China urging China to stop the controversial Myitsone dam construction on Irrawaddy River in Kachin State of Burma, Kachin News Group (KNG) said on 23 May, 2011.

Lalin’s Column: Review- ‘A Most Noble Profession’- by General GH de Silva

This is the first auto biography by a SL Army Commander. It could therefore be not only a trail blazer but a serious attempt at portraying in depth the tumultuous and tragic events and the back ground to them in 36 years of military service.

Sri Lanka’s largest energy exhibition “Vidulka” begins

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajpaksa, yesterday declared opened the “Vidulka” Energy Exhibition, organized by the Ministry Of Power and Energy and the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority held at the BMICH Colombo.