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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2765

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Sri Lankan Minister briefed Japan’ Special Envoy procedures set in motion for the implementation of the LLRC recommendations

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday briefed Japan’s Special Envoy, Ambassador Yasushi Akashi in detail about the procedures set in motion by the government for implementation of the LLRC recommendations, the progress already achieved and priority objectives for the future.

‘Mahinda Chinthana’ and the University Crisis

21 August 2012 will go into the history of Sri Lanka as a Black Day for the whole education system. The most stubborn Minister of Higher Education, SB Dissanayake, has decided to close down all universities, except medical faculties, exposing the government’s complete inability to resolve, clearly a straight forward salary issue and a policy dispute with the academic community.

Launch of the Thiruketheeswaram Temple Restoration Project

Visiting Indian Minister for Culture, Housing and Poverty Alleviation, Kumari Selja, who had brought the Sacred Kapilavastu Relics to Sri Lanka, visited Mannar on August 20, 2012 and launched the Project for Restoration of the Thiruketheeswaram Temple.

Time for multiple prevention technologies (MPTs) is now

The call to end AIDS at the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) warrants us to act upon a range of AIDS related interventions. One of these is around preventing HIV transmission.

Comments about trying the Myanmar Government at the International Criminal Court

Myanmar government wants to hide its despicable record of racism and bigotry against non-Buddhist minorities inside the country by saying that there was no religious discrimination. As we say here, when a duck flies like a duck, swims like a duck and sounds like a duck it is a duck; it is not chicken.

2G Spectrum: Apex court dismisses Swamy plea against Chidambaram

The Supreme Court on Friday gave absolute clean chit to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the 2G Spectrum allocation scam.