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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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Meaningful democracy will come from institutional strength and independence

Independent Sri Lanka boasts of a vibrant democracy and democratic traditions of several decades since 1948. Beginning with a Westminster tradition, something totally alien to Sri Lanka, a more Sri Lankan model evolved in 1972, further consolidated in Sri Lankan historical traditions in the 1978 constitution and the introduction of an Executive Presidential system.

Lessons for US from the death of its ambassador in Libya

The deaths of US ambassador to Libya and several others has many lessons though none of which is likely to perturb or change how US strategy has evolved to make America the world’s self-declared super bully.

iPhone 5: Jury is still out on its uniqueness


Apple unveiled the much-anticipated latest iPhone, iPhone 5, at Apple event in San Francisco to a carefully-selected audience in line with the introduction of all of its products.

Coal scam: BJP takes battle with Congress to the President

Amid an escalating political row over coal block allocation, BJP on Wednesday brought the battle to President Pranab Mukherje demanding his intervention and also asked him to advice the UPA government that it is not right for it to attack the CAG.

Vaccines: Final Nail In HIV Coffin?

HIV is said to have killed more than 30 million people across the globe since it was discovered in 1983 by Dr Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.

Karunanidhi flays Jayalalithaa over attack on anti-nuclear protesters

Slamming the Jayalalithaa government for using police force against anti-nuclear protesters in Kudankulam, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said the Centre and State should immediately initiate dialogue with the protesters' leaders to find an amicable solution.

Al Rabeeah a role model for all doctors

The exclusive interview with the health minister, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah ‘It’s patients first, health minister spells out policy’ is really outstanding. It shows what a dedicated person he is.

Pakistan McDonald's bars married couple from sitting next to each other!

One would have dismissed it as a joke on Taliban, but the fact is it happened in Pakistan, that too in a restaurant which is the symbol of American culture—McDonalds!

Celebrating The First Ever Global Female Condom Day

For the first time ever, people from all over the world will observe Global Female Condom Day on Wednesday, 12th September 2012. The Chicago Female Condom Campaign will help lead the way calling for greater access to, and increased education on the importance of female condoms.

Lankan Minister Douglas asked to appear in person in Chennai court

Police on Wednesday told a Chennai court that it was not sure whether Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devanandha is the same person who is wanted in connection with a murder case and wanted him to appear before the court so that his identity could be established.


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