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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2339

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Japan Welcomes Sri Lanka’s efforts in areas of reconstruction, reconciliation and human rights

Japan welcomes the efforts made by Sri Lanka in the areas of reconstruction, reconciliation and human rights after the conflict”, said Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fumio Kishida when he called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday morning.

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Not only terrorism, fight against fear of terrorism too – SIPRI Director

Professor Tilman Brück, Director of the Stockholm International Peace and Security Institute (SIPRI) said that elimination of terrorism alone will not ensure longterm peace and security and it is essential to fight against fear of terrorism so that people could divert the total focus on peace building, development and well-being.

Professor Tilman Brück, Director of the Stockholm International Peace and Security Institute (SIPRI)
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Sri Lanka: the only country that rehabilitated suicide bombers

: Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Palitha T. B. Kohona discloses something that Sri Lanka undertook never undertaken by any country in the Globe that faced terrorism: rehabilitation of captured suicide bombers of the vanquished separatist/terrorist movement Tamil Tigers and releasing them to the larger Sri Lankan community.

Suicide bombers are recruited from these LTTE women fighters
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'Use brain not fist!’ says Rev. Anunayake Thero

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) is the apex religious body of Islamic theologians that provides religious and community leadership to the Sri Lankan Muslim community, which was issuing Halal certificates for consumer goods marketed locally and for exports to Muslim countries.

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Tuberculosis and women: The case of Swaziland

Tuberculosis, commonly called TB, is caused by microscopic bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It can be pulmonary in nature, when it affects the lungs and is highly infectious or extra pulmonary when it affects some part of the body other than the lungs and is less communicable.

Tuberculosis and women: The case of Swaziland
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The Jamiathul Ulama is not the undisputed voice of the Muslims of Sri Lanka

The intervention by the Government of Sri Lanka with regard to the issue of halal certificates by the Jamiathul -Ulama, which caused the people of this country to be in a state of extreme confusion and disorder, is applaudable and worthy of high praise. Their timely interposition between the parties concerned turned out to be a therapeutic remedy and concluded peacefully, without any undue regrettable incidents.

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Glaucoma - the third leading cause of blindness

“If you are over 40 years, at least once a year you should get your eyes tested since age is major risk factor in causing glaucoma which causes silent death of the optic nerve - if not treated blindness is irreversible.” said Dr. Palitha Maheepala, Director General of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

Glaucoma - the third leading cause of blindness
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Second day:No new Pope yet

Black plumes billowed indicating no new pope elected yet. 115 Cardinals in conclave but so far failed to reach unanimity as the Cardinals voted twice on Wednesday after failing on their first attempt to elect a Pope Tuesday in a conclave to elect a successor to Benedict XVI, who was the first pope in 600 years to resign.

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