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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Civil society participation vital for public health programming

“We have always known that alongside scaling up diagnostic and treatment services, engaging communities is vital for the success of disease control efforts.

KS Roy Hospital
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Several countries expressed their support to Sri Lanka’s efforts at achieving national reconciliation

Sri Lanka’s efforts at achieving national reconciliation and significant progress in many spheres received support from countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America during the adoption of the resolution on 27 March 2014 and consideration of the High Commissioner's Report on Sri Lanka on 26 March 2014 at the Human Rights Council.

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Letter from America: The Question of Minorities – part 4

In 1909, a Hindu communalist by the name of Colonel U.N. Mukherji wrote a pamphlet Hindus: A Dying Race. His projections, based on the study of census data between 1881 and 1901, suggested that Hindu demographic share was declining with every passing decade. Col. Mukherji met Swami Shraddhanand of Arya Samaj at Calcutta in 1911. His novice study prompted Swami Shraddhanand to formulate Shuddhi and Sangathan. It was a project to bring back converted Hindus into their native Hindu fold. The rest is history!

Letter from America: The Question of Minorities – part 4
Letter from America: The Question of Minorities – part 4
Letter from America: The Question of Minorities – part 4
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Alone in the race, Rishad’s ACMC clinches surprise victory in WP elections

Political newcomer All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) radiated with sudden joy on 30 March as it bagged an immediate election victory in its first ever election tussle outside North and East. "I and my party thank the people of Colombo District for placing their confidence on us. This victory tells us that there is a need for change. I and ACMC stress that we will do our best to fulfil this mandate given to us" said a beaming Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka and Leader of All Ceylon Makkal Congress) on 30 March.

Alone in the race, Rishad’s ACMC clinches surprise victory in WP elections
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"Has the mighty USA labored and delivered a toothless mouse, having taken our Tamil brethren for a ride?"

For weeks if not months, the USA and the UK threatened that they would move a Resolution before the UNHRC to establish a 'robust mechanism' leading to a possible hauling of GOSL before an International War Crimes tribunal.

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