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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2857

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Chevening At 30

In today’s world the UK is working with international partners more than ever before. Many of the challenges that we all face – such as climate change or protecting the human rights of those most vulnerable – can only be tackled if nations work together with a shared purpose.

 Chevening  At 30
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New FDI For Defence

As the Jailey’s maiden budget cleared the decks for 49 per cent FDI in defence, it is pertinent to point out that Indian is currently the importer of the largest value of weapons by any country. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India takes in 12 per cent of the global arms imports.

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Nominations called for Elections to Uva provincial council elections

Nominations have been called for Elections to the Uva provincial council and would be received from July 30 to August 6 at the nomination centres in the respective District Secretariats, the Election Department said.
The relevant Gazette Notification was to be issued yesterday.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya (File Photo)
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Are Buddhist institutions needed to safeguard the Buddha Dhamma?

Throughout Sri Lankan history, historians claim that for periods of varying lengths, Buddhism had been lost and then regained in the country. The debate should be about what was lost, and whether it was the Dhamma or the institutions that purportedly safeguard the Dhamma. One should also question whether the teaching and propagation of the Dhamma needs institutions as in many Western countries, this activity happens without any institutions of the type seen in Sri Lanka, and yet, like in Australia, Buddhism has become the fastest growing religion in the country where enquiring minds pursue the Dhamma rather than the rituals.

Are Buddhist institutions needed to safeguard the Buddha Dhamma?
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