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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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When natural disasters happen: do more good than harm!

Whenever natural disasters and humanitarian crises occur, enormous amount of resources are spent on relief and aid services, albeit without knowing whether they will do more good than harm. At a pre-conference symposium organized by Evidence Aid, before 22nd Cochrane Colloquium opens in Hyderabad, India, the message was clear from those with experience in disaster management activities: despite best intentions, lot of interventions are happening without strong evidence that they actually do more good than harm.

Dr Prasanta Mahapatra
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Marine Festival in North Ari Atoll Attracts Community Support for Environment

U.S. Ambassador to Maldives Michele J. Sison joined Mohammed Ibrahim, Maldivian State Minister for Environment and Energy, and Zaha Waheed, State Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, and hundreds of North Ari Atoll environment and beach lovers to celebrate the Marine Festival “Moodhu Maa-Kan’du Fest 2014” on September 20 in North Ari Atoll, Mathiveri Island. The event raised awareness about climate change challenges and provided hands-on training to learn about protecting marine life.

 U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison talks to local children during her welcome to Mathiveri island. According to North Ari Atoll Council members, Ambassador Sison is the first foreign dignitary to have visited the island.
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PB Acharya – a people’s Governor

Someone whose life has been devoted to the cause of a political party and mostly living with the grassroots till the age of 83 might find some uncomfortable to do a job which restricts him from freely interacting with the masses.

P. B. Acharya
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Next Sittings of Missing Persons Commission in Pooneryn

:The Missing Persons Commission will hold the next sittings in the Poonagary Divisional Secretariat division of the Killinochchi district from September 27 to 30, 2014 to investigate 180 complaints.

Chairman and other two  members of the President's Missing Persons Commission
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Yal Devi in Jaffna

Yal Devi in JaffnaAt last Yal Devi – train pulled in at the Jaffna railway station amidst thunderous applause from the people.

Yal Devi in Jaffna
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