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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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USAID Launches Partnership with Parliament of Sri Lanka to Strengthen Democratic Governance

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched today a Rs. 1.92 billion (USD$13 million) partnership with the Parliament of Sri Lanka to strengthen accountability and democratic governance in Sri Lanka.

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya (L) Speaks With USAID Mission Director Andrew Sisson (Center) and Danielle Reiff (R), USAID Office Director for Governance and Vulnerable Populations
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Alarming rates of lung diseases warrant urgent action

Alarming rates of pulmonary diseases in India are warranting urgent action as well as well-coordinated and inter-sectoral comprehensive health responses across the country to ensure every citizen enjoys lung health.

Dr Ishwar Gilada, President, ASI
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Ban sale of single cigarettes - Government Medical Officers Association

Sale of single cigarettes will be banned in Sri Lanka soon, Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne said at a meeting held yesterday with the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).

Dr.  Rajitha Senaratne
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India’s English Advantage Is Slipping

Teaching and studying of the English language is widely believed to be the major factor in India’s impressive presence in the IT world. A good many Indians speak the language fluently and many have made a mark writing in that ‘foreign’ language. But with the current political thrust bent upon discrediting the English language in the country, looking down upon it as a reminder of India’s subjugation by the British, India’s advantage appears to be in jeopardy.

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