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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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Pakistan’s Naval Ship arrives with Relief Goods

In a bid to help its Sri Lankan brethren, the Naval Ship PNS ZULFIQUAR dispatched by Government of Pakistan has arrived with relief goods at Colombo Port,yesterday.

Acting High Commissioner Dr  Sarfraz Sipra handing over relief goods to Minister for Foreign Affairs  Ravi Karunanayake
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Flood Relief - A Proud Father.

This is an account given by on Mr. Prasanna, a proud Sri Lankan father, about his daughter Ruwani, at present in Sri Lanka involved in relief and rescue work. “They are the unsung heroes .... presently there are so many doing selfless deeds like this ...” Bless them with strength and courage.

Rue flood relief Brefing with SLN Officers
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World No Tobacco Day - 31 May 2017

Nearly one billion people in the world smoke everyday and about 80 percent of them are in low and middle income countries. Over six million people die from tobacco use every year and the majority of them are in their most productive years (30-69 years of age). Therefore tobacco is extraordinarily dangerous to human health and highly damaging to national economies.

World No Tobacco Day - 31 May 2017
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Who Wants MEDIA In India To Be Free?

India, like many other countries, observes May 3 as the UN-mandated World Press Freedom Day. In the eyes of the outsiders, media freedom in India doesn’t rank high among the nearly 200 countries in the world, despite claims to have a ‘free’ press. But this year there was an extra reason to wonder about freedom of the press in India as its ranking, as recorded by the World Press Freedom Index, slipped by three points to 136.

It is no secret that Prime Minister Narendra Modi  does not welcome uncomfortable questions and likes to keep the media away from him.
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