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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Strong government commitment helps achieving a significant decline in tobacco smoking in Uruguay

A study conducted in Uruguay by the Ministry of Health and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) reveals that Uruguay has significantly reduced smoking over the past nine years, viz. smoking rates have dropped by more than 13 percent among adults - from 25 percent in 2009 to 21.6 percent in 2017.

Strong government commitment helps achieving a significant decline in tobacco smoking in Uruguay
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Lord Buddha’s Holy Relics returned back to Pakistan

The most sacred relics of Lord Buddha from Taxila were taken back to Pakistan yesterday, after conclusion of a three-week long exposition at various locations in Sri Lanka.

Minister of Sustainable Development Wildlife and Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and Monks paying homage to Sacred Relics at BIA
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Makkah-Madinah high-speed train service to start operating in September

The Makkah Region Development Authority has announced the completion of field work on the Haramain Express Train - linking Islam’s holiest cities of Makkah and Madinah.The train will be managed with a world-class operating system and will connect the province of Jeddah to Makkah via a 78-km double-track line.

Makkah-Madinah high-speed train service to start operating in September
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Rohana Wijeweera's killing - still a mystery

On July 30, 1983, along with the Nawa Sama Samaja Party and the Communist Party, the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna (JVP - People's Liberation Front), led by Rohana Wijeweera, was proscribed by President J R Jayewardene.

 I have met Rohana Wijeweera when he was kept in custody at  “Hammond Hiel,” in Jaffna in the latter part of 1971 and managed to spend more than three hours with him to discuss various topics which were current during that period of time. - File Photo
Srimathie Chithrangani Fernando, wife of JVP's founding leader Rohana Wijeweera, filed a case at Commercial High Court today  November 13, 2015, demanding the prevention of the printing and publication of seven of her late husband's books
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