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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 726

News Analysis

Terrorism and Humanitarian Laws

In his address to the United Nations, President Mahinda Rajapakse argued for a radical attitudinal cum policy change towards conflicts between sovereign states and non-state actors:

Community Participation is must in Strategic Health Communications

‘South East Asia (SEA) is a region that confronts frequent natural disasters -floods, earthquakes, droughts and tsunamis, which is in addition to Health Emergencies under Communicable Diseases. Communication preparedness for public health, when a disaster strikes, allows us to proactively assist as well as mobilize partner agencies, families and communities in mitigating the impact of such natural disasters.’ said, Dr. Mr. Deepak Gupta, Strategic Health Communication Specialist and Ms. Anusha Agarwal, Development & Health Advocate/Researcher, Delhi University on their recent finalized paper “Emergency Preparedness through Strategic Helath Communications.”

Pope’s Visit to Britain: a public apology for clerical child abuse

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain, the first of its kind in almost three decades, appears to be progressing smoothly despite the catalogue of controversies that overshadowed the excitement on the eve of the event. The Pontiff finally made a public apology at Westminster Cathedral for the victims of child abuse at the hand of some Catholic priests, as the Vatican may have realized that was the only way forward in the current impasse.

From the 18th to the 19th

The predictable guilty verdict against Gen. Sarath Fonseka by the second military tribunal and the overtly partisan manner in which the tribunal conducted itself indicate that the regime is no longer interested even in maintaining appearances.

Match Fixing, Spot fixing, Cricket and Change in Buddhism

One of my friends asked me whether still I have any interest in the game of cricket. He was of the view that it is not the players the outsiders will decide the result of the match.

“Connecting People to Prosperity” in Sri Lanka. A reality check with “Mahinda Chinthanaya”.

A World Bank report titled “Sri Lanka: Reshaping Economic Geography- Connecting People to Prosperity”, released in August, provides new insights on the geographic transformations in the country and identifies public policy priorities for connecting people lagging economically.

WHO SEARO Flags Self-Discipline - As Key To Diabetes Fight

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), the number of people in Thailand living with diabetes, in the age group 20-79 years, has risen from 3,162,400 in 2007 to 3,538,000 in 2010.

“Thou Shalt not Burn Other Religious Texts” – God commands American Pastor against Qur’an Burning!

At first sight, he resembles more of a street fighter than a Christian pastor who is supposed to radiate love and compassion, with an ever-present aura of menace around him: the bushy open-ended rectangular moustache, piecing eyes, raucous tone and the pistol concealed somewhere in his abdominal region, do very little to make things appear otherwise.

Our Rajapakse Future

On the eve of the passage of the 18th Amendment, the Mirihana police arrested the wife and two brothers of a printing press owner. The printer, who had been tasked by the UNP with printing a poster depicting President Mahinda Rajapakse in a Hitlerian guise, was not available when the police went in search of him. Baulked of their prey, the ‘guardians of the law’ took away his spouse and siblings.

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