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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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Moving Towards An Asian Monetary Fund

Nearly two years ago President Mahinda Rajapaksa was one of 10 Commonwealth leaders invited to a special meeting at Marlborough House to map out the Commonwealth’s response to reforming the international financial institutions which were under criticism from several quarters.

Schooling in Sri Lanka & debate on extending school hours

It should come as no surprise when Sri Lanka’s politicians blurt out policies without much thought or without discussion and it is a main reason for most of us to feel dejected by how our education system is being administered.

Storm in a tea cup

Sri Lankan Muslims are peace loving people and they are not in conflict with any community. Their love for their motherland is second to none and their patriotism is unquestionable.

How damaging is to lie

Some publications in our country do not realize how self damaging is to lie. When it is proved or found out what was published a mere fabrication, it not only draws the wrath of the reading public but the publication itself loses its credibility and loses its readership too.

Hair Raising Strategies. – “we rather be bald than have hair”

Darrel Hair is a defeated person - these strategies are meant to give him some recognition, and this world is full of such people eg: The man who killed John Lennon did so to hog the limelight, but the timing of this egocentric’s comments should be examined carefully.

ILO to mark IWD by focusing on ‘Making the Recovery work for Women’

A dispatch from the International Labour Organization Colombo Office indicated the ILO will mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Monday 7 March with a panel discussion which will highlight the role of gender equality in securing a sustainable and equitable recovery.

Long road ahead for Asian women workers' struggle for equality

While much achievement has been made in the past decades, women workers across Asia still struggle for more rights and equality. They need to find more ways to make their voices heard, such as engaging in politics, speakers at a seminar in Bangkok said in the run up to International Women's Day (March 8).

He is loved or feared?

It is really sad that some ‘leaders’ do not understand the difference between love and fear. Qaddafi of Libya claims that his people loved him but what we see from this uprising is, in fact, they have been living in fear of this tyrant, 42 long years.

The Rajapaksa Sri Lanka: On the Wrong Side of History

“As he launched a series of murderous attacks against the protesting Libyan people, in a desperate bid prolong his 42 year-rule, Libya’s self styled ‘Brother Leader of the Revolution’ Muammar Gaddafi had a telephone conversation with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. According to Libya’s official Al-Jamahiriyah TV,

Lalin’s Column: The Major who tried to control Muamar Gaddafi in Sri Lanka (1976)

Colonel Gaddafi visited SL in 1976 for the Non Aligned Conference in 1976 and was an immediate hit because of his maverick behaviour. His first personal contact with SL officials was at the previous Non Aligned Meeting in Algeria. He sent out an invitation to Mrs Bandaranayke the Prime Minister to have afternoon tea with him.

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