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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2866

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The Militarization of Sri Lanka and the Rajapaksaization of the Military

The war is over. But defence expenditure keeps on increasing. According to media reports, the defence allocation for 2011 will be Rs.214 billion as compared to Rs.201 billion for 2010, an increase of Rs.13 billion. Logically, such a massive hike in the defence budget should not and need not be.

ASEAN Chief’s Burma Perspective seems to be a Daydream

The secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has called on Burma's government to ensure the coming elections help lead to national reconciliation. Surin Pitsuwan hopes Burma's conflicts with the international community over its human rights record may also be resolved after the vote, according to VOA’s Ron Corben from Bangkok.

U.S. expertise in drilling and a NASA-aided design Saved trapped Chilean miners

It was a triumphant ending in Chile by early Thursday morning with the saving of 33 Chilean miners trapped almost half mile below, and the entire world was amazed the manner in which they were saved, an impossible task, proved impossible even in a highly advanced technologically superior nation.

Face Book, Sri Lanka and Time Management

Facebook(FB) can be considered as one of the social networking system in the world. It is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. This website currently has more than 400 million active users worldwide.

Comic book explains TB vaccine clinical trial

Tallinn, Estonia: Finding participants for clinical trials is one of the challenges in the development of new vaccines against tuberculosis (TB). The South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI) recently launched a new means to reach out to communities where trials take place: a comic book.

Bhikkhuni Ordination in Los Angeles

During the past four decades many Buddhist monks from all of the Theravadan countries of Asia have come to the West to propagate Buddhism, while at the same time to serve their ethnic communities by providing religious services, spiritual counseling, and Buddhist training.

Browser Battle 2010: the inconvenience of Internet Explorer while marching towards minority

Microsoft, the software giant, has lost the battle for supremacy in the fiercely competitive market of internet browsers. Before experiencing the embarrassing blow, Microsoft used everything at its disposal – technical superiority, competent professionals, enviable brand name and above all, money – to turn the tables on the growing army of rivals, but with very little success.

The Fonseka Incarceration: Blame the Victim

How did the transformation of General Sarath Fonseka from war-winning Army Commander via oppositional Presidential Candidate to Prisoner No. 0/22032 happen?

Pakistan has a tremendous potential for Sri Lankan entrepreneurs

The Pakistan - Sri Lanka Bilateral FTA (PSLFTA) that was signed in July 2002 and is in operation since 12th June 2005.

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