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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 725

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Conscious Uncoupling: Divorce Minus Drama
“It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” announced Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin this week that took both the world of showbiz and fans by surprise – which is not complete. Because, the couple has just started following a trail, which is well trodden by many in the sa...
30.03.2014 - 08:22
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Pakistan's resolution against drones passed by the UN HRC
Pakistan's resolution against drone strikes has been passed by the HRC. The votes were: in Favour: 27, Against: 6, and Abstentions: 14 The countries who voted against were: the US, the UK, France, Japan, South Korea and Macedonia. Abstentions were: UAE, Austria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d' Ivoire...
30.03.2014 - 06:28
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Another "LLRC" Type Investigation Needed Urgently
Another LLRC type investigation is needed urgently is the view of many Sri Lankans in Sri Lanka and overseas. India abstained from voting against Sri Lanka possibly because in the past two months, when Sri Lankans were aware that India would not support Sri Lanka because of it's domestic politics w...
29.03.2014 - 10:32 By Ira de Silva, London, Canada
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UNHRC Resolution vote: A Pyrrhic victory for the West
For several reasons, the UNHRC adoption of the resolution against Sri Lanka is a pyrrhic victory for those who voted for it. The cost of this victory is manifold. It has created a serious fissure within the international community on how to address human rights issues in member countries, with half...
29.03.2014 - 07:12 By A Special Correspindent
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Accurate and affordable TB diagnosis in private sector becoming a reality
Tuberculosis (TB) care and control does not end with an accurate and confirmed diagnosis, but that is a good start point. It needs to be followed with initiating standard and effective anti-TB treatment (without delay), supporting the person with TB to adhere to the treatment regimen and get cured....
29.03.2014 - 07:06 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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113th Anniversary German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Bremen, Germany
The German Asia-Pacific Business Association in Bremen celebrated its 113th Anniversary recently with Ambassador of Sri Lanka Mr. Sarath Kongahage as Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker. The German Asia-Pacific Business Association is a strong network of German business companies in the fields o...
29.03.2014 - 06:38
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Promoting reconciliation, Accountability and Human Rights in Sri Lanka - Final and Complete Resolution
Final and Complete US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka adopted on 27th March during the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council today a majority of 11 votes - with 23 members voting in favor of the resolution, while 12 voted against and 12 abstentions. Final and Complete R...
29.03.2014 - 06:26
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Bangladesh: Hasina Wajid lacks Sportsman Spirit
Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Hasina Wajid got furious after seeing local supporters flying Pakistani flags during Pakistan matches against Australia and India in Cricket World Cup T-20. Reportedly, she showed announce to the Bangladeshi administration over locals love for Pakistani Cricket Team. Sh...
28.03.2014 - 09:48 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Kerry talks of probe by Navi Pillay office on Sri Lanka
The Government of the United States which took two steps forward with its Stars and Stripes Flag in hand to subject Sri Lanka to a global investigative mechanism took a step back to settle for Navy Pillay's office to engage in an internal probe on Sri Lanka's human rights situation as depicted by th...
28.03.2014 - 08:24 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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An Official Explanation why India Abstained from Voting in the US Sponsored Resolution Against Sri Lanka
Resolution is inconsistent and impractical in asking Sri Lanka and UNHRC to do investigation simultaneously," said, Dilip Sinha, Permanent Representative of India to the UN office. India on Thursday abstained from voting on the US-backed resolution which sought to probe into Sri Lankan war crimes...
28.03.2014 - 07:07
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Sri Lanka requested UN Human Rights Council Members to Reject US Sponsored Resolution by a Vote
Sri Lanka declared that the draft that the draft resolution before UN Human Rights Council erodes the sovereignty of the people of Sri Lanka and the core values of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the basic principles of law that postulate equality among all people an...
28.03.2014 - 06:38
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UNHRC Resolution: Sri Lanka should initiate its own investigation of events since 1975
Sri Lanka is facing defeat at the UNHRC as the resolution calling for an investigation of possible human rights abuses and crimes against humanity by the Office of the UNHRC Commissioner during the period of the LLRC enquiry, is set to be approved by the Council. The modalities of this enquiry and t...
27.03.2014 - 10:43 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Sri Lanka asks states what action they would take if confronted with the threat of re-grouping terror networks in their countries
Exercising the right to reply on statements made regarding the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari, and the incidents in Killinochchi last week, Sri Lanka asked the member states at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council on 26 March 2014 how their respective countries would react...
27.03.2014 - 08:32
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International Respiratory Societies to assist in finding the 3 million “missed” TB cases
A major focus of this World TB Day is the 3 million TB cases that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates are “missed” each year - that is, cases that go undetected, undiagnosed and untreated. Clearly, this must change if global TB control is to be achieved. “The Forum of International Respira...
27.03.2014 - 07:28 Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Request to the Office Of High Commissioner to Undertake a Comprehensive Independent Investigation reflects a partisan politicised Agenda - Ambassador Ariyasinha
Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha responding to the High Commissioner's Report on Sri Lanka, informed the UN Human Rights Council on 26th March that rather than encourage and support the ongoing reconciliation process in Sri Lanka,...
27.03.2014 - 07:14
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" Invoke Blessings for Sri Lanka , President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sri Lankans on Geneva Deliberations, ” - Sri Lankan Embassy in Israel
Sri Lankan Embassy with the Sri Lankan community conducted a "Pinkama" to invoke blessings to Sri Lanka, President and those involved in the defense of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans on Geneva Deliberations . Sri Lankan Embassy conducts "Bana" every "Poya Day" by the resident Monk Ven. Karavilakotuw...
27.03.2014 - 06:42
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Egypt court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death
The Upper Egypt court has issued a death penalty to 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood on charges of murder and inciting violence. Only 153 of those sentenced are currently in custody, the rest were tried in absentia. The sentence will have to be ratified by Egypt’s Grand Mufti before it can...
26.03.2014 - 08:10
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Smoking Tobacco Doubles Risk of Recurrent Tuberculosis: New Study
Research published on 24 March 2014 provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis (TB). Regular tobacco smoking doubles the risk that people who have been successfully treated for TB will develop TB again—a condition known as "recurrent" TB....
26.03.2014 - 07:22 Citizen News Service – CNS
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First Ever Pakistan National Day Golf Tournament in Colombo
The First ever Pakistan National Day Golf Tournament was held at Royal Golf Club Colombo on 22nd March 2014 in which prominent Sri Lankan golfers and members of the diplomatic community took part. It was a 18-hole tournament in which players competed for exciting prizes, both in Gentlemen and Ladies...
26.03.2014 - 07:12
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“Apologise, or pay me $3.8M!”
A Letter of Demand (LoD) seeking $ 3.8 Mn (Rs 500 Mn) in compensation began its journey towards Sri Lanka’s Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation on 25 March as Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) voiced that he has been the target defamatory statements by BBS. “In the a...
26.03.2014 - 07:03
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