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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2861

Tamil Tigers Are Not A Criminal Organization - The Swiss Federal Court

The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that the Tamil Tigers are not a criminal organization and has acquitted 12 people of charges filed by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Lawyer Marcel Bosonet (in tie) surrounded by supporters of the accused at the Federal Criminal Court in June 201
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United States Supports Sri Lankan Efforts to Reduce Landslide Risk

The United States donated landslide monitoring instruments to Sri Lanka’s National Building Research Organization (NBRO) to more effectively manage the risk of landslides in Nikgaha, Kalutara.

United States Supports Sri Lankan Efforts to Reduce Landslide Risk
United States Supports Sri Lankan Efforts to Reduce Landslide Risk
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We cannot end AIDS without combating antimicrobial resistance

With just 133 months left to end AIDS, this year's World AIDS Day underlines the urgency to step up the fight against the epidemic. Despite unprecedented progress made in scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, we are not yet on track to end AIDS by 2030. One of the major threats lurking to reverse these gains made in combating AIDS is antimicrobial resistance .

Dr Haileyesus Getahun, WHO
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Who is Brave enough to love Union of Burma?

The news that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese Nobel laureate and a de facto head of State will be heading to The Hague, to face the ethnic cleansing/genocide of the Rohingyas charges, one wonders whether any Generals of the Myanmar army (Tatmadaw) who had taken the country from the rice bowl of Asia, to the Least Developed Status since 1962, under different pretext, have any guts for inspiration or imitation of this skinny vivacious lady and dared to stand by her side ?

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Update on the alleged incident relating to Swiss Embassy staff member

The government yesterday said that there was an urgent need to interview a local employee of the Swiss Embassy in Colombo after investigations had revealed that the claims made by Swiss Ambassador Hanspeter Mock regarding alleged abduction of the worker were not true

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India’s National Security Threatened by Sri Lanka’s MCC Compact

Reliable intelligence sources indicate that India was blindsided when details of the MCC work plan for Sri Lanka leaked out into the public domain.

India’s National Security Threatened by Sri Lanka’s MCC Compact
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Canada pledged $8.3 million to support mine-affected in Sri Lanka.

The government of Canada has announced a fund of USD 2 million for the landmine clearance activities in Sri Lanka. Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne and Minister of International Development Karina Gould yesterday released a statement reaffirming Canada’s commitment to the Ottawa Convention by announcing $8.3 million to support mine-affected communities.

Canada has announced a fund of USD 2 million for the landmine clearance activities in Sri Lanka
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Modi welcomes Gotabaya tweeting in Tamil & Sinhalese Languages

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in the Tamil and Sinhalese languages his welcome message

Modi welcomes Gotabaya tweeting in Tamil & Sinhalese Languages
Modi welcomes Gotabaya tweeting in Tamil & Sinhalese Languages
Modi welcomes Gotabaya tweeting in Tamil & Sinhalese Languages
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There are plagues hidden in the ice, and they're reawakening

This July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. Greenland, the world's largest island lost 11 billion tons of its ice on a single day. Permafrost is ground, including rock or soil, with a temperature that remains at or below the freezing point of water 0 °C for two or more years.

There are plagues hidden in the ice, and they're reawakening
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