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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2423

Sri Lanka courts fixes case on Rajapaksa government's legitimacy

Sri Lanka’s Appeal Courts postponed the hearing on the legitimacy of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa government to next Monday 3 December.

Mahinda Rajapaksa - The Embroiled Prime Minister
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Know your status to end AIDS by 2025

The World Aids Day falls on 1st of December and the National STD/AIDS Control Programme (NSCAP) has organized events to raise awareness on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, commonly known as AIDS, and to remember those who died due to AIDS.

Know your status to end AIDS by 2025
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FDA Must Do More to Reverse Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic, says Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The proposals by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) USA, today to prohibit menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars have enormous potential to drive down tobacco use and the death and disease it causes in the United States. If adopted, these two proposals will have a greater impact in reducing tobacco use by youth and the African-American community than any regulatory measure ever undertaken by the federal government.

FDA Must Do More to Reverse Youth E-Cigarette Epidemic, says Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
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Sri Lanka crisis worsens after President's statement

Sri Lanka's ongoing political crisis has worsened on November 25 after President Maithripala Sirisena's firm statement to foreign media that he will not allow deposed PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to return to power even if Wickremesinghe's coalition proves majority.

Sri Lanka crisis worsens after President's statement
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“In Memory of the Heroic Freedom Struggles of 1818 and 1848”

Today we look back on a heroic struggle that our ancestors waged 200 years ago against the mightiest empire that the world had known up to that time, to regain their freedom and that of a nation that had remained unbowed for over 2300 years. Unfortunately, it was a heroic but unequal struggle with a much more powerful and vengeful colonial power which had also through unscrupulous manipulation succeeded in splitting the Kandyan people in to factions suspicious of each other and diluted the centuries old bonds that bound the nation together.

“In Memory of the Heroic Freedom Struggles of 1818 and 1848”
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Slow Death of Shopping Malls: an ominous sign of a retail apocalypse

The pictures of deserted malls, empty shelves and the inevitable ghostly silence that stems from them, both in the UK and the US, in recent months in general and on Black Friday in particular, clearly indicate the fact that they are just like living beings – failing to break free from birth-death cycle, with a limited life span.

Slow Death of Shopping Malls: an ominous sign of a retail apocalypse
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