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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2040

8 Indian fishermen held for poaching in Sri Lankan waters

A Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command, on routine patrol, apprehended 8 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters northeast of Vettalakerni in the early hours of yesterday (05th November 2017).

The Apprehended Trawler used by the Indian Poachers
8 Indian fishermen held for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
8 Indian fishermen held for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
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At least 20 dead in Texas church shooting: US media

At least 20 people are dead after a shooting at a Texas church on Sunday, US media reported.

Emergency personnel respond to a fatal shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017.  (KSAT via AP)
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The problem with American democracy

The 2016 American presidential election and its result have been odd by any standard. No one expected Donald Trump, a man who never ran a single public office in his life, to be chosen by the GOP as its candidate and then win the election defeating Hillary Clinton.

The problem with American democracy
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Presence of Harveys in Our Midst: are men programmed to be predatory?

The ever-growing web of ‘men-hunt’ to capture the men, who had been engaged in testosterone-fuelled misadventures in the past, has begun netting the wrongdoers beyond entertainment industry.

Presence of Harveys in Our Midst: are men programmed to be predatory?
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Methodist Church wants Christians to be involved in the constitutional change

The Methodist Church Sri Lanka expresses its appreciation to all the political parties that have remained involved in the process & exercise of drafting a new constitution, without giving in to the attempts made by certain politicians and even religious personnel to bring to a halt, a mandate that the people of this country clearly gave, at the elections held in 2015.

Rev.  Asiri P.Perera  - President / Bishop, Methodist Church Sri Lanka
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Together we can eradicate blindness in children: Dr VK Raju

There are 1.2 Million physicians of Indian-origin providing healthcare in nearly 100 countries of the world and together they can eliminate preventable blindness in children from the globe, said Dr VK Raju, Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University and Founder-President of The Eye Foundation of America in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Together we can eradicate blindness in children: Dr VK Raju
Together we can eradicate blindness in children: Dr VK Raju
Together we can eradicate blindness in children: Dr VK Raju
Together we can eradicate blindness in children: Dr VK Raju
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The war beyond April 2004 has brought destruction to the country and the people

How is it the war that should have come to an end in April 2004, got extended for a further period of five years, and ended in May 2009 with the total eradication of the LTTE.

The war beyond April 2004 has brought destruction to the country and the people
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EU Parliamentary Delegation Discusses National Integration and Reconciliation Initiatives undertaken

A ten member European delegation consisting of a four member European Parliamentarian, with and European Parliament Secretariat, Political Advisor and EU Sri Lankan Mission were in Sri Lanka to study the national reconciliation initiatives and the GSP+ related matters, from 31st October to 3rd November 2017.

EU Parliamentary Delegation Discusses  National Integration and Reconciliation Initiatives undertaken
EU Parliamentary Delegation Discusses  National Integration and Reconciliation Initiatives undertaken
EU Parliamentary Delegation Discusses  National Integration and Reconciliation Initiatives undertaken
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It is music that can unite people

We know the continued rivalry between the two nuclear powers in SAARC over so many unsettled issues between them, which keep them apart. It can even break up the only association these countries of the region are in.

Adnan Sami -  The  Pakistan musician  who has won the hearts of Indian
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Urban TB hotspots Cannot Be On Blindspot, If We Are To end TB!

Our governments have committed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 but without concerted action, the promises will barely remain a mirage. For instance, unless social influencers of tuberculosis (TB) get due attention from all different sectors that have a role to play, we cannot end TB.

 Dr Netty Kamp, senior advisor in TB care and control
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