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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

Sri Lanka Plastics and Rubber Institute Elects Kaushal Rajapaksa to Lead New Team

The Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) elected a new team to guide its affairs at its Annual General Meeting held recently. PRISL as it is popularly known, is the country’s apex body for providing education and training for employees in the plastics and rubber industry.

Sri Lanka Plastics and Rubber Institute Elects Kaushal Rajapaksa to Lead New Team
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The Shrinking Global Village

Till quite recently it was common to hear that a phenomenon called ‘globalisation’ was bringing the nations closer and the world was becoming one big ‘global village’. But before the concept of global village could be consolidated it appears to be on way to disintegration.

The Shrinking Global Village
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Achieving 100:100 + zero HIV transmission is must to end AIDS

It has been 38 years and 1 month since the first case of HIV infection was detected in 1981, reminded Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (#IAS2019) taking place in Mexico City. Dr Fauci is a recipient of Robert Koch Award and US Presidential Medal for Freedom.

Achieving 100:100 + zero HIV transmission is must to end AIDS
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Lalin's Column: Shot in the foot.

The Island on 12 July 19 carried an article by a brigadier and later unsuccessful politician to boot, titled “Lessons from a parent killing at school”.

Lalin's Column: Shot in the foot.
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India slightly improves journo-murder index

After years of bad precedents on journo-murder incidents, India (Bharat) has slightly improved the statistics this year, as there is report of two journalists’ murder till date.

India slightly improves journo-murder index
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Police Informer on Two Safe Houses in The East to Be Rewarded With Rs. 5 Million

Sri Lanka Police has decided to provide a reward of Rs 5 million to the individual who had provided the information which led to the discovery of explosives at two safe houses in the East, used by the terrorists responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks.

Police Informer on Two Safe Houses in The East to Be Rewarded With Rs. 5 Million
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United Nations High Level Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

The need to extend support through Official Development Assistance (ODA) to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was emphasized and the commitment to contribute 0.7% of Growth National Income (GNI) for official development assistance was also reiterated said Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs.

United Nations High Level Forum on Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations High Level Forum on Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations High Level Forum on Sustainable Development Goals
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Blaming Saudi Arabia won’t help Sri Lanka - Extremist Buddhist monks are way off the mark, and also overlooks Riyadh's financial aid

When nine Sri Lankans blew themselves up in churches and luxury hotels and led to the deaths of more than 250 people, the ugly head of the Sinhala extremist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has roared back into action in inciting violence against the island’s minority Muslim population.

Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero (centre), head of the hardline Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or "Buddhist Power Force", arrives with others at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic before the Buddhist monks convention in Kandy, Sri Lanka, on July 7. 2019.Image Credit: Reuters
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The Seizure of British Tanker by Iran: is the influence of fragmented West on the wane?

Britain and Iran are on a confrontational path over the seizure of Stena Impero, the British tanker captured by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards off the Strait of Hormuz, the latest flash point in the Middle East region.

The Seizure of British Tanker by Iran: is the influence of fragmented West on the wane?
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Preventing TB is a critical cog in the wheel to end TB and end AIDS

Every case of active tuberculosis (TB) disease comes from an individual with latent TB infection. And every new case of latent TB infection is a sign of failing infection control, as someone with active TB disease transmitted the bacteria to an uninfected person. Quarter of world's population has latent TB. TB continues to be the most common opportunistic infection among people living with HIV, and also, the lead cause of death. With TB being preventable, treatable and curable, we need to do a lot more to make this slogan a reality.

Preventing TB is a critical cog in the wheel to end TB and end AIDS
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