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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2218

Partnerships should be based on solidarity and trust, and not on greed

Partnerships that are critically important to progress towards a better world where a just social order is a reality for everyone, must be based on solidarity and trust, and not on greed. So believes Wardarina Thaib, who works at Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and is co-chair of Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (AP-RCEM), which is a platform for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Asia Pacific region to engage with different processes at the United Nations (UN).

 Wardarina -  online  photograph
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Smartphones: there’s still room for making them smarter!

Smartphones did utterly transform our lives within a decade in many different ways. Unlike old, humble, land phone, it, when abused, has the potential to make the closer ones more distant and the more distant ones closer in human relationships, while leaving the complementing phase at the hands of popular social networks.

Smartphones: there’s still room for making them smarter!
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Letter From America: When is enough truly enough?

Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off. I think it was a wise decision given the fact that almost a dozen advertisers have dropped her show after the chauvinist talk show host mocked David Hogg, 17, a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre, on Twitter on Wednesday, accusing him of whining about being rejected by four colleges to which he had applied.

Letter From America: When is enough truly enough?
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Pakistan High Commission held reception in connection with 78th National Day

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka recently organized a reception in connection with the celebrations of 78th National Day of Pakistan at Galadari hotel, Colombo.

Chief guest  Minister Daya Gamage,  Speaker   Karu Jayasuriya,  State Ministers A H M  Fowzie,   M L A M  Hizbullah,  and High Commissioner Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat
Group Photo - Pakistani Women Cricket team with Chief Guest   Minister Daya Gamage,  Speaker Parliament   Karu Jayasuriya High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr Shahid Ahmad Hashmat
High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat presenting Sitara-i-Khidmat to Dr  LakKumar Fernando
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Finding Nature based Solutions to Treat Drinking Water to support Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone

Globally, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services. Furthermore, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.

Finding Nature based Solutions to Treat Drinking Water to support Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone
Finding Nature based Solutions to Treat Drinking Water to support Farmers in Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone
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Migrants trapped in quagmire: Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country

This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers to people who legally relocate to another country, the word migration can also be used in the context of birds and animals.

Migrants trapped in quagmire: Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country
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Putin and Russian foreign policy goals

With his electoral win as President for the fourth term in modern Russia in a highly dramatic manner unheard in democratic poll history, President Putin would feel in total control of the country’s system and opposition.

Putin and Russian foreign policy goals
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Pakistani Women cricket team visited Pakistan High Commission

Pakistani Women Cricket team led by Captain Bisma Maroof, visited the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka on 27th March.

Group Photo -  Visiting Pakistani women cricket team with Acting High Commissioner Mr Janbaz Khan
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Maj. Gen. Dampath Fernando, new Army Chief of Staff

Major General Dampath Fernando has been appointed as the 52nd Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army, announced the Military Secretariat on Tuesday (27). He succeeded Major General Amal Karunasekara who retired from the service a few days ago.

Maj. Gen. Dampath Fernando, new Army Chief of Staff
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Arnold Elected Mayor of Jaffna

Emmanuel Arnold of the Tamil National Alliance has been, short while ago, elected as the Mayor of the Jaffna Municipal Council.

Arnold Elected Mayor of Jaffna
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China factor in Pak-Nepal ties

Pakistan Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s two - day visit to Nepal in March, which came within three weeks of the veteran Communist leader Khadga Prasad Oli taking over as Prime Minister was the first by any high profile foreign dignitary to Kathmandu. The visit was officially described as part of Pakistan's pro-active outreach efforts.

Pakistan PM's visit to Nepal
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