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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

Rishad decries Sri Lanka Chamber for keeping mum as racist calls of prejudice erupted nationwide

Sri Lankan business chambers have failed to stand with Muslim owned SMEs at a darkest hour. “It was very sad for me to see the silence of Chamber of Commerce as the backlash on Muslim owned businesses raged” said the Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen on 30 July at his Ministry office in Colombo 3. " class="caption" align="right" />

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen (far right) addresses staff of his Ministry after re-assuming his duties on 30 July, as State Minister Buddhika Pathirana (far left), and Ministry Secretary KDN Ranjith Ashoka (second from left) and other top officials look on.
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Tata Housing completes first phase of One Colombo Redevelopment Project

The redevelopment projects transforms century old, high density dwelling units and shops and around 740 families benefited with the investment of LKR 7000 million.

Tata Housing completes first phase of One Colombo Redevelopment Project
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Trapping Women in Emotional

As the prime focus while understanding global extremism is usually on the perpetrators and leaders of these extremist groups, women’s facilitative and supportive contributions are often poorly assessed and understood, owing to their underrepresentation in strategic positions within such radicalized movements.

Yasmin Mulbocus is a former member and recruiter for a radical Islamic group in the UK. She now prevents young Muslim women from joining extremist networks such as ISIS.
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A tale of two positives attracting each other

I met the two of them at the Clinica Condesa Iztapalapa, in Mexico City, where I had gone to attend the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019).

A tale of two positives attracting each other
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Sa'ad Lamjarred a leading Arab entertainer

rabs' love for entertainment especially music is little known in the world and their entertainers are not second to any world-famous artists.

Sa'ad Lamjarred a leading Arab entertainer
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Writing on the wall: No #endAIDS without #endTB

TB and HIV both are preventable, but cutting the chain of transmission of HIV and TB is proving to be a daunting task. Treatment exists for both TB and HIV but disease-burden and deaths every year are indeed alarming. With countdown on towards TB and AIDS elimination targets for 2030, the writing on the wall is clear: business as usual and ‘more of the same’ approach is more likely to fail us.

Writing on the wall: No #endAIDS without #endTB
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Letter From America: Learning to learn

A man came to Libnani, a Sufi teacher, and this interchange took place:

 Letter From America: Learning to learn
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India International Textiles Expo inaugurated in Colombo

The India International Textiles Expo (IITExpo) -Exhibition cum Buyer Seller Meet- was inaugurated in Hotel Galadari yesterday.

India International Textiles Expo inaugurated in Colombo
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TV Channels Want India to be a Leader State

It is generally said that almost the entire electronic media (TV channels) in the country is busy building a personality cult around Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a scale not witnessed before.

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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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