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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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New Zealand mine tragedy

The miners in New Zealand were not so lucky as those in Chile, as all 29 Pike River miners perished in the second blast. We salute the brave men who risk their lives to the benefit of others.

Simple, safe and effective medication is a right of all TB patients

A new report, presented at the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health held recently in Berlin, Germany, by a consortium of international TB organizations (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Global Drug Facility (GDF), Treatment Action Group, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the Global Alliance for Drug Development (TB Alliance), and Management Sciences for Health) has highlighted that many TB patients, especially in the developing countries, are still not getting simple, quality assured first line medicines which are available in the global market.

Sri Lanka - the “beach-head” for A Tamil Homeland - Ven. Walpola Piyananda, Chief Sangha Nayake of America

There are over 100 million ethnic Tamils scattered throughout the world without a “motherland” they can call their own. This has instilled in the Tamil consciousness an unfounded sense of low self-esteem. Tamil academics decided the way to remedy this situation was to establish a “beach-head” for a national ethnic identity; their own country.

Sri Lanka: A Budget positioned for future growth-people opine

The budget proposals for 2011 that were announced by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on November 22 were viewed as a budget that is positioned to develop country’s economy further it was a development budget proposal for the first time after ending 30 years war against terrorism.

Sri Lanka’s global role in spreading Buddhism

How did Buddhism survive in Sri Lanka? This issue came up at a public lecture Dr. Ananda Guruge, Vice President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists gave last week at the auditorium of Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo under the title ‘Sri Lanka’s role in the Spread of Buddhism in the World.’ It is the first in a series of lectures under RASSL auspices to mark the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi.

America’s two-fold strategy in Afghanistan

Purpose of troop surge in Afghanistan in March 2009 was to dismantle and defeat Al-Qaeda, stabilize the country, gain effective control over all major urban centres as well as agricultural and poppy growing areas, dominate main supply routes, minimize civilian casualties, weed out corruption, improve governance, win over moderate elements within militants and convince them to surrender arms in return for jobs and financial assistance, expand and upgrade proficiency levels of Afghan National Army (ANA) and police to be able to operate independently, build capacity of Pak Army to enhance its capability of tackling militants in FATA.

Royal Wedding in Britain: Catherine - Our New Queen in the Making

The announcement of the engagement of Prince William, the second-in-line to the British Throne, to her long-time girlfriend Katie Middleton, took everyone by surprise on Tuesday.

The de facto Coronation of a Ruler-King

It was Bollywood’s sort of inauguration, a garish spectacle which caught the eye even as it horrified the mind. Expensive bad taste combined with technical competence made Sri Lanka’s ‘Coronation drama’ a truly memorable occasion.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will change the history of our world, Sri Lankan people opine

“He was the first leader in the 21st century to defeat terrorism and we were the front runners of it. I am happy to serve in the world’s best army,” says a camouflaged Sri Lankan Army soldier standing near Hilton Colombo checking daily in and out human traffic that enters the twin towers of Colombo.

Freedom without responsibility demeans and curtails freedom, and breeds irresponsible citizens

As much as freedom without responsibility demeans and curtails freedom, and breeds irresponsible citizens, responsibility without freedom can have equally detrimental consequences.

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