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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2036

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US Partners with Sri Lanka to Protect Oceans Improving Waste Management

On September 25, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded approximately LKR 97 million ($625,000) to three local organizations to recycle municipal waste in the western coastal belt and Galle district.

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The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh

Legacy of tortures, humiliation on Bangladeshi Hindus not yet stopped, party in power sponsored humiliation every now and then shake the confidence of the innocent law abiding citizen of the country. The plight of Hindus in Bangladesh never stopped.

 The plight of Hindus  in Bangladesh
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Perceptivity must replace precariousness in North-South dialogue

Solutions to racism's entrenched historical legacies continue to elude us. Perceptivity must prevail over precariousness. Questioning each other’s patriotism would not take us anywhere.

Perceptivity must replace precariousness in North-South dialogue
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The question of self-identity of the Rohingyas of Myanmar

One of the most egregious crimes is to deny a people its inalienable right to self-identify itself. The neo-fascists of Myanmarism have been committing this crime for nearly half a century. To them, the Rohingyas – racially Indian (or South Asian) and religiously either Muslim or Hindu – simply don’t exist or belong in Myanmar (erstwhile Burma).

The question of self-identity of the Rohingyas of Myanmar
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Trump Vs Kim: a duel without a winner

Having been insulted by President Trump at the UN with a new nickname, Rocket Man, North Korean supremo, Kim Jong-un, has started showing to the world how he is going to live up to his new classification – firing on all cylinders.

Trump Vs Kim: a duel without a winner
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Burmese Perspective : The Rohingya Crisis

We fully support the UN taking a strong stand about ethnic cleansing by the Burmese army at the coming UN General Assembly but is quite perplexed of why it is only now, when the ethnic cleansing in Burma by the Army has been going on for more than half a century?

Burmese Perspective : The Rohingya Crisis
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Please don't involve the schoolteachers in this!

It is really heartening to read that a team of cardiologists from a children hospital in the UK are performing heart surgeries at a Galle hospital. We learn that they are doing this free of charge on children with serious heart problems and their priority would be for children coming from families who could not afford the high prices charged by private hospitals here.

A team of doctors from Evelina Children's Hospital, a branch of Guy’s Hospital in London, UK, were in Sri Lanka on their annual 'Take Heart Mercy Mission' recently to perform heart surgery on young children from 6 months to 15 years at the Karapitiya Hospital, Galle.
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Camp Of ‘True Deal’ Sets Five States On Fire

The literal translation of ‘Dera Sacha Sauda’ would be ‘Camp of True Deal’. But after the violence that took over 30 lives following the conviction of the head of the Dera, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on rape charges by a special CBI court in Panchkula (Haryana) on August 25, it will be hard to associate the Hissar based cult that claims millions of followers in India and abroad with any ‘true deal’.

Camp Of ‘True Deal’  Sets Five States On Fire
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Command Responsibility- A Field Marshal cautioned

The Army knew what it had to do and did it well when hostilities restarted at Mavil Aru in 2006. Unfortunately it did not know how it would all end. The final victory over the LTTE at Nandikadal (2009) is credited to Gen Sarath Fonseka (SF) the then Army Commander. He after being promoted Field Marshal in 2016, almost in tandem with Yasmin Sooka, has volunteered to give ‘evidence’ of war crimes against his own successor. He says it is specifically at international war crime tribunals. Is there a Blake in the shadows?

President Maithripala Sirisena on 22 March 2015 conferred General Sarath Fonseka, the former army commander, to the rank of Field Marshal, Sri Lanka’s highest military rank. President Maithripala Sirisena presided the ceremony held at the Defence Ministry ground.
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President Trump at the UN: immense pressure for reforms and cost-cutting

President Trump, who has never been a big fan of the UN, did not shy away from his core belief about the organization in his opening remark on Monday. He contradicted his own ambassador’s view of the organization in her opening speech, that the latter got ‘tremendous potential’.

President Trump at the UN: immense pressure for reforms and cost-cutting
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