by H. Annamalai, Victoria Keener, Matthew J. Widlansky, and Jan Hafner
AsiaPacific Issues, No. 122
This monograph examines the nature, extent, and causes of economic and social decline in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces-a region that has endured civil war between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for the past quarter century.
HONOLULU (DEC. 23) - A total of US $506,978 has been contributed to the East-West Center Tsunami Relief Fund. The contributions have come from donations from the generous public and EWC alumni, through fund-raising activities conducted by the EWC and University of Hawaii students and staff, and school children in Hawaii and on the U.S. mainland. To date, 83 percent of the funds has been distributed. The remaining 17 percent is in the process of being dispersed to specified projects.
- Pipeline Cafe Benefit Concert: Sunday,
Jan. 9, 4-11 p.m., featuring 15 top Hawaii bands and performers. All donations
will be contributed to the East-West Center Tsunami Relief Fund
TSUNAMI: This East-West Wire report includes pieces by East-West Center and Pacific Disaster Center specialists on a new information service for emergency managers as well as the political, economic, health, and environmental implications of the devastating tsunami that hit South and Southeast Asian nations.
1. DISASTER MITIGATION: