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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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Sri Lanka Navy; Only Navy to operate in a suicidal environment

By - Ravi De Seram

Sri Lanka Navy has stepped towards an era of a Blue Water Navy at time where they celebrated 57 years of duty to the mother land. Being the first line of defense of this Island nation, Sri Lanka Navy marked outstanding victories especially during past two years. Starting from combating the sea tiger small boat operations, it has gradually developed into a force which has even challenged the deadliest weapons of LTTE terrorism i.e. the suicide component. Reading back the history of the present conflict, one would understand that tigers introduced the concept of suicide attacks when they were defeated at various battle fronts.

Hpao Lan Hpar Got a Heart Attack

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

Phao Lan Phar is a Sino-Burmese word adapted into a Burmese vocabulary, in as much as the English copied from the French. The story goes that once upon a time when medicinal research were still young, a Chinese Emperor contracted hernia which in Burmese is called Moetta (rkwW)and his ball became so big that he found it difficult to walk and a man had to be hired to uplift the ball. For this was rewarded handsomely and was given a free hand the palace and could do anything he wishes. The Chinese name him Hpao Lan Hpar ??? (hold scrotum on the palm)

Mr. Chilcott, From Which Side of Your Mouth Did You Speak at the Dudley Senanayake Memorial Lecture?

By Philip Fernando in Los Angeles

British Representative in Sri Lanka Mr. Dominic Chilcott ironically blames everything that is wrong with the world on the 1648 treaty of Westphalia which created the idea that no country has the right to interfere in another country’s problems. Poppy cock! You are fully aware Mr. Chilcott that since 1648 the British behaved as if everything in the world were up for grabs. It was theirs for the asking. Now you complain that “the conflict in Sri Lanka makes waves in the UK and as the conflict worsens, we get more asylum seekers from Sri Lanka. It becomes more difficult to manage the movement of people between our countries. More Sri Lankans try to get into the UK illegally. The numbers of those overstaying their visa also increases.”

Malaysian Police held Uthayakumar in lock up for 24 hours and released him

It was an exercise of vindictiveness. Malaysian Police kept P. Uthayakumar, Human Rights Lawyer and the Legal adviser of Hindu Rights Action Force of Malaysia (HINDRAF), at the Pudu Jail Police Station from Tuesday evening up to yesterday evening 5 PM and subsequently released him. In the meantime yesterday Malaysian police raided P.Uthayakumar’s legal firm located at Bangsar, as well as that of his brother P.Vethamurthy’s lawyers office located at Seram Lam. “Asian Tribune” learnt that Police were looking for seditious materials in those lawyers’ offices, to assist in their investigation into the seditious cases they have already filed against the leading HINDURAFT members.

Rauff Hakeem flays the government after crossing over to Opposition

Rauff Hakeem, Lader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the Minister of Post and Telecommunication spoke to Asian Tribune after crossing over to the opposition yesterday afternoon. He said that he has misgivings about the capability of the government to address the grievances of the minorities; both Muslims and Tamils. He said that they cannot suffer the type indignity they have been suffering for several months. He added that they have been very patient looking at the continuous derogation of our rights and that of our people and also the general disregard for all norms of good governance. Rauff Hakeem told “Asian Tribune” that he had already made a statement in the floor of the Parliament reasons for his cross over to the opposition.

The LTTE is heavily involved in fund raising for Hilary Clinton in New Jersey

By Walter Jayawardhana

Well known activists of a banned terrorist group in the United States are involved in the fund raising activities of the US Democratic candidate Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton. According to a fundraising web site for the Senator, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activists are involved in raising funds from 100 Dollars to 2300 Dollars to help elect Senator Clinton as the next United States President. New Jersey residents have expressed the fear, that the LTTE or the Tamil Tigers could flush supporters with millions of dollars, to buy influence over the next possible President of the United States of America by infiltrating into democratic fund raising machine.

Two Tigers killed themselves to avoid arrest

By Ruwan Weerakoon in Colombo

Two Tiger cadres gone into hiding inside the roof ceiling of a house in Viayaparimoolai, located in Point Pedro, tore themselves apart by self -activated explosions, when the troops swooped on the premises early this morning (13) at about 5.10 a.m. after receipt of credible civilian information over their presence in the house. Troops on a tip – cordoned off the house premises to conduct a search where a family of six was living including five children, of whom two were sitting the ongoing GCE (O/L) Examination - their ages 17 years and 16 years respectively and other children's ages 8 years 14 years and 15 years.


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