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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Meher Baba

E.D. Wikramanayake- Appreciation

By Gomin Dayasri

President Chandrika Kumaranatunga, at the pinnacle of power, invited a small group of distinguished lawyers for dinner before she presented the disastrous "package" to the nation. Among them was naturally "ED", who had appeared so caringly for her mother when she was out of power. Yet when the dreaded package was introduced and we were looking for a personality to chair a public meeting at the YMBA to protest against it, ED willingly accepted the honors as he knew the harm that will befell the country. He was a patriot who did not care for posts or positions.

India's erratic and irrational behaviour

By Asif Haroon Raja

While India has made impressive improvements in the domain of military, technology, economy and education, these improvements had little impact on Hindu extremism and political culture. The Hindu extremists have become more and more intolerant, bigoted and fickle-minded when in seen in context with their behaviour towards the minorities of other religions residing in India. Their venom against Indian Muslims in particular is astonishing. The Brahmans who consider it their birth right to rule and to enjoy all the perks and privileges continue to look down upon low caste Hindus.

Time to Defend the Nation's Gains and Reject Lawlessness - SPUR

The Australian based the Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR) has unreservedly condemned the killing of Lasantha Wickramatunga, Editor of the Sunday Leader Newspaper and also on the attack on the Maharaja Sirasa Television Station. Ranjith Soysa, SPUR Spokesperson said that SPUR earnestly hopes that the Government of Sri Lanka will leave no stone unturned in apprehending the culprits and taking legal action to punish them using the full force of the law. "We also urge the Government to take immediate steps to prevent further incidents of this nature or any other form of lawlessness which can only destabilise the country and tarnish its image in the eyes of the world," Said Ranjit Soysa in a statement.

Foreign Minister condoles the death of Sri Lankan envoy in Poland

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has hailed the services to the nation of Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Poland, Clarence Felician Chinniah, who passed away suddenly last Thursday (8th January) in Warsaw. In a condolence message, the Minister recalled the professional manner in which the late envoy had discharged his responsibilities. He has conveyed his profound sympathy to the mother and brothers of Ambassador Chinniah, as well as other members of the bereaved family.

The Layman's Journey to Economic Black Holes

Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…..

The prospect of the existence of a Black hole in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, let alone in our solar system, can frighten us to the core by causing emotional paralysis. A Black hole has the potential, not only to suck up everything that was unfortunate enough to be in its vicinity which includes humble light, but also to whip up the enthusiasm among certain folks who have a penchant to stare at the endless universe through expensive telescopes in search of one. Its invisibility and remoteness generate a bit of both reverence and awe simultaneously while the estimated destructive power, defies the dwarfing size, in wrapping up the sentiments in a capsule of mystery.

Tamil Nadu is partly responsible for the sufferings of the Tamils in Sri Lanka - Anandasangaree

Tamil Nadu which is partly responsible for the sufferings of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, must now wakeup present from its deep slumber and persuade LTTE, if in case unyielding, warn them to release the people to go anywhere they want V. Anandasangaree said. He added that the LTTE has lost the war and it is ridiculous for anyone to still believe that they will regain all what they have lost. V. Anandasangaree, President – TULF said in a statement that If the LTTE is willing to lay down their arms they can do so and negotiate with the Government for a solution within a united Sri Lanka, wherein all ethnic groups can live as equals, enjoying all rights without any form of discrimination what so ever. He added that failure to do so will only pave the way for some unscrupulous elements to takeover, like snakes taking up residence in the anthills built by the labour of infinite number of white-ants

Meher Baba Manifestation Expected in Iran?

By M Rama Rao, India Editor, Asian Tribune