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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Isolate TNA until they denounce Vaddukoddai resolution. Let Srilanka not bend to TNA’s pressure tactics

It was on the 14th May of 1976, at Vaddukoddai, the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) under the Chairmanship of S.J.V.Chelvanayakam Q.C, M.P (K.K.S) adopted the Vaddukoddai Resolution, which radicalized the entire Tamil population of the North and east, which also played a greater role in militarizing the Tamil youths and diminished the political role of the Tamil community.

The Flight and Plight of a Stuntman: Death of Cannonball Man in England

“If the Almighty wanted us to fly, as the cliché goes, He would have given us wings,” sums up the spontaneous outburst of some of the passive spectators, who witnessed the unfortunate death of a young man, while standing a few meters away from where all it happened in a showground in Kent, England this week.

State Department War Crimes Chief Stephen Rapp’s cover-up of U.S. War Crimes in Rwanda Genocide

The April 28 report in The New York Times captioned ‘American Lawyer is Barred from Rwanda Tribunal Work’ caught the eye of this Online Daily’s Foreign News Desk which informed the readers that Peter Erlinder, a law professor in an American university, has been barred by the UN from working at the international tribunal for Rwanda based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha. He refused to travel to Arusa for fear of his life.

Lalin’s Column: Ban Ki-moon- Report and facts.

‘Prabakaran declared war on SL on four different occasions from 1985 even while peace talks were on. When he looked like winning, the Diaspora romanticised war, calling his cadres ‘boys’ etc. When SL and IPKF soldiers died and thousands of Sinhalese civilians were murdered, the LTTE and its supporters were exultant.

Moon report is aimed at division of Sri Lanka

A delegation of Sri Lankan Tamils settled in Europe attempted to hand over a petition to UN human rights office in Geneva on 9th April 2009, demanding UN intervention to stop SL military offensive against tigers.

A red end to the week at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices slipped again amidst month-end selling pressure. However, a substantial foreign participation was witnessed in the banking sector mainly in Commercial Bank (COMB). Week ended with All Share Price Index and Milanka Price Index decreasing 1.34% and 1.79% respectively.

Responding to the Darusman Report, the Tiger Way

Gopalaswami Mahendraraja alias Mahattaya was a Tiger leader and a Tamil hero, until Vellupillai Pirapaharan decided that he was an arch-traitor. Once the Leader branded his erstwhile deputy a betrayer, the Tamils were expected to fall in line, disregarding Mahattaya’s sterling record of service to the Eelam cause.

Sri Lanka’s computer hardware business to reach high

Sri Lanka’s computer hardware market forecasted an exponential growth in coming years, largely driven by public sector, telecom and financial sector companies, an IT market source said.

Civil Strife will prolong under Burma’s new president

Burma’s new President Thein Sein gave an address at 1/2011-Meeting held at the President Office in Naypyitaw on 23 April. Thein Sein highlighted that without national unity, the country with more than 100 races cannot have peace and stability. So, the government has to prioritize the national unity, he said.

UNP parliamentarian to expose Hambantota port issue on May 3

Sri Lanka's main opposition Umited National Party parliamentarian Harin Fernando has promised to expose the government for continuously misleading the people over the Hambantota Port, which cannot accommodate big vessels.

Arunachal Pradesh CM safe after missing copter scare

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu's chopper made emergency landing due to bad weather at Daporijo region in Bhutan on Saturday. All five passengers onboard the choppers are safe.

Letter from America: the Ghosts of Al-Hajjaj

Al-Hajjaj bin Yusuf al-Thaqafi (40-95 A.H.) was a tough military general who later became governor in the service of Umayyad rulers. In 73 A.H. he was sent by Abd-al Malik ibn Marwan to Makkah to bring the territory under Umayyad control. His seize of Hejaz resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent inhabitants.


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