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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2829

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Our Nordic community stands up against extremism

The Nordic countries are among the world's most free and open. We stand firmly rooted in democratic values and affirm the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Our countries are characterised by well-developed welfare models and a high degree of individual freedom and gender equality. We stand in solidarity with the rest of the world, sharing our wealth and opening our doors to people fleeing war and oppression.

Karunanidhi swipes at Jayalalithaa on Lanka issue

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK leader M.Karunanidhi, while condemning Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse for his criticism on the resolution passed in the Tamil Nadu State Assembly against Sri Lanka, he conceded that Jayalalithaa, the present Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, speaks about Sri Lankan Tamils only for her political gains.

Multi cultural nationalism in Sri Lanka

No country in the world today could be identified as having a one hundred percent homogenous cultural identity although some countries have varying degrees of such homogeneity than others. Greater the homogeneity, easier it would be to link the cultural identity to what might be described as the identity’s nationalism.

Prime Minister requested parliamentarians not to mislead the public about bringing down the parliamentary seats in the Jaffna district

Sri Lanka Prime Minister D.M. Jayarathne yesterday said that the Elections Commissioner cannot change the number of parliamentary seats in a district according to his authority.

Parliament attack: Allow hanging of Afzal Guru, Govt tells President

In a significant decision, the government reportedly recommended to the President rejection of the clemency petition of Parliament attack convict Mohd Afzal Guru, condemned to death.

President Mahinda inspects Sri Lanka Tea Centre in Beijing

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is on a 4 days official visit to China, made an inspection tour to the Infinit Tea Centre in Beijing this morning. Infinit Tea Centre is a leading tea centre in Beijing which belongs to the Huichen Company.

Death sentence for LeT terrorist in Red Fort attack upheld

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence awarded to Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq for the Dec 22, 2000 attack at the Red Fort in which three army men were killed.

Publicity seekers

Maldivian foreign minister Ahmed Naseem says that he was shocked to read about a Maldives- Lanka maritime deal under which Maldives would provide safe passage for Sri Lanka fishermen traveling to Arabian Sea. According to Naseem no such agreement had been signed.

Blooming friendship between Sri Lanka and China

Relations between China and Sri Lanka have reached a peak level, especially during the Administration of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Chinese assistance to various sectors of Sri Lanka is on a very high level, and is very much conspicuous throughout the country.

The International Crisis Group Report on Sri Lanka- Can We Avoid Emotional Exaggeration and Stay With the Facts?

The ill timed report of the International Crisis Group will only contribute to reopen the healing wounds of conflict and revive communal hatred and ethnic tensions in Sri Lanka.

Maldives’ Quad-bike accident turns political

The quad-bike accident that killed a British honeymoon couple in the Maldives has taken a political turn with the matter slated for debate in Parliament.