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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Preparing for the Next ‘War’, via Enabling Laws

The day before President Rajapaksa reached Buddha Gaya, with a gargantuan delegation in tow, Lankan parliament passed the Convention on the Suppression of Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Bill. Earlier in the week, a controversy arose when the opposition pointed out a critical lacuna in the Bill: it contained no definition of what constitutes ‘terrorism’ (just as the ‘Sacred Areas Act’ did not contain a definition of ‘Sacred Areas’). On Thursday the Bill was presented, complete with the definition.

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Richard III: the English king who personified mystery

Archaeologists confirmed on Monday that the skeletal remains that they found deep down in a car park in Leicester, England were those of late King Richard III.

Richard III: the English king who personified mystery
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Widest ever interactive TV for Obama’s State of Union address

President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday is expected to reach the widest ever audience as Microsoft search engine, ”Bing” plans to provide millions of viewers with an interactive experience with real-time polling and social media aggregation as Obama delivers his message staring his second term.

Widest ever interactive TV for Obama’s State of Union address
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Local Tamils bear brunt of anti-Lanka attacks

Pro- Tamil outfits that often protest at Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa visit to India are posing a risk to local Tamils working in Sri Lankan government and civil establishments in Chennai.

Local Tamils bear brunt of anti-Lanka attacks
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British Meat - Beware First It Was Religious Rituals, Now Horse Meat

As we were one of the first to warn about British Red Tractor Meat being blessed in religious slaughter, showing that we do not know here in the UK what we are eating due to poor guarantees by assured food standard of the meat trade which claims.

British Meat -  Beware First It Was Religious Rituals, Now Horse Meat
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Mehbooba Mufti “disappointed” over execution

Terming the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on Saturday as disappointing, Jammu and Kashmir opposition PDP president Mehbooba Mufti demanded handing over his body to the family for last rites.

Mehbooba Muft
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"Help moderate negative narratives propagated against Sri Lanka" –Ambassador Aryasinha calls on Sri Lankans

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has called on Sri Lankans living abroad "to contribute towards moderating the negative narratives propagated against Sri Lanka – by clarifying genuine concerns and debunking the falsehoods".

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha
"Help moderate negative narratives propagated against Sri Lanka" –Ambassador Aryasinha calls on Sri Lankans
"Help moderate negative narratives propagated against Sri Lanka" –Ambassador Aryasinha calls on Sri Lankans
"Help moderate negative narratives propagated against Sri Lanka" –Ambassador Aryasinha calls on Sri Lankans
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Afzal Guru showed no sign of remorse before hanging

Jaish-e-Mohammad militant Afzal Guru, who was hanged on Saturday for his role in the deadly terror attack on Parliament in 2001, was remorseless when he was taken to the gallows in the morning.

Jaish-e-Mohammad militant Afzal Guru,
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Mohannad calls Sri Lanka as his second home

Mohannad Al Shamrani who was on an extensive tour of Sri Lanka with his wife is back in the kingdom. He was highly impressed with the hospitality and extra ordinary friendliness he found among the people of the island nation.

Mohannad Al Shamrani paying  a courtesy call to the Governor Alavi Mowlana
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Afzal hanging: VHP members clash with Kashmiri students

Members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal scuffled with Kashmiri youths at Jantar Mantar over the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in New Delhi on Saturday.

Afzal hanging: VHP members clash with Kashmiri students
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Sri Lanka Independence marked at Houston, Texas

The 65th Independence of Sri Lanka was celebrated in Houston, Texas last weekend attended by a large Sri Lanka expatriate community and American well wishers.

Sri Lanka Independence marked at Houston, Texas
Sri Lanka Independence marked at Houston, Texas
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Letter from America: Indian Dream or Delirium?

Last week while driving between Erie in Pennsylvania and Cleveland in Ohio, I called Ravindran - an old friend, originally from Madras in India, who studied with me at both the University of California and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Letter from America: Indian Dream or Delirium?
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