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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Ambassador up beat on Sri Lanka’s future and its relations with Cuba

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba, Sarath Dissanayake, in a wide ranging interview with Radio Havana’s flagship programme “The world where we live in” on 10th June, shared his perspectives on Sri Lanka – Cuba Relations, post - war developments in the country and significance of Vesak Celebrations etc.

Ambassador up beat on Sri Lanka’s future and its relations with Cuba
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At last they get something to celebrate about!

We join the Palestinian people in celebrating the victory of Mohamed Assaf, a Gazan refugee, as the new Arab Idol.

At last they get something to celebrate about!
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Daya Master – sought UPFA ticket to contest in the North Provincial Council election

The most prominent among those who faced interview yesterday seeking nomination as UPFA candidate to contest in the North Provincial Council election was Velayutham Thayanithi nom de guerre Daya Master , a former media spokesman for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), and presently the News Editor of DAN TV, based in Jaffna.

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Mudiyappu Remedius
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Letter from America: Death of a Jew in Israel

For years I have been complaining about the gung-ho, trigger-happy mentality of the Israeli security forces in the occupied territories of Palestine. The latest episode on Friday involving the murder of an unarmed visitor, who happens to be Jewish, once again highlights the problem.

Letter from America: Death of a Jew in Israel
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Travails of a Digital Giant: Google’s Growing Woes

Trouble, indeed, comes in threes and the cliche is indisputable: the hurdles faced by Google, the search giant, in maintaining its supreme position in the digital battle field show no sign of abating, while it is doing its best – its worst, as some cynics see things - in order to achieve the rapidly-evolving goal.

Travails of a Digital Giant: Google’s Growing Woes
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Edward Snowden’s Wake-up Call : Cyber Security, Surveillance and Democracy

Edward Snowden, in his courageous, principled expose, has brought out how USA's National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on most nations in the world. This spying is clearly to establish or strengthen USA's political, economic and military global clout. India is the fifth-most spied-upon nation, even more than China and Russia. Considering that India is USA's strategic partner, spying on India is breach of faith. Iran tops the list (14 billion pieces of intelligence); then come Pakistan (13.5 billion), Jordan (12.7 billion), Egypt (7.6 billion), and India (6.3 billion).

Major General S.G. Vombatkere
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