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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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The forgotten father of four

The Scottish comedian, Frankie Boyle, who in December donated the Stg. Pound 50,000 he won in his libel action against the British newspaper, ‘Daily Mirror’ to Shaker Aamer’s legal fund, went on hunger strike to highlight the plight of the detainee from London.

The Scottish comedian, Frankie Boyle
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Sri Lanka ready to share its experience as best practices on humanitarian effectiveness with other countries

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the approaches used in post-tsunami and post-conflict Sri Lanka, with suitable adaptation, could be deployed in managing humanitarian situations in other countries as well, and that the Government of Sri Lanka continues to stand ready to share its experience as best practices on humanitarian effectiveness, with other countries that are similarly placed, in an effort to relieve those who undergo suffering due to humanitarian emergencies.

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha
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“The 13th Amendment, is that the most expedient resolution or not for the prevalent ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka”

On Friday, 19 July the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies initiated its inaugural Debate Programme between Sri Lanka Law College Students and University of Colombo Law Faculty Students. “The 13th Amendment, is that the most expedient resolution or not for the prevalent ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka” became the theme for the debate programme.

 “The 13th Amendment, is that the most expedient resolution or not for the prevalent ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka”
 “The 13th Amendment, is that the most expedient resolution or not for the prevalent ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka”
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China’s tallest Buddha statue of Tang dynasty to reopen for worship

The third tallest Buddha statue in the North-Western Gansu province of China will be thrown open for public viewing, after two years of maintenance by archaeologists. The giant statue is awaiting for final check and clearance from the Cultural heritage administration before opening.

Renovated-buddhist-statue-to-be-opened-for-worship-in-china
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Letter from America: Why Buddhism Declined? – Part 3

Popular myths circulated and believed amongst many Buddhists about the decline of Buddhism in South Asia or the Indian subcontinent are so bizarre that they are more often than not diametrically opposed to the historical facts. Those myths, unfortunately, define and justify the current genocidal campaigns against non-Buddhists in Buddhist-majority countries. This series of articles aims at an objective study on the causes of such decline.

Letter from America: Why Buddhism Declined? – Part 3
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“Time has come to know the status of the talks:” Dr Lotha

NCP leader, Dr TM Lotha, MLA expressed serious concern on the present peace process between the Government of India and the Naga underground people as no tangible solution was still in sight.

NCP  leader, Dr TM Lotha  MLA
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Lalin’s Column: Army Legal Services-An interlude

The many appreciations following the death of President’s Counsel Daya Perera brought to mind exploits of some officers who made their mark in the Army Legal Services (ALS) of the past. One went on to become rich and famous and another did not but had delusions of grandeur.

Lalin’s Column: Army Legal Services-An interlude
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10,000 live turtles seized at Kolkata airport, two Indians arrested

A consignment of about 10,000 live turtles belonging to endangered species was seized at Kolkatta (India) airport on July 18 and two persons were arrested by the Custom Air Intelligent Unit in this connection.

10,000 live turtles belonging to endangered species
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The Fallacy of the American Policy towards Burma

American scholars and policy makers, construe the Union of Burma, as a monolithic whole. without delving deep into its authentic contemporary history. In its obsession to counter the Chinese influence, it has somehow or other draw the conclusion that this country is endeavouring to change from military dictatorship to that of liberal democracy and as such should help them in any aspect to complete the transaction.

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Dynamo: a major British Export in the making

The ability of Dynamo, 30, whose real name is Stephen Frayne, to spellbind television audiences, shows no sign of abating around the world with his magic tricks. On the contrary, with his latest series on television, Dynamo proves he is simply the best magic performer in the world at present. Some of the things that Dynamo has been doings are thoroughly mind-boggling and defying logic and reason.

Dynamo: a major British Export in the making
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