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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Award winning Sri Lankan director in SA

The award winning film 'A Common Man' was screened by the Sri Lankan High Commission in South Africa. The screening took place in Johannesburg and the movie-goers had the good fortune to meet with Chandran Rutnam, the award winning director of the film.

Pictured at the screening of 'A Common Man' in Johannesburg are (l-r) Arif Zaman, Commonwealth Business Council, Toni Gomes, President of Business Professional Women (BPW) SA, High Commissioner Shehan Ratnavale of Sri Lanka in SA, Chandran Rutnam, Asian Film Location Services and Award-winning Director and Barbara King, Indelible Media
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Response: New York Times “Bad History Mars Indian Movie on Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination”

One cannot comment on the movie “Madras Café”, without understanding the dynamics of Lankan history without bias. Suhrith Parthasarathy, the author of the New York Times article “Bad History Mars Indian Movie on Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination”, fails to do just that. The events in Sri Lanka were not as simple as what Mr. Suhrith Parthasarathy portrays them to be. Much of the roots of the three decades long violence in Sri Lanka lie in the 133 years of Colonial rule.

Demonstrators in Mumbai, Maharashtra, demanding a ban on the film “Madras Cafe” on Aug. 22.
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Chile and Sri Lanka discuss to strengthen relations

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Brazil, Raja Edirisuriya, met the Director-General of Asia Pacific, Fernando Varela Palma, and Ambassador and Director of Ceremonial, James Sinclair, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Santiago, Chile on August 21, 2013. " class="caption" align="right" />

 From right to left – Director General of Protocol-Ambassador James Sinclair,  Mr. Raja A. Edirisuriya-Ambassador for Sri Lanka, Mr. Juan Sebastian Vicuna,  Consul General for Sri Lanka in Chile, Ambassador Fernando Varela Palma, Director of Asia Pacific of the Chilean Foreign Ministry.
From left to right – Ambassador Fernando Varela Palma, Director of Asia Pacific of the Chilean Foreign Ministry, Mr. Raja A. Edirisuriya-Ambassador, Ambassador James Sinclair-Director General of Protocol and Mr. Juan Sebastian Vicuna, Hony. Consul General for Sri Lanka in Chile.
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Lalin’s Column: Never again Pillai- has disappeared

Navaneethen (Tamil for freshly churned butter for the Gods) Pillai (Pillay in SA) came blowing hard to make waves in a country that had faced natural and manmade tsunamis. She knew there were turn coats here. She left with her credibility if not her facial expressions in tatters.

Lalin’s Column: Never again Pillai- has disappeared
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Challenge for the Tamils in the Northern Province: Do you wish to retreat into the same old snail shell as the TNA?

In announcing the demand for a merged North East province and a Federal constitutional arrangement, the TNA has retreated to square one in the political journey of Tamils for equality and respect.

Challenge for the Tamils in the Northern Province: Do you wish to retreat into the same old snail shell as the TNA?
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