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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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Lalin’s Column: General RWD (Daya) Ratnayake WWV RWP RSP USP

Gen Daya Ratnayake WWV, RWP,RSP, USP Commander of the Army of Sri Lanka, retired in February 2015 after 36 years of distinguished service. He was promoted to 4 star rank on retirement. Unfortunately as it happened shortly after the new government took power, his retirement may have be seen as a political act even though his promotion negates that idea.

Lalin’s Column: General RWD (Daya) Ratnayake WWV RWP RSP USP
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Sham Trial of Former Maldives president Nasheed ends with 13 years jail sentence

The sham trial of the former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed came to an end as the first democratically elected leader of the Maldives was convicted of a terrorism charge by a criminal court and sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday.

The sham trial of the former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed came to an end with a conviction of 13 years of imprisonment
Protesters react to news of Maldivian opposition leader and former President Mohamed Nasheed's  13-year jail sentence on March 13, 2015.
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Implement the 13th Amendment in full and then go further Modi tells Sri Lanka: How long is a piece of string Mr Modi?

The national question in Sri Lanka will never be solved if India keeps pouring fuel into the fire. While the principle of political devolution is now part of the Sri Lankan constitution, it is still not in the heart of the Sri Lankan electorate, especially amongst communities perhaps with the exception of the Northern and Eastern based Tamils.

Implement the 13th Amendment in full and then go further Modi tells Sri Lanka: How long is a piece of string Mr Modi?
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US gave refuge to El Salvador war criminal for decades: US role in war crimes

While the US. Department of State spokesperson in the daily media briefing in Washington March 12 hailed the upholding of human rights by Sri Lanka's new administration in releasing a Tamil human rights activist Balendran Jeyakumari, it was revealed on the same day that the U.S. had allowed an El Salvadorian war criminal to have refuge on the American soil for decades.

Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova
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