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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Arrest of Yoshita a political witch hunting: Police denied allegation

“Political revenge and witch hunting should be confined to politicians and not be extended to their families”, said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday after he visited his second son, Yoshitha, remanded at the Welikada Prison since Saturday night, on a charge of violating the Money Laundering Act. The former president spent a few minutes there with Yoshitha.

Arrest of Yoshita a political witch hunting:  Police denied  allegation
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One sided justice in Sri Lanka could justify a UNHRC international enquiry

Ironically, the tactics of the regime to target the Rajapaksa’s as evidence that the justice system is independent and is working in Sri Lanka, might prompt the very person who they are targeting to call for an international enquiry as he too would not have the confidence that those who fought and risked their lives to free Sri Lanka from the tyranny of the LTTE will be treated fairly by a politically inspired and motivated domestic mechanism whose only target and objective might be to discredit the Rajapaksa’s and distance them from being the principal architects for winning the war and beating terrorism.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and President Maithripala Srisena - File Photo
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Rising tensions: NATO-Turkish radars detected Russian jet's airspace violation, Turkey warns Russia!

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on 31 January that both Turkish and NATO radars detected a Russian jet violating Turkish airspace, refuting Russian claims that the violation was "pure propaganda."

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