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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2707

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Strategizing Indo-Sri Lanka Symbiosis

"Sri Lanka needs to strategize and place on track an India Policy" is what Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, former Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India, onetime Director-General Central Cultural Fund and former Professor of Archaeology at Sri Lanka's premier university Peradeniya advocates . Professor Seneviratne says "In his own way, Kadirgamar was working towards this goal".

Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, former Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India
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Sri Lanka’s first National Coop Policy & Coop Act in the offing

As Sri Lanka’s third economic force reported total value close to $ 3 Bn, it is set to enter the next stage of development with a variety of support measures from the government –including a National Cooperative Act, a Coop policy and the third cooperative university in South Asia set up in Sri Lanka.

Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (second from right) hands over the official Int’l Coop Day celebration plaque to  President Maithripala Sirisena at Int’l Coop Day event held 02 July at Nelum Pokuna Auditorium, Colombo.
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U.S. on Civilian Casualties: Inherent right of self-defense-national interest

"U.S. policy on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation's inherent right of self-defense is based on our national interest, our values, and our legal obligations", declares President Obama in an Executive Order of July 1 outlining the United States policy on civilian casualties as result of its current Global War On Terror.

President Obama's national security stalwarts Dr. Samantha Power and Dr. Susan Rice
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Nearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings

Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most

Iraqi security forces and civilians gather at the site after a suicide car bomb occurred in the Karrada shopping area in Baghdad, Iraq on 3 July, 2016. Photo: Khalid al Mousily/Reuters
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Lesson In Obsequiousness In Interview Grab

Despite all the claims of its high TRP, there are not many who rate the nightly verbal joust on Times Now high because all you get to hear is shouting and screaming. Perhaps the only reason why the programme enjoys high viewership is that people do like to see the interviewee, if he or she is a big name, being roasted by the interviewer. But then many also find the uncontrolled aggression of the interviewer who does not like to let the guests put across their point of view quite off-putting.

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Eli - the weasel - is dead

Eli Wiesel has died. I was never a fan of him in spite of his many successes in life, mostly selling the Holocaust industry. I found him fake and considered him a disingenuous person: a hypocrite of our time. He was in the habit of making things up, in a way that his many subsequent detractors could identify as not untypical of his modus operandi: grasping with deft assurance what people important to his future would want to hear and, by the same token, would not want to hear.

Eli - the weasel - is dead
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