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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2768

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Where are the leaders?

It is really pathetic to note while Sri Lanka is left leaderless the minority Muslim community too has been an orphan for long with the same terrible shortcoming. They are religiously divided as in politics with various sects and one of them being totally opposed to Islamic principles and opting for violence means to convey their message.

M.A.Sumanthiran - MP & Spokesperson of the TNA
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Rshad calls for Parliament Select Committee

In the wake of political allegations against him in the aftermath of April 21 bombings, Leader of ACMC, Sri Lankan Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has called for a Parliamentary Select Committee to clear his name.

Rshad calls for Parliament Select Committee
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Sri Lanka: A Tragic Lesson in Revenge Politics

My relationship with the island nation of Sri Lanka began over twenty years ago. At that time, it was engaged in a bloody 30-year civil war that eventually claimed the lives of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people. A deadly tsunami had devastated the country on Dec. 26, 2004, and on November 19, 2005, Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to the first term of his presidency. From his predecessor, Chandrika Kumaratunga, a lady of questionable ethics, Mr. Rajapaksa inherited a country in chaos; it was rife with political corruption, racial, cultural, and religious conflicts, as well as poverty and social turmoil. The beleaguered natives were weary of hardship and death, of the seemingly endless war, of being left behind by economic development, and of living in constant fear that a suicide bomber might suddenly appear and blow them to bits.

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"Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day"

This is a letter written by Mahinda Gunasekera of Canada on the Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as 'Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day' by Toronto and Brampton. He writes this letter to the Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, on their proclamation of the “Proclamation of “Tamil Genocide Day”

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Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope

I was 16 when I witnessed the horror terrorism first hand. It was the blast I lost my father in.
When the long battle ended with the Tamil Tigers in 2009, I was relieved that what I witnessed would not be seen by my children.

Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope
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Latter From America - Trying to make sense of the Sri Lankan Tragedy

Thanks to the state and non-state actors, our world is increasingly becoming insecure and unsafe for ordinary civilians. No place is safe and secure for them!

 Latter From America - Trying to make sense of the Sri Lankan Tragedy
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India - National elections, Northeast shows the way

Once a land of separatist insurgents, their supporter-sympathizers and many journalist- intellectuals promoting anti-India propaganda, the northeastern region (commonly termed as Northeast) this time has marked a rare achievement of peaceful polling with echo-friendly campaigns resulting over 80 percent turn-out during the general elections of India, where the national average usually remains within 70% polling.

India - National elections, Northeast shows the way
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It is Mangala Again!

Mangala Samaraweera continues to better his record as the most treacherous person ever to assume a political office since independence in Sri Lanka. Holding a press conference on Friday the 27th April on the Easter attack, he maintained that he is concerned about the loss of revenue in tourism and the effect the attack may have on the future arrivals.

It is Mangala Again!
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Kashmir Again at Crossroads - What Future Holds for Kashmir if BJP Wins Indian Elections 2019?

General elections are underway in India, and in next four weeks, 900 million people there will be eligible to cast a vote to choose their next Prime Minister. Polls predictions so far suggests the potential re-election of BJP with Modi in power again for the next five years.

New trend in Kashmir is the attendance of a large number of Kashmiris in the funeral procession of rebels killed by Indian forces. Media reports say at least 160 rebels were killed in encounters this year across Kashmir. Sameer Mushtaq/Al Jazeera
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