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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2620

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Bangladesh’s Quota System Needs to Go

During the British rule of India, a famous politician in the undivided Bengal province once said, ‘The politics of Bengal is in reality the economics of Bengal.’ Looking at Bangladesh’s history since 1947 when she was named East Pakistan, and esp. since 1971 when she became an independent state after a bloody liberation war of nine months, that reality has not changed an iota: economy continues to drive politics. This perhaps explains today’s student unrest in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh’s Quota System Needs to Go
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Lalins Column: HRCSL –Disgraced and Disgraceful

One thing is clear. The government doesn’t give a fig or a jot for the Human Rights Commission Of Sri Lanka (HRCSL). It is clear that it decided to implement the death penalty after 42 years without consulting the HRCSL. The extremely late objection by the HCRSL on the absolutely indefensible decision of the government to resume executions shows that the HRCSL has been taken totally unawares. It is obvious that it was totally ignored by the government on probably the most crucial HR issue of the time.

Lalins Column:  HRCSL –Disgraced and Disgraceful
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A Road - B 380, Makes Lives Of People In Valikamam Miserable

One might wonder whether a road that cut across ones’ land would make people’s lives miserable? In fact, that is the truth and nothing less than the truth and this is what the B 380 Road is doing for the people in Valikamam.

 Kantharodai/ Kadurugoda Temple  - located in the B 380 Road
St. Antony's Church, Chunnakam
Sri Kathiramalai Temple - Chunnakam
Nilavarai
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Make It Simple By Using Day-to-Day Words, Don’t Waste Searching For Words, Phrases

While you are trying to complete your writings projects, why are you worrying about the words, phrases and beautiful words? Forget all these things as they are the ones hindering your writing progress and journey. You go ahead with the simplest words you already have and complete what you wanted to write.

Make It Simple By Using Day-to-Day Words, Don’t Waste Searching For Words, Phrases
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Lalins Column: Hitler, Prabakaran and Wijeweera-Kaput. Who else?

What a shindig in SL that excites itself thoroughly on the cheapest of thrills. An artless monk dropped a clanger at a private function telling the former defence secretary GR that “some describe him as a Hitler”! In SL people are described as honest too. This does not make them that. The priest added that GR should go for it and govern effectively. GR however is still not a politician.

Lalins Column: Hitler,  Prabakaran and Wijeweera-Kaput. Who else?
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Japan is the winner of FIFA 2018!

Japan national football team and its fans suffered a massive heartbreak on last Monday, losing to a last-gasp Belgium goal that shattered its hopes of reaching the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals. Anyway, Japanese fans have done their homework

‘Heartbroken for Japan’: Twitter salutes Blue Samurai despite Belgium’s come-from-behind win
Japan is the winner of FIFA 2018!
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Nawaz Sharif Hit by a Triple-Whammy: former Pakistani PM Stares into a Very Deep Abyss

The stream of bad news from Nawaz Sharif, the former Pakistani Prime Minister, shows no sign of early let-up recently: his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, has just undergone treatment in London for cancer; he has been banned in Pakistan from holding either public or party office for life; then, he, along with his daughter, Mariam Nawaz, have just been sentenced to jail for 10 and 7 years respectively by an accountability court in Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif Hit by a Triple-Whammy: former Pakistani PM Stares into a Very Deep Abyss
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Great Sri Lankan Patriots - A Call for Unity

No-where do I see praise for the hardworking man in the streets, shops and businesses of Sri Lanka.

May the Word of the Buddha and his Teachings bring peace, happiness and prosperity to all living on this treasured island in the sun!
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7th July Incident, the fore runner of the Current 2008 Nargis Constitution

After more than half a century few people would recollect what happened on that fateful day of July 7th, 1962, where the embryo of the current illegal 2008 Nargis Current Constitution of Burma was laid, proclaiming that power comes out of the gun and laid the foundations of civil war, with the motto of “the monarch of all I survey,” by the Burmese Army(Tatmadaw), I was just a young freshmen, mixing with the senor students demonstrating within the Rangoon University compound, when there was a burst of gun fire and the entire history of the Union of Burma was changed forever.

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Pilgrims’ Nightmare in Deva Bhoomi

Uttarakhand has something for everyone – the tourist, nature lover and the pilgrim, whether one is a Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist. Over the past seventy years, the authorities have gone out of their way to present the region as the thrilling vacation hotspot with compelling landscapes, teeming wildlife, and adventure zones. The same diligence has not been shown to present its shrines, particularly Hindu shrines, as I noticed during my Char Dham yatra.

Author and his wife Vani outside Kedarnath Temple
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