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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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2012 Phenomenon: Has the Countdown Begun?

“The series of strange events that we witness at present are the hallmark of the Armageddon,” say the experts who rely on, what scientists call pseudoscience – the analysis of Mayan Calendar, which predicts the end of the world on 21 December 2012.

Well done England

I read with no surprise that a large number of Australian newspapers were critical of their cricket team. Many of them headlined ‘It was our worst eleven’. I think it is not fair by the English side since it needed to be given due credit for its excellent all round performance.

Does Sri Lanka Need To Change Its Monetary Unit?

Historical evidence of Sri Lanka unambiguously indicates that she had been used monetary units in different names in the past before the current monetary unit, Rupee introduced into the country. The fascinating coins triumphal arch installed in Bank of Ceylon Head Quarters in Colombo displays the models of different monetary units had been administered in Sri Lanka in the history.

Gruesome killings

A US brigadier general is conducting a top to bottom review of 5th Stryker brigade after five of its soldiers were committed for trial early this year charged with involvement in the murders of Afghan civilians and other alleged crimes including mutilating their bodies and collecting fingers and skulls from corpses as trophies.

What a contrast!

Former US president, George W. Bush once arrogantly said “you are with us or against us”. This is quite contrast to what late US president, John F. Kennedy said in 1961 in a speech to the Newspaper Publishers Association;

Sinhala Buddhist Revival-Advise From A Great Tamil

Sir Ponnambalam Arunachalam’s Prize Day Speech (July 30th 1914) This speech is reproduced from the latest issue of the Mahinda College Magazine 2002, which has been dedicated to commemorating the 110th Anniversary of the founding of the College.

Regime change-sorry, Sri Lanka is not Iraq

Wikileak revelations did not surprise me as much as what I read in the front pages of Sri Lankan newspapers recently. The news item related to some opposition goons trying to canvass support through their masters for a regime change, by conspiring at the headquarters of democracy – the House of Commons.

India’s true face has been exposed

9/11 dramatically converted Pakistan from an international outcast under a military dictator aligned with extremist Taliban regime in Kabul to become a key strategic partner of America’s war on terror. This change in status brought about by USA did not occur out of the blue but under a well conceived design.

A danger ahead

Various statements issued by foreign diplomats in Colombo concerning the affairs of the host country, including what is revealed by the most recent Wikileaks secret US Embassy cables, are typical examples of permitting foreign diplomats, especially from USA and Europe, appointed to Sri Lanka to involve in Sri Lanka’s internal matters.

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