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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2677

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President Mahinda is the only leader who could solve the decades old problem

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s firm commitment to devolution of power, his determination not to grant the demands of the Tiger terrorists in any form, whatever that may be the failures of the past leaders and the Indian involvement in the ethnic issue are subjects covering in the recent weekly Lankadeepa Article written by the veteran Sinhala journalist Mr. Wasantha Priya Ramasnayake.

Influential Oprah

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential and powerful woman in the world. While her self-titled award winning show has come to a close after a record 25 seasons, it doesn’t mean that is the end of the show for Oprah.

The Changing Regional Landscape

First came the words, tough, unequivocal and uncompromising, the new chief minister keeping a promise to her electorate. Jayalalitha Jeyaram piloted a needle-sharp resolution through the Tamil Nadu regional assembly demanding that the Centre impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka. The resolution passed unanimously.

A massive propaganda drive

Israel is involved in a massive propaganda drive to counter Palestinian UN bid. It is reported that secret cables have been sent to all Israeli embassies to exert maximum pressure on the countries they are in to thwart the international recognition of Palestinian state.

History Repeats: Congress and Indian Government in serious crisis

The Indian National Congress (I) and the central Government are now in the deep pit of a very serious crisis.

Sri Lanka’s Private Sector Pension Bill, Providing Oxygen to Opposition, and the Government’s Dilemma

The proposed Private Sector Pensions Bill, and the attempts made by the issueless opposition political parties to take advantage of this Bill to mislead and stage agitations which resulted in the death of an innocent worker and the lackluster attitude of many Ministers to face the reality and attempting to dump everything at the doorstep of the President.

Channel 4 Video; Even the authencity of the video does not prove perpetrators were government soldiers

An independent United Nations human rights expert has called on Sri Lankan authorities to thoroughly investigate the apparent execution of several men by Government soldiers, saying a disputed video of the incident seems to be authentic. Christopher Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, described the killings shown on the video – whose authenticity has been contested by the Sri Lankan Government – as “textbook examples of extrajudicial executions.”

Nordic Greens “hearing” in European Parliament has no official standing, a mere gimmick - Ambassador Aryasinha

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has made the following comment about the so called "hearing” held at the European Parliament on 01 June 2011 titled "Sri Lanka Two years after the war: will the perpetrators be brought to justice?”

The debacle of the private sector pension bill: Time to reintroduce White Papers?

Irrespective of whether the private sector pension bill is good or bad, its aborted passage, temporary according to the government, has demonstrated a flaw in the way important legislation progresses through Parliament.

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