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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2967

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Lalin’s Column: ‘Bye Bye Miss American Pie’ (or Deutschland schnitzel) - Killinochchi to Sri Kotha

DB-Dead and buried. The rumpus at Sri Kotha on 19 Dec 2011 made sure that the last line in the chorus of the above song ‘’This’ll be the day I die’ had rung true for all acolytes and promoters of the USA in SL. One of its leaders was proudly called Yankee Dickey.

The LLRC report and beyond; A golden opportunity to advance reconciliation

The long awaited report of the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has been made public by President Mahinda Rajapaksa by presenting it in the Parliament. As expected, the report has received a mixed reception, with favourable responses from several local media outlets, including some who have expressed “surprise” that the Commission has reported as they have done.

Would a unified Tamil political movement be a double edged sword?

Minister Douglas Devananda has called for all Tamil political parties in Sri Lanka to unite, possibly into a Tamil political umbrella group.

US presidential election

US presidential election is all about Israel and not about America. Elections in other countries center around the problems in the country concerned but in America the candidate has to prove or at least show how close he is to Israel to have any chance of winning or at least obtaining nomination to be a candidate.

Egyptians go to poll

Lots of Egyptians are confused because there are lots of candidates from so many parties. The election law is highly complicated, which causes difficulties especially in a country with a high illiteracy rate. The complete election process for various houses will take roughly three and a half months, with the full house of parliament convening for the first time in March.

Norwegian peace model and its faults

Looking at analysis done by Norwegian govt via NORAD is a document that brings Norwegians into serious disrepute as a peace negotiator. NORAD is a respected organization.

Desperate plea of a patriot for a permanent solution

In an open letter to Sri Lanka President MahindaRajapaksa Secretary General of Tamil United Liberation Front V. Anandasangaree, has pointed out that I am advising you in good faith that no satisfactory permanent solution can ever be found under a unitary system of Government.

Blow by Blow Retort To Channel 4: A candid and spirited response by Sri Lankan Ambassador in Germany

At the very outset I would like to state that it does not gives me a great pleasure at this moment of time as having had to bear with a decision of the organizers of this gathering to completely ignore my request to screen a documentary produce by Government of Sri Lanka back to back in answer to the Channel 04 Documentary which rebut graphically all allegations contained therein.

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