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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

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UNHRC summit and Sri Lankan anger; Some Western Nations doing the bidding of LTTE supporters

It is reported that some Western nations are to move a motion at the February sessions of the UNHRC compelling Sri Lanka to act on possible accountability issues during the final war against the LTTE within a time frame determined by the UNHRC.

Solve the oldest conflict first

The Western governments, especially the US administration did not waste time to condemn Russia and China for vetoing a draft resolution against Syria.

This doesn't resembles the character of Egyptian people

The well known Israeli journalist, Uri Avenery, in one of his recent articles, paid rich tribute for Egyptian people for their non aggressiveness and the ever present humor in them.

Independent…but not yet Free

Sri Lanka received its independence from Britain on February 4, 1948, but our country is still not liberated or truly free. We may have a constitution and enjoy the status of a sovereign state, but as a nation and a people we have not yet won our freedom from egotistical self-centeredness, collective irresponsibility, pettiness, arrogance, and an unbridled lack of discipline.

Spicing up the Arabic music!

They say that music has no language or boundaries. A true music lover will not care in what language a song is being sung and based on which country’s music. However, classical music of various entity remains pure and in tact. We note that Arabic music has been spiced up with the introduction of Indian music in it of late, for better and not for worse.

The longest ever final in Grand Slam history!

As we predicted in Asian Tribune the final between world number one Novak Djokovic and world number two Rafael Nadal provided maximum excitement for all tennis lovers in the men’s final of the Australian open.

Lalin’s Column: SLC-After ‘5 years’ only shame (lajja) will remain

The new boss of SLC is quoted by BBC (Sandeshaya) as saying that the financial woes of SLC will not be solved for another 5 years. The Minister is however quoted as saying he will correct (‘teach him a lesson’?) Dharmadasa , when he meets him at SLC HQ. Dharmadasa is also a very prominent businessman and unlike the Minister understands financials. Is the writing on the wall?

Are you ready for Sunday’s tennis final?

Djokovic beats Murray in five set thriller in the semi-final of the Australian Open in Melbourne. Thank God, this epic match was played on a Friday, enabling the tennis fans in the gulf to watch this ‘do or die’ battle between two talented young players, which lasted four hours and 50 minutes.

Indian Buddhist leader Dr. B.R. Ambedkar deserves to be honored with a commemorative Postage Stamp in Sri Lanka

As a leading Buddhist country in the world, the Buddhists of this country should seriously consider requesting the Government of Sri Lanka to issue a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for the great work he has done for his people and the cause of Buddhism in India.

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