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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1560

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Evolving Political Landscape Following the Election

The election fever is gone and people in Sri Lanka get on with their lives as if nothing new took place in the layer that governs them, occasionally giving their opinions to ‘breaking news’ that they get from TV, radio or via SMS – along the party lines, though.

Evolving Political Landscape Following the Election
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Plummeting Oil Price: the near- prophetic words of Sheikh Yamani

The price of oil is plummeting and it has lost its value almost by 50% of what it was a year ago, without a trace of an immediate reversal, despite the never-ending volatility in the Middle East, which used to push the price up in the past.

Plummeting Oil Price: the near- prophetic words of Sheikh Yamani
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Gossiping

With the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka in full swing, conventional news websites have been forced to compete with an inevitable offshoot of what Al Gore once called, Information Superhighway, in mid- nineties, which eventually became the internet as we know of it today – propagating gossip.

Gossiping
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Sri Lankan General Election 2015: who will take us to the Promised Land?

The Sri Lankan General Election, scheduled to be taken place on August 17, is in full swing and the expatriate community as a whole is as keen as the local population back home in watching the latest developments.

Sri Lankan General Election 2015: who will take us to the Promised Land?
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Romanticizing a Celestial Minnow – Pluto

With the fly-by carried out by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft on Tuesday, both astronomers and space enthusiasts have started talking about the Pluto, which lost its planetary status in somewhat controversial manner in 2006 – not in space, but in Prague, Czech Republic, here on planet Earth.

Romanticizing a Celestial Minnow – Pluto
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Norwegian Involvement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process – by Dr Chanaka Talpahewa

I read the book, Peaceful Intervention in Intra-State Conflicts by Dr Chanka Talpahewa, this week and effortlessly got an in-depth understanding of the role, often mired in endless controversies, played by the third party actors, especially Norway, in the protracted conflict in the misplaced belief of possessing more superior conflict-resolution competence than the locals – or even neighbors for that matter.

Norwegian Involvement in the Sri Lankan Peace Process – by Dr Chanaka Talpahewa
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Tuesday: will Greece manage to postpone the day of reckoning?

Judging by the unusually-long queues forming outside Greek banks and the worrying signs written all over the faces of those who still have the discipline and decency to be in such places with dignity, the entire population of a Western democracy are staring into a precipice of uncertainty.

Tuesday: will Greece manage to postpone the day of reckoning?
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Russia vs West: Sabre-rattling goes nuclear – what’s next?

The US defence authorities confirmed on Tuesday that they would deploy 250 tanks, along with more military hardware, in several East European countries, which once belonged to the Soviet Union. The countries in question, according to the US, are under the threat of what they call Russian aggression.

Russia vs West: Sabre-rattling goes nuclear – what’s next?
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Eureka! Perfect Recipe to invite the wrath of gods: posing naked on holy mountains

We all know how to please gods and the practices, quite understandably, depend on the regions that the former rule over us and the intensity of the enthusiasm of the faithful, who love to be at their beck and call.

Eureka! Perfect Recipe to invite the wrath of gods: posing naked on holy mountains
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An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London

Musical instruments, regardless of the individual type, we were told, generate soothing notes by a simple physical process of resonance. If the musician in question could effortlessly extend the very process beyond the instrument of her choice, straight into the audience in such a way that the human souls spontaneously react to the pleasant flow of subtle vibrations, by definition, she belongs to a rare breed of gifted geniuses, who have been leaving indelible footprints in the sand of human entertainment on regular basis since time immemorial.

An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London
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