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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Funding the final war: Extortion, an exception to the Rule

[b]Funding the final war: Extortion, an exception to the Rule[/b]

By Dr. Victor Ragunathan

"... Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, and unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized... The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth... " - [b]Jiddu Krishnamurthy.[/b]

"A qualitative research, using a snowball sampling is the subject of controversy. By subjecting a selection bias by snowball sampling, without broader participation of Tamil Diaspora and adequate data, the hurriedly released report on extortion is an exception than rule. The author’s attempt of syllogistic reasoning based on a deductive and exploratory study has failed to generalize from the limited findings in her content analysis. Accordingly, selection bias lead to the reporting bias by not publishing uninteresting (usually negative) results, or results which go against the experimenter's prejudices, a sponsor's interests, or community expectations" -VR

The report "Funding the final war" by the Human Rights Watch, a New York based not for profit organization, has created a stir of controversy among the Tamil Diaspora. The Tamil Diaspora in Canada home of over quarter million expatriate Tamils, came out strongly against the report which made the Human Rights watch to re-issue a statement of clarification.

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