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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

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U.S. Prefers Regime Change in Sri Lanka: Part Two - General Sarath Fonseka Factor

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa regime fast became unpalatable to the United States. The regime did not succumb to US/West political pressure, built new geo-political alliance in creating the right political environment to take on the LTTE to give it the final blow.

Mistake to think of particular ethnic group in a broader economic development –US President Obama

In an exclusive interview given to the most widely read newspaper USA Today on December 03 President Barrack Obama rejected the notion that there should be special focus on a particular ethnic group when undertaking national economic development.

Letter from America: Tom Friedman’s Narratives

In his more recent article "America vs. the Narrative", the New York Times columnist Tom Friedman writes, "Major Hasan was just another angry jihadist..." I beg to differ with such an assertion, which sounds so moronic and unbelievable.

Plurality of Americans says ‘U.S. Should Mind its Own Business Internationally’

In the midst of two wars abroad and a sour economy at home, there has been a sharp rise in isolationist sentiment among the American public. For the first time in more than 40 years of polling, a plurality (49%) says the United States should "mind its own business internationally" and let other countries get along the best they can on their own.

The "Elders" Statement on IDPs in Sri Lanka - Sadly outdated and Inaccurate – Dr. Kohona

In a statement Dr. Palitha Kohona has pointed out that "The Elders Foundation, based in London, has issued unfortunate statement dated 26.11.2009 containing highly inaccurate and outdated information on the IDP situation in Sri Lanka."

U.S. Prefers Regime Change in Sri Lanka: Part One - Once flirted with LTTE, now with Fonseka

The now defunct Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) was designated a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) in the United States way back in 1998. Following protracted and serious investigations the FBI successfully cracked arms procurement racket of wide proportion of the Tiger agents in the U.S. to bring them before justice.

Roadmap to Binding Carbon Caps for China

With countries from around the world set to meet in Copenhagen starting December 7 to try to hammer out a new climate change agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires at the end of 2012, no one would disagree that a U.S. commitment to cut carbon emissions is essential to such a global pact.

Is Sri Lanka Crazy Enough to Elect a Retired General as President?

I was very fortunate to have been in Sri Lanka during the final days of the military war against the LTTE. Like all of us, I was relieved that the terrorist violence, replete with its deranged suicide bombers, was finally over.

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