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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

News Analysis

Vaddukoddai Resolution - 40 Years Ago - Never Received a Mandate for Eelam

Saturday, 14 May was the fortieth anniversary of the adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution at the 1976- special session of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the combined North and East of Sri Lanka as the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent Nation of the Tamil People.

Tamil Leader S.J.V. Chelvanayakam addressing a meeting in the north of Sri Lanka
Tamil Leaders - S.J.V.Chelvanayakam & Appapillai Amirthalingham
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Lalin’s Column: Splendor of a Revival -Jaffna

The first time I visited Jaffna was in 1961 for Captain, (later Major General) George Thevanayagam’s marriage to Ms Sanders. He was in the Sinha Regiment like me. This January (2016), we went with a close relative from the USA and her friend in the crack Chinese ‘Blue’ express train to Jaffna. Its comfortable compartments are all air conditioned. The seats, which are all reserved, can be turned round to face each other. The lavatories were spotlessly clean. Bookings can be made on line or at given stations.

Lalin’s Column:   Splendor of a  Revival -Jaffna
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Unending Rage

It may be fit to be described as poetic justice when two ‘tolerant’ stalwarts of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party are at each other’s throat for certain words spoken by them. Soon after one of the prime defenders of Narendra Modi’s version of ‘tolerance’, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, had said that the BJP members who spoke ‘nonsense’ and ‘ill-behaved’ should be sent behind bars and thrown out of the ruling party, Yogi Adityanath, a BJP Member of Parliament and a torchbearer of the Sangh Parivar’s much espoused Hindutva, termed him a ‘real life villain’.

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Study to determine basic awareness of economic concepts among students In Sri Lanka– A case of Undergraduates

It is absolutely vital that citizens of a country gain some knowledge on the important Macro variables of a country. This should not only be limited to those who follow subjects in Economics stream, be it the students of any other discipline or average person of a country it is imperative that they have some idea of Macro Economic factors like, annual growth rate of a country, income per capita, rate of inflation, rate of un-employment etc.

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China’s Double Speak On Terror

After much humming and hawing China has joined the war against terrorism though Beijing is the first God Father of terrorists. The calibrated attempt at image makeover deftly exploits the threat posed by the Islamic State or Daesh but doesn’t hide its true colours.

China’s Double Speak On Terror
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Punjab Shows The Way For Religious Tolerance

A sleepy village Aloarkh in Sangrur district of Punjab stands as a perfect example of religious tolerance and harmony. It is in sharp contrast to the public debate on intolerance on the idiot box. And to the outcry by political parties blaming each other for raking up the issue in the public domain.

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Cricket With Pakistan Is Politica After All

There is no dearth of people who would advise us against mixing cricket (sport) with politics, particularly in the context of the traditional India-Pakistan rivalry. The more we hear this homily the more we see the distasteful mixture of the two. This unpalatable truth was again in evidence in Kolkata where the two unfriendly neighbours played a T20 cricket match on March 19.

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‘They Hate Us’ – Really? - Part 1:

Donald Trump said on March 9, 2016 that he thinks "Islam hates us," drawing little distinction between the religion and radical terrorism by some misguided and angry Muslims.

‘They Hate Us’ – Really? - Part 1:
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Large Stake net fishing method is a new threat in Southern Mannar Island area

The fisheries act 1996 of ministry of Fisheries and aquatic resources strongly prohibits the above mentioned illegal fishing methods. Further, the department of fisheries in Mannar has also taken action to prohibit illegal fishing methods, such as tree logs, concrete logs, stones, car bodies, monofilament nets, and tree branches for cuttlefish (squid) fishing in the district since 2010.

Large Stake net fishing method is a new threat in Southern Mannar Island area
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It is the same story again of the Government Schools

Again, as usual, I have seen a story with a photograph in "The Morung Express" - February 16 Edition. "No textbooks, no classes" ran the lead story. The picture of Government Primary School, Mezoma was given as locked because of the non-availability of textbooks meant for teaching the students. I am not surprised at all as such things happened in many places in Nagaland.

It is the same story again of the Government Schools
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