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

News Analysis

Whose advising the Forces now?

A fearless President with his Tri Services Commanders, led Sri Lanka to victory after 26 years of terror on 19 May 2009.In the face of daunting adversity, he never gave up. The cost was about 100,000 lives of troops, civilians and terrorists. Complete peace reigned thereafter.

President Rajapaksa returning from Jordan on the 16th of May 2009,  seen kissing the floor indicating   an  the official announcement that the war has been won.
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Resetting Indo –Lanka Relations

With the inauguration of President Maithripala Sirisena on January 9, and the decision taken by the newly appointed External Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera to undertake his first official overseas visit to New Delhi, there are indications that Indo-Lanka relations are eventually heading in the right direction.

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Will Burma nurture its press freedom?

Every year in May, people used to highlight the importance of the free flow of information. They also draw attention to freedom of expression, speech, writing, publishing and distribution of news among journalists, citizens of international community and peoples of various categories living on this earth.

Will Burma nurture its press freedom?
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What Iran Really Wants - Iranian Foreign Policy in the Rouhani Era

Foreign policy is a critical component in the lives, conduct, and governance of all nation-states. But it has become even more significant in recent years as interstate relations have grown ever more complex. The inexorable rise in the number of international players -- including multilateral organizations, nonstate actors, and even individuals -- has further complicated policymaking. Meanwhile, the ongoing process of globalization -- however conceived and defined, whether lauded or despised -- has brought its inescapable weight to bear on the foreign policies of all states, whether large or small, developed or developing.

President Hassan Rouhani and the author in Davos, Switzerland, January 2014. (Eric Piermont / Getty)
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Apartheid Did Not Die in South Africa: Twenty Years by Another Name

Sri Lanka, which ended a brutal insurgency after twenty six years in May 2009 seems to be looking toward South Africa, recommended by the West using as a 'Global Example' of reconciliation , to establish a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission'.

Apartheid Did Not Die in South Africa: Twenty Years by Another Name
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The Myths about Modern China; A Peep into Tom Doctoroff’s writings

My recent article “What the Chinese Want: A Prelude to understanding China’s growing relations with Sri Lanka” I might have appeared a skimpily tailored because its scope was confined to addressing a question which had become urgent.

Tom Doctoroff
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Islamabad Blasts: A Slap on National Security Policy

Two Suicide bombers and 4 others terrorists hit the capital just after the announcement of cease fire by TTP.
The terrorists started the attack at 09:15 am and kept on playing with the lives of innocent people for about 40 minutes but none of the local security elements reached to the scene and responded the militants.

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Actions against Sri Lanka - Is world elites sympathize with terrorists?

The ultimate objective of any government is to ensure the well-being of its people – better living standards, reduce inequality, to cater to external pressures. Therefore, governments formulate and implement public policies to ensure efficient and fair delivery of public services to satisfy public interest. This is a common approach known by all the states in the world.

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UN acknowledges ‘considerable achievements’ in resettlement of IDPs in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka has made considerable achievements in resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North and East and the post-settlement assessments confirmed they are secure and free, have access to adequate standards of living and access to livelihoods. The vast majority of resettled have reunited with their families and they have access to effective remedies and justice and access to personal documentation without discrimination.

UN acknowledges ‘considerable achievements’ in resettlement of IDPs in Sri Lanka
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“It takes a Team to Support Young Global Leadership” – Dr. Kohona

Sri Lanka is now planning to propose the declaration of a dedicated Day for Skills Development under the auspices of the United Nations.

Dr. Palitha Kohona
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