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

News Analysis

US GITMO detainees: No charges, risky to release - Contrast to Sri Lanka

The United States government while identifying for the first time on Monday 17 June under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) order given by a federal court has considered that the several dozen inmates at the U.S. prison facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba too dangerous to release but also too difficult to prosecute or ever put on trial.

Detainees at US Guantanamo prison
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Obama and Xi meet as US-China bilateralism peaks

President Barack Obama and China’s new president, Xi Jinping, hold their historic summit meeting on June 7 and 8. Ticked away in a mansion within a private golf course bordering the Mojave Desert California, they peruse an exhaustive agenda hammered out by American and Chinese security advisers that provided the backdrop to bilateralism now reaching its peak.

Obama and Xi meet as US-China bilateralism peaks
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You have entered a University- what does this mean?

Addressing a gathering of literati and glitterati on the occasion of this year’s Cumaratunga Munidasa commemoration day held at Folk Art Centre Battaramulla, Minister Wimal weerawansa is reported to have said “thank God! I did not go to University”.

Jinadasa Bamunuarachchi BA, MA - Attorney at Law
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Widespread public discussion in the UK about the legacy of Thatcherism

Briton’s longest serving Prime Minister of the last century Margret Thatcher will go her final journey today, Wednesday the 17th April in London.

The coffin of British former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher rests in the Crypt Chapel of St Mary Undercroft beneath the Houses of Parliament in central London on Tuesday April 16, 2013. The funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will be held at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday- Today
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Winning the Peace in Sri Lanka

The think piece “Winning the peace in Sri Lanka” by David L. Philips published in the Boston Globe on 17 March 2013 raises serious questions of fact. David Philips is not a stranger to Sri Lanka having made some trips there. He has had access to high officials in the country. One could have expected a think piece written by him at least to reflect the facts accurately.

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Tamil Nadu interference in Sri Lankan politics will lead to the revival of secessionism in Tamil Nadu, and regional instability

The Sri Lankan Tamil political issue has many parallels with the history of the Tamil or Dravidian nationalist issue in Tamil Nadu, and political leaders in Sri Lankan should be well advised to be cognizant with these parallels if they are to find ways and means of treading the political minefield this issue is, without harming the future well-being of all Sri Lankans.

C.N.Annadurai
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Muslim riots and communal rumblings

After 1910 a number of Sinhala leaders gradually emerged who were to leave an indelible mark on the political life of the country. Similarly, Sinhalese-Buddhist nationalism took hold, in the beginning led by reformers in the name of religion.

 Muslim riots and communal rumblings
Sir Ponnampalam Ramanathan
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“Prospects for Economic Integration in Indo-Pacific Region: A Perspective from Sri Lanka”.

The compass is pointing to the Global South, never in the human history that so many lives have been improved, we are talking in billions. If you take the Industrial revolution Great Britain took 150 years to double its per capita and US took 50 years and in both countries only had a population of 10m at that time said Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonaskera.

The Executive  Directo of  Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute  Mr. Asanga Abeyagoonaskera
“Prospects for Economic Integration in Indo-Pacific Region: A Perspective from Sri Lanka”.
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With friends like India, who needs enemies? Sri Lanka should call India’s bluff at the UNHRC

In the world of politically correct public utterances where there is private disdain, Sri Lanka has to continue calling India our friend. No doubt with friends like that, we do not need enemies – This is a sentiment being expressed by most Sri Lankans considering India’s capitulation to its shrill and empty voices from Tamil Nadu, and possibly, their quid pro quo to the USA for their support in forging a regional alliance against expanding Chinese influence in the region.

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Sri Lankan experience in dealing with its post conflict challenges are worthy of close examination – Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said so while making the keynote address at the Pakistan - Sri Lanka Joint Seminar on 'Political and Diplomatic Challenges Faced by Nations during and after Conflict Confined to Borders' at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Affairs (LKIIRSS) this morning (11 February).

Sri Lankan experience in dealing with its post conflict challenges are worthy of close examination – Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan experience in dealing with its post conflict challenges are worthy of close examination – Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan experience in dealing with its post conflict challenges are worthy of close examination – Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan experience in dealing with its post conflict challenges are worthy of close examination – Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Sri Lankan experience in dealing with its post conflict challenges are worthy of close examination – Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa
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