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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1831

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I plead with every Tamil not to betray the great leader Chelva

The birth anniversary of Thanthai Chelva falls today, on the 26th of this month. Everyone has a duty to commemorate it. The most unfortunate thing is that, even important Tamil personalities refer to him as the founder of the Federal Party.

I plead with every Tamil not to betray the great leader Chelva
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Turkey’s Referendum: Defeat of global anti-Islamists!

In a befitting reply to global anti-Islamic propaganda machine against Islamic government in Turkey that sought to defeat the Turkey referendum to make the Presidency as well as nation strong, President Erdogan has won the referendum with a massive popular mandate.

A Turkish citizen living in Hungary casts his vote in Budapest. Souce: Euroactiv/EPA/Noemi Bruzak
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Tamil Nadu: Is AIADMK on its way out of power soon?

Once, rather not very long ago, a powerful party AIADMK is now split and weakened because of one-person – Sasikala, Who sought to take over both the party and government, taking full advantage of unexpected death of CM Jayalalithaa.

Sasikala & Dinakaran
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Uri Avnery’s ‘Nelson Mandela’!

I always enjoyed reading Israeli journalist and peace activist, Uri Avnery’s works. He never failed to forward his works to me very well knowing I am a great fan of his.

Uri Avnery
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AIADMK crisis: Fragile unity move!

Even as the AIADMK merger efforts are in full swing some Sasikala-Dinakaran backers oppose the merger move and as before find faults with former CM O. Panneerselvam not supporting their jailed small-amma (Chinnamma) to assume power as Tamil Nadu CM and control Jayalithaa’s assets.

Dinakaran - Panneerselvam & Sasikala
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The Sri Lankan Solid Waste Management Theory and the Tragedy of Commons

The tragedy of the garbage collapse in Meethotamulla has unraveled several protests around the country which undoubtedly pinpoints the seriousness of the garbage management problem at hand. The Kotikawatta protest which took place last Tuesday was mediated with a set of ambiguous promises and unanswered questions lingering at dusk, yet to be put into action or clearly interpreted. Kotikawatta, situated roughly 3.2 km away from Meethotamulla, is also home to a landfill, in which the piles of solid waste is accelerating. Adding to this is the threat of more garbage being dumped into the site that is being collected regularly from Colombo.

Kotikawatta Garbage Dump
Kottikawatta Garbage Dump
The Garbage Dump encroaching households
The Sri Lankan Solid Waste Management Theory and the Tragedy of Commons
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Letter to the Editor: Urgent - Drugs for Cardiology patients.

M. Zulkifli Nazim in his letter to the editor has pointed out the negative side-effects of Minister of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne’s move in bringing down the price of drugs.

Letter to the Editor: Urgent - Drugs for Cardiology patients.
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Sasikala and Dinakaran ousted from AIADMK!

The ruling AIADMK faction “Amma”, now operating under jailed Sasikala’s guidance seems to be keen to regain the party symbol somehow by bringing back the O Panneerselvam faction without effecting any basic changes in the party or government. More importantly, the Amma AIADMK Party and government would still be under the grip of Sasikala family and refuse to shed the Mannargudi clan links.

Sasikala and Dinakaran ousted from AIADMK!
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Sri Lankan government selling the country, says ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa was President of Sri Lanka from 2005 to 2015. He is a human rights lawyer by profession, but has been the butt of widespread outrage and criticism for alleged human rights violations by the Sri Lankan armed forces during the final stages of the 30-year long civil war against the armed separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which invented the "suicide bomb", forcibly recruited child soldiers and used civilians as human shields. In his first global television interview since his election defeat in 2015, Rajapaksa spoke to WION’s senior international correspondent Padma Rao Sundarji for the "World Is One: Global Leadership" series at his residence in Colombo.

Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke to WION at his residence in Sri Lankan capital Colombo. (AFP)
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PDP down: NC leader Farooq Abdullah calls for Central rule in Jammu Kashmir!

Srinagar went to poll to elect a parliamentarian and National Conference leader and former CM of JK was declared elected to parliament.

 Octogenarian Farooq  Abdullah
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