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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2587

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Same actors, different venues

The attack carried out on May 13 on Muslim minority, mainly in NWP, leading to the death of three innocent people who had nothing to do with the terrorists who took part in the Easter Sunday massacre of mostly worshipers.

The Pasta Factory on fire in Minuwangoda
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Mangala’s Unwarranted Innuendo

The anti-Sinhala Buddhist lobby and some aided NGO’s have taken to Mangala’s recent utterance that ‘Sri Lanka is not a Sinhala Buddhist country’ in a big way stating that only he had the political courage to state the ‘bitter truth’. The fact however, is that the timing of this statement and the context in which it is made, leave a lot for speculation and conjecture.

Mangala’s Unwarranted Innuendo
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Where are the leaders?

It is really pathetic to note while Sri Lanka is left leaderless the minority Muslim community too has been an orphan for long with the same terrible shortcoming. They are religiously divided as in politics with various sects and one of them being totally opposed to Islamic principles and opting for violence means to convey their message.

M.A.Sumanthiran - MP & Spokesperson of the TNA
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Rshad calls for Parliament Select Committee

In the wake of political allegations against him in the aftermath of April 21 bombings, Leader of ACMC, Sri Lankan Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has called for a Parliamentary Select Committee to clear his name.

Rshad calls for Parliament Select Committee
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Sri Lanka: A Tragic Lesson in Revenge Politics

My relationship with the island nation of Sri Lanka began over twenty years ago. At that time, it was engaged in a bloody 30-year civil war that eventually claimed the lives of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people. A deadly tsunami had devastated the country on Dec. 26, 2004, and on November 19, 2005, Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to the first term of his presidency. From his predecessor, Chandrika Kumaratunga, a lady of questionable ethics, Mr. Rajapaksa inherited a country in chaos; it was rife with political corruption, racial, cultural, and religious conflicts, as well as poverty and social turmoil. The beleaguered natives were weary of hardship and death, of the seemingly endless war, of being left behind by economic development, and of living in constant fear that a suicide bomber might suddenly appear and blow them to bits.

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"Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day"

This is a letter written by Mahinda Gunasekera of Canada on the Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as 'Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day' by Toronto and Brampton. He writes this letter to the Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, on their proclamation of the “Proclamation of “Tamil Genocide Day”

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Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope

I was 16 when I witnessed the horror terrorism first hand. It was the blast I lost my father in.
When the long battle ended with the Tamil Tigers in 2009, I was relieved that what I witnessed would not be seen by my children.

Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope
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Latter From America - Trying to make sense of the Sri Lankan Tragedy

Thanks to the state and non-state actors, our world is increasingly becoming insecure and unsafe for ordinary civilians. No place is safe and secure for them!

 Latter From America - Trying to make sense of the Sri Lankan Tragedy
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India - National elections, Northeast shows the way

Once a land of separatist insurgents, their supporter-sympathizers and many journalist- intellectuals promoting anti-India propaganda, the northeastern region (commonly termed as Northeast) this time has marked a rare achievement of peaceful polling with echo-friendly campaigns resulting over 80 percent turn-out during the general elections of India, where the national average usually remains within 70% polling.

India - National elections, Northeast shows the way
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