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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2279

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Applicability of IHL provisions to LTTE violent acts: Why was the West silent?

In Part One, it was noted that Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger movement fell into the category of ‘Belligerents’ under the International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

Sambuddhatva Jayanthi – apt time for new Animal Welfare Act

“Without enforcing the law to guarantee the animals’ right to life and ensuring their freedom from human cruelty and ill - treatment, putting up posters, banners and boards at public places, preaching ahimsa (non-violence) and exhorting Buddhists to observe the Sambuddhatva Jayanthi through practice is mere rhetoric that serves no practical purpose.”

European Monetary Union in Crisis

"EU is the largest economy according to CIA facts book, but it has the weakest Central Bank in compared to the Federal Reserve of the U.S. or the Bank of England or Japanese central bank because European Central (ECB) set up to depend on its capital rather than the ability of creating money which other central banks can do as they are backed by a taxation authority (i.e. a proper government). Rather than Greece the issue of ECB must be the priority issue for finance ministers of the EU".

“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” , the documentary to be screened in Four Corners on ABC 1

Earlier LTTE in their long drawn armed movement was well known for filming their battles with the Sri Lankan government forces. They were their filming their activities as in the past, to utilize these films for their propaganda purposes. They have published them in their TV / Radio channel called Tamil Eelam National TV, Tamil TV Network and Voice of Tigers (VOT) and screened especially at their combat training camps as a tool to inspire their cadres, pointed out Mahinda Attanayake (President SPUR NZ)

The shame of July 1983; Righteousness and not political expediency must guide Sri Lankan reconciliation efforts

Sri Lanka is on the path towards reconciliation after more than 30 years of conflict and war, and it faces challenges to this effort from several fronts, both national and international. These multi dimensional challenges require multi dimensional responses, but a single dimension goal; Reconciliation based on righteousness.

International Humanitarian Law – at all times - applicable to LTTE atrocities

Western nations, prominently led by the United States, since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE/Tamil Tigers) in May 2009 have systematically sharpened their maneuvers to first, strategically communicate to the rest of the world that the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) was responsible for violating the International Humanitarian Law and globally accepted human rights practices to whip up anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in Western capitals and among the lawmakers, and two, to create a voice to force the United Nations to bring Sri Lanka to international scrutiny preparing the path to prosecute its leaders for crimes against humanity, human rights abuses, war crimes and genocide at the international court.

Nafeek, the Sri Lankan maid, I never met

When I first heard of the death of a Saudi infant at the hands of a Sri Lankan maid named Rizana Nafeek about four years ago, I looked at the word “child abuse” and what it meant.

Philip Kotler and Hinniappuhamy

Finally Professor Philip Kotler has come to Sri Lanka. I called to one of my friends in Matara and informed the arrival of the Marketing Guru. He does not know about that. He is a marketing officer attached to one private company.

Subsidizing fertilizer will make the nation slaves to fertilizer companies

In a letter to the Editor, Ranil Senananyake pointed out that, “The current subsidy in fertilizer is essentially an aid to the fertilizer industry.”

Rampant Rulers And Uninformed Citizens

Why would a supposedly democratic government reject a freedom of information bill? Why do the Rajapaksas want to prevent the Lankan people from discovering the real state of the nation?

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