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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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History Repeats: Congress and Indian Government in serious crisis

The Indian National Congress (I) and the central Government are now in the deep pit of a very serious crisis.

Sri Lanka’s Private Sector Pension Bill, Providing Oxygen to Opposition, and the Government’s Dilemma

The proposed Private Sector Pensions Bill, and the attempts made by the issueless opposition political parties to take advantage of this Bill to mislead and stage agitations which resulted in the death of an innocent worker and the lackluster attitude of many Ministers to face the reality and attempting to dump everything at the doorstep of the President.

Channel 4 Video; Even the authencity of the video does not prove perpetrators were government soldiers

An independent United Nations human rights expert has called on Sri Lankan authorities to thoroughly investigate the apparent execution of several men by Government soldiers, saying a disputed video of the incident seems to be authentic. Christopher Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, described the killings shown on the video – whose authenticity has been contested by the Sri Lankan Government – as “textbook examples of extrajudicial executions.”

Nordic Greens “hearing” in European Parliament has no official standing, a mere gimmick - Ambassador Aryasinha

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has made the following comment about the so called "hearing” held at the European Parliament on 01 June 2011 titled "Sri Lanka Two years after the war: will the perpetrators be brought to justice?”

The debacle of the private sector pension bill: Time to reintroduce White Papers?

Irrespective of whether the private sector pension bill is good or bad, its aborted passage, temporary according to the government, has demonstrated a flaw in the way important legislation progresses through Parliament.

Victory Day Of Sri Lanka: A reply to Tisaranee Gunasekera

An article written by TG (Asian Tribune 29 May) on the above caption is an absolute disgrace to Sri Lankan military personnel and all Sri Lankans. Her articles are normally supportive of Tamil Ealam concept. She is against Buddhism. She is against Mahinda Rajapakse regime much more than Ranil Wickremasinghe. But she is supportive of Tamil Eelam.

They can’t hide behind the beard!

Radovan Karadzic the Serbian war criminal was arrested after information provided to investigators by The Hague’s other most wanted man, Ratko Mladic, according to German intelligence sources.

Molding Sri Lanka’s graduates into Leaders & Suggestion for National Service

As customary there is much hue & cry over the grand initiative to provide a phased out 3-week leadership training for 22,000 undergraduates with food, lodging (separate for males & females) and attire that will include 171 periods of learning.

National survival: Invoking the warrior spirit

This month has been a very significant for Sri Lanka in the past four decades. May 21 is National Heroes Day. May 22 Republic Day and May 18 is the Day that the LTTE terrorists were finally crushed after nearly three decades. The event will be celebrated on May 27 on a grand scale.

Laugfs Holdings to diversify in to Education Sector

Laugfs Holdings in a media release stated that Laugfs is entering in to the Education Sector and is having discussions with a number of foreign universities.

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