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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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Jayampathy Wickramaratne, red-herrings and straw-men

Jayampathy Wickramaratne, President’s Counsel, is absolutely spot on when he says ‘The doctrine of necessity is not a panacea for all ills, not a “kokatath thailaya”. ‘(see his article, ‘Doctrine of Necessity: Can it be invoked to govern without Parliament?). If indeed ‘doctrine of necessity’ is taken as a panacea for all ills, we would not need to have laws. ‘Necessity’ can be conjured at will by those who have the power to cite and, as is quite possible, benefit from its execution. This is why any discussion of the ‘Doctrine of Necessity’ is attended by a consideration of ‘Constitutional Exceptionalism.’ Sadly (and not unexpectedly, considering track record) Wickramaratne utters not a word about the latter.

Jayampathy Wickramaratne, red-herrings and straw-men
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Lord Krishna- An Enlightening Personality

I am experiencing mixed feelings of ecstasy and awareness of my own limitations while writing this article on the most illustrious and enlightened man of the era – the Lord Krishna.

Lord Krishna- An Enlightening Personality
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Public must adjust their lifestyles and practices in accordance with the current situation

Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the Director General of Health Services said that the public must adjust their lifestyles and practices in accordance with the current situation even though COVID - 19 restrictions imposed is relaxed to some degree. "People cannot get back to their same lifestyles as prior to the Covid-19 epidemic."

Public must adjust their lifestyles and practices in accordance with the current situation
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WORLD: Who Wants War (WWW)?

Time and again the rhetoric of war comes to the frontline conversations and debate in international relations. The North American, as well as the European power blocks are in shock and dismay about what has befallen on their secure and comfortably wealthy economies.

WORLD: Who Wants War (WWW)?
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Muslim has to be buried and not cremated - Rishad Badiudeen points out

In a very politely worded letter to the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Former and Minister and the Leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress Rishad Badiudeen, about the cremation of the dead bodies of Muslims affected by the Corona Virus.

Muslim has to be buried and not cremated - Rishad Badiudeen points out
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Letter From America: Politics of fear mongering in the altar of Hindutva in Modi's India

On April 16 two Hindu ascetics and their driver were lynched to death near Gadchinchle village in Maharashtra’s Palghar district in India.

Letter From America: Politics of fear mongering in the altar of Hindutva in Modi's India
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Survival Mantra For Prime Minister Oli?

Nepal is staring at political instability. Top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, NCP, are locked in serious infighting even as the country is struggling to handle the ‘corona’ outbreak. The question doing the rounds is how soon curtains would come down on Oli era. Will he survive the budget session of Parliament that has just opened?

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For Survival: Quit or Get Help To Quit Smoking

"Over half a million more have tried to quit and 2.4 million have cut down smoking" states Smokefree Action Coalition.

For Survival: Quit or Get Help To Quit Smoking
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Rohingya People’s Lives At Risk At Sea

Several fishing trawlers carrying hundreds of women, men and children – believed to be Rohingya – are currently stranded at sea, after being pushed away by governments invoking COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions to deny them permission to disembark.

 Rohingya People’s Lives At Risk At Sea
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President is empowered to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund

Dr. P. B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the President has written to former MP Managala Samaraweera, on behalf of President Goatabaya Rajapaksa reiterating that under the present circumstances when no formal budget has been presented for the year, President is empowered to draw funds from the Consolidated Fund.

Dr. D.B. Jayadsundara
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