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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2251

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Local judiciary capable of advancing justice- Sri Lanka in UNHRC

The local judiciary and law enforcement mechanisms are fully capable and committed to the processes of advancing justice to all concerned said Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana.

Local judiciary capable of advancing justice- Sri Lanka in UNHRC
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Letter From America: Trump’s Revolving Door

What a messy week that just passed by! Peter Baker’s heading in the New York Times sums up the mess: As White House’s Revolving Door Whirls, Chaos Is the Only Constant.

 Letter From America: Trump’s Revolving Door
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Decapitated Buddha statue

In a Letter to the Editor dated 16th March, Asoka Weerasinghe from Ottawa, Canada writes, The four-foot white Buddha statue sitting on a four-foot pedestal had been decapitated and the head was broken to pieces and strewn on the carpet of snow. This peaceful Buddhist community was in shock and numbed and some were in tears.

The decapitated  Lord Buddha's statute
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Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Commences Operation

As a transitional justice arrangement OMP has been established by an Act of Parliament with perpetual succession to investigate the missing persons not only in the North and East, but also in the other parts of the country.

Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy -  Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.
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Our Biggest Global Challenge: Separation or Connectivity?

Even though it is very disturbing, I’m not really shocked or even surprised by the current Buddhist/Muslim conflicts in Sri Lanka and Myanmar; we’ve seen it all before – many times. To be fair, conflicts like these are not only in these two South Asian countries.

Our Biggest Global Challenge: Separation or Connectivity?
Our Biggest Global Challenge: Separation or Connectivity?
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Sri Lanka- Leading from the Rear

Sri Lanka became independent in 1948.Its politicians interpreted the fact that independence was achieved without shedding blood as a signal honor. It was the blood of the Indians who fought hard and long for their independence that ensured SL too benefitted. Without India, the 150 year British Empire collapsed. SL lost its relevance to the British and segued to independence, saving blood.

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Setting up of Commissions

Our Government is extremely efficient in instituting quick action in setting up of commissions – whether it be on the aftermath of violence or fraud – murder and mayhem, even wilful and unlawful crippling and mutilation, of people, places, properties and things – our Government immediate comes out “We are setting up a Commission to probe”.

Setting up of Commissions
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President Trump’s Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: understanding the move is not rocket science!

What was unthinkable a few months ago, has finally happened: President Trump is going to meet Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader at a yet-to-be determined location, perhaps before May. People in the Korean Peninsula, who could be on the potential firing line in the event of hostilities breaking out, may have breathed a long sigh of relief at the news.

President Trump’s Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea:  understanding the move is not rocket science!
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False Flag Operations; Paving the Way for a Nuclear War

The attacks in Mumbai in November 2008 - designated as 26/11 - left 162 people dead in a traumatic event that some people described as India's 9/11. Extensive media coverage has created the impression that all the relevant facts on this audacious operation have been reported.

False Flag Operations; Paving the Way for a Nuclear War
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May peace and harmony prevail

If a clash between Premadasa and Somadasa or Mohamed and Ahmed could end up only with those concerned, but why one between Premadasa and Mohamed or Somadasa and Ahmed should involve the entire communities from both side and develop into communal issue?

May peace and harmony prevail
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