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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

Lalin’s Coloumn: Sports Minister---The Police reflect society
The Sports Minister at a press briefing recently on Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) instead of sticking only to SLC bosses’ corrupt, shameless and miserable conduct, decided also to give rankings for corruption at ‘All Island ‘level. He said that SLC was 3rd in the Island in diminishing order. He did not s...
Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 03:33 By Major General (Retired) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Column: Myths of war (and peace) propagated by Dr Jayathileke
Dr Jayathileke (DJ) has in the Island of 19th May 10 attempted , one year after the end of the war, to call the roll of officers and politicians and ghosts, to show according to him how and why and with whom SL may have won the Eelam war much earlier. This is an exercise in extreme delusions, ill...
Friday, May 28, 2010 - 04:42 Major General (Retired) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin's Coloumn: Sri Lanka’s National Question
Neville Ladduwahetty’s book must contain one of the most, if not the best, readable, detailed analysis of SL’s National Question’. There cannot be any questions that have not been probed or plausible answers missing in it, to resolve the question. With flowing facts, reasoning and sustained logic, i...
Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 03:26 A Book Review by Major General (Retired) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin's Coloumn: Remembrance Day Ceremonies as a truly national event
There is to be a War Heroes week from 12 to 18 May. This is to be followed by a Victory parade on 20 May at the Galle Face grounds in the morning and a remembrance ceremony on the Parliamentary grounds in the evening. At the same time the President has called for a Reconciliation (and Lessons learne...
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 11:26 Major General (Retired) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Column: Courts Martial
It appears that after the Presidential elections the Columbian Axis is going to have some more but enervating cheap thrills as the serious business of Army courts martial (CMs) loom. Citizens may be hood winked to believe that CMs bull doze the witnesses and give their verdicts with the crack of a w...
Friday, February 19, 2010 - 03:57 By Major General (Retired) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Coloumn: More Blunders but by Dayan
Dayan J has made a few but crucial avoidable blunders in his article in the Island (8 Feb 2010) titled the ‘F... Affair – A perfect blunder’ which will call into question some of his assumptions and assertions and whether he too has blundered. Dayan says that in 1962 the coup case though there were...
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 03:42 By Major General (Retired) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Coloumn: Let not their sacrifices have been in vain
The last Presidential election was not about who won the war but who bore the brunt and paid the price of war that brought in peace. Those wonderful and great people have given their verdict. They were supported by all others who shared their pain, supported them in their grief and identified with t...
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 03:06 Major General (Retired) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Coloumn: 'Nallavan' Sambandan provides truth and reconciliation certificate
Sambandan is a very ‘nalla’ (good) man. He has provided SL a truth and reconciliation certificate from the TNA that amounts to a clearance of all its charges against the SL government and its peoples by his latest strategic decision. His earlier one was to be the mouth piece, tale carrier, kinsman o...
Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 03:24 By Major General (retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Column: A look back at the Second Indian Mutiny - May 2009
It was the greatest moment in the life of Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to scale Mt Everest. Influence of first Indian to climb Mt Everest On a full moon night in May 1984 as she looked up into the beautifully clear Himalayan sky, she recalled more than ever that she felt truly blessed that...
Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 02:09 By Major General (retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Column: Tried by war; A just war –The Commander in Chief speaks - In case we have forgotten
“The insurgent leader does not attempt to deceive us. He offers us no excuse to deceive ourselves. Between him and us the issue is distinct, simple and inflexible. It is an issue which can only be settled by war and decided by victory”. The President made it clear that only a total victory over the...
Friday, December 18, 2009 - 05:01 By Major General (retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Coloumn: Military men as heads of state (HOS)
There is much talk just now about foreign military men who have become heads of state. Eisenhower and de Gaulle were offered as examples, hopefully not only because they were white. Of the 2 de Gaulle takes centre stage having been baptized in the fire of WW1 and bringing back to France much of its...
Friday, December 11, 2009 - 05:10 Major General (retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Coloumn: Security for all
The happiness that came from the defeat of the terrorists is far evaporating in SL. There is a bitter battle being waged about personal security for VIPs with claims and counter claims between the Government and the former CDS. It has led to a FR case against the state. Introduction While there is a...
Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 03:40 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Column: Restoration of the 5th Column
The 30 year war is over and despite the hydra headed maneuvers of the 5th column, the terrorists were annihilated. The country is moving towards the acclaimed goals of peace. Velu’s successor KP has been taken in a sting operation worthy of the world’s best Secret Services. The people await his disc...
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 23:39 Major General (retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Column: Fantasizing Indian Intervention
The SL Rumour Mill Consolidation, the common candidate of the LTTE, is close to packing up as its allies are no longer amongst the living. It didn’t prevent it from making its last burst, stinking or not, smelly enough to repulsive. Rumour mills last production It tried on successive Sundays to pani...
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 04:29 By Major General (retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Lalin’s Column: Who pays the Hangman?
“And I can see no reason why anyone should suppose that in the future the same motifs already heard will not be sounding still put to use by reasonable men to reasonable ends, or by madmen to nonsense and disaster” - Joseph Campbell Murderers Unlimited A few weeks ago the new Minister of Justice ‘s...
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 02:20 By Major General (retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Honour the heroes of war
The terrorists were decisively defeated on May 18th and peace which was considered unattainable reigns over Sri Lanka after 30 years of murderous strife. The death toll is nearly 100,000. The sacrifices made by the military and the civilians who were maimed and killed should not be forgotten. The pe...
Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 20:18 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Charge of the Lewinsky Brigade: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”
Hillary is a perpetual loser. There is one battle however in which the world will support her and which she must win. That is the battle to make sure that those who abuse women whether in war or elsewhere are taken to task, a very noble Endeavour. However by taking a baseless pot shot at SL when th...
Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 13:19 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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