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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2130

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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