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Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as it was known previously, had expressed fears of domination by India and China way back in 1947, before it got independence from Britain. In a paper published by the Nehru Memorial Museum Library in New Delhi, L C Jain says that Ceylon had raised the issue at the Asian Relations Conference held in New Delhi in March-April 1947, four months before India’s independence and a year ahead of Ceylon’s independence. “A Ceylon delegate referred to the fear of small countries like Ceylon, Burma, Malaya, Indonesia etc., that they might be faced with aggression, not necessarily political, but economic and demographic, by their big brothers like China and India,” Jain writes.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 | 704 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
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Most people will remember the 5th of February, 2003, when General Colin Powell stated at the United Nations - "My colleagues, every statement I make today is backed up by sources, solid sources. These are not assertions. What we're giving you are facts and conclusions based on solid intelligence". He continued: "We also have satellite photos that indicate that banned materials have recently been moved from a number of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction facilities." These words were followed by images of trucks, supposedly mobile WMD labs, and he dramatically held a test tube in the air, supposedly filled with the Anthrax virus.
Tuesday, 09 June 2009 | 696 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more