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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2644

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Are You Lacking In Power To Direct Your Own Destiny?

By Mahinda Weerasinghe -

Indeed should you be called upon to account for your actions, you don’t have to, if you are an adherent of either the creationist or Darwinist school of thought.

LTTE’s Complain to SLMM on the VaKarai Killings alleging Sri Lanka Army’s complicity.

S.Paramu Tamilselvan, once gain on a vituperative flourishes at his best, against the Sri Lankan Army in a letter said to have been written to the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission consisting of Scandinavian Monitors, who were under a thick cloud of suspicion after authentic revelations of their partisan approach on last 20th at the one day conference held at Oslo, Norway by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka - "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka.”

Tamil Tigers on revenge spree attacks on the Sri Lankan Army.

Tamil Tigers are on revenge spree attacks and it was alleged that they have one more time sprayed bullets on a Sri Lankan soldier on patrol at Mankerni in the Eastern region, which causes grave concern over the holding of the fragile truce any longer.

The Black Saturday: Unfolding nightmarish scenario

From Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka

Rani Begum left her Hazaribagh home at 3:25 in the afternoon and led a
procession towards the Bangabandhu Avenue. Like other fellow Awami
League (AL) workers, who gathered in thousands in the area, Rani was
without any clue of what was in the offing. The festive look of the
venue changed immediately after party chief Sheikh Hasina finished her

Demand for Burmese young migrant women Thailand being exploited by the country’s Women Affairs Federation

Thai demand for young Burmese migrant women Thailand and the demand for funds for the Myanma's Women Affairs Federation headed by General Khin Nyunt’s wife in Burma have formed a natural alliance against Bangkok's anti-human trafficking campaign.

Is LTTE the Sole Representatives of Tamils?

The “sole representative” cry was deliberately raised by the LTTE in the aftermath of the MOU signed by former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe and LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran states Prof. Shantha K. Hennayake in his essay submitted at the one day conference held on 20 August at Oslo, Norway by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka - "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka.

‘’Hail Rahul Gandhi’’ Cries Dominate Congress Meet

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor,

The one day Plenary of the 119-year old Congress Party Saturday has underlined an unequivocal message that the so-called “Dynasty Politics” is here to say in India, at least with the Congress anyway.

Immediate domestic and international intervention needed to protect lives of people and avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Nepal

Asian Human Rights Commission is deeply concerned regarding the devastating security situation in Nepal. Current events have exposed the His Majesty’s Government of Nepal’s (HMGN) chaotic state of affairs. The situation of "law and order" and internal security is deteriorating which reflects government’s inability to ensure safety and security of its people.

Protest against AFSPA continues with burning of more Indian-made goods

Even though Manipur Government took up many harsh measures in the last few days, the agitators step up their activities yesterday against Armed Forces Special Powers Act with burning of many Indian-made goods.

"The United Nations and the National Convention in Burma"

The Ethnic Nationalities Councils resolved to urge the military rulers of Burma to repeal Law No.5/96 that was enacted on 7 June 1996 to protect the 1993-96 National Convention.

Maoist rebels of Nepal on a rampage in the Hindu Kingdom

By Suresh Kr Pramar - Journalist & Writer Asian Tribune

Senior police officers in Nepal claim that the Maoists are getting active support from the People’s War Group of Andhra Pradesh, the Maoist Communist Centre of Bihar, the United Liberation Front of Asom and even the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka and the Shining Path (Sendero Luminiso) movement of Peru.

Nine, including six school students die in a road mishap in Orissa

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from Orissa

In a tragic incident nine persons, including six school students of Indo-English School in Udit Nagar under Rourkela town police limits in Sundargarh district of Orissa died in a road accident on State Highway no.10 near Bhasma bridge, here on Sunday morning.

Political crisis and the peace process

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The current simmering political crisis in the DAN coalition Government in the State has its root from the recent downsizing jugglery. From a jumbo size Ministry to just 12 of a coalition Government is perhaps the toughest Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had ever exercised so far. But he has to implement it as it was a Constitutional obligation.

Violence Against Muslims in Sri Lanka

During the cease-fire Muslims have been continuously subjected to cruel bodily harm in the LTTE controlled Tamil areas. Simultaneously, Liberation Tigers’ taxes on the Muslims and hijacking of their vehicles continued – Muslims Mosque Committee, Olso, submitted the paper - "Violence Against Muslims in Sri Lanka" at the one day conference held on 20 August at Oslo, Norway by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka - "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka.

LTTE abduct Children - A distraught mother drank poison

A disappointed mother Sinnathambi Savithiri swallowed poison and attempted to commit suicide when her son was abducted by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.