Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

Monthly archive

U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka Succumbs to LTTE and its Proxy Pre

[b]U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka Succumbs to LTTE and its Proxy Pressure[/b]

U.S.

Desperate Ranil addresses public meetings waving the national flag in one hand

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Though there are thirteen candidates in the field only two major political alignments are competing seriously to win the presidential crown on November 17. Without any deception or trying to hide his agenda, Mahinda Rajapakse built his front on a candid anti-LTTE (not anti-Tamil) and pro-grassroots, pro-Sinhala-Buddhist programme. Ranil Wickremasinghe, fighting for his political life for the 13th time, (that superstitious number figures again!) banked on a pro-LTTE agenda disguised as a vote for minorities and peace. Post your comment

U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka Succumbs to LTTE and its Proxy Pressure

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka, in its protracted war since 1983 on three fronts, military, diplomatic and psychological, has been emphasizing, nationally and internationally, that Sri Lanka is run by a ‘Sinhalese dominated government’. The Tiger outfit’s warfare on diplomatic and psychological fronts partly carried previously by prominent Tamil lawmakers and now totally by its proxy, Tamil National Alliance, has won the hearts of American Foreign Service officers who represent the United States Department of State in Sri Lanka. Post your comments

Dhaka SAARC summit opened with a call to forge ties in trade and education

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

The twice postponed 13th Summit of South Asian leaders opened in Dhaka this morning with a call by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to look beyond politics and forge closer ties in education and trade sectors as the seven member grouping entered its third decade.

Sri Lanka's first Performing Arts Theater: From China with love

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

After delaying more than one year, Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga laid the foundation stone to build
country's first National Performing Arts Theater, yesterday in Colombo.

Supreme Court gives temporary go-ahead to Nepal's controversial media law

The Supreme Court Friday shocked Nepal's independent media by refusing to give a stay order to the government against a draconian media ordinance introduced last month. The verdict leaves Nepal's independent media that had been defying the restrictive laws, vulnerable to government’s future actions.

Description: Whither JVP a racist party? – A perspective

S.M.M. Bazeer

JVP is not a racist party as the TNA, the LTTE and the SLMC propagate for their own political mileage. It cannot be denied that the JVP needs changes to transform into a party to represent all Sri Lankans. But the fact remains that the propaganda that is waged against the JVP by the UNF, SLMC, LTTE and the TNA is purely cynical and political. It is inevitable that the JVP will become one of the major parties to be reckoned with, in the near future.Post your comments

Nationwide protests erupt in Nepal against code of conduct

NGO Federation of Nepal organized nationwide protests on Friday against the controversial code of conduct issued by the government on Thursday. Protestors burnt copies of the code of conduct and staged rallies in Kathmandu as well as in most of the 75 districts in the country. Post your comments

University Don chastises Ranil Wickremasinghe for having blood stains in his hands.

In an open letter written by a Don of the University of Peradeniya, has told in very clear terms to Ranil Wickremasinghe, one of the Presidential Candidate and the leader of the United National Party that his hands were stained with bloods of thousands of the Tamil and Sinhala youth and adults. He alleged “You have committed great sins by destroying the country’s libraries and other institutions that symbolize the nation’s cultural and intellectual heritage. Post your comments

Sri Lanka President arrives in heavily secured Dhaka

The South Asian Leaders Summit begins here at Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh later today, Saturday 12 th November. 'The Srilankan Airlines' special flight brought President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her delegation and it touched down at the Zia International Airport in the early hours this morning. Post your comments

Indian opposition leaders still groping to find a non Congress, non-BJP alternative

By M. Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

He was not courted. Nor was he feted. As was the case just under a year ago. But on his fourth visit to the capital since the fall of NDA regime and his own adieu to the BJP, Chandrababu Naidu, the Telugu Desam supremo, remained composed through out his day long stay. He was here to pay his last respects to the first People’s President, K R Narayanan. Solemnity was the demand of the hour and that suited the 'Babu' well.Post your comments

Desperate Ranil addresses public meetings waving the national flag in one hand

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Though there are thirteen candidates in the field only two major political alignments are competing seriously to win the presidential crown on November 17. Without any deception or trying to hide his agenda, Mahinda Rajapakse built his front on a candid anti-LTTE (not anti-Tamil) and pro-grassroots, pro-Sinhala-Buddhist programme. Ranil Wickremasinghe, fighting for his political life for the 13th time, (that superstitious number figures again!) banked on a pro-LTTE agenda disguised as a vote for minorities and peace. Post your comment

U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka Succumbs to LTTE and its Proxy Pressure

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka, in its protracted war since 1983 on three fronts, military, diplomatic and psychological, has been emphasizing, nationally and internationally, that Sri Lanka is run by a ‘Sinhalese dominated government’. The Tiger outfit’s warfare on diplomatic and psychological fronts partly carried previously by prominent Tamil lawmakers and now totally by its proxy, Tamil National Alliance, has won the hearts of American Foreign Service officers who represent the United States Department of State in Sri Lanka. Post your comments

Indian opposition leaders still groping to find a non Congress, non-BJP alternative

By M. Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

He was not courted. Nor was he feted. As was the case just under a year ago. But on his fourth visit to the capital since the fall of NDA regime and his own adieu to the BJP, Chandrababu Naidu, the Telugu Desam supremo, remained composed through out his day long stay. He was here to pay his last respects to the first People’s President, K R Narayanan. Solemnity was the demand of the hour and that suited the 'Babu' well.Post your comments

Sri Lanka President arrives in heavily secured Dhaka

The South Asian Leaders Summit begins here at Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh later today, Saturday 12 th November. 'The Srilankan Airlines' special flight brought President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her delegation and it touched down at the Zia International Airport in the early hours this morning. Post your comments

Desperate Ranil addresses public meetings waving ...........

[b]Desperate Ranil addresses public meetings waving the national flag in one hand[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Though there are thirteen candidates in the field only two major political alignments are competing seriously to win the presidential crown on November 17.

Indian opposition leaders still groping to find a non Congre

[b]Indian opposition leaders still groping to find a non Congress, non-BJP alternative[/b]

By M. Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b] New Delhi, 12 November (Asiantribune.com): [/b]He was not courted. Nor was he feted. As was the case just under a year ago.

Sri Lanka President arrives in heavily secured Dhaka

[b]Sri Lanka President arrives in heavily secured Dhaka [/b]

[b] Dhaka, 12 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The South Asian Leaders Summit begins here at Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh later today Saturday 12 th November.

University Don chastises Ranil Wickremasinghe for having....

[b]University Don chastises Ranil Wickremasinghe for having blood stains in his hands[/b].

Nationwide protests erupt in Nepal against code of conduct

[b]Nationwide protests erupt in Nepal against code of conduct[/b]

[b] Kathmandu, 12 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]NGO Federation of Nepal organized nationwide protests on Friday against the controversial code of conduct issued by the government on Thursday. Protestors burnt copies of the code of conduct and staged rallies in Kathmandu as well as in most of the 75 districts in the country.


.