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

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Men of Light to Get Nobel Prize in their Twilight – better late than never!

The Nobel Prize for Physics was announced this week and the recipients were three distinguished physicists who made a very significant contribution to the field of optics and communication by conquering the notoriously complex behaviour of light to some extent, while keeping its own dark side at a manageable distance.

Media vs. Movie world: the striking imbalance

The bail application of the Tamil daily’s News Editor, who was arrested on Wednesday for the publication of a report on film actors, was not opposed by the government, because of the mood of the film industry was for compromise, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi says on Saturday.

Controversy over Norwegian Peace Prize for Obama - Was it for his role in the Sri Lankan Conflict?

President Obama created history by becoming the first black-American President of the USA. He was also the first black-American to edit the Harvard Law Journal. Now according to critics, he has made history by winning the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize for having not done anything. This stunning choice has shocked Nobel observers.

U.S. ‘Personality Assassination’ of a Palestinian Ally

The report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, which the head of the mission, Judge Richard Goldstone, presented to the Human Rights Council (HRC) on September 29, prematurely plunged the Palestinian Authority (PA) in a short –lived euphoria over what it first envisaged as a political prize that would hit two major birds of its political adversaries simultaneously, namely the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu and its Palestinian rival Hamas.

Mutual bailing out game over Hilary Clinton’s Rape story in Sri Lanka

To get away after making that statement in the UN Security Council session on September 30, 2009 presided by her would not have been easy for Hilary Rodham Clinton. The media present in New York saw the weakness of her position when she placed Sri Lanka in the short list of countries where she said rape was used as a tactic of war.

Nepal Maoist chief leaves for China visit

Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is leaving for a week-long visit to China on Sunday.

A coordinated approach is necessary in Burma

It is neither sanction nor engagement by itself that has hampered the democratization process in Burma, but the conflicting approaches. The engagement or appeasement policy spearheaded by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China, and India has not contributed to democratic reforms. Neither are the sanctions of the Western nations producing the intended results.

Launching website for the 8th Asia Cooperation Dialogue Ministerial Meeting

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched a website for the forthcoming 8th Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Ministerial Meeting to be held in Colombo on 14th and 15th October 2009 at the BMICH. The theme of this year's meeting is 'Spirit of Asia: Global Economic Recovery and Development Prospects'.

Tissanayagam not regretful for what he stands for and for what he has written

Tissanayagam, the journalist who is imprisoned for 20 years for his role in promoting Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, an outlawed Terrorists outfit in Sri Lanka as well as internationally said, "He is not regretful for what he stands for and for what he has written."

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa vote Southern PC and visits Weeraketiya Weekend Market on his way to Madamulana on 10th (Pix J.Sudath Silva)

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa vote Southern PC and visits Weeraketiya Weekend Market on his way to Madamulana on 10th (Pix J.Sudath Silva)

Victory of Southern Provincial Council

Victory of Southern  Provincial Council

Victory of Southern PC. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)

Judge from TN lands in dock over graft charge

The Supreme Court collegiums has put on hold the proposed elevation of Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran as a judge of the apex court, following a report from the Tamil Nadu Government that he had grabbed government wasteland near Chennai,a leading English daily has reported.


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