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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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India urges amicable solution to Maldives crisis

India on Saturday asked ousted Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed and his successor Mohamed Waheed Hassan to resolve the "complex" situation in the country peacefully and democratically.

Ambassador Amza: A Savvy Diplomat and a Gentleman

I was with a group of distinguished British parliamentarians, representing both Houses of Parliament – the House of Lords and the House of Commons – some UK-based diplomats and a significant number of Sri Lankan expatriates on Monday, who gathered at the Commonwealth Parliament Association Room at the British Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, to bid farewell to Mr P M Amza, the outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka.

Letter from America: Armenian Genocide – fact or fiction? – Part 2

The history of the Armenian-Turkish conflict is a complicated and contentious one. Professor Justin McCarthy of Louisville University, an American historian who is an expert on late Ottoman era history, believes that orthodox

State visit of President Rajapaksa consolidated the friendship between Sri Lanka & Pakistan

Sri Lanka and Pakistan have entered into three Memorandum of Understandings during the state visit of Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Pakistan.

Concern at rising hard line Islamism in Maldives

The emergence of hard-line Islam in the Maldives, has sparked off concerns in India that it could be used as a potential base for Islamist militants.

Sri Lanka Celebrates 64th Independence Anniversary with the New York Diplomatic Community

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona , the Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, along with the Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Major General Shavendra Silva, hosted a widely attended Reception at the Turkish Cultural Center for the New York based diplomatic community and senior UN personnel to mark the 64th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence.

Burma draws a new media law, but based on the old

Burma Media Association (BMA) released a press statement on 9 February concerning the new media law put forward by the Burmese government last week. BMA says that government’s new media law may not guarantee freedom of press, as well as freedom of expression.

Indian student stabbed in London

A 26-year-old Indian MBA student was critically stabbed in the London borough of Newham on February 10. Eleven persons have been arrested, Scotland Yard said Saturday.

Burma:CSW Returns From Kachin State With Evidence Of Continuing Grave Human Rights Violations

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) returned this week from a three-week fact-finding visit to Rangoon and Kachin State on the China-Burma border, where the CSW team recorded evidence of grave human rights violations.

Credibility of the Sri Lankan government may be at stake if LLRC Recommendations are not implemented

The establishment of the LLRC was a necessity for Sri Lankans, to come to terms with the war against the LTTE and recent events leading up to it and to learn lessons from mistakes made.