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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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Sri Lanka asks: Why is Prabakaran’s son death any different from Children killed by LTTE?

We ask the international community just one question. Why does international media, NGOs & Human Rights Groups and UN members attention get diverted (Only) towards a picture of a dead terrorist leaders son ignoring footage of innocent civilians and children killed by LTTE strikes over 30 years and not a single foreign documentary was released accusing LTTE of war crimes to seek justice for these killings?

Prof. Rajiva Wijesingha rubbished Amnesty International’s criticism on reconciliation

Prof. Rajiva Wijesingha 'rubbished' the allegation made by Amnesty International of its suggestion that n Sri Lanka haven’t done anything on reconciliation in the past as complete nonsense.

USAID Partners with Sri Lanka to Address Sexual Crimes

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Justice, launched its Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) program with a roundtable discussion in Colombo on Monday March 12.

Burma : A Sly Fox between the two Elephants

When President Hu Jintao visited US in January this year both leaders declared their shared obsession of “Positive cooperation and comprehensive bilateral relations,” but the underlying trends could not be neglected. Based on the recent actions of China, most American and foreign strategic thinkers construe that China is displacing the US as a pre-eminent power in Asia and the Pacific to suit the Chinese economic and foreign policy interests.

Are animals safer than humans?

Some people may be reluctant to answer this million dollar question ‘are animals safer than humans?’ I would say without any hesitation “yes” by looking at what is happening in Afghanistan, Gaza and Syria. US marines are hunting down Afghan civilians for sport, the Israeli defense forces are killing the poor Palestinians in the name of self defense and most disgustingly Syrian army is killing its own people for the sole purpose of its government remaining in power.

Badal sworn in Punjab Chief Minister

Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday became Punjab's oldest chief minister when he was sworn in for a record fifth time at the historic Sikh battlefield of Chappar Chiri in Mohali, 20 km from Chnadigarh. He took the oath in Punjabi.

Why Mahela Jayawardena should opening the batting for Sri Lanka for 2015 ICC World Cup?

Many talk about Mahela and his captaincy. It has a history as well. In 1995 Battle of Maroons(annual cricket encounter between Ananda and Nalanda-leading cricket playing schools in Sri Lanka, which already produced more than 25 test players) we saw how he captained his side Nalanda against Ananda (captained by Thilan Samaraweera).

India in a diplomatic fix on resolution against Sri Lanka

New Delhi finds itself in a diplomatic bind over a UNHCR resolution against Sri Lanka moved by the US over alleged war crimes in the elimination of Tamil guerilla force, LTTE in Geneva.

Peace question of war-torn Kachin State in Burma

Armed clashes between the Burma Army and the armed wing of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) resumed in northern Burma on Monday (12 March) after both sides failed to reach an agreement during the latest round of peace talks (8 - 10 March) in China, Kachin News Group (KNG) said.

Railway Minister faces ire of own party and opposition on fare hike

The Union Railway Budget normally does not have great political significance like the Union Budget focusing on reforms and taxes.

Sri Lankan envoy apologises to Indian MPs

Sri Lanka's envoy to India on Thursday apologised to Indian MPs for his comments that sought to link those questioning Colombo's human rights record with the Tamil Tigers.