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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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Hundreds of Sri Lankans converge in front of USA Embassy in London

Hundreds of peace loving Sri Lankan expatriates converged outside the American Embassy in London on Sunday 11 March to protest against the United States sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the ongoing United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

LTTE which deprived Tamils of their rights now goes to Geneva ostensibly for the same right – Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa said that the LTTE which deprived the people of the east of their rights and lives are now going to Geneva under the guise of the same right.

First salvo in US re-election battle fired by Joe Biden

The first salvo fired in the long and harsh US re-election campaign came from Vice President Joe Biden, President’s go-to emissary-in-chief. Visiting Toledo in Ohio, the heart of the Rust Belt, Biden let go of a scathing retort to critics that pooh-poohed “the much touted US auto industry revival.”

Maoists abduct two Italians in Odisha, rescue efforts on

India on Sunday informed Italy of the efforts being made by the Odisha government for early release of two Italian nationals who were taken hostage by Maoists as External Affairs Minister SM Krishna spoke to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the evolving situation.

Kohli steers India to victory in a record run chase

India won by 6 wickets against Pakistan in the fifth match of the Asia Cup yesterday at Dhaka. Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat. Couple of changes was made in the both sides - Sarfraz Ahmed did not play and was replaced by Wahab Riaz and Umar Akmal was made the Pakistani wicket keeper for the game. Yusuf Pathan replaced Ravindra Jadeja in the Indian side.

Children and TB: A Hidden Epidemic

Tuberculosis (TB) among children is rarely discussed. Because children, more often than not cannot speak for themselves, not much about how they're affected by the disease ever hits the headlines. This is despite the fact that TB remains among the top ten killers of children worldwide. In spite of this, virtually no public or political attention is paid to TB as a children’s health issue.

Sulking Congress leader says he won’t destabilize Uttarakhand govt

The Congress leadership is yet to sort out the problem in Uttarakahnd where a revolt is brewing against the Chief Minister Vijay bahuguna, nominated by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

National Organization for Protecting the Country condemns USA and the West for introducing a draft resolution against Sri Lanka

It is regrettable that a section of the international community led by the United States of America, United Kingdom, and the European Union have initiated a national sovereignty eroding resolution against Sri Lanka during the current Nineteenth session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva. The Executive Working Committee of the National Organization for the Protecting the Country has said this in a statement.

Words of Advice to UNHRC members wanting to remain “sovereign”

The games have begun at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva. More significant than the US resolution against Sri Lanka is the methods being used to target a tiny nation in South Asia. Middle East conquest by US and its cohorts is almost over; the next region will be Asia. Maldives was one such victim. There is a steady pattern in all the maneuverings taking place.

Appalling Journalism: Jon Snow and Channel 4 News on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Media Watch is a project of Engage Sri Lanka. It was established to monitor coverage of, and reporting on, Sri Lanka in the international media. Sri Lanka Media Watch evaluates this coverage against universally accepted journalistic standards of accuracy and impartiality and, where necessary, a right to reply.

UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka: Test of India’s backbone as an emerging regional power

US resolution on Lanka only to divert attention from Israel - Cho S. Ramaswamy, editor of the Tamil weekly Thuglak, and a former Rajya Sabha member.