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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Letter from America: The Pornography of Violence - 1

No matter how one abhors it, the pornography of violence has become part of our life these days. There is rarely a day when we are spared of its horrific images invading our privacy, being shown on the TV screens and newspapers. There is something absolutely wrong and hideous with this American culture.

Ambassador Akashi reiterates Japan’s support to Sri Lanka

Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence and Urban Development currently on an official visit to Tokyo met with Ambassador Yasushi Akashi, Japan’s Special Representative to Sri Lanka, in addition to Senior Ministers, Japanese parliamentarians and dignitaries and held discussions on the current development activities and financial and technical assistance extended by Japan.

How India created Bangladesh & lessons for Sri Lanka

With a population of 1.2billion living across a landmass of 2973190 square kilometers, there is no denying India’s power. Yet, if not for its inferiority we cannot comprehend why India would desire to adopt a consistent policy and go to great lengths to destabilize each of its neighbors whilst pretending to be their friend. Diplomacy is one thing but to know that men and material are being used to destroy a neighboring nation simply does not justify any of the excuses India gives purely to deceive the masses and gain international prestige for itself.

Fox 5 Video Team to Visit Sri Lanka

The Fox 5 video team wil be arriving in Sri Lanka today to produce a hour long special on Sri Lanka’s tourist attractions, cultural diversity and post war development.

Geneva Scene 2012: Both Sri Lanka and UNHRC were on trial

The outcome of the resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC session on Thursday was disappointing as far the government of Sri Lanka is concerned, as it used its limited resources on many fronts to take on the combined might of the world’s only superpower and its closest economical ally, the EU, in the hope of achieving the polar opposite – perhaps being buoyed by the impressive victory that it snatched from the jaws of uncertainty in similar circumstances in 2009 at the same place, just after winning the war against the LTTE.

Indian Defence Purchases & Exercise on China Border

In the first week of March 2012, India has conducted four days major military exercise in north-eastern sector, including Arunachal Pradesh close to the Chinese border.

Talks with Maoists off after MLA abduction in Odisha

The Odisha government and Maoist-named interlocutors suspended their talks on Saturday after the extremists abducted Laxmipur legislator Jhina Hikaka late Friday night.

An Inquisitorial mindset still governs the Christian West

The US and European Union sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC in Geneva was adopted with 24 countries voting for the resolution and 15 against it. Eight countries abstained from voting.

Ananda Abhiman - 125th Anniversary Exhibition

Ananda College will be organizing ‘Anada Abhiman - 125th Anniversary Exhibition’ to commemorate its proud legacy of 125 years. The theme of the event is “Magnetizing the globe through phenomenons of Ananda".The main objective of the event is to mould young Anandians with totally creative insight to meet the future challenges of the fast moving world courageously and confidently.

The Self-willed Debacle of Geneva

The adoption of Resolution L2 (Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka) by the UNHRC is an objective defeat for two opposing groups occupying antithetical extremes. One is the Rajapaksa regime which turned a possible – and a desirable - consensus into a needless – and a damaging – battle, and lost it. The other antipode consists of pro-Tiger ultras in Tamil Nadu and in the Diaspora who regard the resolution as a ‘reform’ which will render the ‘revolution’ they so ardently desire unnecessary.

India wants co-operation with China, US, says PM Manmohan Singh

Large and dynamic countries like China cannot be contained, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, making it clear that India aims to have "cooperative ties with both China and the US".

Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma travels to Iceland for Presentation of Credentials

The Sri Lankan Ambassador in Stockholm, Sweden, Oshadhi Alahapperuma, met with the President of Iceland H.E. Mr Ólafur Ragnar Grimsson, on 27th of February, and presented Credentials as the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Republic of Iceland at the Presidential Palace in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Cloud over Indian MPs’ visit to Colombo

Following India's vote in favour of a US-sponsored resolution on war crimes in the island nation, which was adopted at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, the impending visit of an all-party delegation of Indian MPs to Sri Lanka in April has come under a cloud of uncertainty.

Romney touts "inevitability" as Santorum hangs on

Mitt Romney, touting the “inevitable nominee label” remained the front runner while Rick Santorum won the Louisiana primary getting nearly a fifty percent of the vote. Most analysts predicted that the Republican race would go on as the four candidates were still in it to incrementally pickup delegates.