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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Review of “Lemon Tree:” Women against Violence and Violations

Soon after I sent my last review article on “A Good American” emphasizing the resolve of Jette (the feminist conscience in the story) against ‘violence and war’ perpetrated largely by men in society, I had the pleasing opportunity to watch the movie, the “Lemon Tree” on the same theme.

Nip intolerance in the bud: Political blame-game will only strengthen extremists

There should be no doubt in anybody's mind as to the enormity and gravity of the meaning of what has happened at Ramu and in the adjoining areas. Never before in our history have places of worship of a religious minority been ravaged on such a large scale and in so deliberate a manner. Twelve Buddhist temples and more than 50 houses were burnt down and vandalized in a pre-planned manner. And these people are among the most peaceful, docile and non-violent that we have.

Sri Lanka to go head-to-head for the title of “Asia’s Leading Destination” at World Travel Awards

This year post war booming Sri Lanka that expects to hit a 2.5 million tourist arrivals by 2016, will go head to head with Bali, India, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam for the coveted title of “Asia’s Leading Destination” at the World Travel Awards to be held in Singapore on October 18, 2012.

'Please save my future generation'

The Buddha statues made of gold are lost forever. The intrinsic designs of Khadi wood are lost in the inferno. The Tripitak is lost too. But for Shreemad Satyapriya Mohathero, who had just turned 83, the loss and pain are even greater. He has lost all faith in his knowledge and reading of humanity.

Buddhist Temples Torched :Attackers still 'unknown'


A young monk prays before the burnt down idol of Buddha, surrounded by charred remains of the pagoda in Mithachhari of Cox's Bazar yesterday. The Pragyamitra Banbihar Pagoda along with many others was torched when criminals attacked homes, properties and places of worship of the Buddhist community there on Saturday night. Photo: Anurup Kanti DasInam Ahmed and Julfikar Ali Manik, from Ramu, Cox's Bazar.

Stalin, Baalu to hand over TESO declaration to UN chief soon

DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin and party leader in Parliament T R Baalu will handover the TESO declarations to UN general secretary Ban Ki Moon soon, said DMK chief M. Karunanidhi after the TESO meeting in Chennai on Wednesday.

Lanka’s once struggling uniforms makers now moving up the value chain


As Sri Lankan textiles sector now stands bolstered by the recent offer of support from the Government of India, the domestic manufacturers, who were struggling a few years back, are successfully moving for a bigger slice in domestic demand.

Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh assembly poll dates announced

The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the dates for the crucial assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

Sri Lanka ready to share its experience and practices in post-conflict resettlement and rehabilitation with international community - Ambassador Ravinatha P. Aryasinha

Sri Lanka remains ready to share its experience and best practices in post-conflict resettlement and rehabilitation with the international community volunteered Ambassador Ravinatha P. Aryasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka.

Prof.G.L.Peiris met Foreign Minister of Singapore


The Minister of External Affairs, Prof.G.L.Peiris met K Shanmugam, Foreign Minister of Singapore on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. At the meeting with his counterpart Minister Peiris discussed technical cooperation and assistance to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s Media requested to avoid Negative Media Coverage

Many would agree that reading the newspaper, watching the news or listening to the radio the public hear nothing but crimes, killings, drugs, murders, rape, suicides whether it is taking place in Sri Lanka or globally. For the reader, viewer or listener it does not afford a pleasant experience to start the morning off with such news. It is nothing but depressing.


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