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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Wirathu - the pit bull of Myanmar regime

Myanmar's terrorist - Buddhist monk Wirathu is untouchable inside the country. In 2003 he was sentenced to 25 years in prison but was released in 2010 along with other political prisoners. Most keen observers knew the reason as to why this anti-Muslim zealot was freed by the regime. He was to serve as its pit bull and inciter for committing hate crimes and ethnic cleansing drives against the minority Muslims, esp. the Rohingya people that live in the Arakan (Rakhine) state of Myanmar, bordering Bangladesh.

Wirathu - the pit bull of Myanmar regime
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'Yahapalanaya' - Another ‘decapitation drama’

Soon after the Prabhakaran-Ranil Pact (MoU prepared by the notorious 'Peace Maker' Norway and initiated by the so-called international community) was signed , I remember, an article written by Dr Gunadasa Amarasekara titled ‘Sama Diyareddde’appeared on a newspaper (in March 2002).

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Indian politics: Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress party, blames Rahul Gandhi!

Fall of the India’s oldest party national Congress associated with Indian freedom movement was speculated even before the 2014 parliamentary poll on account of rampant corruption of the Manmohan government. But the way it got decimated in the poll to the advantage of the Hindutva BJP which won national poll riding over anti-incumbency wave was unexpected. As a natural course, while many Congress leaders are trying to join the ruling BJP party for eating the cakes, a few leaders have already in the new ruling dispensation.

Jayanthi Natarajan
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US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2–3. Joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Atul Keshap, she will review bilateral and regional issues with the new Sri Lankan government, civil society and religious leaders, and other officials.

US Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal Travel to Sri Lanka
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‘Strongly praise budgetary support for exports’–Rishad

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-right) discusses latest proposals on exports with his Ministry Secretary SS Miyanawala (left) on the eve of 29 January.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka-right) discusses latest proposals on exports with his Ministry Secretary SS Miyanawala (left) on the eve of  29 January.
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Lalin’s Column: Reflections on Obama’s “No boots on the ground” and Imperial Hubris

When Barack Obama was elected President of the USA, the world, pleasantly surprised and amazed, rejoiced. It awaited a more friendly America. Nowhere was the event more greatly welcomed than in the former non white colonies of the West. No better example of country’s maturity could ever have been made than for the ‘white’ dominated world’s single super power USA, to have an African American as its elected executive head.

Lalin’s Column: Reflections on  Obama’s “No boots on the ground” and  Imperial Hubris
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Girl Power: Kim Sears and incomplete art of lip reading

Kim Sears, the girlfriend of Andy Murray, the British tennis player, has been grabbing the headlines during the past few days, much more than the share of her man on the tennis court while playing the game in the Australian Open – for being on the focus of television cameras at the wrong time for all the wrong reasons.

Girl Power: Kim Sears and incomplete art of lip reading
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