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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1529

News Analysis

Histrionics, hysteria and history

Sri Lanka was once again in the world news in the 2 pre Murali weeks. A government minister who never misses an opportunity to take center stage on nationalistic issues took up cudgels with the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG), Mr. BK Moon, no relation to Full or New.

Peace-building amidst the Roots of Black July

Black July did not happen in a vacuum. 27 years later, many of the ingredients of the witches’ brew of racism and inhumanity, moral indifference and common indecency which enabled Black July are flourishing in the South again.

Bangladesh adopting Statute change: A New Appeasement to bluff minorities

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called the move to amend the country’s Constitution “a historic responsibility” meant to prevent future seizure of power by the military.

India’s Engagement and Burma’s Junta

India, in attempts to expand engagements with its neighbors, has hosted Afghan president Hamid Karzai, Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed and some Nepalese leaders.

Maldives' President hints at early polls, referendum

Barely two years since the Maldives’ new constitution was adopted, opening doors for a new era of democracy, the country is now stuck in a bitter power struggle, its governance deadlocked, midst signs of early polls and a referendum.

Murali's magical 800 !


Muttiah Muralitharan has reached the magical 800 wicket mark just in 133 matches, a record unlikely to be broken in our life time. What a champ he is! Congratulations.

Muttiah Muralitharan reached historic landmark taking 800 Test Wickets

Number 8 is lucky for Murali.So, 800 wickets indicates his lucky number. The occult number of ‘Muttaiah Muralitharan’ is 60 that adds up to 6.So,July 6 was significant for him.

US Buying the Press in Venezuela with funds channeled through State Department

Documents reveal multimillion-dollar funding to journalists and media in Venezuela. State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) evidence more than $4 million USD in funding to journalists and private media in Venezuela during the last three years.

An Expert Panel needs to first investigate effectiveness of UN

Sixty years ago, the United Nations was founded to maintain international peace and security, promote basic human rights, and protect fundamental freedoms.

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