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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1194

News Analysis

Defending National Sovereignty, Selectively

The 2010 budget was presented to the Sri Lankan parliament on June 29th. The IMF announced its approval of the budget on June 28th – i.e. one day before the budget was presented to the parliament. Given this timeline only one conclusion is possible – that the budget was presented for IMF approved before it was presented for parliamentary approval. So much for national sovereignty!

US double standards: British Petroleum disaster in the US and Bhopal calamity in India

When President Barak Obama went after BP and demanded a $20 billion dollar fund be set up for victims of the Gulf oil spill, the people of India were furious. They saw a US double standard. The US demonstrated it values human life within the US more than the lives of the people of India.

Outrage against delay in pictorial warnings on tobacco products in India

In a detractive decision of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India (GOI), the implementation of new pictorial health warnings has been deferred to December 1, 2010 from the earlier commitment of introducing them from June 1, 2010.

The lies & double standards of International Humanitarian Laws

We have countries like the US and alliances commit war crimes as a matter of institutional necessity to maintain their imperial role and ensure favorable climates of investments and advance capitalism.

Royal College 175th Anniversary: A forgotten incident

As Sri Lanka’s Royal College celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding this year on a grand scale of pomp and pageantry that perhaps no other school in the country can match, it is a moot question to ask whether there are alternate voices from within or outside Royal College, that have different views on how the grand old school should celebrate its anniversaries and success with the virtually unlimited resources it commands.

Landmark civil nuclear deal between Canada and India

Canada signed a landmark civil nuclear deal with India with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring that imported uranium and atomic technology will not be used for "any unintended purpose."

Standing firm against NGOs...

If one swallow does not a summer make, arguably one NGO does not constitute the international community. Not by a long, long shot. Not even a few of these noise makers.

Karunanidhi expresses his concern about the suffering of Sri Lankan Tamils: The curtain drawn down on the World Classical Tamil Conference

Winding up the five-day World Classical Tamil Conference , Chief Minister and Dravidian patriarch Mr Karunanidhi said it was a matter of concern that Tamils in Lanka were put to untold sufferings and could not return to their places of living.

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