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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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Emergency for the Rajapaksas

Another emergency debate brought forth another apocryphal tale, to justify the unjustifiable. During the previous Emergency debate, the Prime Minister perorated portentously about Tiger training camps in Tamil Nadu, only to retract his words ignominiously, 24 hours later, in the face of strong Indian protests and denials. His colleagues, with barely concealed sniggers, indicated that the Prime Minister’s pronouncements need not be taken all that seriously!

Sri Lankan Cricket In A Mess: Kumar & Mahela Should Stay On And March Forward

It was totally unexpected that Kumar Sangakkara would resign from the Captaincy. He was a great fighter for the Sri Lankan team, after taking over from another great contributor Mahela Jayawardene.

Vibrant people's campaign against corruption

Anna Hazare's sitting on indefinite fast in Delhi has galvanized the middle class of this country, which is most vocal against corruption but also the one responsible for most corruption in this country. Corruption is a very contentious issue.

We are persuading Sri Lanka to change their constitution – Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi’s imperious statement has to be taken in context as she and other Union and State politicians are all in the midst of campaigning in the Tamil Nadu State election, and they will all flog even the dead horse that the Sri Lankan Tamil issue has become for an overwhelming number of people in Tamil Nadu.

Discourse on American soil elicits UNP MP Madduma Bandara’s expertise on Sri Lanka’s political trends

Sri Lanka’s United National Party parliamentarian Ranjith Madduma Bandara is a unique person: His knowledge of the mood and the ever-changing behavior of the rural masses of his country is extensive and impressive:

While mentioning human rights issues, Robert Blake reiterates Sri Lanka’s Strategic location to US Congress

US State Department’s South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau chief Robert Blake while castigating Sri Lanka on issues of human rights and governance could not help letting the U.S. Congress know the strategically important location of Sri Lanka.

Why has Kumar Sangakkara resigned?

Kumar Sangakkara has tendered his resignation as the Sri Lankan ODI and T 20 cricket captain and is reportedly resigning from Test captaincy as well. He has agreed to be an interim captain until a replacement is found.

Playing for the country: Business or a sacred affair?

We, Sri Lankans expected to repeat the performance of 1996 world cup. But anyway it has not happened .Sri Lankans did well.Now we have to target for 2015 world cup ,which will be played in Australia and New Zealand.

World Cup: Will Sri Lankan Selectors Accept Responsibility?

The loss of world cup could be largely due to the lopsided selections of the team. Right from the inception there were severe criticisms on the lack of skilled all-rounder and middle-order craftsmen. Inclusion of Angelo Mathews, Chamara Silva, Tissera Perera were too early at this level of cricket.

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