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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2640

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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.

Bennett Rupesinghe: Prosecution as Persecution?

Bennet Rupersinghe, the News Editor of the outspokenly anti-government website, Lanka e news, was arrested and remanded last week. Though the fate of this 68 year old veteran journalist comes as a shock, it should not.Lanka e news is a major voice of dissent in a time of deafening silence; it also serves as a source of information about the Rajapaksas and their not-so-public doings for a wide range of people, from local and foreign media personnel to concerned citizens.

Though Cricket World cup final unpredictable, Dhoni will be the 2nd captain to lift it for India

India’s numerologist predicts that the results of the Cricket World Cup battle in the final are almost unpredictable. “Still I find that India will miraculously escape from the Lankan Tsunami and Dhoni will be the 2nd captain to lift the WC for India”.

Time to Trade “International Community” for Bilateral Relations

It goes without saying that the Somali political problem can only be solved if and when all those actors who are in contention are willing to engage in serious peace negotiation and reconciliation.

America’s enduring craze for destruction

The US past and present gives credence to the fact that there is no other country matching its destructive game play. The US used incendiary bombs against German cities in 1942 and adopted it as a strategy. Both the US and British air forces carried out massive night bombing of Dresden in 1945 resulting in 55000-250,000 casualties.

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