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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2037

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Triple Whammy on the Atlantic Basin – horrors in the alphabetical order

Just as Hurricane Irma continues with its relentless pummelling in the Caribbean, while setting its sight on Miami, Florida, the people, who had already been severely battered in the region, can hardly look forward to a let-up, when two more storms, which have been looming over the regional skies, have finally grown into hurricanes.

Triple Whammy on the Atlantic Basin – horrors in the alphabetical order
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An Open Letter to the US Ambassador to the UN - Nikki Haley

Dear Ambassador, We are witnessing the genocide of Rohingyas of the Rakhine state of Burma and yet doing nothing to stop this crime unfolding in front of us. It is a painful reminder that some 70 years after the UN had issued the universal declaration of human rights, still such lofty goals seem so out of reach to so many of our humanity!

An Open Letter to the US Ambassador to the UN - Nikki Haley
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Stop the Lethal Dance of the Police in Thunnalai

:President Maithripala Srisena has called for a report from Pujitha Jayasundara, Inspector General of Police regarding incidents of harassment and arrest of people in the Thunnalai East and Kudawattai villages in the Point Pedro area by the local police.

President Maithripala Srisena
Stop the Lethal Dance of the Police in Thunnalai
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Eid-ul-Adha: the story behind the sacrifice

Muslims are celebrating the Eid-ul-Adha in many parts of the world. It is the festival of sacrifice. The tradition goes back to the prophets - Ibrahim and his first son Isma’il alayhis salam (AS: peace be upon them).

Eid-ul-Adha: the story behind the sacrifice
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Please don’t pick and throw your curry leaves!

We in the east love the aroma of curry leaves more than the bay leaves give for others. Curry leaves –Karapincha - are mainly used in dishes in Sri Lanka, India and some neighboring countries and need no introduction because they become an important ingredient for almost every preparation of ours.

Please don’t pick and throw your curry leaves!
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Power-sharing within Sri Lankan democracy

We have to take fresh look at power sharing in Sri Lanka. I believe that it is time to wipe out the flaws that had impaired our leadership since independence.

Power-sharing within Sri Lankan democracy
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China Tells Women to ‘Go Home and Live Well’

On August 21, Chinese women’s rights activist Wu Rongrong went to a police station in Shanxi province to check on her application for a travel permit to Hong Kong, where she has been accepted to graduate school.

China Tells Women to ‘Go Home and Live Well’
Poster hung in the Beijing marriage registration office reading, “Being a good housewife and good mother are women’s biggest achievements."
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Special appeal to the Tamil

The Tamil United Liberation Front having gone through all aspects of the present Political situation have decided, to take a positive decision as regards the ethnic problem, that is getting dragged on indefinitely. During the last 60 years in politics, I have seen our ethnic problem coming very close to a solution and slipping away without reaching the goal.

Special appeal to the Tamil
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh – Rockstar Baba

The tumultuous journey of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, popularly known as Rockstar Baba, from a sprawling ashram in the state of Haryana to a notorious jail along a road less travelled on Friday, was neither meant to be easy nor short of fireworks throughout.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh – Rockstar Baba
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“Delhi should link the missing link, build understandings among all groups, for final solution:” Zeliang

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang expressed his optimism that there would be a final settlement to the protracted Naga political issue. He, however, stated that to reach such a stage, they all had to play a proactive role and the Government of India should play more than what they had been doing now.

 TR Zeliang - Nagaland Chief Minister
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