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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

A new National Security Council Appointed

A professional Advisory Council on National Security has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena. The President's Media Division said a National Security Advisory Committee, headed by Opposition MP Dr. Sarath Amunugama, has been appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena.

A new National Security Council Appointed
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The Jaffna People’s Forum for Coexistence denounced the Bodu Bala Sena forum in Kandy

The Jaffna People’s Forum for Coexistence in a statement has denounced the Bodu Bala Sena forum in Kandy
day before yesterday.

Following is the full text of the statement:

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How Bigots Get Their Feed

It must have taken two young Muslim women, both famous in their own rights, by complete surprise on finding that their decisions on private and personal matters had provided plenty of fodder to the growing tribe of bigots in India.

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1st of the 100 Model Villages with Indian assistance inaugurated

In a special event held on July 6, 2019, the first Model Village built with Indian assistance under the Model Villages Program of the Ministry of Housing and Construction & Cultural Affairs - Ranidugama in Gampaha District was inaugurated and the completed houses are handed over to the beneficiaries.

1st of the 100 Model Villages with Indian assistance inaugurated
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A Modi Speech That Should Have Come Before Polls

Swept back to power with a massive mandate, Narendra Modi has spoken of his vision of a ‘new India’ that ought to be greatly welcomed except that his record in office during the past five years as prime minister will make it difficult to believe that he meant what he said.

A Modi Speech That Should Have Come Before Polls
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ISI, Astha, ISIS & Dawood plotting massive terror attacks in India

According to a source connected to a foreign intelligence agency, a nexus of Pakistani spy agency Interservice intelligence(ISI), a Britain based newly formed terrorist entity named Astha, Islamic State(ISIS)and most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's notorious terror gang are plotting series of terrorist attacks inside India during independence day.

ISI, Astha, ISIS & Dawood plotting massive terror attacks in India
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US eyes Sri Lanka as its military logistics hub

The Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21st April in which 259 people were killed and over 500 injured were initially attributed to the Islamic State (IS). But no hard evidence is available to substantiate such a reading and it remains an open question as to the perpetrators.

Sri Lankan presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the radical Buddhist monk Gnanasara Thera of Bodu Bala Sena. File photo.)
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Why Indian electorate snubbed Rahul Gandhi?

There was no dearth of jokers in the just concluded election to the Lok Sabha. And they are many claimants to the ‘Joker-In-Chief’ title as well. Three Telugu Biddas (sons) figure prominently in the race. They are Chandra Babu Naidu (Babu to his followers), K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR as he is known), and Sitaram Yechury (Sita to his friends).

Why Indian electorate snubbed Rahul Gandhi?
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A place where religions coexist beautifully

I remember showing my sincere admiration for India’s Kerala state in an article captioned ‘Kerala a role model for all!’ Asian Tribune (25 March 2013)

A place where religions coexist beautifully
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Global Tamil Forum Exhorts Sri Lankan government To Disdain From Resuming Execution

Quotes:The Global Tamil Forum (GTF), an organization of expatriate Sri Lankan Tamils says that it is appalled at the reports that Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the execution of four drug offenders, claiming it would end increasing addiction problems in the country.End of Quotes

Global Tamil Forum Exhorts Sri Lankan government To Disdain  From Resuming Execution
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Kartarpur Corridor

The 550th birth anniversary celebrations of founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, fall this year on 12th November; it will be a gala event at Kartarpur, Pakistan, where Guru Nanak had spent his last years in the 16th century.

Kartarpur Corridor
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Who wants to be isolated in the world?

If you see how reckless our politicians are when they utter baseless accusations about friendly countries which have helped us in many ways, there is no doubt that we will finally end up totally isolated by these lose talks.

Who wants to be isolated in the world?
Who wants to be isolated in the world?
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Muslim Ministers “in no hurry to return”

Resigned Muslim Ministers are not in any hurry to return to their latent Ministries. “Both the Prime Minister and President called us to return to our Ministries and take back our portfolios” said ACMC Leader Rishad Bathiudeen MP on 2 July.

Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP addresses the media on 2 July in Colombo
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