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Thinking of US Policy on Burma

The international community together with the ethno- democratic forces of Burma has been waiting for the New American policy towards Burma and after six months, the Obama administration’s does not appear to have focused on the one measure with the best chance of inducing the regime to change: a global arms embargo imposed by the […]

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Hillary Clinton Lives in the Biggest Glass House of them All

I was shocked when I learned of Hillary Clinton’s statement about rape being used as a weapon during the Sri Lankan war against the LTTE terrorists. For many reasons I simply cannot believe this is true. On one hand I applaud the unanimous passing of the UN Security Council’s resolution to create new tools to […]

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Rishad denies any links with Tawheed Jamat terrorists

Colombo, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com): Denying any personal or political links with the terror accused Chairman of Colombo Traders’ Association (CTA) YM Ibrahim, who is now in detention, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry & Commerce stressed that Ibrahim did not ‘officially work for him’ either. Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons & […]

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India: Varsity Professor in gay sex case commits suicide

From R. Vasudevan – Reporting from New Delhi New Delhi, 08 April (Asiantribune.com): An Aligarh Muslim University Professor, Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended after being allegedly caught having consensual sex with a rickshaw-puller in his campus home, was found dead at his residence on Wednesday. Police sources said that the disgraced professor allegedly […]

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World Buddhist Population: Pre-eminence of Mahayana Tradition

By Dr. Daya Hewapathirane It is noteworthy that until about 2010, the estimates made of the Buddhist population of most countries in the world, especially of the traditionally Buddhist countries, have been grossly underestimated. This led to the marked underestimation of the total Buddhist population of the world. Information published not only in most websites, […]

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The Seismic Activities of Dubai-Property-Bubble and Inevitable Consequences

Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London… Financial markets across the globe almost took a nose dive quite unexpectedly on Thursday, as the gloomy news from Dubai, the desert kingdom on a concrete footing, drifted westwards while developing itself into fiscal hurricane of category 3, offshore. The appeal made by Dubai World, the government construction company which […]

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Sri Lankan version of Rs. 11bn Eiffel tower mooted

By Santhush Fernando in Colombo Colombo, 10 November, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa mooted setting up country’s tallest multipurpose tower at a cost of nearly Rs. 11bn (US $ 100) which will be funded by China. The 350 meter-tall lotus-shaped tower is primarily built to house radio, television, and telephony serving greater Colombo area […]

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A coup inhibits the very Sovereignty of the people – Champika Ranawaka M.P.

Colombo, 29 October, (Asiantribune.com): As the President, Maithripala Srisena cannot choose to inhibit functioning of democratic Institutions and democratic processes.He cannot shutdown the parliament against the very spirit of the Sovereignty of the people, Supremacy of the Legislature, enshrined in the Supreme law of this Land.So, I urge President Maitripala Sirisena to call the parliament […]

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Five more countries to go carbon-neutral or low carbon

Male, 19 July, (Asiantribune.com): After a landmark decision by the Maldivian President to go carbon-neutral by 2020, the first in the world to do so, more developing nations are now following suit. Six developing nations including the Maldives participating at a climate change meeting, have announced some of the toughest domestic carbon reduction targets in […]

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Pakistan lobbying hard for n-deal akin to India-US pact

From R. Vasudevan—Reporting from New Delhi New Delhi, 22 March (Asiantribune.com): In a development of serious concern to India, Pakistan seems to have lobbied successfully for a civilian nuclear deal with the US, akin to the one that Washington has with New Delhi. The Barack Obama administration has indicated it is open to Islamabad’s plea […]

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