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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2309

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Netanyahu dashes all hopes for peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dashed all hopes for peace in his speeches to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday and to AIPAC the previous day. His firm ‘no’ for 1967 border, division of Jerusalem and return of Palestinian refugees has tightly closed the door for any chance of peace talk.

Anachronism of FUTA Trade Union Action and the Crisis of the Universities?

I am Professor Shantha Hennayake and I did not support the token strike on March 15th and I did not resign from the Headship of the Department of Geography as wanted by the trade union action initiated by Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) to demand a salary hike.

The US-Media cartoons on bin Laden killing and what free-balanced reporting means


The Asian Tribune has been very closely scrutinizing the reporting, analyses and commentaries in American media, both the print and electronic, following the US Navy SEAL descent on the Pakistani soil in Abbottabad, a garrison city 35 miles outside of Capital Islamabad totally without the knowledge of the Pakistani government on May 2 that killed the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Another white lie of India exposed

Anti-India feeling in Pakistan and anti-Pakistan feeling in India have always been rampant in both countries. Unabated revulsion for each other since the inception of two countries as independent countries has earned them the title of arch rivals.

Rejoice O’ Srilanka, for the Paradise regained on 18 May 2009.

It was on this day, May the 18th of 2009 which marked the end of Terrorism and Separatism in Srilanka. This was the historic day that brought Peace to all Srilankans and Democracy to Tamils in the North and East.

On Piracy and Pigeonholed Security

A few years back, the image of the Somali pirates—locally as well as internationally—was one painted by some with a heroic narrative; an image of underdog villagers fighting for their survival and for the protection of their internationally recognized territorial waters.

Sri Lanka emphasizes the need to introduce definitions for ‘Terrorism’ and ‘Terrorists’ in the U.N.Charter

Sri Lanka’s Skills Development and Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Alahapperuma has said that in October 24, 1945 the UN was established to protect humanity from war, but after the collapse of the USSR, UN lost its main objective and undertook the task of ‘Conflict Management/Conflict Resolution’ brought into the world by certain Western and European elements to go into democratic countries and intervene in their internal affairs in the name of protecting human rights.

Is the TNA serious about a political solution?

The TNA has reportedly held six rounds of talks with the government on various issues affecting the Tamil community in Sri Lanka, including the possible contours of a political solution. They have however reportedly rejected a government suggestion to discuss the introduction of a second chamber as part of a political solution.

Pakistan stabbed in the back

The US media is on record having killed Osama bin Laden (OBL) so many times since 1990 onwards. His death was first announced in 1996; an abortive attempt was made on him in Khost in August 1998 using cruise missiles and it was believed that he was hit.

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