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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2129

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India’s true face has been exposed

9/11 dramatically converted Pakistan from an international outcast under a military dictator aligned with extremist Taliban regime in Kabul to become a key strategic partner of America’s war on terror. This change in status brought about by USA did not occur out of the blue but under a well conceived design.

A danger ahead

Various statements issued by foreign diplomats in Colombo concerning the affairs of the host country, including what is revealed by the most recent Wikileaks secret US Embassy cables, are typical examples of permitting foreign diplomats, especially from USA and Europe, appointed to Sri Lanka to involve in Sri Lanka’s internal matters.

Asian Tribune responds to Dr JJ – ‘Thanks for the compliment; AT has no control over a published photo’

Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena MP and one of the opposition leaders from the United National Party in a statement to Asian Tribune have alleged that the headline that appeared on 6th December as’ misleading and gives a wrong impression’.

Iranian sentiments overwhelm the Gaza caravan

After overcoming the initial obstacles in South Asia, where, first the Pakistani government denied visas to some Indians, then Indian government delayed permission to those of its citizens who had obtained visas from the Pakistani government to cross the Wagha border on foot, and the biggest disappointment in the form of denial by Pakistani government to permit the caravan to travel the land route through Balochistan, the peace activists assembled in Zahedan after flying into Iran via Tehran. This is where they would have arrived if they had followed the land route from Delhi through India and Pakistan.

Agitated Disciples of a Digital Messiah – Hactivists

Julian Assange, the Australian-born, classified-information leaker, currently on remand in a segregated unit in Wandsworth prison in south London, England, is someone who is exploring every feasible avenue to block him being extradited to Sweden to face rape charges. The stubborn refusal of Mr Assange to say – or leak for that matter - any details surrounding his own private life, has in fact turned what had been shrouded in mystery, into a jigsaw covered by layers of concrete.

Cancun climate deal sealed midst Bolivian protest - A Commentary

The UN conference on climate change ended Saturday early morning midst a plan to create a $100 billion fund to help developing nations to fight global warming – but a replacement for the legally binding Kyoto protocol remained elusive.

Wikileaks, Assange and Sri Lanka’s Granny Trial

Emperors are almost always naked. We think they are garbed in regal attires because of the collective psychological blinkers imposed on us, the ruled, by dominant ideologies. Those who take upon themselves the necessary task of exposing the structural nudity of Emperors risk imperial wrath and vengeance. So it was then. So it is now. So it is everywhere, even in the liberal heartland.

Late Lakhshman Jayakody - An Appreciation

On August 30th I received the shocking news of the passing away of that great saintly man that I loved very much. Hundred days passed but his memory lingers on.

Whither Minority Rights in Bangladesh?

The exodus of Hindus from East Bengal to India continued throughout the existence of Pakistan. Many Hindu Bengalis left for Calcutta after partition. Up to 1971 before the war of liberation begun over 5.3 million Hindus had sought refuge in India, mostly in West Bengal and Bangladesh surrounding states between the periods of August 1947 and 24 March 1971.

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