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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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El Bardei calls for probe

Nobel Laureate Mohamed El Baradei suggests that US leaders during Bush’s administration should be probed for war crimes. He condemns the grotesque distortion in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion.

The flip side of Ban Ki-moon's Report

Whether the UN releases the full report or decides to make amendments to it, what has resulted is nothing that the UN or Western interests would have desired. Their strategies may have worked in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Egypt and now in Libya but these game plans have not worked in Sri Lanka.

Lalin’s Column: Not this time David

Kumar David (KD) in his normal jaundiced style that supports his theories on SL that he calls GOSL (as though anyone had heard of GOUSA, GOUK, GOB, GOD, GOT GOW GOZ) in order that something now in the dust bin called the LTTE could be re cycled.

Report of “Three Stooges” and the national responsibility of Sri Lankans

The incessant efforts being made by the Western countries to uphold their hegemony over the world make developing countries to suffer untold hardships. Their neo-colonialist and neo-imperialist schemes make their much pronounced democracy a hollow concept as they themselves do not care this concept when it come into conflict with their economic interests, and install rogue regimes in countries deposing democratically elected governments.

Palestinian Christians Barred From Holy Sites On Easter

While the world Catholic and Christian Orthodox leaders keep silent Christians in the Holy Land of Palestine will face yet another period of sorrow, agony and desperation when they are once again denied free access to the holy shrines in Jerusalam during this Easter as in the past years.

US State Department’s VOA airs war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka

Solely funded by the U.S. Government, controlled by government appointed board of governors, the American government’s foreign affairs arm the State Department’s publicity unit Voice of America (VOA) offered its broadcasting facility to air war crimes allegations against Sri Lanka clearly making a mockery out of internationally accepted Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

Is US sincerely concerned?

It was reported in a foreign media that US is ‘deeply concerned’ about Israel settlement expansion. The same report adds that the State Department has issued a statement calling on Israel to halt settlement building in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Appeal to UNSG: Leave Sri Lanka Alone

As grateful and longstanding friends of Sri Lanka, we Palestinians express our deepest concern over the repeated attempts made by Secretary General of UN Ban – Ki – Moon in association with U.S. State Department to launch a war crime probe against Sri Lanka. We also vehemently condemn any such attempt as we are fully convinced that no such crimes were committed by the government of Sri Lanka during its war against the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world.

Responding to US Human Rights Report, China asks US not to interfere in domestic affairs of other nations

Strongly reacting to the US State Department’s annual human rights report for the year 2010, China stressed that the U.S. should stop interfering in internal affairs of other nations using human rights as an excuse and urged the sole super power to restore human rights of its own people.

Emergency for the Rajapaksas

Another emergency debate brought forth another apocryphal tale, to justify the unjustifiable. During the previous Emergency debate, the Prime Minister perorated portentously about Tiger training camps in Tamil Nadu, only to retract his words ignominiously, 24 hours later, in the face of strong Indian protests and denials. His colleagues, with barely concealed sniggers, indicated that the Prime Minister’s pronouncements need not be taken all that seriously!

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