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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Sri Lanka presidential poll: 13 in the fray.

[b]Sri Lanka presidential poll: 13 in the fray.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 07 October, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]A total of 13 candidates including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe will be contesting in the Presidential poll schedule for 17 November this year.
According to a report, out of the 14 persons who deposited the money to contest in the polls, Seinu L

Sri Lanka presidential poll: 13 in the fray.

A total of 13 candidates including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe will be contesting in the Presidential poll schedule for 17 November this year.Post your comments

Norway in search of elusive peace in Sri Lanka.

Norway has come up with a sudden spurt of diplomatic maneuvering to bring an end to the fast slipping international environment against Norway’s involvement in Sri Lanka under control, after the European Unions declaration imposing travel ban on the Tamil rebel outfit on last 26 September and also to arrest the deteriorating security situation in Sri Lanka under control.Post your comments

Richard Boucher tipped to head South Asia Bureau in US State Department

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Richard A. Boucher, a 28-year veteran in the United States Department of State, and referred as an expert on the Asian region, is considered most probable pick of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to head the South Asia Bureau with the impending departure of the incumbent Christina Rocca.

Government throughout betrayed the rice farmer

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

For several years it has been the sad story of the country’s rice bowl boiling with the tears of the farmers who have toiled to obtain bumper harvests and selling their paddy ‘for a song’. The position is so pathetic and miserable that there were incidents of selling a kilo of paddy for rupees five, while a coconut is sold at more than Rs 12 per nut and a spate of farmers committing suicide unable to continue life and meeting their debts.Post your comments

Millet [Kurakkan] and Corn Bran can reduce human cholesterol levels

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

In Sri Lanka most persons suffer from cardio-vascular diseases resulting from poor dietary habits and lack of physical activity.

Spare airstrip for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

China is building
a spare airplane runway in Shijiazhuang, Capital of the
north China's Hebei province, for the Beijing 2008
Olympic Games.

A first person testimony- an exclamatory version.

Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe, a practicing lawyer from London has sent in his clarifications to the news report appeared in the Asian Tribune, on 03 October under the title 'Lanka government-backed secret group in London'.Post your comments

France's FM calls on President Kumaratunga

France's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Philippe Douste-Blazy and the Leader of the Socialist Party Mr. François Hollande called on President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Thursday, for separate meetings at the Presidential suite of her Paris hotel.

A first person testimony- an exclamatory version.

[b]A first person testimony- an exclamatory version.[/b]

Mr. Sarath Wijesinghe, a practicing lawyer from London has sent in his clarifications to the news report appeared in the Asian Tribune, on 03 October under the title 'Lanka government-backed secret group in London'.

It is difficult to describe whether his statement was a request or a demand.

Government throughout betrayed the rice farmer

[b]Government throughout betrayed the rice farmer [/b]

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 07 Octobrt, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]For several years it has been the sad story of the country’s rice bowl boiling with the tears of the farmers who have toiled to obtain bumper harvests and selling their paddy ‘for a song’.

Norway in search of elusive peace in Sri Lanka.

[b]Norway in search of elusive peace in Sri Lanka.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 07 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Norway has come up with a sudden spurt of diplomatic maneuvering to bring an end to the fast slipping international environment against Norway’s involvement in Sri Lanka under control, after the European Unions declaration imposing travel ban on the Tamil rebel outfit on last 26 September

IAEA and Mohammed El Baradei shares Nobel Peace prize

International Atomic Agency (IAEA) and its head Mohammed El Baradei shares the 2005 Nobel Peace prize.


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