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Voting to determined the 5th President of Sri Lanka began..

[b]Voting to determined the 5th President of Sri Lanka began, despite LTTE instigated violence in the North and East[/b]

[b] Colombo, 17 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has let loose threat and intimidation in the North and East of Sri Lanka as the eligible voters in the other parts were set to elect the fifth executive president of the

JVP appeals to the voters not to be mislead by mischievous propaganda ploys

Somawansha Amarasinghe, Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna (JVP), appeared on ITN TV channel and Rupavahini during their noon news broadcasts today and stated that the UNP, enraged by certain defeat, is resorting to spread falsehoods.

Voting to determined the 5th President of Sri Lanka began, despite LTTE instigated violence in the North and East

The Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has let loose threat and intimidation in the North and East of Sri Lanka as the eligible voters in the other parts were set to elect the fifth executive president of the country.Post your comments

Top Kashmiri leaders decry violence, call for a new think

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

As Srinagar witnessed a third militant attack in a week, top leaders of Jammu and Kashmir have called for a new thinking on Kashmir issue and made a forceful plea for an end to violence in the border state. Post your comments

13 Soldiers Jump Boyagane Army Camp Jail

Day-before-yesterday (15 November) 13 soldiers who were incarcerated at the Boyagane, Kurunegala Army Camp Jail have escaped, according to Army information.Post your comments

Background to the current Sri Lanka presidential election

The number 13 figures prominently in this presidential election. There are 13 candidates competing to win the hearts and minds of 13 million voters. This is also Ranil Wickremesinghe's 13th attempt to win power. 56-year-old Wickremasinghe, the leader of the opposition, has lost 12 times before. Some of his closest allies in the UNP have been pessimistic about his winning this time too. Whether 13 is going to be his lucky number or not will be known today. Post your comments

Remembering Indira Gandhi: What is the legacy of Indira Gandhi?

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

Indira Gandhi whose birth Anniversary will fall on 19th November is the 'Iron lady of millennium'. She was known all over the world and admired by one and all for her undaunted leadership qualities. On the morning of 31 October 1984, as she walked through her garden, smiling, hands raised and palms pressed together in the traditional Indian "namaste" greeting, Indira Nehru Gandhi was assassinated by her own bodyguards. Post your comments

Unrestricted import of edible oil could kill the coconut industry in Sri Lanka

By Quintus Perera – Reporting from Colombo

The government’s inability to check the import of edible oil has deprived the people of Sri Lanka of using the pure coconut oil that has been enjoyed by them since ancient times. Adulterating coconut oil with cheap and impure edible oil is being done indiscriminately. By doing this the traders are making a huge profit.

German Minister thanks Chairman of Transparency International.

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau Germany

Prof. Peter Eigen was the founder and the long standing chairman of the board of directors Transparency International. On the occasion of his departure from this position, German Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul expressed her heartfelt thanks to Peter Eigen for his committed work against corruption worldwide.

Sports increasingly mirror a racist world

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

When soccer was considered an unruly spectator sport in years gone by, there was the story of a referee assigned to officiate at a tension-charged football match in a Latin American country arriving in an armored battle tank just to protect himself from a violence-prone crowd.

Enigmatic Sri Lanka elections

[b]Enigmatic Sri Lanka elections[/b]

By Vinod Vedi & M Rama Rao - Syndicate Features

The dominant feature of the presidential elections in Sri Lanka is the transparent schism between the “Bandaranaike dynasty” as represented by incumbent President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her own Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse who is seeking to fill a perceived vacuum caused by the constitutional demarch

Remembering Indira Gandhi: What is the legacy...............

[b]Remembering Indira Gandhi: What is the legacy of Indira Gandhi?[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

Some consider nuclear security and green revolution as her lasting contribution to India.

It was under Indira Gandhi that India became the youngest nuclear power by carrying out an underground nuclear test for peaceful purposes.

Background to the current Sri Lanka presidential election

[b]Background to the current Sri Lanka presidential election[/b]

[b] Colombo, 17 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The number 13 figures prominently in this presidential election. There are 13 candidates competing to win the hearts and minds of 13 million voters. This is also Ranil Wickremesinghe's 13th attempt to win power.

13 Soldiers Jump Boyagane Army Camp Jail

[b]13 Soldiers Jump Boyagane Army Camp Jail[/b]

[b] Colombo, 17 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Day-before-yesterday (15 November) 13 soldiers who were incarcerated at the Boyagane, Kurunegala Army Camp Jail have escaped, according to Army information.

Top Kashmiri leaders decry violence, call for a new think

[b]Top Kashmiri leaders decry violence, call for a new think [/b]

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 17 November (Asian tribune.com):[/b] As Srinagar witnessed a third militant attack in a week, top leaders of Jammu and Kashmir have called for a new thinking on Kashmir issue and made a forceful plea for an end to violence in the border state.

Polling closes: new President in 14 days

Polling in the fifth presidential election, which began at 7 a.m. closed at 4 p.m. today. The Elections Commissioner has estimated that nearly 70 per cent of the voters cast their votes, except in the north and the east.


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