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Mahinda the New President - Congratulation

[b]Mahinda the New President - Congratulation[/b]

[b]Colombo, 18 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In the pitched battle for the election to Executive President of Sri Lanka … it was all the way through and through win for Mahinda Rajapakse.

Mahinda the New President - Congratulation

In the pitched battle for the election to Executive President of Sri Lanka … it was all the way through and through win for Mahinda Rajapakse. For Ranil Wickremasinghe it was a history of betrayal by V.Prabakaran, Leader of the Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, who at the last moment refused to support him and unleashed unprecedented terror and violence in the North and East and effectively disfranchised the Tamils, thus depriving the Tamils of their democratic right to vote, a serious crime against humanity. Post your comments

Mahinda Rajapakse takes the early lead in the polls : Prabakaran’s Mullthievu fortress voted for him

If the trend of the postal votes is any guide then Presidential aspirants Mahinda Rajapakse will celebrate today his 60th birthday with the presidential crown on his head.

Counting in the Presidential poll in progress, results expected by afternoon

Following the closure of polling booths all over the island at 4 PM on Thursday counting of the ballots commenced at 7.30 PM. However from 4:30 p.m., Postal votes, which were cast on Nov. 7-8 by over 320,000 government officers including Armed Forces and Police personnel as their services were required by the Elections Department on Thursday, were being counted.Post your comments

Mumbai's political tiger, Bal Thackeray takes 'quasi' sanyas,

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Mumbai centric Shiv Sena party's supremo Bal Thackeray has decided to quietly withdraw from active politics citing his 72 years as a reason.Post your comments

PAFFREL expressed concern over the effective disenfranchisement of the Tamil voters by the LTTE.

People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) expressed its deep concern over the effective disenfranchisement of the Tamils especially in the North and East of the country in the concluded presidential election. Post your comments

Trade Unions worst culprits in providing equal representation by women

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Ms Nimalka Fernando, a lawyer and an activist for women’s rights pointed out that women were not adequately represented in the trade unions. She mentioned this during the discussions at the Launch of “Guidelines for Company Policy on Gender Equality/Equity compiled by the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) in collaboration with the International Labor Organization (ILO) held recently at the Ceylon Continental Hotel.

Leading US Congressman wants India for permanent UN Security Council seat

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Expressing his “frank disappointment” that the United States has not so far “unequivocally endorsed Indian permanent membership in the U.N. Security Council”, the chairman of the House of Representative International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific James Leach, an influential Congressman from President Bush’s own Republican Party, voiced strong support for India’s bid to become a permanent member of the World Body’s Security Council. Post your comments

Six Nations Revolt against U.N. Censure

Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

A United Nations committee is expected to block an attempt by the United States and European nations to single out six countries -- Iran, North Korea, Burma, Sudan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan -- for condemnation on human rights abuses.

Counting in the Presidential poll in progress, results expec

[b]Counting in the Presidential poll in progress, results expected by afternoon[/b]

[b] Colombo, 18 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Following the closure of polling booths all over the island at 4 PM on Thursday counting of the ballots commenced at 7.30 PM. However from 4:30 p.m., Postal votes, which were cast on Nov.

Leading US Congressman wants India for permanent UN Security

[b]Leading US Congressman wants India for permanent UN Security Council seat[/b]

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b] Washington, D.C., 18 November (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Expressing his “frank disappointment” that the United States has not so far “unequivocally endorsed Indian permanent membership in the U.N.

PAFFREL expressed concern over the effective ...............

[b]PAFFREL expressed concern over the effective disenfranchisement of the Tamil voters by the LTTE.[/b]

[b]Colombo,, 18 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] People's Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) expressed its deep concern over the effective disenfranchisement of the Tamils especially in the North and East of the country in the concluded presidential election.

Mumbai's political tiger, Bal Thackeray takes 'quasi' sanyas

[b]Mumbai's political tiger, Bal Thackeray takes 'quasi' sanyas,[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 18 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Mumbai centric Shiv Sena party's supremo Bal Thackeray has decided to quietly withdraw from active politics citing his 72 years as a reason.

Balasaheb, as he is known, has built the party as a monolith organisation and has been le

Mahinda the New President elect of Sri Lanka– Officially announced

Mahinda Rajapakse, “the new President elect” – it was officially announced Dayananda Disanayake, Election Commissioner, on Friday at 1:30 p.m Sri Lanka time, at the Election Department, located in Rajagiriya.


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