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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Mahinda Rajapakse

How does anyone know whether Mahinda himself wont turn crooked before long, if he is not already? "Politics" makes most politicians into greedy money grabbers, given time. No one can be trusted these days!

Swiss government welcomes ceasefire extension and party-Maoist understanding

The Swiss Foreign Ministry has welcomed the extension of the ceasefire for a month by Nepal's Maoists as well as the understanding reached between the Maoists and Nepal's seven-party alliance. The long-time development partner to Nepal has said that the developments are "necessary and promising steps forward to lead Nepal out of the present political crisis."

India's opposition BJP to expel its rising star Uma Bharti for indiscipline

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to expel one of its rising stars with a mass bass for indiscipline. The expulsion of Uma Bharti, a former federal minister and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh state in central India, may be announced on Monday, though the party general secretary Prakash Javadekar told reporters here on Sunday that a decision on future course of action against her would be taken in a couple of days.

SPUR hits back at ICJ for making unbalanced statements on the raids of suspected Tamil Tiger agents in Melbourne

Australia's leading legal non-governmental organization, the International Commission of Jurists,(ICJ), Australian Section, was taken to task by the Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) for not presenting a balanced view in criticizing the raids on suspected Tamil Tiger homes in Melbourne. Post your comments

Two innocent Tamils ruthlessly murdered for failure to submit to the diktat on the election boycott

Reports are beginning to emerge of the ruthless reprisal killings by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam of innocent Tamils, who failed to submit to the outfit’s Aanai edict regarding the adherence of the boycott of Sri Lanka Presidential election held on 17 of November.Post your comments

Kathmandu tense after attempted attack on party office

Fresh protests erupted throughout the country on Sunday denouncing attempts on Saturday evening by hooligans to attack the headquarters of Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist situated in Kathmandu. Post your comments

Tamilnadu reeling under third flood fury this year

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Tamilnadu, particularly south Chennai, and adjoining Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore and Cuddapah districts are reeling under the impact of floods created by rains under the influence of cyclonic storm Baaz. Several Chennai localities are inundated.

A total of 07 Sri Lankan soldiers killed on Sunday in Jaffna.

A total of seven Sri Lankan soldiers were killed on Sunday on two separate incidents in Jaffna according to the Army sources ‘without any provocation,’ allegedly by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist terrorist organization.Post your comments

Indian PM left for Moscow for talks with Russian leader.

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flew into Moscow on Sunday for his annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Post your comments

Nullifying Chandrika - Amunugama budget to affect the fruit and vegetable exports

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Sri Lanka Fruit and Vegetable Producers, Processors and Exporters Association (FVPPEA) has been in existence for the last 25 years and while taking stock of what contributions they have made to the economy and agriculture they are also looking at the future contributions to the economy and their share of returns.

Beleaguered Natwar Singh rejects BJP demand for his scalp in the Volcker controversy, Left rallies in support of Sonia

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The Manmohan Singh government will be under increased pressure on the Volcker issue in Parliament, when the bi-cameral legislature meets on Monday after the week end recess.

Ranil Wickremesinghe fighting to save his seat attacked

[b]Ranil Wickremesinghe fighting to save his seat attacked by rebel MPs[/b]

[b] Colombo, 05 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The UNP is reeling after its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe lost the last presidential election on November 17. Among all the Sri Lankan leaders Wickremesinghe holds the highest record for losing elections.

Indian PM left for Moscow for talks with Russian leader.

[b]Indian PM left for Moscow for talks with Russian leader.[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 05 December (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh flew into Moscow on Sunday for his annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A total of 07 Sri Lankan soldiers killed on Sunday in Jaffna

[b]A total of 07 Sri Lankan soldiers killed on Sunday in Jaffna.[/b]

[b] Colombo, 05 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A total of seven Sri Lankan soldiers were killed on Sunday on two separate incidents in Jaffna according to the Army sources ‘without any provocation,’ allegedly by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Sri Lankan Tamil separatist terrorist organization.

Earlier, 06 Sri

Kathmandu tense after attempted attack on party office

[b]Kathmandu tense after attempted attack on party office[/b]

[b]Kathmandu, 05 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Fresh protests erupted throughout the country on Sunday denouncing attempts on Saturday evening by hooligans to attack the headquarters of Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), situated in Kathmandu.

Two innocent Tamils ruthlessly murdered for failure

[b]Two innocent Tamils ruthlessly murdered for failure to submit to the diktat on the election boycott[/b]

[b]Colombo, 05 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Reports are beginning to emerge of the ruthless reprisal killings by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam of innocent Tamils, who failed to submit to the outfit’s Aanai edict regarding the adherence of the boycott of Sri Lanka Presidential

SPUR hits back at ICJ for making unbalanced statements

[b]SPUR hits back at ICJ for making unbalanced statements on the raids of suspected Tamil Tiger agents in Melbourne[/b]

Melbourne, 05 December, (Asiantribune.com): Australia's leading legal non-governmental organization, the International Commission of Jurists,(ICJ), Australian Section, was taken to task by the Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights (SPUR) for not presenting a balanced vi

Short fuse in Sri Lanka

[b]Short fuse in Sri Lanka[/b]

Westerners are kept aware of post colonialist conflicts in Kashmir, Israel-Palestine, Rwanda, and Sudan, but the decades-long conflict on the island nation of Sri Lanka between a Sinhalese Buddhist majority and the Tamil minority often seems a tragedy the West would rather ignore.

Short fuse in Sri Lanka

Westerners are kept aware of post colonialist conflicts in Kashmir, Israel-Palestine, Rwanda, and Sudan, but the decades-long conflict on the island nation of Sri Lanka between a Sinhalese Buddhist majority and the Tamil minority often seems a tragedy the West would rather ignore.Post your comments

Ranil Wickremesinghe fighting to save his seat attacked by rebel MPs

The UNP is reeling after its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe lost the last presidential election on November 17. Among all the Sri Lankan leaders Wickremesinghe holds the highest record for losing elections. He has lost 13 times – two of which are parliamentary elections and two presidential elections. But he continues to cling on to his seat after announcing to his deputy, Karu Jayasuriya, immediately after the defeat, that he would resign.Post your comments


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