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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Valary TV

Free and Fair US Presidential Election: How can it be ensured?

By Garvin Karunaratne

It has so happened that in the United States of America, though democractic norms have been followed in all elections, in the case of the Presidential Election, democracy has had no say. As stated in my book: "The Electronic Stealing of the 2004 US Presidential Election" According to the US Constitution it is the "Electoral College" that decides and there is no guideline that the Electoral College has to follow the wishes of the majority of people and how they have voted…. In addition to the erosion of democracy by the machinations of the Electoral College System lies the very callous and unjustifiable manner in which "the 2000 US Presidential Election" was stolen by the Judiciary. As Dershowitz states, "it was a dignified but undemocratic resolution behind closed doors by unelected and politically unaccountable judges who are not supposed to be involved in making political decisions". There should never be an instance where a manual recount is stopped and not authorized… To add insult to injury is the manner in which "the 2004 US Presidential Election" was hijacked not by not counting the votes but by the electronic manipulation in the tabulation and totaling of ballots….

A need for real Tamil leadership

By Shenali Waduge

“The war has reached a significant phase” so says most international media channels. We cannot be naïve to the fact that regaining lost territory & winning the battle will finally put to rest 30 years of calamity. While the army surges ahead it is time for the people of Sri Lanka to start working upon a change in mindset away from extremes & not allow the past to haunt the decisions that should create a fresh start for the entire country. Only then can we expect changes for the better. It is in this scenario that we need to look at the present leadership of the Tamil people & wonder what ails its present existence & why they are not suited to continue to function as the representatives of the Tamil people.

Sea Tiger leader’s relative launches Valary TV

A close relative of the Sea Tiger leader Soosai has launched a new television channel for LTTE propaganda in Europe. Named Valary TV, the new television channel will start telecasting from the French capital on September 6, 2008, according to This was also announced in the Thendral TV, another LTTE-connected television channel launched by Dr Nalliah Sivanathan of Thendral Medical Centre in London. The Valary TV is headed by A C Taricisicus, who is a close relative of Soosai, the head of Sea Tigers, who is currently in an unenviable position after loosing almost all Sea Tiger bases in the north.

Marketing Strategy and Marketing Shareholder Value

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

It is accepted that Marketing is the driving force of a business to deliver market share and bottom-line results. Today successful businesses are driven by individuals who are marketing oriented and contribute significantly towards delivering shareholder value which is the principle aim of any business. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Sri Lanka Division has organized a seminar on ‘Marketing Strategy and Marketing Shareholder Value’ under its Master Course Programme to be held shortly.

Sri Lankan student to meet President of Cyprus

Asian Tribune – Sri Lanka Bureau

Sri Lankan student Amarasingham Jeevan will meet President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat as part of a youth peace-building programme taking place in Nicosia next week. Jeevan, 25, from Battaramulla, was selected from hundreds of young people around the world to take part in a weeklong program of activities relating to the theme "Conflict and Beyond" as part of the Commonwealth Youth Leadership Program. The event comes just a week after long-awaited reunification talks between the Cypriot President and Turkish Cypriot leader are due to commence.

Hemtours re-brands to Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Hemtours, one of the largest Destination Management Companies and part of the Hemas Group, operates as Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka Ltd effective 1st September. This partnership was announced at the ITB in Berlin in March this year following an MOU signed between the two companies and re-launch Hemtours as ‘Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka’ (DTSL) and focuses on in bound markets. DTSL will continue to be operated by the same Hemtours management and staff with renewed vigour and dedication to offer a newer and wider range of products and services to a larger network of clients.

Sri Lanka Navy not involved in the shooting and injuring of fisherman - Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai has denied the media allegation that Sri Lanka Navy has on 4th September attacked the Tamil Nadu fishermen in the sea and injured one fisherman. It went on to point out that Sri Lanka Navy was nowhere near the place where the incident has been reported as took place on 4th September. "Sun TV," a Tamil language TV channel in its news broadcast aired yesterday that fishermen from Nagapattinam was attacked by the Sri Lanka Navy on Thursday and one fisherman sustained injury. According to the news report, about six fishermen from Akkaraipettai in the Nagapattinam district, went for fishing and they were attacked by the Sri Lanka Navy.