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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2770

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Sunday Celebrity: Tamil Maxist writer-author Se. Ganesalingan’s books are more than his age

In the Sri Lankan Tamil literary world, Se. Ganesalingan is an important figure, more so in the world of literature by refugees. He is based in Chennai since 1983, the year when the ethnic problem burst out in the island nation.

Freedom Alliance Candidates Lead In Preferential Votes in All The Three Districts

Former Southern Provincial Council Chief Minister Shan Vijayalal de Silva who contested the elections under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) topped the preferential votes in the Galle district as well as in the southern province. The former Chief Minister received a massive 90, 294 votes.

People in the South wake up – follow the Northern people

My experience in the North is that people there were efficient and time conscious and committed to work and thus we have a lot to learn from ‘the Jaffna People’ for their dexterity and commitment said Athauda Seneviratne, Minister of Labour Relations and Manpower at the National Productivity Awards 2008 held at the BMICH.

The UPFA election outcome is a victory for democracy- Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama in a message on the landslide victory of the UPFA at the just concluded Southern Provincial Council elections has described the victory as an endorsement by the people of the UPFA’s leadership under H. E Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President.

Stocks finish the week with solid gains

Acuity – HNB Stockbrokers Research indicated in their weekly market review that the market started off showing sharp gains in indices during the first two days with All share Price Index (ASPI) recording a new record high on Tuesday.

Higher tobacco taxes could save 115 Million Lives

A study published in Nature Reviews Cancer of Canada, found that tripling tobacco taxes could deter new smokers, rapidly increase cessation rates, and save at least 115 million lives by 2050.

High court can step in to issue direction for FIR

The Madras High Court said it can step in and issue a direction to the police to register a first information report (FIR), if the police failed to do, despite receiving complaints of heinous crimes of cognizable offences.

Process of discharging disqualified Maoist combatants resumes

The overdue process of discharging the disqualified Maoist combatants began on Sunday from a People's Liberation Army (PLA) cantonment in Dudhauli, Sindhuli district.