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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2614

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Congress leader tears up Prabhakaran posters

Mr E V K S Elangovan, former Union Minister who also headed the Tamil Nadu Congress for a while, on Friday tore up posters of LTTE leader V Prabhakaran put up in his native town of Erode put up by fringe elements still supporting the Eelam cause.

Sri Lanka Presidential Election scheduled for 26 January 2010

Sri Lanka’s Election Commission on Friday announced that the Presidential elections will be held on 26 January 2010.

Antony voices ‘serious’ concern over China-Pak military ties

India has to remain vigilant at all times, A K Antony, the defence minister said here.

Letter from London: Character Analysis of Sarath Fonseka

Renu Marley is a Sinhalese of Sri Lanka-origin domiciled in London currently chairing the Sri Lankan’s Expatriate and Diaspora’s Association UK just returned to her adopted country after attending the Sri Lanka government-sponsored ‘Sri Lankan Expatriate Investment symposium’ in Colombo.

Seeman arrested, deported from Canada for his inflammatory speech

Canadian immigration officials arrested Seeman in Toronto on Thursday after he gave a fiery speech at an event where the flag of the outlawed Tamil Tigers rebels was flown, according to National Post, a Canadian newspaper.

Burma Media Faces Junta Squeeze

Presently, Burma is at an intersection of political makeover. The military regime wants to maintain the status quo while the people desire to open a new chapter of change. People are demanding freedoms of expression and association while the junta is in no mood to allow basic civic rights.

Realistic Changes in Emission Patterns Required: Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Realistic changes in emission patterns are urgently required to prevent dangerous interference with the climate system and achieve the ultimate objectives of the International Conventions on environment, stated Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama during the discussions on Wednesday, regarding Climate Change at the Commonwealth Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being held in Trinidad & Tobago.

Moragoda visits Vavuniya Rehabilitation Camps

Milinda Moragoda, Minister of Justice and Law Reforms visited the Vavuniya LTTE ex-combatant Rehabilitations Camps in the company of Maj Gen Daya Ratnayake, Commissioner General of Rehabilitation.

"Tying the 'Thali' without a neck" - Gen. Fonseka as Opposition Presidential Candidate but clueless without a party !

There had been 'fireworks' at the UNP working committee meeting on Thursday regarding fielding of a candidate for the Presidential elections. Even though Gen. Fonseka had been endorsed as nominee there had been pandemonium at the meeting because this is the first time in 60 years that the UNP had not contested an election to come to power. The UNP decision to support the General had not been unanimous. It was reported that 3 had voted against while two had absconded.

Turbulent economic and financial markets raise corporate governance issue

Gillian Lees the thought leadership specialist is to make the keynote address on ‘Enterprise Governance – Restoring boardroom leadership at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) at the CIMA Technical Symposium 2009.

Arson attack on Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Toronto

In the early hours of 27th November 2009, an attempt had been made by an unidentified person or persons to burn down the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple located at 4608 Kingston Road, Scarborought, known as the Toronto ‘Maha Viharaya’.