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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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An important personality today crosses over to the ruling UPFA

Today decides the fate of the United National Party. A defining moment is expected in the course of the day. An important personality is expected hold a press meet and announce of his crossover to the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance.

U.S. Prefers Regime Change in Sri Lanka: Part Two - General Sarath Fonseka Factor

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa regime fast became unpalatable to the United States. The regime did not succumb to US/West political pressure, built new geo-political alliance in creating the right political environment to take on the LTTE to give it the final blow.

Corporate farming: pros and cons for Pakistani economy

Government of Pakistan has announced to lease lands to foreign entities for corporate farming under the CAF policy. Government is hoping to get notable amount of revenue and job employment through this policy. Other than that government is also hoping to bring in new technology and best business practices for agriculture in Pakistan in order to boost this crucial sector.

Sri Lankan Celebrity: Beauty Queen Turned Tele-Actress


Sri Lanka’s first Rupavahini Channel; Independent Television Network together with its sister radio channel; Lakhanda Radio had organized a Bak Maha Avurudu Kumari (New Year Beauty Queen) contest almost 10 years ago. Charming Piyumie Shanika was schooling at that time, anyway she had sent an application for the contest.

Only a federal Tamil State will bring lasting peace to Lanka: MP

Tamil National Alliance member of Parliament M K Sivajilingam has said that only a federal State for the Tamils, comprising the north and east, will bring llasting peace to Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh: The race for education

There is a very famous old saying in Bangladesh: “Lekha pora kore Je Gari Gora chore se” (Those who are educated will succeed). This traditional thinking of education as the ticket to the good life emerges in different ways and degrees in Bangladesh. Education is seen as something that is received rather than achieved, and education has become increasingly dependent on certificates.

Pakistan is a target and not a US ally

Either Obama Administration is totally confused or is inept or is purposely behaving wickedly. What is certain is that it is not behaving straight and with honesty of purpose?

YSR wife elected AP MLA unopposed; opposition parties stay out expressing solidarity with YSR family

Y S Vijayalakshmi, widow of former chief minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was elected unanimously from the Pulivendula assembly constituency on Saturday evening, the last date for withdrawal of candidature.

SB Dissanayake Joins SLFP: Confirms his Support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The National Organizer of the United National Party’s (UNP) S.B. Dissanayaka this morning announced that he has resigned from the membership of the UNP and from all his posts in the UNP and the post of the Opposition Leader, Central Provincial Council.


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