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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Situation getting ripe for a civil war

When Pakistan came into being, Hindu leaders regarded creation of Pakistan as a tragic mistake that could still be corrected. They indicated on many occasions that partition is merely a temporary division. Break up of Pakistan and its absorption into Indian Union had become the national goal of Indian Congress.

Arrangements finalized for IDPs voting facilities in Kilinochchi

There will be 68 cluster polling booths in the Kilinochchi district for the forthcoming Presidential election.

Ethnic groups shut down Nepal

Normal life in capital city Kathmandu and other parts of the country was crippled on Friday due to nationwide general strike called by an alliance of several ethnic groups.

Main Opposition Parties in a Conspiracy to Defeat their own Candidate – S.B.Dissanayake

No extra effort on the election campaign is needed from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance candidate President Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the UNP has already involved in a serious effort to defeat the opposition candidate, retired General Sarath Fonseka, said the former UNP stalwart S.B. Dissanayake.

CIA drone attacks kill six people in northwest Pakistan

About three people were killed when missiles from a US drone hit a car Friday in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan.

Vaiko condemns deportation of Sivajilingam

Marumalarchi DMK leader Vaiko on Friday condemned the deportation of Jaffna district member of Parliament Sivajilingam upon his landing at the Chennai airport on Dec 26 last to prevent him from attending a pro-Eelam Tamils conference organised by Tamil Nationalist Movement leader P Nedumaran.

Don Bosco Sri Lanka loses a great priest

Rev.Fr. Nicholas Cl Lukxman Neththasinghe, (54), Vice Superior, Don Bosco Salasian Vice Province of Sri Lanka succumbed to his injuries on 30th December caused by a fatal car accident at Seeduwa and his funeral takes place today (2nd January) at 4.00 pm at Dankotuwa Don Bosco Grounds.

Late Chandrasekaran’s cremation to take place tomorrow with full state honors

As a part of the state conducted funeral with full honors, President, Prime Minister, ministers and parliamentarians paid their last respect today, to the demised leader Minister P. Chandrasekeran at the Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary complex.

Sri Lanka to focus on a people centered foreign policy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would work towards building on a people centred foreign policy in the year 2010 while continuing to work towards consolidating on the follow up to counter terrorism measures with foreign governments.

Nepal Prez to visit China in March

Nepal’s President Dr Ram Baran Yadav is making official visit to China in March.

No Space For Music

The New Year will create a permanent void in the lives of some Indians—estimated to be at least 100,000. Not because of the loss of a near or dear one. The emptiness will come from the silence of a small instrument, a satellite receiver that caught signals of the World Space satellite radio station broadcasts—music of a wide range of varieties and some news programmes.

Rathore drove Ruchika to suicide, says brother

Ashu Girhotra, brother of teenage tennis player Ruchika has lodged a third complaint against former Haryana Director General of Police S S P Rathore, charging him with driving his sister to suicide in 1993, three years after sexually assaulting her when she was 14.

Interference of Transparency International is a challenge of Sri Lanka’s sovereignty and freedom

Transparency International’s report on Sri Lanka has come up for severe criticism, for the partiality it has displayed in its latest report on Sri Lanka.

Lanka Mission in Kuwait invoked blessings for all

The embassy staff together with their families and well wishers took part in an overnight pirith chanting ceremony on New Year’s Eve and invoked blessings on all for the New Year 2010.

Afghan forces kill three innocent Pakistanis

Afghan border security personnel shot dead three Pakistani nationals for illegally crossing into their soil from the Pakistani border town of Zhob, Balochistan.

Debate on corruption - "Send at least a crow if the lion cannot come" , Says Wimal Weerawansa to Fonseka

On the New Year day's message Gen.(Rtd.) Fonseka says, "...On this auspicious day, I would like to promise all citizens of Sri Lanka that if one family rule and corruption is defeated in the forthcoming election it will be with rejoicing hearts and as a united nation that will see the year through..."

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Statement made by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe against Army
Commander Sarath Fonseka