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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2529

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Sampanthan in the footsteps of LTTE, decides to isolates the Tamils again

Last Sunday Samapnthan by appealing for the support of India and the international community for the establishment of a ‘Tamil Homeland’ , has one more time began to mislead the Tamils towards another unknown period of a disastrous future.

Auto expo ends with record crowds

One of the most popular exhibitions in New Delhi that draws lakhs of car enthusiasts, the 10th AutoExpo, came to a close on Jan 11. The jostling crowds were not disappointed. Like every time, there was an exciting variety of new, stylishly designed futuristic vehicles, including powerful two-wheelers, popular with the young crowds.

Tamils Against Tyranny appeals to the Tamils "To Vote wisely. Leave No Room For Regret."

In a statement released by Tamils Against Tyrany, a new group that has emerged to safeguard the Tamils of Sri Lanka has categorically pointed out that the Tamil should not at any given circumstances trsut in the empty promises of Sarath Fonseka, though R. Sampanthan, the leader of the Tamil National Alliance has anounced his support to the retired general.

Sri Lankan Tourism grows

Srilal Miththapala, President, Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka in a communiqué indicated that the month of December continued to show a healthy improvement in the arrivals, recording 56,862 arrivals for the month, a 16.2% increase compared to December 2008.

Nepal Maoist leaders visit India 'encroached' border, vow to fight for 'encroached' land

Kathmandu, 12 January, ( Senior Maoist leaders on Monday visited different places along Indo-Nepal border as a part of their ongoing fourth phase of agitation to 'inspect' the territories allegedly encroached upon by India.

Send Prabhakaran's mother to Tamil Nadu, says Vaiko

Following the death of LTTE leader V Prabhakaran in the battlefield in May last year and his father Velupillai in a Colombo suburb last week, Marumalarchi DMK leader Vaiko and Prabhakaran's cousin Rajendran have asked the Sri Lankan Government to send the Tiger leader's aged mother Parvathi to Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka and the Future

This is the first time generation Y (born after 1980) in Sri Lanka celebrated their new year with peace and prosperity. (Though this is not a traditional Sinhala –Tamil New Year there is a significance of this at least as a new calendar year). But because of the election environment and the current situation people of the county could not celebrate.

Hasina has busy schedule, meets President and PM

India on Monday (Jan 11) rolled out the red carpet for visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she began the official leg of her four-day visit during which the two neighbors will sign five agreements, including three security related pacts.

Need to come to terms with oneself

Sri Lanka is in need of healing according to a forum working in the psychosocial sector. The Psychosocial Forum, established 12 years ago, says over two and a half decades of conflict coupled with the devastating tsunami of 2004 have affected the psychosocial well-being of communities to different levels of intensity.

Suggestion for Sri Lankan expatriates to vote at elections

Milinda Moragoda, Minister of Justice as President, Sri Lana National Congress is of the view that all Sri Lankan nationals living and working abroad should be afforded an opportunity to vote at elections.

Army General-turned-politician Sarath Fonseka : Tell me who your Twitter friends are and I’ll tell you who you are!

In a New Year Message being circulated on internet in record time on a planetary scale, retired Army General and Presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka, declares his faith in “voluntarism” and calls upon internautes for “their support to reach out to every Sri Lankan, spreading the message of change for our great nation by volunteering with our campaign, recruiting more volunteers to campaign in (their) neighborhoods, signing up for our manifesto updates, Facebook updates, email and mobile alerts, sending out emails to your fellow citizens encouraging them to vote for change and to send us your valuable feed back to make this movement for change a reality.” The retired Army General also appeals to internautes to “join the Fonseka Facebook fan page.”

Year 2010 begins with record performance

Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd in their weekly stock market review indicated that the week started off with an optimistic note on Monday before dipping slightly towards mid week on profit taking.

Copenhagen - Pre-Cooked Charges Kohona After Confab Ends With Little Achieved

In this part of the world despondency is in the air, a despondency tinged with anger at the failure of the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit to come up with hard, tangible evidence of the will of world leaders to deal with an issue that is arguably the most crucial of our time.