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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Should UNPers sacrifice the UNP for a Common Candidate

Arguably Sri Lanka’s oldest political party remains the United National Party of which its first Prime Minister D S Senanayake left behind a legacy for its future leaders to carry forward from generation to generation.

Mayawati proves BSP clout, sweeps UP Council polls

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati could not have hoped for a better birthday gift as her party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, swept the biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council winning 31 of the 33 seats for which results were declared on Jan 13. It secured majority in the Upper House for the first time.

Western Countries have bankrolled US$140 million to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa

Latest reports reveal that US, UK, Norway, Netherland and France have bankrolled the election campaign expenses of the opposition party candidate retired General Sarath Fonseka.

Don’t mix politics with sport, Congress tells Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has a penchant for mixing politics with sports. In the past, his party had often targeted Pakistani cricket teams, trying to stop it from playing matches in India. Once a pitch was dug up by Sena hooligans to prevent play.

Drone attack targets Pakistani Taliban chief; 12 militants killed

A U.S. drone fired two missiles on Thursday at a compound in northwest Pakistan where Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud was believed to have been. The media was rife with news of his killing in the attack however it was not confirmed if he was killed or not whereas his militant group has denied his killing.

Tamil Nadu Assembly bids goodbye to Fort St George, to move into new complex

Ending its over five decades long association with the historic Fort St George here, the Tamil Nadu Assembly will be holding its next sitting at the new complex in the Government Estates in the heart of the city that is expected to be partly ready by March.

Nepali student allowed to return

The Maharashtra government has come to the rescue of Nepali student Nitu Singh. It issued an order on Jan 13 allowing Ms. Singh, a student of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, to return to India to complete her studies. She has been allowed a period of 30 days, official sources said.

Indian External Minister Krishna arriving Nepal today

Indian External Affairs Minister S M Krishna is arriving Nepal on Friday on a three-day visit to the northern neighbor.

Empty Compliments and the Language Learner

Meeting a new Thai person I simply said “Sawadis krap.” Without a second’s hesitation, he said, in English “You Speak Thai very well.” Was I supposed to feel encouraged? Should my head have swollen to monumental proportions because of this meaningful recognition of my linguistic prowess?

I want to be the democratic elected leader of the entire country – President Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he decided to go for early elections as he wanted to get elected as president in a free national franchise where the people of the north and east also could freely vote with the people of the other parts of the country.