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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Fonseka screaming in pain of defeat - Maithripala Sirisena

SLFP General Secretary and Minister,Maithripala Sirisena today claimed that opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka was screaming in pain, in the face of a humiliating defeat on January 26.

Survey Conducted Among Muslims In Sri Lanka: Majority Of Muslims Prefers President Rajapaksa

A recent public opinion conducted among the Muslims in Sri Lanka, revealed that majority 65% prefers President Mahinda Rajapaksa when compared with former army chief, Sarath Fonseka who received 35%.

Parliamentarian Muzamil makes bribery charges against Sarath Fonseka

National Freedom Front (NFF) MP, Mohamad Muzamil made formal charges of bribery against Presidential candidate General (retd.) Sarath Fonseka, through his lawyers at the Bribery Commission yesterday (January 17).

Sunday Celebrity: Sarathkumar juggles his various roles with equal élan

Starting his career as a journalist, he worked his way up and today he is a top actor, president of film artistes, leader of political party, editor of an English monthly, donning multi various roles with aplomb.

Glowing tributes to Jyoti Basu; Veteran Marxist leader dead

President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson and Congress President Sonia Gandhi joined a host of leaders cutting across party lines who mourned the death of the iconic Marxist leader Jyoti Basu on Sunday.

Sri Lankan Celebrity: Dr. Ranasinghe, a pioneer in IT education and training field of the Country

Dr. Bandusena Ranasinghe mostly known as Dr. Bandu Ranasinghe who hails from Dondra (Devundara) in Matara is another proud product of University of Peradeniya. He is the Chairman or in other words founder of the IDM Group of Companies.

Shivraj Patil named Governor of Punjab

National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan has been appointed Governor of West Bengal, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique issued in New Delhi late on Saturday night. He is among the five new Governors appointed by the United Progressive Alliance government.

Aman ki Asha - two faces of India

It is befuddling to see two faces of India; one face breathing fire and yearning to annihilate Pakistan, and the other singing melodious tunes of peace and friendship. One year before, Indian civil and military leaders were indulging in high pitch saber rattling.

Sri Lanka President Leads The Election Campaign With Projected 67% Votes – SLFP General Secretary

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will obtain 67 per cent of the votes that would be cast on January 26, predicted, SLFP General Secretary, Maithripala Sirisena.

Fonseka gives 10 assurances to TNA, silent on ethnic question

Opposition presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka has given 10 assurances, including scrapping of the emergency laws, restoration of civil administration in the war-torn north and east, resettlement of displaced Tamils and disbanding of para-military and other armed groups, to the Tamil National Alliance in return for its support to him.

Avoiding project and marketing failures

There is growing interest to start new ventures particularly because the war is over and elections to be completed and also to launch new products and expanding and existing businesses. However several new ventures and new projects launched in Sri Lanka in the past have failed despite evaluations by eminent persons.

Wining the Idea Cup: Young blood proved their abilities

Wining the ‘Idea Cup’ by defeating India (Ranked as number 2 in ICC Rankings) in the finals was a great achievement for Sri Lanka. More interestingly Sri Lanka suffered major setback in the earlier part of the series due to injuries.

"Is buying MPs a democratic act?" - queries JNP Leader Weerawansha

When we expose the United National Party’s effort to “Buy MP” has been defined as a ‘mudslinging campaign’ and attempts are made desperately lessen the gravity of anti-democratic issue,” pointed out National Freedom Front (JNP) leader and parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansha, at a press briefing held on Sunday, at the JNP head office in Battaramulla .

CIMA appoints Sri Lankan Governance Body

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) has appointed a local Governance Board to advice on the delivery of CIMA’s corporate strategy to grow and service the student and members in Sri Lanka and the appointment approved by CIMA’s Global Council at a recent London meeting.

People Won’t Tolerate Fonseka And His Abusive Language

United People’s Freedom Alliance presidential candidate President Mahinda Rajapaksha would receive a resounding victory on January 26th elections as a number of local and international surveys predicted, Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma told the media this morning (Jan. 18).