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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Er, what about the nation? ...

In a couple of days or more, my fellow Sri Lankans will choose their president. While this exercise alone says volumes about the resilience of the democratic process in a land which has seen at least a few 'patriots' who dared question that sacred process (when they were in power, of course!) that's another story, for another day.

Factor of “Sanath Jayasuriya” in the Political Arena

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya-a Master Blaster can be considered as Youth icon ,celebrity and “a man coming with village and did(still doing) Miracles in the world of cricket”.

Act fast against 26/11 perpetrators, India tells Pakistan

A day after US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said in New Delhi that India’s patience was running out on terror attacks, with roots in Pakistan, Defence Minister A.K. Antony repeated the warning.

Prabhakaran’s mother and mother-in-law is well taken care of

There was no need to obtain permission from anyone for Sinnammah Erambu, the mother of Mathivathani, the wife of the LTTE leader Prabhakaran to leave the country said M.K.Shivajilingham, the TNA Parliamentarian and the Independent Presidential candidate.

Shivshankar Menon appointed NSA

Former Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon is the new National Security Advisor, succeeding M.K. Narayanan who has already been designated as the West Bengal Governor. Menon might take charge on January 23. The government on Thursday issued orders appointing Shiv Shankar Menon as the next NSA. Menon, who retired as Foreign Secretary last year, will be the fourth incumbent to the post.

Indian Army Chief Honored as Nepal Army General

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav on Thursday awarded the visiting Indian Army Chief Deepak Kapoor with the title of Honorary General of Nepal Army.

Corporate America Still Doesn’t Get It

Let’s admit it. We saw it coming. I am talking about the recent financial crisis that hit us, which can only be described as an economic Tsunami. It is the worst economic debacle since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Telangana agitation spills over to cricket pitch

The pro-Telangana agitation in Andhra Pradesh is again gaining momentum, after a brief lull. The state is now on the boil. Normal life in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the Telangana region came to a halt as a 48-hour shutdown called by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of students began on Wednesday to protest the delay in the formation of a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh. Since Jan 18, two students had killed themselves over the issue.

Gen. Fonseka's sole claim to victory, Green Card and eye on Presidency

The Army, Navy and the Airforce fought the war as a team with the leadership given by the President as Commander-in-Chief. But after the war, Fonseka claimed sole victory and belittled the role of the Navy and the Air Force.

Ban on pre-paid mobiles in J&K goes

Nearly two and a half months after imposing a ban on prepaid mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Thursday lifted its order with immediate effect but put stringent conditions on operators for verification of customers.

Sweden to open ten embassies and close six

The Swedish Government has decided yesterday to close Sweden's embassies in Bratislava, Dakar, Dublin, Ljubljana, Luxembourg and Sofia in the course of this year. At the same time, ten embassies will be opened, partly based on existing section offices.

The great betrayal

The incumbent President is being challenged by a joint opposition candidate. A popular President and one under whose stewardship saw a 30 year long war bring brought to an end ought to have had it easy, but this particular candidate, on account of being position to claim rights to glory, is giving him a good run for the money.

Jewish controlled and Indian influenced jaundiced US think tanks

There are 1777 think tanks based in USA of which 350 are in Washington alone. Likewise, large numbers are working in western countries. Some are government sponsored while others are funded by private sources.

Mahinda – The Internationalist

It is unfortunate that media and election stage had so far failed to highlight the place that President Rajapaksa occupies in the international arena. Even though General Fonseka has nothing to crow about the international exposure, President Rajapaksa has a different story. He first entered the international arena in 1970 according to Parliamentary records.