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Who do you vote for?

Sri Lanka Presidential elections is watched by the world as the sitting President and former Army Commander—Mahinda Rajapaksha and Gen. Sarath Fonseka—are pitted against each other as the main contestants.

With the elections a few days away (January 26), the readers of the Asian Tribune are welcomed to express their choice by clicking against three options open below.

Mahinda Rajapaksha
89% (1989 votes)
Sarath Fonseka
10% (229 votes)
1% (24 votes)
Total voters: 2242

Sri Lanka’s Election Commission fails to promote a campaign on voting

Sri Lanka Election Commission has failed to come up with a campaign to promote the voting in the midst of the voters in the coming Presidential election. The Election Commission should give a call to remind the duty of every citizen to exercise his franchise.

Hijack threat forces high alert at Indian airports

The Centre on Friday ordered further strengthening of security at all airports and deployed sky marshals on certain flights after intelligence inputs warned that there was a possibility of terror groups hijacking a flight operating from a South Asian country. After receiving inputs from security agencies as well as the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Civil Aviation Ministry sounded red alert and directed the stepping up of security arrangements at all concerned airports and airlines.

Nalini’s premature release kicks up dust storm again

Following the government-constituted Advisory Board meeting the prisoner Nalini Sriharan on Wednesday to consider her plea for premature release from the life sentence she has been serving in Vellore prison for her role in Rajiv Gandhi assassination, her release seems to be certain.

High stakes in presidential election

I am writing this piece after an exhaustive interview done by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation’s (SLBC’s) English service on its Coffee Break programme.

Banks stop issuing loans to northwest Pakistan’s traders

Declaring Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan as a high risk zone, various banks in the province has stopped the issuance of loans to the small traders and business.

All Set For Electing The Sixth Executive President- Commissioner of Elections

“There is nothing to worry about the security at the polling booths. Necessary security has been beefed up for the Presidential Election on January 26th to elect the Sri Lanka’s sixth executive president,” said Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayake addressing the media at his office yesterday (January 22).

IPL exclusion: India, Pakistan hurl bouncers at each other

The snub meted out to Pakistani cricketers at the IPL 3 auction, when none of the 11 players were picked up by the franchisees, has taken the issue from sport field to cross-border diplomatic row.

President withstood foreign 'aggression'

Towards the end of the war, when the Tamil diaspora and the LTTE saw no light at the end of the tunnel, they requested the politicians with whom they were aligned to put pressure on the Sri Lankan government to stop the war.

Sazo challenges students to liberate backward tag

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Welfare and Women Development, Chotisuh Sazo said the Nagas had a very rich and diverse culture and further explained that among the Nagas, the “Chakhesangs are privileged to possess a very rich culture.” He was speaking as Cultural Guest at the Cultural Session function held here at Zhavame Village under Phek district on the closing day of the 4-day 63rd General Conference of the Chakhesang Students Union (CSU) today.

Mahinda Chintanaya takes Sri Lanka towards economic independence

Sri Lanka’s top economists are confident that the country would achive economic independence under the policies outlined in the Mahinda Chintanaya.