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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2618

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Sri Lanka Presidential Election Concludes…… First Result by Midnight

Sri Lanka went for the presidential elections today (January 26) to elect its sixth executive president. Polling commenced at 7.00am this morning little over 12,400 polling centers. A total of 14,088,500 voters had qualified to exercise their franchise all over the island.

Sarath Fonseka accepts he has no vote

Retired General Sarath Fonseka did not cast his vote in today’s Presidential Election, where he was a candidate.

Sarath Fonseka yet did not cast his vote

Sarath Fonseka has so far not cast his vote. Questions are being raised about this issue.

JVP takes 18 Sinhalese speaking election monitors to the Tamil speaking Kilinochchi district

VIjitha Herath, the JVP Parliamentarian was stopped for questioning by the police who was travelling with Sinhalese speaking ex Army soldiers to monitor the election in the Tamil speaking Kilinochchi district.

Presidential Election Underway Now In Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Presidential election is underway now in the country. Minor incidents have been reported.

This election is about risk management, not about taking chances

The LTTE and the three decade reign of terror was defeated less than eight months ago.

Give Mahinda Rajapaksa a second chance

Sri Lankans! You are at a very critical point of our Nation’s history – You are about to either choose or reject the leader of your country who gave you peace after defeating the world’s most ruthless and dangerous killing machine called LTTE!

Money, muscle power “vitiating electoral process”

The Election Commission’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Monday got off to a start with the country’s top leadership expressing serious concern over malpractices ranging from money and muscle power to paid news syndrome vitiating the electoral process.

Rajapaksha is far ahead of his rival in a sample survey

The gallop poll we opened for a sample study who our readers would like to vote, gave 89 per cent votes for Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksha and 10 per cent for Gen Sarath Fonseka. And one per cent was undecided. This survey gives nearly nine times more chance for Rajapaksha to win in the elections.

Sri Lanka assumes Chairmanship of Asia Pacific Group in UNESCO

Sri Lanka was unanimously elected to assume the Chairmanship of the Asia Pacific (ASPAC) Group of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the 1st Plenary Meeting of the Grouping today (25th January 2010).

Rahman, Aamir Khan, Zohra Segal, Sehwag and Ilaiyaraaja figure in R-Day civilian awards list

Nobel laureate of Indian origin Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Apollo hospital chief Pratap Reddy and former RBI Governor Y.V. Reddy were on Monday chosen for the second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan while music maestro A R Rahman and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan have been named for Padma Bhushan.

Rajapakse did the “unthinkable”, Fonseka doing the “unbelievable” and a Nation that must do what is Right

The US miscalculated, its envoy Blake miscalculated, the West miscalculated and so did India to result in the “ Unthinkable” – Rajapakse’s astuteness, defiance, strategic realignment and resolve created military history by militarily defeating the darling of the West and its key tool to use Sri Lanka as a foothold to overtly destabilize the region, emerging markets of India as well as China. The anticipated red herring in the form of Fonseka has also backfired.

Chidambaram, SRK feel Pak players’ exclusion unfair

Terming non-inclusion of Pakistani players in IPL as a "disservice to cricket", Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said there was no "hint or nudge" from the government to do so.

Opium cultivation surging under junta's control in Burma

A new report released today by Palaung researchers reveal that opium cultivation in Burma's northern Shan State has been increasing rapidly over the past three years in areas under the control of the ruling military government.

Sri Lanka Government determined to hold a free and fair presidential election

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has made it a point to emphasize that those engaging in undemocratic activities during the Election would be severely dealt with according to the law.

27 January :Holocaust Rememberance Day

27 January every year is the UN designated International Day of Commemoration in Memory of Victims of the Holocaust .

General Sarath Fonseka on the run

Latest information revealed that the Common Opposition Candidate Retired General Sarath Fonseka, sensing defeat in the Presidential Election, has packed his bags and bag ages and is now staying at the Trans Asia Hotel Room No 901 to fly out of the Country.