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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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Mahinda Rajapaksa: Challenges for a peoples President

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has won a resounding re election victory at the Presidential election. People preferred a performer to a pretender and demonstrated their gratitude to a leader who freed them from terrorism after thirty long years.

‘Set aside differences, come together to build the nation on firm foundation’: Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa after his historic and resounding victory in the Presidential election held on January 26 -- the first free and fair election in which the entire country participated in nearly three decades, and also the first such election since the defeat of terrorism in Sri Lanka in May last year—has made an historic statement.

Mumbai attack: After Pak admission of Lashkar role, India wants action against guilty

Strained ties between India and Pakistan after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, have worsened following admission by Pakistani investigators of Lashkar-e-Taiba’s role in the plot and execution by trained men to cause havoc in the financial capital of India.

JVP Made its Biggest Blunder Joining with the UNP

People’s Liberation Front; mostly known as Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) made its biggest blunder in their political history contesting together with the main opposition United National Party (UNP) said Agriculture Minister and Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s General Secretary Maithreepala Sirisena said yesterday at a press briefing held in Colombo.

Nepal amends constitution to allow Prez, Vice Prez and PM take oath in mother tongue

Nepal Parliament on Thursday endorsed the seventh amendment in the Interim Constitution 2063 BS, paving way for president, vice president and prime minister of the Himalayan nation to take their oaths of office in mother tongue of their choice.

Antony overrules Army chief, wants tainted General courtmartialled

Defence Minister A.K. Antony has recommended court martial of Lt. Gen. Awadesh Prakash for his involvement in a land scam in Sukhna cantonment in West Bengal.

US bats for Fonseka

The United States, while congratulating Sri Lanka for the first nationwide election in decades and President Rajapaksa on his victory, on Thursday indirectly batted for defeated opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka, who is a green card holder, by asking the authorities to ensure the safety and security of all candidates and campaign workers.

Sri Lanka Parliament To Be Dissolved Soon – SLFP General Secretary

"The government has always followed humanitarian processes and never influenced anyone," says Minister Maithreepala Sirisena, Chief Secretary of SLFP, at a media briefing today at BMICH auditorium. He exclaimed, "The high time has arrived for us to build up the future of our country based on the landslide victory of the President Rajapaksa".

Nepali Congress congratulates Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa

Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala on Thursday congratulated Mahinda Rajapaksa on his victory in the presidential election of Sri Lanka for the second time.

Fresh attacks in Australia: India dismayed

Despite Australia’s assurances of protection to Indians, there seems to be no let-up in such incidents. India expressed “dismay” over new incidents of attacks against Indians in Australia. External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna is once again expected to raise the issue with his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith on the margins of a conference in London.

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election ‘Momentous’ – Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Briefing the Colombo based diplomatic community yesterday following the completion of the Presidential Election, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollgama said there were several reasons why the poll could be described as ‘momentous’.

The President's Victory - ' Some thoughts'

A period of high drama and a crucial election ended on Tuesday dishing an overwhelming majority of 1.8 million votes giving the President a land-slide victory.

UN Chief calls on political parties to abide by the official results of the Presidential election

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed relief on Wednesday that Sri Lanka’s presidential elections have concluded relatively free of violence and he reiterated his call to the country’s political parties to abide by the official results and to pursue any concerns peacefully.

Sri Lanka President pledges to create a society where the law will apply to all in an equal manner

President Mahinda Rajapaksa pledged to create a society where the law will apply to all in an equal manner. The President gave this pledge to the Buddhist, Catholic, Islamic and Hindu religious leaders when he spoke to them soon after his convincing victory at the Presidential election on Wednesday.