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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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Has Sri Lanka been made a chopping board by Western countries?

In the guise of congratulating the victory of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Presidential election, the Western countries have made it a habit to sermonize what Sri Lanka should do and what it should not.

Chidambaram slams Sena, says Mumbai for all Indians

Even as the Shiv Sena stuck to its vicious campaign of “ Mumbai for Maharashtrians” , Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday rejected the Sena contention as a “pernicious thesis”.

2010 Presidential Election: Winners, Loosers And Those In Between

President Mahinda Rajapakse’s victory in the presidential elections on the 26th January 2010 is not only felt in Sri Lanka but through out the world. It is a resounding victory against forces of influence that have been shaping global politics for sometime.

‘Jai Ho’ A. R. Rahman

Indian music maestro A R Rahman, who won two awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, says he never dreamt of winning.

Need of the hour is TNA should realign: Anandasangaree

The President of the TULF Mr. V Anandasangaree appealed to the TNA Members of Parliament not to mislead the innocent Tamil speaking people who easily get swayed by sentiments.

India, Germany to have pacts on anti-terror steps, trade ties

India and Germany are set to push for the proposed agreements on expanding counter-terror cooperation and economic ties during talks between German President Horst Koehler and Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday.

Sri Lankan Sunday Celebrity: stage actress Madani has given her heart for theatre

Peradeniya University’s Open Air Theatre mostly known as “Wala” is the place where her life got changed. Her father, who was an employee of the university, used to bring his all three children every year to witness the university’s annual drama festival which attracted students as well as hundreds of outsiders.

Sri Lanka: Bernard Goonatillake resigns from the chairmanships of the Tourism Boards

One of Sri Lanka’s senior diplomat Bernard Goonatillake, who was the Chairperson of both the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and the Tourism Promotion Bureau resigned yesterday from his posts.

Government waits for the Opposition’s Green Light for a Constitutional Change

United Peoples Freedom Alliance government is prepared to go for a constitutional amendment as it promised to the general public just before the presidential elections, said by Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena.

British Army Chief arriving in Kathmandu on six-day official visit

British Army Chief General Sir David Julian Richards is arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday on a six-day official visit to Himalayan nation at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung.

Home Minister Refuting His Own Agency Report

India's Home Minister Shri P Chidambaram, refuted his own central agencies remarks, and said that the union government received the death certificate of LTTE leader Veluppilai Prabhakaran from Sri Lankan government.

A Dramatic Turn In UP Politics – Jaya Prada And Amar Singh Expelled From Samajwadi Party

A dramatic turn in the Uuttar Pradesh politics, as Samajwadi Party President and former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav expelled his once close confident Amar Singh and his strongest supporter and actor turned politician Ms Jaya Prada MP from the primary member ship of the party.