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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2613

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President Invites Sri Lankan To Join In The Development War

President Mahinda Rajapaksha, addressing the nation at the 62nd Independence Day celebrations in Kandy, assured that as the 30 years long war was over, his regime will fully dedicate to regain what the country lost during the period of civil war.

Lankan Tamil Refugees Attacked Police - DGP

Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) Ms Lietika Saran, said in a statement, that the inmates in the refugees camp at Chenglepet, attacked the police personnel's and confined a police Sub-Inspector and a Constable in the room and tried to escape.

62nd Sri Lanka’s Independence after the defeat of terrorism

Today is the 62nd anniversary of Sri Lanka’s independence. This is the first such celebration of Sri Lanka’s freedom since the defeat of terrorism in the country. Today’s independence day has significance, as it is held immediately after peoples’ verdict where they have expressed their firm and resounding commitment to democracy.

Western Pundit Got It Wrong As Mahinda Romped Home

That was a faux pas on a grand scale. Western media that descended on Colombo expecting to see incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa being given the shock treatment at the January 26th presidential poll finished up been shocked instead.

Thaw In Indo-Pak Ties - Chidambaram To Attend SAARC Meet

In a clear sign of thaw in India, Pakistan relations which had remained frozen since the Mumbai terror attacks, it has been announced that Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will travel to Pakistan on February 26 for a SAARC meeting on a two-day visit. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna made the announcement to journalists accompanying him on a flight to Kuwait for a two-day visit on Wednesday.

Violation Of Human Rights In Bangladesh For Last 34 Years

Since Hindus in East Bengal turned Bangladesh participated in all nationalistic movements right from the beginning of our glorious Language Movement in 1948, 1952 and 1966 to the heroic War of Liberation in 1971, along with their co-linguistic brothers and sisters belonging to the major religious group of Bangladesh, their hopes and aspirations have naturally become very high.

All the chairmen of government corporations asked to resign

Governmrent has requested all the 168 chairmen of the statutory boards and government corporations to tender their resignation with immediate effect on a voluntary basis.

Opposition Looks for a Slogan for General Elections

Mass Media Minister Laxman Yapa a press briefing held in Colombo yesterday, hinted that the Parliament will be dissolved just after the 62nd Independence Day celebrations.

Nepal Prez to make four-day official visit to India from February 15

The first President of Republican Nepal Dr Ram Baran Yadav is making a four-day official visit to India from February 15 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Prativa Devi Patil.

Let’s unite to make Sri Lanka the emerging wonder of Asia: Rajapaksa

“This Victory is Yours. I know you didn't do this just to win an election. And I know you didn't do it for me.”

No alliance with any party in the parliament election; yes with Muslim Congress: Sampanthan

The Tamil National Alliance’s Parliamentary group leader Mr. R. Sampanthan, after the Presidential election results, met the media persons and shared his free thoughts. Some questions happened to be speculative in nature; and he did not hesitate to answer. When he was shot a question in case Sri Lanka Government invites the TNA for talks, what they will do, Sampanthan said: ‘certainly we will go for talks.’

Sonia, Rahul in Sena’s line of fire

After film stars, cricketers, RSS and corporate honcho Mukesh Ambani, it was the turn of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi to face the ire of the Shiv Sena on Wednesday. Rahul’s mockery of the Sena’s anti-North Indians drive was hard-hitting and the Sena responded with its familiar abusive style of politics.

Fonseka’s list for key positions was ready but not he

Everything was designated; who should be eased out from the position occupying; and even the names of persons to be appointed in key positions in the new administration was ready. That is on the emergence of Gen Sarath Fonseka victoriously in the recent presidential elections. But that was not to be, Alas. The bride was ready; the groom never showed up.

Celebrating the Independence and Achieving Economic Independence

This time we are celebrating our independence as a united country. This is the first time we can see flags are flying throughout the country after 30 years. But there are certain challenges ahead. All should support for the Vision to transform Sri Lanka into a Fivefold Global Hub (naval, aviation, commercial, energy and knowledge hub).

Tourism Minister on the importance of promoting the tourism image of the country

The Minister of Tourism Achala Jagoda summoned the hotel management of the Cinnamon Lake (former Trans Asia) hotel to the Tourism Ministry and said to have discussed over the alleged incident of booking 70 rooms by the so called common opposition presidential candidate on January 26 and other reported incidents have subsequently taken place in the hotel.

The U.S. Government and Hayleys bring prosperity to farmers in the East

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with Hayleys Agro Farms to raise the incomes of 1000 cucumber farmers in Ampara District and stimulate economic growth by exporting more pickles abroad.

Rahul Gandhi to take on Sena, visit Mumbai

Under attack from Shiv Sena for saying Mumbai is for all Indians, Rahul Gandhi is going ahead as planned for a visit to Mumbai on Friday.