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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

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Fonseka should be tried? Or released?

Retd. General Fonseka who unsuccessfully contested against Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Presidential elections on January 26, is under military arrest for various charges. It is contemplated he should be tried under Military and civil laws.

This opinion poll is to seek our readers views whether Fonseka be tried or released?

Court martialled
77% (2679 votes)
20% (679 votes)
3% (99 votes)
Total voters: 3457

RAW’s puzzling role in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Posts and Telecommunications Minister Nandana Gunatilake told the SLBC this week that India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) had facilitated JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe’s escape to India at the height of the Southern insurgency of 1988-90 sparked-off by the Indo-Lanka Accord.

Minister Milinda hands over policy paper to Archbishop of Colombo

Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress and Minister Milinda Moragoda, yesterday, handed over the policy document of the party on the forthcoming General Election titled “Agenda for influencing the Government.” to Malcolm Ranjith - Archbishop of Colombo at the Bishop house Borella.

Junta (Burmese) Rajapakse’s book

Rajapakse the lawyer for Lalith Kotelawela (LK) was seen as a disinterested and concerned citizen not many moons ago. He then decided to appear for LK the virtual owner in the Golden Key Credit Card scandal that rocked the nation.

Majority Palestinian trust Fateh and believe that Abbas is firm against corruption

Near East Consulting (NEC) February 2010 monthly survey reveals that 49% of the Palestinians consider the negotiation option as the best option to be adopted for ending the Israeli occupation, as opposed to 17% that believe resistance to be the most suitable alternative.

Lalin’s Column: Courts Martial

It appears that after the Presidential elections the Columbian Axis is going to have some more but enervating cheap thrills as the serious business of Army courts martial (CMs) loom. Citizens may be hood winked to believe that CMs bull doze the witnesses and give their verdicts with the crack of a whip so that prisoners are shot at dawn.

Anandasangaree writes to Rajapaksa to disarm people for free and fair elections

The President of TULF Mr. Anandasangaree in a letter to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa has asked him to “withdraw all arms from the persons or groups who are not legally authorized to posses arms” on the eve of filing nominations for the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

BJP pitting Varun to counter the Rahul effect

The way in which Congress MP and General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is making waves all over the country, especially in the crucial State of Uttar Pradesh, has caused alarm in the main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Indian never ending deceptions and fabrications

Indians are past masters in deceit, deception and fabrications. They apply these immoral foxy tricks and rationalize them under the pretext of superior diplomacy.

Former CPI(M) MLA Varadarajan is reported missing

Former CPI(M) MLA and Party Central Committee Member W R Varadarajan has been missing for the last one week following a family dispute.

Sri Lankan Police and Sri Lanka’s President’s Guards trained in India

The Sri Lankan uniformed personals including senior police officials ranging from the rank of superintendent of police to Sub-Inspector of Police, who are engaged in the security of the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa have completed their two-month long special training at Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban.

Sri Lankan Tamil Question: Empowering or Reconciliation?

International community, although never congratulated for the victory over terrorism, delivered the messages emphasizing the immediate requirement of healing the pains and reconciliation with minorities.

“They are anti-people, anti-development, anti-Konyak”: MC

The repeated allegations against State Forest Minister MC Konyak that he violated Wildlife Act by allegedly providing guns and bullets to his men for hunting in Singphan Reserved Forest, has now snowballed into a major issue fo

Three District Judges sworn in as Additional Judges

Three District Judges were sworn in as Additional Judges of the Madras High Court on Wednesday.

Legendary singer TMS hospitalized: Doctors struggling to save his life

The 87 year old, identified as the voice of both MGR and Sivaji, T M Soundararajan known as TMS has been admitted to a private hospital in Teyanmpet in Chennai. The Doctors are trying their best to save his life.

Bhutan makes preparation for the 16th SAARC summit

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bhutan, Lyonpo Ugyen Tshering, who is on a two day visit to Sri Lanka from 18-19 February, yesterday met with Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama at the Foreign Ministry.

US - Iran Power Struggle over Iraq

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill’s warning on February 18 that it could take months to form a new government in Baghdad after the Iraqi elections, scheduled for March 7, and that in turn could mean considerable political turmoil in Iraq, and the warnings of observers and experts as well as officials against the looming specter of a renewed sectarian war in the country, indicate that security, stability, let alone democracy, and a successful “victorious” withdrawal of American troops from Iraq have all yet a long way to go.