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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka’s General Election & its aftermath

The Parliamentary General elections held throughout the island for the first time devoid of LTTE presence has concluded. With 20 of the 22 district results out, the ruling UPFA has bagged 19 districts with clear margins and 60% (over 47 lakhs) of voter confidence. The main opposition for the first time securing less than 30% (21 lakhs) of the vote.

A judge no one wants: The strange case of Chief Justice Dinakaran

The Sikkim Bar Association on Friday protested against the proposed transfer of controversial Karnataka High Court Chief Justice P D Dinakaran in the same capacity in Gangtok and appealed to the Supreme Court to reconsider the decision.

Resounding victory for UPFA - Secures Near Two-Thirds Majority

The United Peoples' Freedom Alliance created history by winning a huge majority close to almost two-thirds in the 14th Parliament of Sri Lanka at the General election held Thursday. The UPFA has obtained 117 seats with the results of two more districts awaited.

Indian ambitions in Afghanistan and designs against Pakistan

India has always vied to maintain friendly ties with Afghanistan and to keep Pak-Afghan relations frosty.

India: Home Minister offers to quit over Maoists’ mayhem

The killing of nearly 75 security personnel in a Maoist ambush has pained Home Minister P. C. Chidambaram so much that he has offered to resign taking full responsibility for one of the worst massacres in recent years.

Vietnam president to visit Saudi Arabia

Vietnam president Nguyen Minh Triet is to visit the Kingdom on Saturday (10).

24 militants killed by troops in Northwest Pakistan

Up to 24 militants were killed on Friday in gunfire between Pakistani troops after the militants attacked checkpoints in tribal regions of Orakzai and Kurram in Northwest Pakistan.

President Rajapaksa makes arrangements to form his new cabinet after a landslide victory

President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on his special advisors to discuss the formation of his new cabinet in the wake of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance securing a landslide victory in the country’s first postwar parliamentary elections.

In Kerala: Vetran Freedom Fighter and Communist leader-Poet Karthiayani passed away

Vetran Communist leader and Freedom Fighter, Poet Ms Karthiayani died at wee hours of Friday. She was 94.

Mandate to proceed with peace and reconciliation and development,– President Rajapaksa


The assured majority in parliament given by the voters encourages the government to proceed with its policies for the strengthening of peace and reconciliation, reconstruction, greater infrastructure development, increased investment in identified areas of growth, and the overall development of the country to make it the centre of economic and social progress in South Asia.


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