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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

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Democracy Deficit; What should Sri Lanka do to address this?

Opposition leader Mr. Ranil Wickremasignhe has reportedly stated while meeting the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in New York that Sri Lanka has a democracy deficit and it needs to be addressed. To his credit, he has also stated he is willing to work with President Rajapaksa to work towards addressing this deficit. This is a welcome sign and it is hoped the Opposition leader will act to engage with the government in regard to what he perceives as the deficit.

PM should drop Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, demands BJP

Ahead of the expected Cabinet reshuffle, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to drop from his Cabinet Home Minister P. Chidambaram and Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal as they were facing allegations of wrong-doing.

Many Sri Lankan lives were safeguarded due to ending the war -President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that he was not aware of any human rights rather than halting the murders that were taking place daily due to a war and also he stated that many lives were safeguarded due to ending the war.

PM calls terrorism a cancer at SAARC Speakers’ meet

The Fifth Conference of Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has begun in the Central Hall of Parliament. The participants in the four-day conference include Speakers of Parliaments of all eight member-countries, including Afghanistan, a recent entrant.

Uva Wellassa University pioneers producing employable graduates

The first batch of graduates who passed out from the Uva Wellassa University was awarded their r Conferment of Degrees at the first Convocation of the Uva Wellassa University (UWU), Badulla held at its Auditorium presided over by the Chancellor of the University, Ven Dr Aluthwewe Soratha Nayake Thero.

Jaffna will get its lost glory once again-Sri Lanka Government

Sri Lanka’s government has launched massive livelihood and City development projects in countries war-torn Northern Province to meet the demands of next five to ten years.

Burma acts as neocolonial nationalist on ethnic people

A 9-page analysis paper revised on 1st July, 2011- Burman Troop’s Offensive War against Kachin: A Postcolonial Nationalistic Interpretation By Zau Lawn - about offensive war against Kachin by Burma Army has been delivered publicly 10 July through Kachin News Group’s online information bulletin.

2G Scam: Solicitor General quits after special counsel named by Govt

Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam on Sunday said that he tendered his resignation as a special counsel was appointed to represent the government in the 2G spectrum case without taking him into confidence, which was "unfair".

Channel 4 Documentary: Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields

Much has been written about the Channel 4 documentary - Sri Lanka’s killing fields. John Snow’s commentary in this documentary speaks out with much vengeance against Sri Lanka and sounds very much like borrowed words from the Tamil net.

Women must not travel alone at night in Delhi, says Police chief

Single working women who are assaulted at times by criminals while returning home at night should blame themselves for living dangerously - and not the Delhi Police, who are “doing a fine job.”

Adyapana Exhibitions to assist the students of GCE OL and AL to select future education

The demand for higher and specialized qualifications by employers is increasing day by day and the educational institutions are now meeting that demand.

Connections behind Saleem Sahazad Murder Proved

An otherwise infamous Pakistani Journalist Saleem Shahzad, but popular in American and Indian intelligence circles has disappeared on May 29 and found killed brutally in the first week of June 2011.

Free Cow and Goat for poor scheme starts from 'Anna's birthday: Jayalalithaa announces

As promised in her election campaign, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa has announced that her government will distribute free Cow and Goat to the poor in the state villages.

President Mahinda declares open Sri Lanka’s longest and ultra modern Bus Stand

The Modern Bus stand in Galle, in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, built at a cost of Rs. 405 Million will be declared open this morning by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This two storied bus stand is the longest in Sri Lanka and its length is 161 meters with a width of 10 meters. Funds for this project were allocated by the Ministry of Economic Development.