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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

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Sajith Premadasa accused of conspiring to oust Karu Jayasuriya from politic: Rift in Sri Lanka’s main opposition party deepens

Following yesterday’s election to the posts of office bearers of Sri Lanka’s main opposition party the United National Party rifts in the party has deepened. Based on a complaint made to the nearby Mirihana Police Stations by the Party Headquarters (Sirikotha) administration, that 13 persons including several provincial council members and UNP parliamentarians were behind the attack on the headquarters, the Police has arrested the Southern Provincial Council member Mr. Maithree Gunaratne and three Local Government members.

The long list of famous people who departed us this year

We are almost few days away to say goodbye to the year 2011. We have a long list of famous personalities who have already said goodbye to this world.

DGP K Kire surprises Manipur with his “football magic”

After 37 years of serving the State and retiring after reining the topmost position in the hierarchal institution, it is something a blessing. Many used to retire after serving in various Governmental departments for decades but they did not reach the topmost position. It is nice to see that someone serving full to rein the whole institution and retiring gracefully.

Ranil Wickremasinghe re-elected as Leader of UNP amidst commotion and uproar outside party headquarters

Ending months of intra-party strife and infighting for the leadership of the main opposition party of Sri Lanka, the United National Party, and the Opposition Leader Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe has been elected to the leadership of the United National Party by a majority of 42 votes. Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa has been elected as deputy leader. The election was held at the party Headquarters, Sirikotha today. The 92 members of the Working Committee were eligible for voting in this election.

Six Lashkar militants get life term for Bangalore attack

Six persons, suspected to have links with terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, were on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting terror attacks in Bangalore. The six were convicted on Saturday by a Bangalore court for the 2005 terror attack at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

Music is unifying

US band The Beach Boys is expected to reunite for their 50th anniversary next year. The band which included Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine with two others will embark on a world tour and is scheduled to record a new album. Wilson said that this anniversary is special to him because he missed the boys, and it will be a thrill for him to make a new record and be on the stage with them again.

Poes Garden ‘coup’ fear behind Jayalalaithaa’s expulsion of close aide Sasikala?

Tamil Nadu political circles were taken by surprise on Monday over the expulsion of Sasikala and her aides from the party by AIADMK general secretary and Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Move to ban Gita sad, says Russian envoy

In the wake of an uproar over a move to ban Bhagwad Gita in Siberia, Russia has expressed sadness over the development, saying it is "inadmissible" that a holy scripture is taken to court.