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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Uva set tone for combative third term bid by President

A doggedly no holds barred presidential election seemed in the works following the UPFA’s win in Uva. President Rajapaksa would most likely seek an unprecedented third term in 2015. The Opposition seemed buoyed by a surge of votes compared to 2009, but failed in the attempt to delegitimize the president as a spent force.

Uva set tone for combative third term bid by President
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Badulla District Goes to UPFA with win in 9 seats

The UPFA has won in the Badulla District securing 9 seats. The party has received 209,056 votes.

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Google Bashing

Google’s troubles with European regulators do not seem to be abating, just as the search giant has been honoring the ruling made by the European Court of Justice – ECJ - over the issue of so-called right-to-be forgotten.

Google Bashing
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Ruling UPFA in Early Lead in Uva Provincial Council Elections

An early election results of the Uva Provincial Council's polls shows that the ruling UPFA has taken an early lead. Early postal votes and electoral results predicted another victory for the ruling UPFA.

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Letter from America: Western Invaders were no liberators – 2

Nearly 200,000 civilians have died in the Syrian conflict. The world community has watched the tragedy unfold in front of its eyes and let the massacre of unarmed civilians happen unbridled. Even when it was obvious that Syria’s ruthless murderer President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against his own civilian population, nothing was done to punish him or his regime.

Letter from America: Western Invaders were no liberators – 2
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Research to the rescue of disaster management

For management of disasters and humanitarian crises, doing something is not enough—but doing the right thing at the right time is. Decision-makers need to know which intervention, actions and strategies would work, which would not work, which remain unproven and which no matter how well-meaning might be harmful. They need to make well informed choices and decisions and for this they need access to reliable evidence.

Research to the rescue of disaster management
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Sri Lanka starts work on global consumer compliance

Sri Lanka has begun compliance work on the global consumer end of its exports basket on 18 September. And no less than two top experts from Geneva’s WTO are in town to facilitate the pioneering effort.

From left: Sujatha Weerakoone (DG-EDB), Antony Taubman (Director of the WTO’s Intellectual Property Rights Division), Anura Siriwardene (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce), Gretchen Stanton (Senior Counsellor, World Trade Organization) and RDS Kumararatne (DG-DoC) at the 18 September WTO session in Colombo.
Anura Siriwardene (Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Commerce) addresses the 18 September WTO session in Colombo.
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital, who suffered injuries following a road accident in Bandarawela.

President Visits S. Thondaman at Hospital ( Pix By: Nishanka de Silva )
President Mahinda Rajapaksa   visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital
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Mahinda Rajapaksa wins UVA for the UPFA

The general consensus among many Sri Lankan analysts is that President Mahinda Rajapaksa rather than his political grouping the UPFA or his ministers and MPs and provincial council candidates won the closely contested election in the UVA province.

Mahinda Rajapaksa wins UVA for the UPFA
Mahinda Rajapaksa wins UVA for the UPFA
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