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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2404

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This Election Is Significant Since It Will Decide The Future Of The Country – President Mahinda

The January 8, 2015 Presidential poll is not a mere election but will decide the future of the country which is on a progressive track after the nation was liberated from the nearly three decade terrorism, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Speaking at the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) maiden Presidential election rally in Anuradhapura yesterday (Dec. 11), the President said the people will never allow anyone to take the country backward.

This Election Is Significant Since It Will Decide The Future Of The Country – President Mahinda
This Election Is Significant Since It Will Decide The Future Of The Country – President Mahinda
This Election Is Significant Since It Will Decide The Future Of The Country – President Mahinda
This Election Is Significant Since It Will Decide The Future Of The Country – President Mahinda
This Election Is Significant Since It Will Decide The Future Of The Country – President Mahinda
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Sri Lanka participates in International Charity Bazaar 2014 – SHOM in Warsaw

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Warsaw, participated in the International Charity Bazaar 2014, organized annually by the Association of Spouses of Heads of Missions (SHOM) Warsaw. Sri Lanka marked its participation for the 10th consecutive year at the Charity Bazaar of the SHOM.

Sri Lanka participates in International Charity Bazaar 2014 – SHOM in Warsaw
Sri Lanka participates in International Charity Bazaar 2014 – SHOM in Warsaw
Sri Lanka participates in International Charity Bazaar 2014 – SHOM in Warsaw
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Stop water privatization and strengthen public water supply

A new report by Corporate Accountability International uncovers how the World Bank uses ponzi-style marketing tactics to sell privatization projects around the globe that it is also positioned to profit from. "Water privatization has been a disaster,” said Dr Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Awardee and national vice president of Socialist Party (India). "We must prevent the World Bank and corporations like Veolia from expanding their reach and block any potential project."

Stop water privatization and strengthen public water supply
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Belarus bells ring for Sri Lanka

In the aftermath of the successful Lanka-Belarus Trade talks on 09 July in Colombo, comes the first ever trade breakthrough, as revealed on 11 December- and the first beneficiary of Belarus’ is no less than Lankan exporter. “Our Joint Commission talks in July have brought results. I welcome the Government of Belarus’s initiative to remove Sri Lanka from the list of off-shore countries with effect from this November” said Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) on 11 December in Qatar.

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce-left) greets (H.E) Valentin B. Rybakov (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus-centre) as (HE) Vitaly Prima (Delhi based Belarus Ambassador for Sri Lanka-right) looks on just prior to the commencement of July 09 Trade Talks in Colombo.
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Speaker dismissed Governor’s branding of state politicians as corrupt

Speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly Chotisuh Sazo dismissed the wild allegation of the State Governor PB Acharya that the state politicians had indulged in “rampant corruption.”

Speaker Chotisuh Sazo
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Sri Lankan Presidential election; Foreign policy implications of a Sirisena Presidency

To state that the common Opposition is short on substance and loud on rhetoric is an understatement. The substance attributed to the common candidacy is based on the MOUs signed by Mr Sirisena with the UNP and the JHU respectively, which are not the same. The JHU MOU appears to appease their constituency, the nationalist Sinhala Buddhists, while, it is likely to irk the TNA and lead to a separate MOU with them if and when the common candidate signs an MOU with them.

Sri Lankan Presidential election; Foreign policy implications of a Sirisena Presidency
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