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

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces the same fate as Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill defeated the scourge of the Hitler’s Nazism that killed between 50 to 80 million people. Wikipedia states that “World War II fatality statistics vary, with estimates of total dead ranging from 50 million to more than 80 million.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces the same fate as Winston Churchill
President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat and leaves Temple Trees
Mahinda Rajapaksa leaving from his official residence - President's House
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Modi congratulates Sirisena, invites him to India; Rameswaram fishermen hail Sirisena win

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu leaders and the fishermen community of Rameswaram have congratulated Maitripala Sirisena on his victory in the Sri Lankan presidential elections.

Maithripala Srisena - Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Y.K. Sinha, Indian High Commissioner greeting President Maithripala Srisena
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Very peaceful election with a tight finish

Lankan expatriate community in the gulf is extremely relieved since the presidential election has concluded peacefully with no incidence reported.

Very peaceful election with a tight finish
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Entertaining some early skepticism, US hails Sri Lanka's democratic traditions

With the conclusion of the presidential election on 8 January with fewer incidents compared to earlier occasions, the orderly transfer of power from the defeated candidate incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa to the victor Maitripala Sirisena, the victor appealing to the masses not to harm, mentally or physically, anyone but to maintain peace, and prime minister designate Ranil Wickremasinghe acknowledging the outgoing president Rajapaksa's contribution to end the separatist war and bring peace to the nation, Sri Lanka stood out in the eyes of the sole Super Power the U.S. as a nation that upheld the proud traditions of democracy.

Entertaining some early skepticism, US hails Sri Lanka's democratic traditions
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Ranil Sworn In As Prime Minister

Former Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, was yesterday sworn in as the new Prime Minister before freshly elected President Maithripala Sirisena, at a national ceremony held at the Independence Square.

Ranil Sworn In As Prime Minister
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