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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Mahinda Celebrates Victory Day

The annual Victory Day celebration organised by the Dinudehshya Surakeeme Jathika Vyaparaya (National Movement to Safeguard Motherland was held at the Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre Colombo on Monday (May 18).

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa waving at those gathered at Vihara Maha Devi Park to celebrate the country’s triumph over LTTE terrorism on May 19, 2009.
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Parliament adjourned till today: Tension prevailed demanding to debate the no confidence motion against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra

As the opposition members demanded yesterday the Deputy Speaker to take up in Parliament to debate the no confidence motion against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra, seeking the dismissal, Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody was compelled to adjourn sittings at 3.12 pm yesterday till today 1 pm.

Parliament adjourned till today: Tension prevailed demanding  to debate the no confidence motion against Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendra
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Will HLPF push for accountability in post-2015 development agenda?

Without robust accountability and monitoring mechanisms, how will people ensure that their governments deliver on the promises they make towards post-2015 sustainable development agenda? Past experience tells us that governments may make promises at the global level but seldom translate them into ground realities back home! Even worse is when at times the commitments made by governments in one treaty are contradictory to their obligations in another! Profit-driven corporations often have a major influence in policy making and thwart measures that may harm business interests.

Kate Lappin who leads Asia Pacific Forum on Women
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