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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa targets parliamentary poll to stage political comeback!

Sri Lanka is going to general polls in August this year to form a government to be headed by a PM, as the incumbent President Sirisena pushes through inclusive governance and seeks a friendly PM to work with in order to fulfill electoral promises. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, having lost presidency and prestige, is now set to participate in the poll to become the elected premier of the island nation in South Asia in order to be able to stage a firm political comeback.

Mahinda on measured steps for a political comeback
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Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings

Partial results of two important official surveys were released recently. They point to dismal living standards of India’s rural population and rising cost of health and education beyond the means of ordinary citizens. In spite of this reality the Modi government is undermining the public health and public education sectors among other social infrastructures, as reflected in its funding priorities. This does not bode well for future living standards of India’s ordinary citizens who are already struggling with meeting basic needs.

Wrong development priority in spite of Socio-Economic Census and National Sample Survey findings
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Sajin further remanded and not to be given nomination in the SLFP

UPFA Parliamentarian and former Monitoring MP of the Ministry of External Affairs Sajin de Vass Gunawardena was further remanded till July 21 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate yesterday.

Sajin further remanded and not to be given nomination in the SLFP
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"Weeratungas are like elephants"

My association with Patrick Weeratunga was rather a very long one, stretching to over 4 decades.

"Weeratungas are like elephants"
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The Man who attempted to Kill Rajiv Gandh - Given Nomination by Bodu Bala Sena

Vijitha Rohana Wijemuni, who openly confessed that his intention was to kill Rajiv Gandhi will be one of the candidates contesting in the forthcoming parliamentary election.

The Man who attempted  to Kill Rajiv Gandh -  Given Nomination by Bodu Bala Sena
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Finance Minister Orders Probe into Tsunami Relief Vehicles

The Minister of Finance, Mr. Ravi Karunanayake, has initiated an inquiry into the importation of high-value vehicles for tsunami relief and subsequently given to third parties without paying due taxes and depriving the state of billions of rupees.

Finance Minister Orders Probe into Tsunami Relief Vehicles
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Five New Diplomats Presented Credentials

: Four High Commissioners and an Ambassador presented credentials to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on Tuesday (7).

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