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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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Col Gaddafi and Mrs Butenis

Colonel Muamer Gaddafi leader of Libya and a friend of Sri Lanka for nearly 40 years is engulfed by the people’s power protests that are sweeping over Arab states with inexorable force.

UNP at the cross roads: Will it be Wickremasinghe or Premadasa?

The working committee of the party that has been labeled at the grand old party of Sri Lanka, and as the Uncle Nephew Party by some, is reportedly meeting today to decide on who is to lead the party from now on. The main contenders we are led to believe are Ranil Wickremasinghe and Sajith Premadasa.

Electoral Signals

The first round of local government elections in Sri Lanka ended in the only way it could – with a win for the UPFA.

TN Elections 2011: DMK's Young first timer Anand Challenges Jayalalithaa - Hopes for winning with the work style of M K Alagiri

The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) has decided to pit its youngest (30) Annad against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa in Srirangam constituency, hopping that he can defeat her like 1996 elections happened at Bargur while she was as chief Minister.

Statue for Michael Jackson

Mohamed Al Fayed, the former owner of the famous departmental store Harrods, has obtained permission to erect a statue for king of pop, Michael Jackson at Fulham Football Club, in England.

Sri Lanka’s UN Envoy Kohona answers global critics on discrimination, Reconciliation and feeding Tamil Tiger terrorists

Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona at an Asia Society forum on ‘Sri Lanka Looks Ahead – Will Prosperity Bring Peace’ held March 14 in New York reminded the international community, and US State Department’s Robert Blake another panelist, that his country would have been the only nation in the world that fed the terrorists fighting the government, maintained health and education in the rebel held areas, ensured a constant flow of food and other essentials to the rebel controlled districts while battling them to safeguard the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the nation.

Burma’s new parliament will activate arguable Conscription Law

The first regular session of People’s Parliament or Lower House went on for the eighth days at People’s Parliament Hall of Parliament Building on 11 March. Present were Speaker of the People’s Parliament Thura Shwe Mann and Parliament representatives.

Lessons to US-Raymond Davis Release

On March 2011 Additional Session Judge set free CIA contractor Raymond Davis, who was arrested for killing of two Pakistanis on Jail Road, Lahore, after payment of blood money (Diyat) in accordance with Sharia law of Pakistan.

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