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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 881


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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 15:09
By A Special Correspondent
The general consensus among many Sri Lankan analysts is that President Mahinda Rajapaksa rather than his political grouping the UPFA or his ministers and MPs and provincial council candidates won the closely contested election in the UVA province. Reportedly, the residents of both Badulla and Moneragala districts had expressed their dissatisfaction of the Chief ministerial candidate Shashindra.....Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 12:14
By Philip Fernando
A doggedly no holds barred presidential election seemed in the works following the UPFA’s win in Uva. President Rajapaksa would most likely seek an unprecedented third term in 2015. The Opposition seemed buoyed by a surge of votes compared to 2009, but failed in the attempt to delegitimize the president as a spent force. The ruling party’s stellar 2009 post-war electoral win (over 72%) in Uva.....Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:09
The UPFA has won in the Badulla District securing 9 seats. The party has received 209,056 votes. The main opposition party, the UNP has won 8 seats with 197,708 votes. The results are as follows: United People's Freedom Alliance 209,056 47.37% 9 seats United National Party 197,708 44.79% 8 seats & People's Liberation Front 20,625 4.67% 1 seats Total Valid Votes 441,371 95......Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:01
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Google’s troubles with European regulators do not seem to be abating, just as the search giant has been honoring the ruling made by the European Court of Justice – ECJ - over the issue of so-called right-to-be forgotten. It is no secret who are at the forefront in launching attacks against Google: big businesses, politicians, governments and even powerful individual take turns to attack the.....Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 07:25
An early election results of the Uva Provincial Council's polls shows that the ruling UPFA has taken an early lead. Early postal votes and electoral results predicted another victory for the ruling UPFA. At the time of posting, out of the 32 Provincial electorates in the Uva Province, in both Badulla and Moneragala districts, so far 10 results have been released. The released results.....Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 07:19
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Nearly 200,000 civilians have died in the Syrian conflict. The world community has watched the tragedy unfold in front of its eyes and let the massacre of unarmed civilians happen unbridled. Even when it was obvious that Syria’s ruthless murderer President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against his own civilian population, nothing was done to punish him or his regime. In his address to.....Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 06:48
By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service - CNS
For management of disasters and humanitarian crises, doing something is not enough—but doing the right thing at the right time is. Decision-makers need to know which intervention, actions and strategies would work, which would not work, which remain unproven and which no matter how well-meaning might be harmful. They need to make well informed choices and decisions and for this they need access.....Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 06:43
Sri Lanka has begun compliance work on the global consumer end of its exports basket on 18 September. And no less than two top experts from Geneva’s WTO are in town to facilitate the pioneering effort. “Today, more countries around the world continue to reduce their border tariffs, either unilaterally or through an increasing number of free trade agreements, called as RTAs-Regional Trade.....Read More...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 06:16
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday visited Sendil Thondaman, at the Colombo National Hospital, who suffered injuries following a road accident in Bandarawela. The medical condition of of Senthil Thondaman is now stable, according to a spokesperson from the hospital. Minister Douglas Devananda too visited along with President Mahinda Rajapaksa to see the condition of Thondaman. One person.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 09:09
About 690,966 voters in the Badulla District and 323,764 in the Moneragala District were eligible to exercise their franchise at today at the Uva Provincial Council elections to elect 32 councilors. There are 617 candidates from Moneragala and Badulla Districts vying for 32 seats in the Uva Provincial Council, and 14 political parties and 11 Independent Groups are contesting. According to.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:59
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
It is a well-known fact that Sri Lanka’s (Ceylon’s) third prime-minister, Sir John Kotelawala,- 1953-1956- was extremely fond of egg-hoppers with which he used to entertain his cabinet ministers at the weekly meetings at his residence at Kandawala. He settled many an issue or disagreement he had with his ministers by inviting them for an egg-hopper feed. Similarly, late S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:50
The first copy of a Crafts Map Of Sri Lanka was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Mr. Buddhi Keerthisena, Chairman of the National Crafts Council of Sri Lanka in the presence of Hon’ble Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, at a ceremony organized at Temple.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:38
Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that accurate and confirmed diagnosis of TB can be made and standard anti-TB treatment provided as early as possible. But the challenge is that current range.....Read More...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:58
Sri Lanka’s IT & hi-tech sector has been suddenly energised as it received the first ever top level official invitation from Asia’s hi-tech power, as revealed on 04 September in Colombo. “After our own research on many Lankan business sectors, we identified Lankan ICT/BPO sector, among others, as fit to give our development support to. As a stat, we invite a Lankan ICT/BPO delegation to.....Read More...
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