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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2831

Eighth presidential election will commence from 7 am this morning

Sri Lanka’s eighth presidential election will take place from 7 am this morning till 5 pm this evening. A record number of 35 candidates are contesting in this presidential election from various political parties.

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Liars and lies, damned lies (Okama Boru)

This is the season for lying. With a few days left for the Presidential election panic and distortion, lies and damned lies have overtaken supporters of one side as they fight tooth and nail to survive an impending change of leadership.

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TB prevention is no longer a choice, but essential part of end TB strategy

"TB prevention is no longer a choice but an essential intervention to end TB... TB is one of the few infections that we ignore and do not treat till it manifests as late stage disease that has already [been] transmitted to several others.

TB prevention is no longer a choice, but essential part of end TB strategy
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ACMC warns organised vote buying planned against Sajith Premadasa

The All Ceylon MakkalCongress (ACMC) blew an election fraud whistle on 8 November saying that fraudulent vote buying with cash is being planned. ACMC also cautioned voters to not to ‘sell their votes for a few extra rupees.’ " class="caption" align="right" />

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry, Commerce,  and Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen (second from left), and NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa seen in solemn observance at Bishop’s House, Mannar on 8 November as Bishop of the Diocese of Mannar. Right Reverend Dr. Emmanuel Fernando (far right) offers his prayers a little the after the conclusion of 117th NDF rally held in Mannar Sports Grounds.
Minister and Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen (left), hands over his personal  souvenir to NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa during the conclusion of 117th NDF rally held in Mannar Sports Grounds on 8 November.
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Remembering Ossie Abeyagoonasekera in his 25th death anniversary

‘Our nation was protected by the sacrifices made by our military, without them, democracy would have been long gone due to terrorism, remember this is the same reason we could conduct this election rally at midnight hours and speak to more than one thousand participants who are gathered here’ Ossie Abeyagoonasekera 23 October 1994 final speech before the LTTE suicide attack.

Remembering Ossie Abeyagoonasekera in his 25th death anniversary
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Voting for a Third Option? Things to consider before you waste your vote this time

Everyone who contemplates voting for anybody other than Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa knows that their candidate has no chance of winning. Among these voters, there is always a trifling percentage of crackbrains, who do this purely out of selfishness. They are unable to change, and the world is no fun without them. But there is a sizable group of rational people who waste their vote thinking that they are doing the right thing for themselves and the others. This is an attempt to engage this select group of people in a train of thought that may lead them to reconsider their decision.

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World Food Programme (WFP) Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership

The United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) began the cooperation formally in 1968 has successfully completed the 50 Years of partnership in 2019 and celebrated its success with the Government of Sri Lanka.

World Food Programme (WFP) Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership
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The long arms of Hindutvadi supremacists are troubling

How long are the arms of Hindutvadi fascists? Recently, messages urging British Hindus to vote against the British Labour Party in the general election are being circulated on WhatsApp, raising concerns about the chat app's role in spreading divisive political content. Sky News has seen more than 20 separate messages shared on WhatsApp using the app's "forward" function.

The long arms of Hindutvadi supremacists are troubling
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Kartarpur Corridor No Bonhomie, Only Trust Deficit

So, Kartarpur corridor is set to become the highway from India to the historic Darbar Sahib Gurudwara in Narowal district of Pakistan marking the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikh faith, Guru Nanak Dev which is observed on 12 November.

Darbar Sahib  Gurdwarar
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