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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2160

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SWRD, the National dress and Gen. Fonseka

Immediately after retirement, Gen. Fonseka (Rtd) donned the national dress as he had decided to contest the Presidential elections. There is nothing wrong in anyone having a go at the 'top job'. In fact there are 22 in the race.

Letter from America: Christmas, Jesus and Islam

This year the Christmas fell on Friday, which is also a day of Jumu’ah or the weekly gathering for Muslims when they pray together in mosques.

Sunday Celebrity: S. C. Chandrahasan and his OfERR offer top service to displaced Tamils

There are umpteen number of people connected in the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as also in human rights activities through efforts in the media, justice system, youth movements, political establishments, international organizations, advocacy, literacy, community development, health care and such other ways.

Christmas Cheered up Badly Battered Europeans by the Severe Cold Snap

In the run-up-to Christmas, weather defied relatively-long term forecasts as usual and we were battered by a severe cold snap for almost two weeks in the European cities.

The Election, the War and the Tamils

A war masquerading as a humanitarian offensive, an all out assault against an enemy stronghold teeming with desperate civilians billed as a hostage rescue operation cannot be fought in the open, under the full glare of media lights.

Northern Province Muslims IDPs to be resettled before May 2010 – President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Nothern Muslims who were driven out mercilessly by LTTE leader Parabhakaran in 1990 are to be resettled with honor and dignity on or before May 2010.

World's fastest rail journey starts operation

The Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway with the world's fastest train journey at a 350-km-per-hour designed speed, started operation Saturday.

Nepal PM in China

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Saturday left for China on a six-day official visit to the northern neighbor.

Sri Lanka: Civil Administration in Kilinochchi launched

After a lapse of nearly two decades, Kilinochchi district has been brought under the civil administration.

Andhra Governor quits over sex scandal

Andhra Pradesh Governor N.D. Tiwari resigned on Saturday, citing "health grounds" after allegations of his involvement in a sex scandal.

Rupees Four Billion Claimed as Damages From Sri Lanka Guardian For False and Malicious News Items

Asian Tribune has sent letters of demand to the owners and publishers of the Sri Lanka Guardian website namely to Mr. Nilantha Ilangamuwa and Mr. Ishara Jayarathne , who are also Editor and News Editor respectively of the Sri Lanka Guardian website, demanding a payment of rupees two billion from each one of them for publishing two separate news items that contained allegations that are false and malicious.

Sri Lanka: December Stocks yield high returns

Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd in their weekly market review indicated that stocks rose further since All Share Price Index (ASPI) reaching its peak high last week, sending the benchmark index above its highest close ever, on Thursday to close at 3292.8 points.