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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2219

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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.

Sri Lanka can win the ICC world cup: Performance of Angelo Mathews and Thisara perera is critical as all-rounders

Unlike last world cup this time cricket fans experiencing very thrilling as well as entertaining encounters with excitement. Especially if the world cup plays in subcontinent we can witness the power of cricket with enormous crowd in almost all stadiums.

Moving Towards An Asian Monetary Fund

Nearly two years ago President Mahinda Rajapaksa was one of 10 Commonwealth leaders invited to a special meeting at Marlborough House to map out the Commonwealth’s response to reforming the international financial institutions which were under criticism from several quarters.

Schooling in Sri Lanka & debate on extending school hours

It should come as no surprise when Sri Lanka’s politicians blurt out policies without much thought or without discussion and it is a main reason for most of us to feel dejected by how our education system is being administered.

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