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<b>Taxes would be gradually reduced -Balakumar drop hints.</b>

Guna Kayananth

V.Balakaumar, formerly of the EROS, at present a stalwart in the LTTE, the leader in charge of the Agriculture development and promotion in the LTTE, hinted that Tigers would gradually reduced taxes in the Tamil areas.

<b>Coroner in a quandary - A True Life stoty.</b>

By our Colombo CorrespondentThe dead man with two wives put the coroner in a quandary.Sarath Perera, 25, committed suicide. His two wives - Manjula and Seela staked claim for the dead body. Subsequent to their claims, the scenes unfolded put the coroner, who was on a spot. He, at last decided against their claims. A true life story that showed the grit and determination of two spouses, of the deceased - Sarath Perera.

<b>Asian Mayors Join Forces To Tackle Urban Poverty.</b?

Bangkok, July 08: Mayors from 50 Asian cities
have been told that poverty could soon overwhelm Asia's cities and towns
unless the urban poor are given a greater role to play in the economy and
allowed to share in the benefits of urban development.

<b>Prime MInister declares a social war - Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne</b>

Colombo July 08: Though it was made with an aura of seriousness and sincerity , P M - Ranil Wickramasinghe's appeal to the people , to sacrifice for the sake of the rich and well to do upper classes who are reluctant to invest , cannot be justified on any moral basis. Nor it could be concealed by the sugar coating attempted by the Finance Minister Choksy in the form of price reductions due to forthcoming tax changes, states Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne, the leader of the NSSP in a statement released by him today.