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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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<b>Mere granting of all that LTTE asks will not bring peace - CBK</b>

The Island

President Chandrika Kumaratunga highlighted the need for dialogue between communities to build a multi-ethnic plural society. "An agreement between the LTTE and government alone will not bring peace. We must instil peace in the hearts of people," she said. She was addressing a gathering of soldier families at the Ambanpola Maha Vidyalaya in Yapahuva on Tuesday.

<b>SLFP prevented from suspending Fowzie</b>

Kesara Abeywardena of The Island

The Colombo District Court on Tuesday issued an enjoining order preventing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from suspending PA MP A. H. M. Fowzie as a member of the party based on the "show cause" letter sent by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, until a full inquiry is conducted.

<b>Mom, what's sex?</b>


A little boy returning home from his first day at school
said to his mother, "Mom, what's sex?"

<b>Batticaloa Market Flooded with Upcountry Vegetables</b>

From Guna Kajananth in Batticoloa. July 18 : The impact of the opening of the Chenkalady- Badulla (A5) road is felt here almost immediately. Batticaloa market is flooded with farm fresh, upcountry vegetables and prices of rice and fish has begun to escalate.
Vegetable wholesaler Shanmugam Periyasamy said: Five to six lorries have come with vegetables and their price has declined.

<b>Tamil- Muslim clashes would never recur - Karikalan.


Colombo July 17 : LTTE’s eastern political chief Karikalan today took an oblique snipe at SLMC and its leader Ports Minister Rauff Hakeem saying that some of his speeches and statements about retention the army to protect the Muslims and effecting amendments to the ceasefire agreement amounted to delaying and toppling the peace process.