Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

Monthly archive

<b>LTTE-TNA strategic meeting on Saturday</b>

Shelani Perera - The Sunday Times

The Tamil National Alliance is to meet the LTTE on Saturday to discuss the Government's progress on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement.

<b>Anura-Mahinda quarrel worsens</b>

Harinda Vidanage - The Sunday Times

The dispute between Anura Bandaranaike and Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse has intensified with Mr. Bandaranaike accusing Mr. Rajapakse of being involved in an organized effort to destabilise the position of President Chandrika Kumaratunga and himself in the party, with the support of the UNP.

<b>LTTE police: walk-in interviews</b>

The Sunday Times

The LTTE in a bid to expand its police force has called for applications to recruit cadres.

<b>More diplomatic double trouble</b>

Neville de Silva in London - The Sunday Times

The High Commission in London is not the only Sri Lankan diplomatic mission having to cope with untested and unqualified persons sent to man them by the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.

<b>Kalmunai girl wants Colombo, rejects Jaffna</b>

Laila Nasry - The Sunday Times

A Kalmunai student who had obtained three As and one B at the G.C.E. Advanced Level, examinations has petitioned the Supreme Court, alleging she had been wrongfully discriminated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the assignment of universities.

<b>President cannot be prosecutor and judge - Fowzie </b>

The Sunday Leader

Former Transport Minister and Member of Parliament A.H.M.Fowzie has told President Chandrika Kumaratunga that she cannot be the "prosecutor and the judge," adding that in terms of Section 14 (viii) of the party constitution, she has no powers to take action against him.

<b>Peace talks back on track </b>

The Sunday Leader

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has outlined its position to Oslo on the envisaged preliminary round of talks scheduled to be held in Thailand with the Sri Lankan government.

<b>A big rooster</b>

"Well, I bought this jigsaw puzzle, but it's too hard.
None of the pieces fit together, and I can't find any

<b>VISAS FOR AFRICANS: Mixed reception for tighter rules</b>

The Nation

Drugs police back move; immigration chief warns of impact on tourism
Anti-narcotics police yesterday welcomed the suspension of visas for Africans by Thai embassies in neighbouring countries, but the reaction from others was mixed.