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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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<b>TNA tells Tamil Nadu: Please Help Us</b>

b>From Guna Kajananth in Trincomalee: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan, today appealed to the Tamil Nadu government and the people, to help Sri Lanka resolve the ethnic conflict.
“It’s the duty of the people and the government of Tamil Nadu to help us to make use of this rare opportunity to end the suffering of their Tamil brothers and sisters here."

<b>"Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"</b>

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One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a
mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was
about to turn off the light when he asked with a
tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me

<b>Support Lanka initiative before US senate</b>

Kesara Abeywardena in Washington D.C

A motion supporting the peace initiative of the Sri Lankan government is to be presented to the American senate by Senator Richard Lugar shortly.

<b>New "Sinhala Mahawamsa" dedicated to God Vishnu at Kande Vihara</b>

The Island -Bentota Corr.

The Mahawamsa is the proud record of the Sinhala Nation, going back to over 2,500 years with uninterrupted written history by several historians from time to time. No other nation in the world could boast of such continuity. The great work contains nearly 10,000 Pali stanzas. There is a Sinhala version in verse, too.

<b>Reactionaries in bid to scuttle peace process – Rev. Fr. Jesuraja</b>

From J. Antony —The Island - Ratnapura Corr.

Reactionaries are attempting to scuttle the ongoing peace process. They are against negotiations. They should change their thinking and support the peace process if peace is to dawn. There are also certain newspapers which publish distorted facts. They are only helping those against peace. These papers should act more responsibly for the future of this beautiful land.

<b>Sri Lanka: Cross infections kill seven children at pediatric hospital</b>

A correspondent of the World Socialist Website

Seven children have died in the last two months in Sri Lanka after contracting hospital-acquired infections in Lady Ridgeway Hospital, the country’s only designated pediatric hospital. Most of the deaths were the result of infections from pathogens resistant to simple antibiotics. This tragedy, which has received little publicity, is a product of government cuts that have undermined the already meagre facilities and led to the overcrowding of patients, serious staff shortages and poor sanitary conditions.