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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

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<b>Handbag Dispute Intensifies</b>

T. Sabaratnam

Colombo July 27: The handbag dispute intensified yesterday, with President Chandrika Kumaratunga maintaining her charge that, she was accused of carrying a bomb in her handbag to kill the Prime Minister, which the Minister concerned and another denied.

<b>Tough Terror Law, Draws Fire in Sri Lanka</b>

Juliana Liu - Lifestyle - Reuters

Colombo, Sri Lanka (Reuters) July 26 - Sri Lankan housewife Amirthalingam Kalaichelvi was relaxing on a warm September evening last year when the police barged into her home.

<b>Advertisements for posts in Eelam police, bank: CBK expresses concern over LTTE behaviour</b>

Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday expressed concerns over the behaviour of the LTTE despite the ongoing peace process. Addressing a meeting of the National Consultation on Ethnic Reconciliation which she had summoned the president said that she had been informed of the advertisement placed by the LTTE in national newspapers calling for applicants to fill posts in the Eelam Police Force, the Eelam Bank. "If that is so it is a very unsatisfactory situation because there is no separate state in the country and no devolution yet," she said.

<b>Ranil answers questions on meeting Bush</b>

The Island

Stakeout with Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe following meeting with US President George W. Bush

<b>Fear of LTTE conscription causes move to Colombo</b>

Kalinga Weerakkody - The Island

As LTTE continues to recruit children as child soldiers in the eastern province, Tamil parents have taken steps to send their children to Colombo and suburbs and estate areas, information received from East said.

<b>Installation of new Archbishop today</b>

Norman Palihawadane - The Island

Rt. Rev. Oswald Gomis will be installed as the new Archbishop of Colombo at a religious ceremony held today (27) at 9.00 a.m. at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena.

<b>Parents and Old Boys Recover School Furniture from Teacher’s House - True Life Story</b>

From our Colombo correspondent This is also a story about a government school in Mawathagama, a city in central Sri Lanka.

<b>'The best part of waking up iss oldiers in your cup.'</b>

A sweet little boy surprised his grandmother one morning
and brought her a cup of coffee. He made it himself and
was so proud. He anxiously waited to hear the verdict on
the quality of the coffee.