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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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<b>Sri Lankan Uncle Hesitates to Send Greetings to Indian President Kalam</b>

Our Colombo Correspondent

Ibrahim Marikkar, Sri Lankan uncle of President Abdul Kalam, is hesitant to send his greetings to the new Indian President Abdul Kalam.

<b>An Indian Team invited for the demining work in the North</b>

Agency News

Colombo, Aug 2 - An Indian de-mining team is to be invited to Sri Lanka's embattled northern region to help de-miners from the United States who are already operating there, officials said Friday

<b>Two Jaffna Pradeshiya Sabhas decide against LTTE tax</b>

Namini Wijedasa - The Island

Two pradeshiya sabhas in the Jaffna peninsula have for the first time adopted resolutions against illegal taxation and duty imposed by the LTTE.

<b>Fresh elections could jeopardise peace process — TNA</b>

Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) believes dissolution of parliament to pave the way for a fresh parliamentary election could have a detrimental impact on the peace process.

<b>‘Decision to pull out troops from HSZ at peace talks’, Ranil tells TNA</b>

Namini Wijedasa - The Island

The issue of pulling out armed forces from High Security Zones (HSZ) in the northern Jaffna peninsula can neither be taken up in isolation nor can it be done immediately, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday told members of the Tamil National Alliance in response to a request they made.

<b>Arumugam queries calling wage increase ‘collective suicide’</b>

Franklin R. Satyapalan - The Island

CWC leader and Minister Aurumugam Thondaman yesterday asked how plantation companies could state that it would mean collective suicide for them to grant the rupees 30 wage increase when all they asked was a decent living wage of a consolidated rupees 151 per day.

<b>We have ten elementary numbers called digits</b>

Ever since the Stone Age,we humans have counted on our ten
fingers. Our system of numbers shows it. We have ten elementary
numbers called "digits"; a word that also means
fingers. We count on our fingers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
and 9. To go further, we use sequences of digits. When we
run out of two-digit numbers at 99, we go to three digits,
with 100.

<b>Piraba to strengthen Ranil’s Hands</b>


Colombo August 3: Political circles here expect the LTTE supremo, the indomitable Velupillai Pirabaharan, to invite the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Vanni for a historic meeting, as a strategic move, to strengthen the Prime Minister’s hand in a possible snap poll.