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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

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<b>Four Sri Lankans in sea drama — hijack trawler in Oman</b>

Norman Palihawadane - The Island

On a tip off, a trawler worth several million rupees, hijacked by four Sri Lankans employed in Oman found from a boatyard there, was hidden in the Munakkarai Canal, Negombo.

<b>Malaysian Airlines begin services to Sri Lanka</b>

The Island

The new airline service between Sri Lanka and Malaysia being inaugurated with the arrival of the MH 188 plane belonging to Malaysian Airlines at Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake yesterday.

<b>Fee-levying medical college: Student protest begins today</b>

Saman Indrajith - The Island

University students will demonstrate and agitate from today until Friday (09) as their first round of agitation against the establishment of a fee-levying medical college at Piliyandala demanding the immediate closure of the institute and then to peoplise it.

<b>Jaffna Chamber of Commerce to boycott trade fair</b>

Bandula Jayasekara - The Island

The Jaffna Chamber of Commerce has decided to boycott the northern trade fair organised by Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Minister Jayalath Jayawardane over its continuous non-responsive attitude for help asked for to problems facing the business community in the north.

<b>Man slays a cat with pocket knife to safe his life</b>

Agency News

Attacked in the head, 62 year old David Parker was able to pull out his small folding knife and kill the cat during the incident on Thursday evening. He then walked more than a kilometer to get help from workers at a log-sorting facility.

<b>More Blessings To Ponder</b>

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back,
a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than
75% of this world.

<b>People Patronize the Fair, Local Traders Keep Out</b>

Guna Kajananth

Jaffna, August 4: Over 6000 persons of all walks of life visited the trade fair this morning, reflecting the enthusiasm it had created among the people who were starved of most of the goods displayed by the seventy stalls, out of which, about sixty of them are nationally reputed, Colombo based, leading business concerns.

<b>LTTE and TNA to Coordinate political activities to promote Peace</b>

T. Sabaratnam

Colombo August 5: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have decided to coordinate their political activities and to work jointly to promote the peace process and the rebuilding of rebuilding of the war-damaged north-eastern province, TNA politicians and LTTE radio said.

<b>Constitutional Coup is in the making in Sri Lanka</b>


b>Colombo, August 5: The top policy making bodies of the Government and Opposition are holding crisis meetings separately, this evening, at undisclosed locations, to consider Sunday Leader’s revelation about a planned constitutional coup by the Opposition, to topple Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from power.