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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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<b>453 LTTE suspects freed</b>

Ratna Pelpola - Daily Mirror

Since the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the government and the LTTE, 453 suspects who were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act have been released, Attorney General's Department sources said.

<b>CBK checks multi-million man</b>

M.Ismeth and Ranga Sirilal - Daily Mirror

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has objected to the payment of a staggering salary of more than one million rupees a month to Prof. Rohan Samarajiva for his new job as consultant to the Ministry of Economic Reform, Science and Technology.

<b>I am <i>Eyakkam</i> – the militant movement.</b>


The houses that were built in the nineteen-fifties in the Jaffna peninsula, were almost built with a similar pattern. Those houses were built in “L” shape, and there would be usually three bedrooms in the frontage, with a pantry and a kitchen on the other side. Also, there will be an open verandah in the frontage and other side too, but the elevation of the floor would be little lower than on the frontage. This Veranda normally serve as the living room cum hall.

<b>Chandrika on the Confrontational path</b>


Colombo August 9: President Chandrika Kumaratunga, in her address to the nation tonight, indicated firmly her determination to use her constitutional powers to carry on her war with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

<b>What does a cow have 4 of that I have only 2 of?

A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her
students. The teacher asks, "Johnnie!
What's your problem?"

<b>SLMC will not support crossover bill — Rauff</b>

Franklin R. Satyapalan - in Trincomalee - The Island

SLMC leader and Ports Development Minister Rauff Hakeem told a public rally in Kinneya that he had told Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that the SLMC would not support the move for a cross over bill in parliament.

<b>PA to form govt. when 113 MPs agree</b>

Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The People's Alliance (PA) yesterday said that they would form a government as soon as they obtained the support of 113 members of parliament but declined to divulge how they would do it.

<b>Positive response from India to train Lankan journalists</b>

The Island

Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando on Thursday received a positive response to his request seeking the assistance of the Indian government to train Sri Lankan journalists with a view to improving the quality of journalism in Sri Lanka.

<b>LTTE ignores call to hand over chief suspect in Madhu killing</b>

Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island