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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2857

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<b>Sex Education Fights Taboos in Sri Lanka</b>

Juliana Liu - Colombo, Sri Lanka (Reuters)

Sri Lankan teenager Manoj harbored one burning question during a school trip to the capital Colombo

<b>Parliament debates Opposition No-confidence Motion against the Interior Minister</b>


Colombo August 19: Sri Lanka’s Parliament commenced today the debate on the opposition motion of no-confidence against a senior minister charging him on seven grounds including the prime cause for the escalation of violence in the country.

<b>Goodwill visit to Jaffna</b>

The Island

The staff of the Kurunegala Technical College went on a friendship visit to the Jaffna Technical College recently.

<b>South Asian diplomats discuss ties in Nepal</b>

Reuters - The Island

Kathmandu, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Senior officials from seven South Asian countries including nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan began a two-day meeting in Kathmandu on Monday ahead of a meeting this week of their foreign ministers.

<b>Buddhist Clergy led by the congregation</b>


Colombo August 20: In a major development, the hard -line Buddhist clergy had begun to fall in line with its congregation.

In a statement issued yesterday, The National Sangha Council, an organization of Buddhist clergy said, the country today needs peace more than anything else and the people are yearning for peace.

<b>It was my first day with the hook – Pirate</b>

A man meets a pirate in bar. The has peg leg hookand an eye patch.

<b>Legislation to Clip President’s Powers before Parliament early September</b>

T. Sabaratnam

Colombo August 20: The ruling United National Party’s governing council has finally decided to proceed with its proposal to clip the President’s constitutional powers to dissolve parliament at the end of first year.