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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2858

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<b>Rifts in SLFP widening?</b>

Harinda Vidanage - The Sunday Times

The rift within factions of the SLFP has widened with new groups being formed and the leadership getting involved in a major media blitz.

<b>Do not tell me you have got golf clubs there</b>

One day a man, who had been stranded on
a desert island for over ten years sees
an unusual speck on the horizon. "It's
certainly not a ship", he thinks to himself.

<b>PA MPs back 18th Amendment </b>

A majority of People’s Alliance (PA) parliamentarians are to urge President Chandrika Kumaratunga this week to support the 18th Amendment in parliament to avert a possible split in the party.

<b>Parliamentary committee for Indian Tamils in the offing </b>

Wilson Gnanadass - The Sunday Leader

Colombo District UNF Parliamentarian and Leader, of Democratic Workers Congress (DWC) Mano Ganesan is working towards establishing a parliamentary committee with a view to bringing all Tamil parliamentarians representing Tamils outside north and east together.

<b>Fowzie spills the beans on Anura </b>

Former Transport Minister A. H. M. Fowzie is not a man to mince his words. Even as a minister of the former PA government and earlier as mayor of Colombo he had earned a reputation as a man who gets a job of work done.

<b>Ranil shows a way out.</b>

The Sunday Leader

Parliament was a hive of activity last week as members in groups were huddled in discussions over the 18th Amendment to the constitution.

<b>Captive soldiers a cause for concern - ARSMA </b>

Shezna Shums - The Sunday Leader

With the government as well as the LTTE machinery fully geared to commence peace talks, the Association of Relations of Servicemen Missing in Action (ARSMA) is working hard to bring back the soldiers held captive by the LTTE.

<b>Plans to re-open cop stations in NE </b>

Wilson Gnanadass - The Sunday Leader

The Interior Ministry is to take stock of all the police stations in the north and east and plans to re-open all police stations that were closed due to the war between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Interior Minister John Amaratunga said.

<b>PoW swap before peace talks</b>

The Sunday Times

An exchange of prisoners between the government and the LTTE is due to take place ahead of the proposed peace talks as a further confidence-building measure between the two sides.

<b>LTTE promises - good behaviour.</b>

The Sunday Times

The LTTE yesterday agreed to abide by provisions in a recent agreement reached with the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission for sea movement between the north and east.

<b>Defence Minister reassures Mahanayake</b>

Shane Seneviratne - The Sunday Times

Defence Minister Tilak Marapana yesterday called on the Malwatte Mahanayake Thera to obtain his blessings for the peace process and assured him that the government's decision to lift the ban on the LTTE would not be harmful to national security.

<b>CPA delegation hopeful of a better future for SL</b>

Faraza Farook - The Sunday Times

<b>Armitage for UNF, PA cohabitation</b>

The Sunday Times

The US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage during his short visit to Sri Lanka had expressed hope that the two main political parties -the UNF and the PA would work together and continue the cohabitation process.

<b>PA to expose Govt</b>

Nalaka Nonis. - The Sunday Times

The People's Alliance is organising a campaign to make the international community aware of the harassment of its MPs and supporters at the hands of the government, MP Nimal Siripala De Silva told the Sunday Times.

<b>EP strikes a discordant note</b>

The Sunday Times

The worsening situation in Trincomalee has made the Sinhala parliamentary group along with the National Joint Council request the government to set up a separate provincial council for the Eastern province.

<b>Hanuman Bridge vs. Sethusamudram Project</b>


Colombo, August 24: Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda will be in Delhi on Tuesday and is expected to push hard with Indian authorities regarding the Sri Lanka’s pet project, the Hanuman Bridge.