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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

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<b>Lucky Kodituwakku dies</b>

The Island

Inspector General of Police Lucky Kodituwakku died last afternoon. Kodotuwakku passed away in his home after a brief illness.

<b>23 Tamil Prisoners brought to Colombo Jail</b>


Colombo, August 28: In preparation for Saturday’s Prisoners swap, between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Prison authorities have brought together 23 Tamil prisoners to Colombo’s high security Welikade Prison, prisons authorities said.

<b>Sri Lankan plantation unions call off wage campaign</b>

Vilani Peiris -World Socialist Web Site

28 August 2002 The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) has rapidly shut down its campaign for increased wages among plantation workers in Sri Lanka. The union action, which was limited to a go-slow, began on July 31 and ended on August 7 with none of the wage demands being met. Discussions are still continuing between trade union leaders and the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) but no pay rise has been agreed to.<

<b>India: Cancel the Genocidal Sethudamudram Ship Canal Project </b>


India should come forward to cancel the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project immediately. If any action is taken to dredge the sea-bed for a canal, it would have adverse effect on Sri Lanka. If any dredging is done on the ocean floor, then within a few years, more than half of the Jaffna Peninsula and nearly 85 small islands on the Western and North-Western coast of Sri Lanka will go under water.

<b>Exchange of Govt -LTTE Prisoners on Saturday</b>


Colombo, August 28: In another gesture of goodwill, Sri Lanka Army and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will exchange prisoners on Saturday at the frontline north of Vavuniya, army and Tiger sources said yesterday.

<b>Off the Beat: Mother delivers baby in hospital toilet</b>


Colombo, August 28: On Monday night, in Mutur Rural Hospital, in eastern Sri Lanka, a bony baby girl was born inside the toilet, not in the usual labour room.

<b>Horoscopes For Your Job Position...</B>

1) MARKETING: You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a
marketing degree to avoid having to study in college,
concentrating instead on drinking and socializing which is
pretty much what your job responsibilities are now. Least
compatible with Sales.

<b>LTTE-linked Indian bandit threatens to kill kidnapped politician</b>

Bangalore, India,Aug 27: (Reuters) - India’s most wanted bandit has threatened to kill a kidnapped regional politician unless authorities free all his jailed friends, officials said on Tuesday.

<b>No evidence of LTTE taxation — Choksy</b>

Sumadhu Weerawarne & Kesara Abeywardena - The Island

Finance Minister K. N. Choksy said that that there was no evidence before the Finance Ministry relating to LTTE taxation. He added that the Interior Minister said there was no evidence on LTTE taxation.

<b>Citizenship right to 150,000 Indian origin Tamils?</b>

The Island

The Prime Minister has promised me to grant citizenship rights to 150,000 estate Tamils with Indian origin after the constitutional amendment, Minister of Housing and Plantation Infrastructure, and leader of Ceylon Workers Congress, Arumugam Thondaman said last Sunday (25) addressing a meeting of the Ceylon Workers Congress Womens’ Association held at Talawekele to discuss the birthday commemoration of late Saumyamoorthy Thondaman falling on August 30, states a press release by the Ministry of Housing and Plantation Infrastructure.

<b>Tamil Congress asked to reconsider decision to abstain</b>


b>Colombo, August 28: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) which met last night in Colombo, has decided to support the vote of confidence the government is supposed to present in parliament tomorrow - Thursday.