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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Sri Lanka foreign minister taking cricket to Bhutan

AP World Politics

29 August, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's government on Thursday dispatched its foreign minister and two cricketers to Bhutan to explore if the game can become as popular there as it is across the rest of South Asia.

President Chandrika Returns to Colombo, Amidst Crisis

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 30: President Chandrika Kumaratunga returned from London this morning, to face the constitutional crisis, which threaten to slim her powers and the impending political crisis which imperil her party.

Sri Lankan family alleges woman victim of human organ theft

By Joanne Laurier - World Wide Socialist Web

30 August 2002: One of the most gruesome expressions of international social inequality is the trade in human organs and, more particularly, the murder and dismemberment of poor and defenseless people for their organs.

Deer Died Vomitting Blood, After munching the Polythene Bags.

From Our Trincomalee Correspondent

A healthy robust deer died suddenly here yesterday, after munching polythene bags scattered in the esplanade and its environs around the Fort area.

LTTE launches the Sinhalese weekly - other newspapers are already in the Political Battle-Front.

T.Sabaratnam

SABA'S WEEKLY NEWS REVIEW: The Sinhala weekly ‘Theythunna” was launched by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, this week. Its mission is be promote racial amity besides telling the Sinhala people why and how Tamil struggle to win their rights originated, grew and matured into an armed struggle.<

LTTE wishes Hakeem to attend Thailand talks as Muslim leader

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 29: Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem said today that, LTTE had asked him to take part in the September 16 talks, as a Muslim leader and not as a member of the Sri Lanka government delegation.

Remembering Amrithalingham

K.T.Rajasingham

Appapillai Amrithalingham, a good soul without any blemishes, lived in the midst of us, tirelessly worked for the humanity and in the end, he was shot and killed by the very people, he was responsible for promoting them, in the early 1970s.<

Government Postpones Faith Vote Fearing Crossovers?

Colombo, August 29: Opposition sources said yesterday the government postponed today’s debate on its confidence motion fearing the crossover of six of its members to the opposition.

Those little hand painted signs hung in so many kitchens – The Kitchen Signs

You have all seen those little hand painted signs hung in so many kitchens. Many are heart-warming and homey, but many are simply hilarious. Here is some:

Plantation Dispute Settled

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 29: Plantation wage dispute was settled today with trade unions accepting the daily wage of Rs. 147 offered by the employers.

Summit helps easing 800,000 Lankan maids burdens

Kalinga Weerakkody - The Island

Minister of Women’s Affairs Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake representing the Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing the final day of the RSFDW which was held on Wednesday at the Hotel Trans Asia said: ‘Currently around eight lakhs of Sri Lankan housemaids are working in foreign countries.

CBK given time till Tuesday to respond: Cabinet approves 19th Amendment

Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The Cabinet of Ministers despite a written directive by President Chandrika Kumaratunga not to take up constitutional matters at last night’s cabinet meeting approved the proposed 19 th Amendment to the Constitution which would strip the President of her power to dissolve parliament one year after an election.

Sangha Sabhava to protest over de-banning of LTTE

Sanjeevi Jayasuriya - The Island

The Jathika Sangha Sabhava has organised a mass sangha congress in protest against de-banning LTTE and giving it a free hand in administration under the shadow of an interim council to be held on September 2 at the BMICH. The organisers expect a large participation of organisations which oppose these moves by the government.

Prisoner Exchange Delayed by a Week

By: T. Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 30 : Prisoner exchange scheduled for tomorrow had been postponed by a week, government and LTTE sources said today.


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