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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Not everything in the name of peace — CBK: Take over Defence portfolio, Sangha urges CBK

The Island

The Jathika Sangha Sabhava which held a meeting in protest of the de-ban on the LTTE at the BMICH on Monday proceeded to the President’s House to hand over a petition requesting the President to take over the Defence portfolio to prevent a division of the country.

Army commander and others accused of improper storing of explosives

By Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Corr. - The Island

The Kandy Special Crime Investigation and Operation Unit yesterday (03) filed action against the Sri Lanka Army Commander Lionel Balagalle, a Brigadier and six others at the Kandy Chief Magistrate’s Court accusing them of keeping explosives in stock without adequate care and precaution in a house at the Athurugiriya Millennium City Housing Scheme.

Bishop recommends President-PM MoU

The Island

Bishop of Colombo, Bishop Duleep de Chickera yesterday called for a memorandum of understanding between the President and Prime Minister to ensure a structured process for consultation on major issues, especially economic development, violence, law and order and the peace process.

Rauf Hakeem – Anton Balasingham discussed about the Talks in London

Rauf Hakeem Sri Lankan Minister of Ports and the Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress met with LTTE’s Chief Negotiator and theoretician Anton Balasingham yesterday in London. A press release issued by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Hakeem and Balasingham discussed matters related to the upcoming talks in Thailand between the government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE.

Why Rajasingham did not mention the past failures of Mr. & Mrs. Balasingham?

Letter to the Editor - Kanthan - London

This is a comment to K T Rajasingham's Article “Scavenging Vultures are encircling – Beware,” which appeared in his column – Direct Talks, dated 01st September 2002, on Sri Lanka's Peace talks in Thailand, writes Kanthan from London. Asian Tribune welcome the views of its readers on important issues of this nature, connected with life of humanity. The full text of Kanthan’s letter is given below:

Upgrading To Husband 1.0

Recently, I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and
noticed that the new program began making unexpected changes
to the accounting software, severely limiting access to
wardrobe, flower and jewelry applications that operated
flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0. No mention of this
phenomenon was included in the product brochure.

Tamil Eelam Sports Secretary asked Murali to help develop cricket in Jaffna

From Guna Kajananth in Jaffna

Tamil Eelam Sports Secretary Iniyavan called on Sri Lanka’s top spin bowler Muthiah Muralitharan, who is chasing a world record to become the leading wicket taker in the world, to help develop cricket in the Jaffna peninsula and in Vanni.

Chandrika retracts to avert a crisis.

By: T. Sabaratnam

In what government sources called a major climb down, President Chandrika Kumaratunga told the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that, she is ready to shed her power to unilaterally dissolve parliament after December 5.

Sri Lankan government imposes longer hours on female workers

By Saman Gunadasa - World Socialist Web Site

b>4 September 2002 The United National Front (UNF) government in Sri Lanka has rammed through new labour laws that drastically increase the working hours of female workers. The Factories (Amendment) Bill passed on August 13 allows employers to impose up to 60 hours of overtime per month on female employees and up to 50 hours of overtime on young workers between 16 and 18 years old.