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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Sri Lanka Aims To Lift Exports,Narrow Trade Gap With Expo

By Zaithoon Bin Ahamed;Dow Jones Newswires

COLOMBO -(Dow Jones)- An annual three-day trade exhibition that recently opened in Colombo will hopefully boost Sri Lanka's exports and in turn help bridge a yawning trade gap this year, ministers said Wednesday.

Sri Lanka president wants peace talks - and ban on rebels

By Scott McDonald - Reuters

Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga wants peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels but will continue opposing the lifting of a ban on the guerrillas, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

Parents and Relatives Meet Women Cadres

From Our Batticaloa Correspondent

It was an emotional get together. Parents and relatives hugged and kissed their beloved ones, who had dedicated homeland. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in a rare turn of events, organized a get together between its women fighters and their families.

That pine tree was only 3 feet tall

A young man, who was also an avid golfer, found himself
with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he
hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before
he had to head home. Just as he was about to tee off, an
old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could
accompany the young man as he was golfing alone. Not
being able to say no, he allowed the old man to join him.

Sri Lanka lifts ban on LTTE paving way for Thai talks


b>Colombo, September 5: In an astute political maneuver Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe lifted last midnight the four-year ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) clearing the way for the September 16 peace talks in Thailand.