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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 peace talks set to open

By Scott McDonald

Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger negotiators fly to Thailand this week for talks seen as the best chance yet to end an ethnic conflict that has made the island's name synonymous with war for nearly two decades.

Tens of thousands rally in support of peace in Sri Lanka

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka Mon Sep 9: - Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans converged on the streets of Colombo on Monday in support of the government's efforts to end the island nation's 19-year ethnic conflict.

Janabala Meheyuma - processions converge at Town Hall

The Island

The "Janabala Meheyuma" (People’s Power Campaign) organised by the government with other organisations to show support for the peace process began from a number of positions in the Colombo city limits yesterday afternoon.

Army intelligence unit reports of LTTE leaflet: Prabhakaran aim not to head interim administration.

By Divaina Corr Sirimevan Kasthuriarachchi - The Island

The political unit of the LTTE in a leaflet distributed among the Tamil population in areas under its control in Wanni states that the intention of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is not to be the leader of any interim administration for the North-East but to dedicate himself to the liberation of the Tamil people, an army intelligence unit spokesman said.

Teamsters in Vegas and Ethel with her Seniority

A dedicated Teamsters Union worker was attending a convention in Las Vegas and, as you would expect, decided to check out the local brothels nearby. When he got to the first one, he asked the Madam, "Is this a union house?"

Ranil Proves that People are behind him, through his Peoples power Rally.

By: T. Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 10:- Through a massive demonstration Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday evening proved to the world that, the people of Sri Lanka are behind his noble endeavor – the Search for Peace. The crowd estimated around half a million, a top police official called it the biggest in Colombo in recent times, roared their approval, when Wickremesinghe pledged to forge ahead with the peace move whatever the difficulties or obstacles were placed by the oppositions.