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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 moves towards constitution change

Colombo (Reuters) September 12: - Sri Lanka's government moved towards amending the constitution on Wednesday, a change it said was crucial to maintaining political stability as the government and rebels prepare for peace talks in Thailand.

Prime Minister to brief UN about Peace Talks

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 12: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will brief the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, about the outcome of the opening round of the Sattahip peace talks, to be held in Thailand.

A top LTTE leader gets treatment in Colombo

Colombo, September 11: Leaders of two political parties opposed to peace talks created a stir in Parliament today, saying LTTE leaders and their cadres have come to Colombo posing the capital city, security threat.

Government gazettes the bill to curb president’s power

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 12 Sri Lanka government last night gazetted the constitutional amendment to clip the presidential power to unilaterally dissolve parliament after it completes the first year of its six-year term.

Congratulations on your new location.

On opening his new store, a man received a bouquet of
flowers. He became dismayed on reading the enclosed
card, that it expressed "Deepest Sympathy".

Police intimidating sexually tortured woman – A mnesty International

Amnesty International, a human right watch-dog from London, made an urgent appeal to the Sri Lankan government Wednesday urging it to prevent Police officers on trial for sexually torturing a woman in their custody from intimidating her, her family, her lawyer and a human rights defender who has been involved with her case.

Defense Minister: Americas war on terror aided Sri Lanka peace efforts

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka September 11- America's efforts to crack down on terrorism helped draw one of the world's fiercest rebel groups to the negotiating table, Sri Lanka's defense minister said Wednesday. - America's efforts to crack down on terrorism helped draw one of the world's fiercest rebel groups to the negotiating table, Sri Lanka's defense minister said Wednesday.

IMF says Sri Lanka economy at critical juncture

Washington (Reuters) September 12- Sri Lanka's economy is at a critical juncture and with the recovery there fragile and subject to significant risks, major adjustments are needed, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday

UNICEF says Sri Lankan rebels release child soldiers

Colombo (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels are beginning to release child soldiers recruited to help fight in Sri Lanka's 19-year ethnic conflict, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

Sri Lankan suicide bomb survivor calls for peace

By Juliana Liu

Colombo (Reuters) September 12:- While government officials and Tamil rebels engage in high stakes politics for Sri Lanka's future, victims of the violence that has shattered the island for nearly 20 years are urging both sides to forgive and forget.


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