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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Tamil Rebels Drop Indepedence Demand

Yahoo News : Sattahip, Thailand September 19( AP): _ Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels gave their clearest commitment yet Wednesday to peacefully settling the nation's 19-year civil war, demanding only self-determination _ not independence _ for the Tamil minority.

People enjoying their re-discovered freedom, and they want more – Ranil in UN

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe addressed the 57th session of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, where he declared that, following the ceasefire; there are signs of people enjoying their re-discovered freedom. This all became possible in a country torn asunder with ethnic conflict for the last 20 years he explained. He added, “The election victory last December of the Government I represent, was a clear national mandate to end the conflict in the North-East. A ceasefire with the LTTE group was signed on 22nd February this year. The Ceasefire has held. Confidence building measures have encouraged the free movement of people throughout the country and have revived economic activity. The LTTE has been unilaterally de-proscribed by the Sri Lanka Government to facilitate the talks, to give peace a chance, and the LTTE a chance for peace.”

Donate generously to save Hugo Blanco –Urgent Appeal.


Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne, Presidium Member New Left Front have extended an appeal to friends, members and national organizations to donate generously to meet the hospital expenses of Hugo Blanco, who is a victim of brain hemorrhage while visiting the peasant community in Peru.

Tigers to investigate Eellalan Leaflet that threatens Muslims

By: Guna Kajananth

Mannar, September 19: The day before the Sattahip talks commenced in Thailand an attempt was made in Mannar to disrupt the peace process by upsetting the Muslims who are now returning to their original homes.

A grandmother marries a young soldier younger than her son


Colombo September 19: This is the story of a marriage of a trim and young looking grandmother who is now in police custody, because she gave a false birth certificate and married a soldier younger than her son.

Curious Young Camel – Why we have --?

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A mother and a baby camel were talking one day when the baby camel asked, "Mom, why do we have these huge three-toed feet? The mother replied, "Well son, when we trek across the desert, our toes will help us stay on top of the soft sand."

Plans to shift administrative capital to J’pura underway

The Island The long-standing plan to move the administrative capital to Sri Jayawardhanapura will get underway. The sale of government land in Colombo has already been suspended in view of the projected move.

Sri Lanka Tamil Tigers Retreat on Independence

By Scott McDonald

Yahoo News: Sattahip, Thailand (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels said at the end of a landmark peace conference on Wednesday they would settle for autonomy rather than a separate state, the issue at the heart of two decades of war.

Tamil Tigers drop demand for separate state in Sri Lanka

Yahoo News : Sattahip, Thailand (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels dropped their demand for a separate state after peace talks, in a major policy shift that boosted attempts to end decades of bloodshed.

Joint Problem Solving in Thailand - Jehan Perera on the the first round of Peace Talks.

By Jehan Perera – Media Director, National Peace Council for Sri Lanka

The outcome of the first round of peace talks between
the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam has been more successful than
anticipated. Sceptics doubted whether the parties
would agree to subsequent rounds of talks. On
September 18 the two sides agreed on three further
rounds of peace talks in Thailand with specific dates
commencing in October and going on till January next