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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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100,000 Refugees Return to Sri Lanka

Yahoo News - Colombo, Sri Lanka September 20(AP): More than 100,000 minority Tamils have returned to their homes in war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka and urgently need food and help resettling, the U.N. World Food Program said Friday.

Sri Lanka Wants Peace Dividend To Yield Investment

By Charles Roth - Of Dow Jones Newswires

Yahoo News -New York (Dow Jones) September 21:Now that an eight-month cease-fire has led to a promising first round of face-to-face negotiations between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wants to further the process along with some money.

Sri Lanka says foreign aid and cooperating on development with Tamil rebels key to peace process

By Dilshika Jayamaha, Associated Press Writer

Yahoo News-New York, Sep 20: The Sri Lankan government said Friday that foreign aid and cooperation with the rebels to develop war-ravaged areas was key to keeping the peace process on track. The government and Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam rebels on Wednesday concluded the long-awaited first round of face-to-face peace negotiations in seven years at a naval base in Thailand.

Bribery Commission to quiz Weerawansa

by Norman Palihawadane- The Island

The Commission on Bribery and Corruption is likely to question and record a statement of JVP Propaganda Secretary and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa regarding a complaint made on his assets by a person in Piliyandala identified as Lal Perera.

Debate on 19th Amendment may be delayed till SC delivers ruling

by Prasad Gunewardene - The Island

The debate on the controversial 19th Amendment to the constitution may be delayed for some time in Parliament as the People’s Alliance opposition is to go to court next week challenging the amendment.

LTTE - Govt. talks in Thailand: President wants statements by Govt. and LTTE

by Prasad Gunewardene: The Island

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is of the view that the government and the LTTE should first make an official statement on the progress and the outcome on the inaugural sessions of the Bangkok Peace Talks for the opposition and the President to respond, Presidential spokesman Janadasa Peiris told ‘The Island’ yesterday. "The President is satisfied on what had transpired in Thailand so far", he added.