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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Balasingham: From alien to excellency

by Amal Jayasinghe - The Island

- When Sri Lanka’s top Tamil Tiger negotiator slipped into Thailand to have a kidney removed he had to dodge the authorities, but three years later he is treated like a head of state.

PM warns against divisions

By Lasantha Wickremetunge in New York - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a hard hitting speech yesterday warned both military and civil administrators not to have divided loyalties but to back the government’s peace mandate given by the people.

Richard ready to tackle president

By Amantha Perera - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader -Former Education minister and leader of the House Richard Pathirana last week said that he could tackle President Chandrika Kumaratunga. I have dealt with Ranasinghe Premadasa, I can handle Chandrika Kumaratunga,” he told reporters in parliament.

Prisoner swap this week?

By Frederica Jansz - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader:Eleven LTTE suspects in government custody are expected to be released on Wednesday, September 25, in exchange for seven Sinhalese prisoners of war held by the Tigers.

Government - LTTE to raise funds jointly

Sunday Times:The LTTE and the Sri Lankan government will jointly carry out an international campaign to raise funds for the redevelopment of the war-ravaged north and eastern provinces.

Book aid to rebuild Jaffna library

By Neville de Silva in London- Sunday Times

Sunday Times:The prestigious Jaffna library that was largely destroyed 20 years ago will be ready for opening when it is rebuilt by the end of this year. Dr Jayalath Jayawardena, Minister for Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees said here that the reconstruction of the building itself was nearing completion.

Consider opinions of smaller groups in peace talks urges Jaffna MC

By S.S. Selvanayagam - Sunday Times

Sunday Times:The Jaffna Municipal Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to urge the international community to consider the views of the splinter Tamil parties in talks to resolve the North-East crisis, an official source said.

Development key to continuous peace: Prime Minister

The Island: Sep 20 (IPS) - Economic development in parts of the country devastated by 20 years of bloody civil war will be key to maintaining harmony as peace talks continue, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters Friday.

I won’t die like a kitten, says President

by Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Staff Corr - The Island.

The Islabd:President Chandrika Kumaratunga Friday accused the Ranil Wickremesinghe government of attempting to relieve her of executive powers vested by the constitution, saying they would finally kill her as was done to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in India.

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