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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Negotiated peace should address three factors – Professor Gamini Keerawella

Colombo,September 30:A negotiated peace would necessarily have to address three factors; an end to the war, the causes that led to the war and the consequences of the war including decommissioning and rehabilitation,” said Professor Gamini Keerawella, Professor of History at the University of Peradeniya and former Secretary to the Ministry of National Integration and Ethnic Affairs. He was responding to a question posed by the PRIU on the current status of the peace process.

Structure of State is most fundamental question – Lakshman Kadirgamar

Eric Fernando

Colombo, September 30: “The structure of the state is the most fundamental question in all this and some day we have to get that straight – we have to get that right and now. How long are you going to keep delaying it? The argument is this, is it satisfactory just to allow things to slide on? The major questions such as the structure of the state and the merger question and the political rights question and democracy and parliamentary elections and human rights and all those things…are you going to allow those to slide away for a couple of years while you’re addressing only economic, rehabilitation and reconstruction issues? What I’m saying is I don’t think one should be a substitute for the other.” Presidential Adviser Lakshman Kadirgamar was speaking to Eric Fernando of the Policy Research and Information Unit (PRIU) in an exclusive interview about the peace process and the issues that need to be tackled.

Rights group says Asian maids face beatings in Lebanon

By Mariam Karouny

Yahoo News: Beirut (Reuters) September 30: - Lalia believes that if divine justice is served, her Lebanese employers will be reborn as maids in her native country of Sri Lanka, where they will face a lifetime of the same rough treatment they now dish out to her.

Sri Lanka Cholera Outbreak Under Control

Yahoo News: Colombo, September 30, (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in northern Sri Lanka that has claimed three lives is spreading southward, but officials said on Monday the epidemic was under control

SSP urges arrest of Italy-bound trawler-load of Lankans

By Norman Palihawadana- The Island

The Island:A senior superintendent of police has requested the Italian embassy in Sri Lanka to proceed with immediate action to take into custody a trawler cruising in the seas of Somalia carrying a large number of Sri Lankan illegal migrants to Italy.