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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2831

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Balasingham arrives, Helgessen due this weekend

By Kesara Abeywardena - The Island

The Island:Norway’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen is expected to arrive in the country during the weekend and discuss the agenda for the next round of talks with both the government and the LTTE. Norwegian Special envoy Eric Solheim is expected to follow in a fortnight ahead of the scheduled discussions.

SLMC says dissidents reduced to five: Hakeem assures PM of all coming back

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The IslandLeader of the SLMC and Ports Minister Rauff Hakeem under fire from a section of his party over his stand on an Eastern Muslim Unit has assured Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that the dissidents could be brought back to the party fold.

Nobel Prize for Peace: Why Norway discriminated against Sri Lankan Foursome?


Is there anyone around who could give an explanation, why Norway discriminated against the Sri Lankan foursome, Chandrika – Ranil and Prabha – Anton and denied them the award of the Nobel Prize for Peace for the year 2002? If anyone of you knows the reasons, then kindly feel free to write to us.

He did not save his money for 75 years, then what?

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A small tourist hotel was all abuzz about an afternoon
wedding, where the groom was 95 years old and the bride
was just 23 years old. The groom looked pretty feeble and
the feeling was that the wedding night might kill him since
his young bride was a healthy, vivacious woman.

Recent violent Events in the East reflects the sensitive situation

Colombo, Oct. 16:Disloyal members of the government as well as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam might eventually be identified as those behind the recent violent incidents in the East. Major General Trond Furuhovde , Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has said this in his statement, after briefing the Prime Minister on the recent violence. He further emphasized in his statement that the Government forces and the LTTE must increase close cooperation and direct communications between their commanders in the North and East

Curfew in Akkaraipattu amidst new tension

Akkaraipattu October 16:A curfew has been imposed in Akkaraipattu, in the eastern Ampara District this morning ,following clashes between Muslims and Tamils in the area.