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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

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Cops stopped me from legal action: petitioner

by Chitra Weerarathne - The Island

The Island:A 24-year-old labourer from Thirukkovil who had been arrested by the OIC of the STF camp, Thirukkovil on December 7, 2000 and detained subsequently had complained to the Supreme Court that he had been able to file a fundamental rights violation application only in October 2002.

Allowance slashed by half for NE policemen

by Norman Palihawadana - The Island

The Island:The Difficult Area Allowance (DAA) paid to police officers serving in the north and east will be reduced by Rs. 600 from November 1, police sources said. At present a police officer serving in the N-E is paid Rs. 1200 as Difficult Area Allowance.

PA-UNF Protagonists call for co-habitation – on their own terms

by Kesara Abeywardena - The Island

The Island:Both President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the government are calling on each other to strengthen co-habitation on their own terms, citing that each has received a mandate to do so, while the US Deputy Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Donald Camp, who was here recently and left the country on Saturday urged both parties to work together to achieve peace in the country putting aside their differences.

Bailed LTTE cadres fail to report to Kantale police

The IslandThe two LTTE cadres involved in the controversy surrounding the abduction of seven soldiers and released on bail by the Kantale Magistrate’s Court on an order by the Appeal Court have failed to report to the Kantale police on Saturday (26) as deemed in the court order.

The new Award: The Nobel Prize for War

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

I didn’t get much of a response that Norwegians have denied the
Sri Lankan foursome the opportunity to grab the Nobel Prize for
Peace. May be the Sri Lankan foursome might be awarded next
year the newly introduced Nobel Prize for War. Norwegians may
feel within themselves, Chandrika Vs Prabhakaran would be a
thrilling match for the Nobel Prize for War. May be they are
waiting till this blabla about the Peace talks to die down.

Wedding bridges political divide in Burma.

Rangoon, October 27:The son of an elected member of Myanmar's opposition party and the daughter of a recently retired senior
military officer married here Sunday in a rare event
bridging Myanmar's political divide.