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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2862

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CBK says no to Interim Council

President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday assured that she would not allow an interim administrative structure, demanded by the LTTE, the Presidential Secretariat said.

PM and team leave today

By Ranga Sirilal

The government delegation led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to leave for Tokyo today to attend the aid group meeting being held there on June 9 and 10.

Govt. agreeable to interim admin. in principle — GL

by Rohan Mathes

The government is agreeable to an ‘interim administration’ in principle, however, a gap exists between what is offered by the government and what is asked for by the LTTE. The ‘interim administration’ structure envisaged, needs more clarity as to its powers and responsibilities. It should be within the legal system of Sri Lanka, conforming with the laws of the country and protecting the rights of all the communities, said G. L. Peiris yesterday at a cabinet press briefing at the Information Department auditorium.

Committee to probe alleged attacks on N-E journalists

by Kalinga Weerakkody

A committee has been appointed by the Minister of Defence Tilak Marapana on the instructions of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to investigate into the alleged attacks on journalists in the north and east.

Arafat says nothing important was offered to Palestinians in Aqaba summit

In his first public reaction to the U.S.-led summit in Aqaba, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said on Thursday that Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon had offered nothing "tangible" to the Palestinians.