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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 824

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<b>Sri Lanka: Tamil Tigers Talks Likely in September</b>
Y.P. Rajesh - World - Reuters New Delhi (Reuters) - Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando said on Thursday that long-delayed peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels could take place as early as September. Fernando, however, said the peace process could be delayed if early national elections wer...
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<b>Sri Lankan talks could begin as early as next month, Sri Lanka minister says </b>
AP World Politics New Delhi, India- Peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels aimed at ending the country's 19-year civil war could begin as early as next month, the visiting Sri Lankan foreign minister said Thursday. Dates for the negotiations would depend on the implementati...
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<b>PM proposes compromise: Dissolve parliament only with two-third approval</b>
Zacki Jabbar - The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as a compromise measure has informed President Chandrika Kumaratunga to use her executive power of dissolving parliament after one year of an election only if two thirds of the legislature are agreeable to it. Cabinet spokesman and Const...
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<b>President offered prime Rupavahini time</b>
The Island In an apparent bid to lessen animosity between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the government over a range of issues, particularly the alleged plot topple the administration, the government Wednesday (7) night agreed to give prime air time over Rupavahini to the president, political...
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<b>Major General challenged in SC</b>
Chitra Weerarathne - The Island Major H. Sharada Karunathilake, the second in command officer of the Sri Lanka National Guard, based at Kohuwala has challenged in the Supreme Court, the recent order of compulsory leave without pay, imposed on him by Major General A. E. D. Wijendra, Commandant of th...
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<b>Peace endeavours of CBK, PM will succeed – US ambassador</b>
Kandy: The ambassador for the United States of America Ashley Wills said in Kandy on Wednesday (7) that the peace endeavour of the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka would be a success. Ambassador Wills speaking to the media at the Sri Dalada Maligawa optimistically said "the peace proce...
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<b>Asgiri Nayaka Thera lauds US for supporting peace process</b>
Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Corr. - The Island The Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha on Wednesday paid a tribute to the United States of America (USA) for her cooperation in the peace process launched by the Sri Lankan Government. The Ven. Mahanayake Thero made his commen...
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<b>Son returns from Australia in search of father abducted by LTTE</b>
Bandula Jayasekara - The Island The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has abducted another innocent civilian and his son has returned to Sri Lanka in search of his father. Anthony Johnson is a 59 year old Sri Lankan Burgher who was a civilian employee of the Sri Lankan Navy for more than 20 years in...
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<b>PM issues ultimatum to President</b>
Prasad Gunewardene - The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday night issued the ultimatum of his government in writing to President Chandrika Kumaratunga to respond setting out the three conditions for the Executive to agree, informed sources said. Sources said the Prime Minister al...
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<b>Rupavahini declines to give President desired slots</b>
The Island Rupavahini yesterday declined to give air time over the Rupavahini to President Chandrika Kumaratunga today (8), authoritative sources said yesterday. President Kumaratunga on Monday (8) requested air time over Rupavahini to explain her stance on the political crisis triggered by accusat...
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<b>Ranil-Kadirgamar talks to overcome ‘coup’ crisis</b>
The Island Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday held talks with former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in a bid to explore ways and means of overcoming the present crisis triggered by claims that President Chandrika Kumaratunga was seeking to topple the government. The government has...
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<b>Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.</b>
The Island Trade between the countries has been low, totalling less than $100 million in 2000. Security was tight with a visible military presence and roads closed for Musharraf and his 17-member delegation, who arrived after a visit to Bangladesh on a trip seen as showing India that Pakistan also...
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<b>Opposition’s protest rally will recall 1953 hartal</b>
Anura Balasuriya - The Island A demonstration by the opposition to protest against government’s political victimisation, pruning down of Samurdhi, privatisation and increasing cost of living will be held on Monday August 12 in Colombo, Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapakse said. He said so at a ne...
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<b>Set up the four commissions before election — Opposition</b>
Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The opposition yesterday said that immediate implementation of the much-talked about 17th Amendment to the Constitution would be vital if the UNP-led government intends to go for a snap election in an apparent bid to secure a two-thirds majority in parliament for o...
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<b>How To Take Shower Like a Man..! !</b>
Take off clothes while sitting on edge of bed and leave them in a pile. Walk naked to the bathroom. If you see your wife along theway, shake your privates at her making the "woo" sound. Look at your manly physique in the mirror and suck in your gut to see if you have any pecs (no), scratch your pr...
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<b> Release Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor - Amnesty International demands the Malaysian Government</b>
7 August 2002, Kuala Lumpur:"The sentencing today of a detained opposition leader to two years imprisonment under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) is part of a pattern which has a wider chilling effect on freedom of expression in Malaysia." Amnesty International, the London based human rights group s...
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<b>Habitual Drunkard …. You write Sir!!</b>
K.T.Rajasingham It was sometime in nineteen seventy-seven or seventy-eight, I am not sure of the year when I decided to go to Madras, in South India, on some business. There was no Chennai at that time, and it was only Madras, but the name of the State was already changed to Tamil Nadu. Those day...
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<b>Prisoners Staged Mock Fight before Escape </b>
Our Colombo correspondent Colombo August 8: Seven prisoners escaped this morning from Puttalam prison after a mock fight among themselves to draw jail guards to their cells, a senior police officer said. Around 3 o’clock this morning, some prisoners shouted that they were being attacked by others....
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<b>President’s Party Boycott Asian Games Opening</b>
Our Colombo correspondent Colombo August 8: Opposition lawmakers will boycott today’s gala opening of the Asian Games that begins today. Opposition People’s Alliance issued a statement today announcing its boycott decision. The statement said they decided to boycott the inauguration of the 39-nati...
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<b>Jayalalitha Effigy tied to Lamp post yesterday and Burnt Today</b>
Our Jaffna correspondent Jaffna, August 8, 2002: Jaffna residents, in a public exhibition of their anger at the arrest of MDMK leader and Tamil National Movement leader P. Nedumaran, today set fire to an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha, which was tied to a lamp post yesterday. Ef...
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