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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 724

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Indian Company to Export 21,000 Tonnes of Wheat to Sri Lanka
PTI News New Delhi, Sept 10- An Indian company has secured an export order for 21,000 tonnes of wheat to Sri Lanka. The private order comes even as modalities are being worked out to select an agency for export of 300,000 tonnes wheat to Lanka under a government to government [GtG] deal over a span...
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New airline to start flights to Sri Lankas war-torn Jaffna Peninsula
Colombo, Sri Lanka Sep 10: - Another private airline in Sri Lanka said Tuesday that it would start flying to the northern city of Jaffna this week, indicating growing trust in peace efforts to end the island nation's 19-year ethnic conflict. Serandib Express Pvt. Ltd. flew 48 people, mostly aviati...
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The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut – Bizarre Medical Report
"The skin was moist and dry." "The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week." "The patient was in his usual state of good health until his airplane ran out of gas and crashed." "The patient was to have a bowel resection...
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Cholera Patient who preferred Prayer to Medicine dies
Form our Jaffna Correspondent Fifty-five year old Elizammah Iruthayanathan who suffered a bout of cholera, declined to take medicine saying prayer would cure her. Prayer did not answer and she was rushed by her relatives to the Jaffna hospital where she died eleven minutes after admission. Elizamma...
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Battle for Supremacy has been declared
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 11:The battle line has been drawn. The government will gazette tonight the 19th Amendment to the constitution that would curb the presidential power to dissolve parliament after it completes the first year of its six-year term. President Chandrika Kumaratunga who kep...
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Sri Lanka peace talks set to open
By Scott McDonald Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger negotiators fly to Thailand this week for talks seen as the best chance yet to end an ethnic conflict that has made the island's name synonymous with war for nearly two decades. The three days of talks at a naval base about...
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Tens of thousands rally in support of peace in Sri Lanka
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka Mon Sep 9: - Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans converged on the streets of Colombo on Monday in support of the government's efforts to end the island nation's 19-year ethnic conflict. This is just the beginning of a long and arduous...
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Janabala Meheyuma - processions converge at Town Hall
The Island The "Janabala Meheyuma" (People’s Power Campaign) organised by the government with other organisations to show support for the peace process began from a number of positions in the Colombo city limits yesterday afternoon. Large numbers who had come from various parts of the country to pa...
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Army intelligence unit reports of LTTE leaflet: Prabhakaran aim not to head interim administration.
By Divaina Corr Sirimevan Kasthuriarachchi - The Island The political unit of the LTTE in a leaflet distributed among the Tamil population in areas under its control in Wanni states that the intention of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is not to be the leader of any interim administration for th...
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Teamsters in Vegas and Ethel with her Seniority
A dedicated Teamsters Union worker was attending a convention in Las Vegas and, as you would expect, decided to check out the local brothels nearby. When he got to the first one, he asked the Madam, "Is this a union house?" "No," she replied, "I'm sorry it isn't." "Well, if I pay you $100.00, what...
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Ranil Proves that People are behind him, through his Peoples power Rally.
By: T. Sabaratnam Colombo, September 10:- Through a massive demonstration Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday evening proved to the world that, the people of Sri Lanka are behind his noble endeavor – the Search for Peace. The crowd estimated around half a million, a top police official ca...
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Thieves Steal Police Chiefs Coffin
Thieves appear to have dug up the grave of Sri Lanka's police chief, who died last week, and stolen the expensive coffin he was buried in, police and media reports said Saturday. Lucky Kodituwakku's grave in Colombo's VIP cemetery was found disturbed Friday and initial investigations suggest a grou...
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18th Amendment exempt CC members from legal action
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The 18th amendment will exempt members of the Constitutional Council from fundamental rights jurisdiction, Minister of Enterprise Development, Industrial Policy, Investment Promotion and Constitutional Affairs, G. L. Peiris said on Thursday. He said that members...
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Conscience Bill in November
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island Conscience voting on national issues which was to be part of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution but removed following requests by a section of the opposition will be presented to parliament in November as the 20th Amendment. Finance Minister K.N.Choksy told The Isla...
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Jana Bala or Peoples Strength and the new Political Game
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 9: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is depending on today’s show of strength to win his political battle with President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Named Jana Bala, People’s Strength, today’s demonstration is expected to draw a million persons and over 5000 buses from...
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Ferial starts a new controversy
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 9: Ferial Ashraff, widow of the founder of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), who is leading its national wing National Unity Alliance (NUA) has started a new controversy regarding Muslim representation at Thailand talks. “If Hakeem is taking part in the first ro...
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Sattahip Talks to take up High Security Zones
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 9: Sattahip talks beginning next Monday will take up the question of high security zones, Defence Secretary Austin Fernando said. He has instructed the army and the navy to provide him with detailed information of the High Security Zones in the north and the east, D...
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Dumb Packaging Labels
In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods. 1. On Sears hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping." (Gee, that's the only time I have to work on my hair) 2. On a bag of Fritos: "You could be a winner! No pu...
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Britain picks Lankan brains in fight against terrorism
Sunday Times British security officers have sought advice from Sri Lanka on how to meet the threat from suicide bombers, the Guardian newspaper reported. British officers have visited Sri Lanka and Israel to learn from the experiences of two countries that have been in the front line of suicide bom...
09.09.2009 - 16:58
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Thais ready with peace task forces
Sunday Times Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra's Government has given high priority for the upcoming peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE in the Sattahip Naval complex on the outskirts of the Pattaya beach resort. Three separate task forces have been set up to deal with sp...
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