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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 730

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Sri Lanka’s economy at critical juncture - IMF
The Island Washington (Reuters): — Sri Lanka’s economy is at a critical juncture and with the recovery there fragile and subject to significant risks, major adjustments are needed, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. In its annual assessment of Sri Lanka, the IMF forecast the economy...
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Jaffna gets new GA
The Island Jaffna GA K. Shanmuganathan had been replaced by Additional GA named T. Vaithilingam on a request made by the Tamil National Alliance, sources said. The replacement had come a week ago. Sources said that Shanmuganathan had been in favour with the EPDP and the TNA had made a request to th...
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Anandasangaree confident north-east local elections will be postponed
The Island TULF leader V.Anandasangaree was confident that the government would put off local government elections in the North-East excluding predominantly Sinhala areas in Ampara scheduled for September 25. The Jaffna Municipal Council was among 53 local bodies scheduled to go for elections. The...
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Terrorism can be defeated only if all nations unite against it- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General
"We cannot begin today without reflecting on yesterday’s anniversary – on the criminal challenge so brutally thrown in our faces on 11 September 2001." The UN Secretary General in his addressed at the United Nations General Assembly. Annan addressed the United Nations Genetral Assembly, immediatel...
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Then I am afraid the work virus has already corrupted your life.
Compiled by - V.Rajeny There is a new virus going around, called "work". If you receive any sort of "work" at all, whether via email, internet or simply handed to you by a colleague, DO NOT OPEN IT. Work has been circulating around our building for months and those who have been tempted to open "w...
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Peace Talks - A Turning Point in Sri Lankan History.
T.Sabaratnam From now on the focus will be on Sattahip talks for it is going to be the turning point in Sri Lankan history. It is going to reshape Sri Lanka. It is going to create constitutional and administrative structures that reflect the multi-ethnic character of Sri Lanka. More importantly, it...
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Sri Lanka moves towards constitution change
Colombo (Reuters) September 12: - Sri Lanka's government moved towards amending the constitution on Wednesday, a change it said was crucial to maintaining political stability as the government and rebels prepare for peace talks in Thailand. The amendment, which was gazetted on Wednesday, aims to cl...
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UNICEF says Sri Lankan rebels release child soldiers
Colombo (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels are beginning to release child soldiers recruited to help fight in Sri Lanka's 19-year ethnic conflict, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels agreed to stop recruiting children ahead o...
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IMF says Sri Lanka economy at critical juncture
Washington (Reuters) September 12- Sri Lanka's economy is at a critical juncture and with the recovery there fragile and subject to significant risks, major adjustments are needed, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. In its annual assessment of Sri Lanka, the IMF forecast the economy...
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Defense Minister: Americas war on terror aided Sri Lanka peace efforts
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka September 11- America's efforts to crack down on terrorism helped draw one of the world's fiercest rebel groups to the negotiating table, Sri Lanka's defense minister said Wednesday. The Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam, branded as t...
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Police intimidating sexually tortured woman – A mnesty International
Amnesty International, a human right watch-dog from London, made an urgent appeal to the Sri Lankan government Wednesday urging it to prevent Police officers on trial for sexually torturing a woman in their custody from intimidating her, her family, her lawyer and a human rights defender who has be...
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Congratulations on your new location.
On opening his new store, a man received a bouquet of flowers. He became dismayed on reading the enclosed card, that it expressed "Deepest Sympathy". While puzzling over the message, his telephone rang. It was the florist, apologizing for having sent the wrong card. "Oh, it's alright." said the sto...
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Government gazettes the bill to curb president’s power
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 12 Sri Lanka government last night gazetted the constitutional amendment to clip the presidential power to unilaterally dissolve parliament after it completes the first year of its six-year term. The amendment transfers the power of dissolution to Parliament and lay...
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A top LTTE leader gets treatment in Colombo
Colombo, September 11: Leaders of two political parties opposed to peace talks created a stir in Parliament today, saying LTTE leaders and their cadres have come to Colombo posing the capital city, security threat. Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) called for an ur...
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Prime Minister to brief UN about Peace Talks
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, September 12: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will brief the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, about the outcome of the opening round of the Sattahip peace talks, to be held in Thailand. Colombo Peace Secretariat said Ministers Prof. G. L. Peiris and Milinda Moragoda, the...
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Sri Lankan suicide bomb survivor calls for peace
By Juliana Liu Colombo (Reuters) September 12:- While government officials and Tamil rebels engage in high stakes politics for Sri Lanka's future, victims of the violence that has shattered the island for nearly 20 years are urging both sides to forgive and forget. "Revenge is kind of a cancer. It'...
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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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