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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 728

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PA general secretary challenges Amunugama
By Wilson Gnanadass - The Sunday Leader Various members of the People’s Alliance (PA) holding press conferences without proper approval from the leadership is to be taken up at the next PA group meeting, PA members said. They pointed out that members like Sarath Amunugama, Mangala Samaraweera and...
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Govt. reluctant to release four Tigers
The Sunday Leader The scheduled exchange of prisoners between the government and LTTE has hit a snag because of a reluctance to release four Tiger members involved in serious acts of crime. The swap was to be in Omanthai on Saturday, August 31, when 23 Tamil detainees were to be released by govern...
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Twenty years ago I had a brief affair.
To celebrate 50 years of marriage, a couple booked a weekend at St. Andrews. On the 3rd tee, the husband said, "Darling, I have to confess something. Twenty years ago I had a brief affair. It meant nothing. I hope that you can forgive me." His wife was hurt but said, "Dearest, those days are...
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Hakeem flies to London to meet Bala
By Guna Kajananth Before leaving to the airport to fly to London for a meeting with LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and the Minister of Ports Rauff Hakeem said he wanted to “sort some important matters” with the LTTE before September 16 Thailand ta...
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A minister shouts to police - My Prime Minister is Pirabaharan.
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 31: A Tamil Minister yesterday shouted to the police that, his Prime Minister is LTTE supremo Velupillai Pirabaharan and not Ranil Wickremesinghe. When Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s security told the Minister that, the Prime Minister wanted to meet him, T. Maheswaran...
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Letter of Recommendation
Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always finishes given assignments on time. Often, Bob takes extended meas...
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Sri Lanka: Peace talks first of many such rounds : Sattahip naval base chosen as the venue
Bangkok Post reporters The Sept 16-18 talks in Thailand between Tamil Tiger rebels and the Sri Lanka government will be the first of many rounds, a Norwegian diplomat said yesterday. But even though the talks would be protracted, they would bring important changes to Sri Lanka, added the diplomat,...
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Sri Lanka Government - Tamil Tigers Talks to begin with ceremonial opening
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 30 Ceremonial opening followed by discussion about the agenda for the next rounds of talks would be the main concern of the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam delegations, when they meet on September 16 , the chief government negotiator sa...
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Son Slays Father and Elopes with his Stepmother
From our Colombo Correspondent Father - a farmer, brought home an 18-year-old girl and told his son by the first wife, that she is his stepmother. The buxom young slender, good looking young lady is so attractive and charming to be the son’s stepmother. She was the father’s third wife. The first tw...
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Sri Lanka foreign minister taking cricket to Bhutan
AP World Politics 29 August, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's government on Thursday dispatched its foreign minister and two cricketers to Bhutan to explore if the game can become as popular there as it is across the rest of South Asia. "A significant feature of the visit is the introduction of pr...
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Sangha Sabhava to protest over de-banning of LTTE
Sanjeevi Jayasuriya - The Island The Jathika Sangha Sabhava has organised a mass sangha congress in protest against de-banning LTTE and giving it a free hand in administration under the shadow of an interim council to be held on September 2 at the BMICH. The organisers expect a large participation...
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CBK given time till Tuesday to respond: Cabinet approves 19th Amendment
Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Cabinet of Ministers despite a written directive by President Chandrika Kumaratunga not to take up constitutional matters at last night’s cabinet meeting approved the proposed 19 th Amendment to the Constitution which would strip the President of her power to dissolve...
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Summit helps easing 800,000 Lankan maids burdens
Kalinga Weerakkody - The Island Minister of Women’s Affairs Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake representing the Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing the final day of the RSFDW which was held on Wednesday at the Hotel Trans Asia said: ‘Currently around eight lakhs of Sri Lankan housemaids are work...
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Plantation Dispute Settled
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 29: Plantation wage dispute was settled today with trade unions accepting the daily wage of Rs. 147 offered by the employers. Employers Federation of Ceylon, which represented the employers, and the Ceylon Workers Congress, which represented the workers, struck this c...
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Those little hand painted signs hung in so many kitchens – The Kitchen Signs
You have all seen those little hand painted signs hung in so many kitchens. Many are heart-warming and homey, but many are simply hilarious. Here is some: A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen and this kitchen is delirious. No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes. A husband is someone who...
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Government Postpones Faith Vote Fearing Crossovers?
Colombo, August 29: Opposition sources said yesterday the government postponed today’s debate on its confidence motion fearing the crossover of six of its members to the opposition. "We were working on a plan to get six government MPs to cross over to the opposition bench," a senior opposition pa...
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Remembering Amrithalingham
K.T.Rajasingham Appapillai Amrithalingham, a good soul without any blemishes, lived in the midst of us, tirelessly worked for the humanity and in the end, he was shot and killed by the very people, he was responsible for promoting them, in the early 1970s. I knew Amirthalingham as young politician,...
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LTTE wishes Hakeem to attend Thailand talks as Muslim leader
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 29: Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem said today that, LTTE had asked him to take part in the September 16 talks, as a Muslim leader and not as a member of the Sri Lanka government delegation. “LTTE has indicated to me that, they prefer me to partic...
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LTTE launches the Sinhalese weekly - other newspapers are already in the Political Battle-Front.
T.Sabaratnam The Sinhala weekly ‘Theythunna” was launched by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, this week. Its mission is be promote racial amity besides telling the Sinhala people why and how Tamil struggle to win their rights originated, grew and matured into an armed struggle. To do that t...
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Deer Died Vomitting Blood, After munching the Polythene Bags.
From Our Trincomalee Correspondent A healthy robust deer died suddenly here yesterday, after munching polythene bags scattered in the esplanade and its environs around the Fort area. Thirukkoneswaram temple authorities said with a note of inability, that their efforts to save the lovely animal tha...
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