Skip to Content

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

Latest Stories

<b>UNHCR delegation - Vanni Rehab Ministry pow-wow on displaced persons</b>
The Island The visiting 3-Member delegation led by Mr. Kamal Morjane, United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees met Mr. Noordeen Mashoor, Minister of Vanni Rehabilitation on Wedbesday (14) at his Ministry Office in Colombo to discuss the present situation of the internally displaced p...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>CBK not agreeable to piecemeal amendments to constitution</b>
Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The President is not agreeable to piecemeal amendments to the constitution, Presidential spokesman Harim Peiris said on Wednesday. "Constitutional reforms should encompass the national needs, including devolution of power and the abolition of the executive presidenc...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Confirmed LTTE violations mark 146 — SLMM</b>
The Island The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) on Wednesday (14) ruled that the LTTE has violated the ceasefire agreement 146 times. "It is clear that at this point the LTTE has to do better in adhering to the ceasefire agreement, considering the high number of complaints and violations involvi...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>LTTE takes control of govt. estate, replaces manager</b>
Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The LTTE has taken control of a 475- acre government estate in the Tirukkovil police area, police said on Wednesday. They have also replaced its manager identified as Ponnambalam Thurairaja, the sources said, adding that a former employee of the estate identified a...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Trinco holds an exhibition and hosts a convention</b>
From Guna Kajananth in TrincomaleeThe eastern natural harbour Trincomalee where members of Sri Lanka’s three major communities- Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims coexist has assumed a festive atmosphere as hectic preparations are afoot to hold a massive industrial exhibition and the delegates conferen...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Ranil calls Oslo agreement first victory</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 15: An elated Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the Government Parliamentary Group, which met this morning that, the Oslo announcement about the beginning of talks in Thailand in September, was “the first victory” for government’s peace policy. He said: “We must...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Hi…. Maybe it made me look sensitive</b>
Good morning, folks! My good friend Billy and his wife hosted a birthday party for their two-year-old daughter Isabel Saturday afternoon. Being a conscientious God-father I went out Saturday morning to buy her a birthday present. My original thought was to simply get a gift certificate from some ba...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Cycling around Ceylon – Episode – (1).</b>
K.T.Rajasingham Cycling around Ceylon was one of our longstanding, unfulfilled desire. Before breaking more detail, it must be clearly told that, those days we have not traveled much. From our village – Arthiday, we have traveled to the Jaffna city, which was the capital city of our district. W...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Right About Turn</b>
T.Sabaratnam On Wednesday morning, President’s Media spokesman Harim Peiris presented his boss’s current sale material: • I am in support of the abolition of the executive presidential system but will oppose any selective tinkering with the constitution and • I am in support of the peace process bu...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Peace Prayer and LTTE Police Attract Attention of Madhu Pilgrims</b>
From Guna Kajananth at Trincomalee. Ignatius Thevanesan and his wife Mary, who returned from Madhu this morning were thrilled with their experience. “Yesterday over half a million devotees prayed for peace at Madhu,” Ignatius said with voice choked with emotion. His wife Mary holding her hands in p...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Government and LTTE name Negotiators</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo- August 16 :The Government and the LTTE today named their peace negotiators for the forthcoming Thailand talks to be held in September second week. The government delegation will comprise Ministers Prof. G. L. Peiris, Milinda Moragoda and Rauff Hakeem. And LTTE delegation will...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Sri Lanka to Lift Ban on Tamil Rebels Before Talks</b>
World - Reuters Colombo, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's government will lift a ban on separatist Tamil Tiger rebels 10 days before peace talks that will begin mid September aimed at ending one of Asia's most protracted ethnic wars. "It was always going to be at least 10 days before," Bradman Wee...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Army, LTTE to have frontline links</b>
Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The government and the LTTE are in the process of establishing direct communication links between their frontline fighting units deployed in the Jaffna peninsula and reaching a consensus on the deployment of forward observation and listening posts ahead of their re...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Colombo MC Suresh Kaleel shot dead at Hulftsdorp </b>
The Island The SLMCs Colombo Municipal Councillor Suresh Kaleel (42) who was fatally shot at by unidentified assailants while at his Meeraniya Street Hulftsdorp office at noon yesterday succumbed to his injuries on the way to Colombo National Hospital. The 42-year-old businessman was in his office...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>JVP lambasts govt. for allowing LTTE sea travel</b>
The Island The JVP on Tuesday blasted the government for allowing the LTTE to take advantage of the cease-fire agreement to strengthen the organisation both politically and militarily. Addressing the press at Hotel Nipponon Tuesday, JVP parliamentary group leader Wimal Weerawansa criticised the gov...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>No truth in PA-PM talks on clipping CBK’s wings - Mangala</b>
Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island. Chief Opposition Whip Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said that there was no truth in reports that a group of PA MPs had met with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss ways and means of introducing an Amendment to the Constitution to suspend powers of the O...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Diesel, kerosene up by 50cts, 60cts </b>
The Island Ceylon Petroleum Corporation yesterday (14) increased prices (per litre) of Lanka Auto diesel by 50 cents, Lanka Super diesel by 50 cents, kerosene by 60 cents, industrial kerosene by 60 cents, Lanka Furnace oil (200 Sec.) by one rupee, Lanka Furnace oil (500 Sec.) by one rupee, Lanka Fu...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Tracy the Terminator</b>
The stiffs in the office decided to have a dart tournament. I drew sweet and innocent Tracy first round. She anteed up hesitantly saying, "Let me just give this to you and forfeit. I'm never going to beat you." I patted her on the shoulder trying to encourage her. "You'll do fine. Shall I explain t...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>Nedunthievu (Delft) and the wild ponies and cows.</b>
K.T.Rajasingham Jaffna is a peninsula and the isthmus at Elephant Pass connects the peninsula with the mainland. Many islands are located in the western and north-western side of the peninsula. Karaithievu is linked to Jaffna by a two-mile causeway. The island of Kayts is the gateway for the isl...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
<b>The JVP- PA talks cause disquiet in PA</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 15: Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) today cautioned the Peoples Alliance (PA) about working together with the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). The warning that any kind of tie up with the JVP was issued after President Chandrika Kumaratunga told the PA members of...
09.09.2009 - 14:38
  Read More Here
Syndicate content


.