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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 859

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Plans to evacuate migrant workers in West Asia
Sunday Times: The Sri Lankan government is working in consultation with West Asian countries to map out plans for protecting and evacuating our migrant workers in the event of a possible US attack on the region. We will have to go along with what each country proposes, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign E...
09.09.2009 - 14:27
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Appoint separate Governors to north and east, says SMP
By Shelani Perera - Sunday Times Sunday Times: The Sinhala Mahajana Peramuna has called on the Government to appoint separate Governors to the North and East in a bid to bring about normalcy to the East. SMP Secretary Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thera said his group believed that the demerger of the provin...
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TNA calls for restraint by Tamil people
By Shelani Perera - Sunday Times Sunday Times: TULF General Secretary R. Sampanthan has appealed to the Tamil people to act with restraint and not do anything that might even slightly disturb the peace process. In an interview with The Sunday Times Mr. Sampanthan said he believed recent events in t...
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Norways top mediator arrives in Sri Lanka to prepare for peace talks
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Colombo, October 20 - Norway's top mediator arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday to help finalize preparations for the second round of peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tiger rebels, a diplomat said. During his five-day...
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Action plan to revive health care facilities in N/E
A rapid action plan to revive and upgrade the deteriorating health care facilities in the North and East is now being prepared by the Health Ministry. Dr. A.L.M. Beligaswatte, Consultant to the Ministry in upgrading health services in the North East told that the proposed plan includes both short a...
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Peace ombudsman to deal with east?
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:The government is considering the appointment of a peace ombudsman to deal with some of the problems arising in the east. Cabinet spokesman G. L. Peiris on Thursday said that the government has identified a need for a continuing mechanism to address pr...
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19th Amendment dead: President also has options — PA
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:The People’s Alliance (PA) yesterday declared that the 19th Amendment was as "dead as a door nail". "When the UNP says that it is contemplating an election it means that the 19th amendment is dead," PA spokesman Sarath Amunugama told a press conference...
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Child Soldier Use : Denail by Burma- Not Credible.
New York, October 18: - The Burmese government's claim that it does not use child soldiers is contradicted by the evidence, Human Rights Watch said today. Burma has said a recent Human Rights Watch report is "just another example of attempts to tarnish the image of Myanmar and the Myanmar Tatmadaw...
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Want an Elephant for just one hundred buck?
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Moskowitz met Finklestein on the street one day and said, "Finkelstein, have I got a bargain for you! An elephant! A whole living elephant for just one hundred dollars." Finklestein said, "Are you crazy? What do I want with an elephant?" "It's a beautiful elephant," continues...
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Licence to Rape: An Earth Shattering Revelation - Exclusive Interview
K.T.Rajasingham Shan women are increasingly vulnerable to rape due to the increased militarization and anti-insurgency measures in Shan State by the Burmese regime, currently named the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). The number of battalions in the state has nearly tripled since 1988. T...
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Follow Cabinet approved guidelines - President
President Kumaratunga has pointed out to Cabinet that approved guidelines should be followed when leasing out state ventures even in the case where an unsolicited proposal is received. Differing with the manner in which approval had been sought to lease a part of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, t...
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Balakumar, LTTE’s senior rep. in Joint Task Force?
The Island:The LTTE is expected to name V. Balakumar former head of EROS (Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students) as its senior representative in the Joint Task Force to be set up ahead of the second round of talks. The second member of the JTF will be the organisation’s head of finance Thami...
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Govt. has many options for stability — GL
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:The government yesterday claimed that it had many options up its sleeve in bringing "stability" to the government but ruled out a referendum saying that it was more in favour of an election. "We are examining all options available to us and will decide...
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Further international protests against LTTE death threats
By K. Ratnayake World Socialist Web Site, Octoberv17,:The World Socialist Web Site has received a steady stream of letters from around the world protesting the death threats made by local officials from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against members of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP...
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Is it all right, if she carries a golf bag while we walk?
Compiled by:V.Rajeny The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and the Lamaze class was in full swing. The instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at this stage of the plan. The teacher then announce...
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Iraqis would resolutely defend the sovereignty and Freedom of Iraq
K.T.Rajasingham Iraq does not have any factory to produce, chemical, biological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Whenever the United States and United Kingdom claimed that they have bombed and demolished such factories inside Iraq, which produces such arsenals, Iraq always took the internati...
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Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Vidar Helgesen to Visit Sril Lanka.
Norwegian Delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen will visit Sri Lanka 20-24 October. Helgesen will travel to Hambantota on Sunday 20 October to meet Members of Parliament from the district and local authorities. He will also have a meeting with Hambantota Chamber of Commerce....
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Rules out referendum : Govt. to opt for general election
The Government will opt for a general election in preference to a referendum for the sake of political stability which is essential to bring peace and prosperity to the country. Cabinet spokesman Prof.G.L.Peiris said yesterday "The Government is determined to do everything in its power to achieve p...
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Committee of Inquiry into Akkaraipattu incidents commence sitting on Oct.21st
Committee of inquiry into appointed by the Minister of Interior Hon. John Amaratunga to inquire into incidents near S.T.F Camp at Kanjiramkudah, Akkaraipattu on 9th October 2002 will commence public sittings on 21st October at the Tirukkovil Divisional Secretariat. From 21st October to 23rd October...
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President Chandrika condemns Bali attack
Colombo, oct. 16:"I am convinced more than ever that, all governments and peoples must unite to eradicate this scourge of terrorism, which respects no boundaries, nor states large or small, President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in a letter to Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri today. She al...
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