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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 732

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<b>NASA and the Monkeys</b>
NASA decided to send a shuttle into space with two monkeys and an astronaut. They trained them for months. Then when they thought they were ready, they placed all three in the shuttle and got ready to send them up into space. As the moment came closer NASA's mission control center announced, "This...
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<b>Muslims insist on the Guarantee of Political Rights, in the Interim Administration</b>
Exclusive Interview By Guna Kajananth: Rauff Hackeem, the leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, emphasized at an exclusive interview with Asian Tribune that, the immediate task of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the Muslim leadership in the country would be to ensure the guarantee of the...
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<b>Sri Lankan Uncle Hesitates to Send Greetings to Indian President Kalam</b>
Our Colombo Correspondent Ibrahim Marikkar, Sri Lankan uncle of President Abdul Kalam, is hesitant to send his greetings to the new Indian President Abdul Kalam. He says his hesitancy is due to two reasons. He is not sure whether the President would like a poor relative like him claiming relationsh...
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<b>An Indian Team invited for the demining work in the North</b>
Agency News Colombo, Aug 2 - An Indian de-mining team is to be invited to Sri Lanka's embattled northern region to help de-miners from the United States who are already operating there, officials said Friday. Milinda Moragoda, minister for economic reform, told a group of minority Tamil parliament...
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<b>Two Jaffna Pradeshiya Sabhas decide against LTTE tax</b>
Namini Wijedasa - The Island Two pradeshiya sabhas in the Jaffna peninsula have for the first time adopted resolutions against illegal taxation and duty imposed by the LTTE. The Vali East Pradeshiya Sabha and the Valikamam Southwest Pradeshiya Sabha at their last monthly meetings have resolved that...
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<b>Fresh elections could jeopardise peace process — TNA</b>
Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) believes dissolution of parliament to pave the way for a fresh parliamentary election could have a detrimental impact on the peace process. "This is not the time," TNA parliamentary group leader and General Secretary of the TULF R....
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<b>‘Decision to pull out troops from HSZ at peace talks’, Ranil tells TNA</b>
Namini Wijedasa - The Island The issue of pulling out armed forces from High Security Zones (HSZ) in the northern Jaffna peninsula can neither be taken up in isolation nor can it be done immediately, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday told members of the Tamil National Alliance in resp...
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<b>Arumugam queries calling wage increase ‘collective suicide’</b>
Franklin R. Satyapalan - The Island CWC leader and Minister Aurumugam Thondaman yesterday asked how plantation companies could state that it would mean collective suicide for them to grant the rupees 30 wage increase when all they asked was a decent living wage of a consolidated rupees 151 per day....
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<b>We have ten elementary numbers called digits</b>
Ever since the Stone Age,we humans have counted on our ten fingers. Our system of numbers shows it. We have ten elementary numbers called "digits"; a word that also means fingers. We count on our fingers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. To go further, we use sequences of digits. When we run out of...
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<b>Piraba to strengthen Ranil’s Hands</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 3: Political circles here expect the LTTE supremo,the indomitable Velupillai Pirabaharan, to invite the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Vanni for a historic meeting, as a strategic move, to strengthen the Prime Minister’s hand in a possible snap poll. Tamil Na...
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<b>Pluckers plucked tea; refused to take it to the factory</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 2: Over half million tea and rubber workers are on a novel form of strike, where they do the normal work, but refuse to do anything extra, thus indicating to the managers their displeasure over the low wages they are paid. Trade unions that organized this new form of...
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<b>Pirabakaran - Wickeramasinghe Summit</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 2 Enthused by US President George Bush’s support and Indian backing for Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s peace moves, LTTE had commenced its preparatory work for a possible Wickremesinghe- Pirabaharan summit and subsequent talks in Thailand, said LTTE...
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<b>Actor’s Wife Chandrika , no doubt, too a Talented Performer</B>
Saba's News Review I first came to know Chandrika as an actor’s wife, in which capacity she became known to common people, though she was a Bandaranaike, the daughter of two Prime Ministers. But none, perhaps except her classmates and friends at St. Bridget’s knew her histrionic talents, until her...
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<b>Sri Lanka, Pakistan to sign Free Trade Agreement </b>
AP World Politics Colombo, Sri Lanka - Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf was meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Thursday on his tour of the island nation, which a state-run newspaper called "a visit of promise." Their ministers were to sign agreements to further e...
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<b>Pakistan pledges support to Sri Lanka "all the way"</b>
SHIMALI SENANAYAKE, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka - Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said Thursday he would go "all the way" to help Sri Lanka protect its sovereignty by giving military aid to the South Asian neighbor. "We are for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of...
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<b>LTTE wants free movement</b>
Sunimalee Dias - Daily Mirror The LTTE yesterday expressed reservations on holding direct peace talks prior to the full implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement, and called on for the removal of the Sri Lanka Navy to move away from the eastern seas. This was conveyed to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mi...
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<b>PM considers dissolution if CBK row continues</b>
Ranga Srilal - Daily Mirror Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has indicated he would move to have Parliament dissolved this month if President Chandrika Kumaratunga and opposition elements persisted in what he sees as an obstruction of the government's efforts to restore peace and revive the econ...
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<b>Karikalan out</b>
Daily Mirror The LTTE headquarters has summoned the entire top brass of the Batticaloa and Amparai districts, including the controversial Karikalan, to the Wanni while replacing two of his deputies,Thurai and Visu, the Tamil newspaper "Sudar Oli" reported yesterday. There was speculation in Colombo...
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<b>Complaint against Eelam Bank</b>
Pujitha Wijetunge - Daily Mirror A Sinhala Group led by Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Leader Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday met the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Trond Furuhovde and the Central Bank Governor A. S. Jayawardena to make a complaint against Eelam banks being set up by the...
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<b>Don't question me on Anura's statements: Mahinda</b>
Kasun Yapa Karunaratne - Daily Mirror Commenting on a statement alleged to have been made to a daily on July 26 by Anura Bandaranaike, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse said yesterday that the next Presidential Election was of importance to the UNP and the LTTE alone. Although Mr. Anura Bandarana...
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