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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 824

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SLMM takes over abducted PLOTE Jaffna councillor
The Island:A Jaffna Municipal Council member of the PLOTE was allegedly abducted by the LTTE on Sunday afternoon and was handed over to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) two hours later. Jaffna MMC S. Jegachandran was abducted in front of the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna when he was walking in...
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Helgessen-Ranil pow-wow on agenda for 2nd round
by Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Island:Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen held a dinner meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last night where the discussion revolved around the agenda for the second round of peace talks to begin late this month and other developmen...
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Floods in the Western Province of Sri Lanka
Colombo:21st October According to Information Department's news release, torrential rains which lashed the country during the last few days has caused floods in the Western Province although the situation was not very serious.
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New Company Policies Explained in the Circular:
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Sickness And Related Leave: We will no longer accept a doctor statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work. Surgery: Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not co...
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Public invited to comment on North East Emergency Reconstruction Project
October 21, 2002 The Provincial Council of the Northeast has invited the public to submit their comments and observations on the Council’s draft - Environmental Assessment and Management Framework. The Council has requested financial assistance from the World Bank in the form of an ‘Emergency Reco...
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Government delegation visits Akkaraipattu
Minister of Economic Reform, Science & Technology, Milinda Moragoda, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, Austin Fernando, and Director General of the Peace Secretariat, Bernard Goonetilleke visited Akkaraipattu on Saturday, October 19, 2002. In Akkaraipattu, the delegation from Colombo was jo...
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Air Force Kfir plane crashes at Kuliyapitiya
Colombo, October 22 A Sri Lanka Air Force Kfir aircraft crashed at this morning around 9 a.m. at Kuliyapitiya. The plane was on a training exercise and had departed from the Katunayake air force base at around 8.55 a.m. “It was a training flight and the pilot had reported a technical error before...
09.09.2009 - 14:28
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Govt. needs people’s help to fight poverty: Bandula
by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Island:"The government cannot eradicate poverty by itself, it needs the assistance of the people of the country," Minister of Rural Economy and Deputy Minister of Finance Bandula Gunawardane said addressing the second National Poverty Conference on Friday. He...
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LTTE office under siege by area residents
by Hemantha Randunu — Divaina Corr. - The Island The Island:For the first time in the history of the LTTE, Tamil residents had attacked a LTTE office in their area. The Tamil residents in Kottekallar, Kalawanchikudi had surrounded the LTTE political office at Kottekallar last Friday (18) and had at...
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HIV/AIDS epidemic in Burma is serious and should be contained urgently.
In a press statement, the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma – the Government in exile states, “Humanitarian assistance from the international community (including HIV/AIDS programs) should be designed to contribute to positive democratic changes in Burma. International assistance...
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Disparity in the midst of the human beings is the threat to the development
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, October 21:“Disabled persons are now viewed as independent individuals with much potential and not merely as recipients of welfare services. I would also like to note that in Japan efforts have been made to strengthen the legal framework for the benefit of persons with d...
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SLMC, CWC ready to call the shots
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island: UNF constituents, the SLMC and the CWC will take advantage of a disputed government decision to seek a fresh parliamentary mandate, subsequent to the Supreme Court determination on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, to press the UNP leadership f...
09.09.2009 - 14:26
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Life returns to normal in Akkaraipattu
The Island: As Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sleuths moved in to probe the incidents at Akkaraipattu, life returned to normal after two days of tension following the abduction of a Muslim youth last week. A hartal to protest against the kidnapping by a group of unknown persons, but suspec...
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CBK bound to dissolve on House resolution: UNP
The Island: The government’s announcement last week that it may opt for a general election has created a new constitutional debate, this time revolving around whether President Chandrika Kumaratunga would be bound by a parliamentary resolution to dissolve the assembly or whether she was free to rej...
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Use the SC option -Fowzie
The Sunday Leader: Former Transport Minister and Colombo District PA legislator A.H.M.Fowzie says the UNF government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe must now grab hold of an important clause of the Supreme Court decision on the 19th Amendment, that gives the option to parliament to post...
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Govt. will not compromise — Malik
By Frederica Jansz - The Sunday Leaders The Sunday Leader: The government has decided to present a resolution to parliament in November calling for a dissolution of parliament. The government has decided to reject the possibility of any compromise with President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga...
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PM to reflect; polls unlikely
Sunday Times: Prime Minister Ranil Wickreme-singhe will reflect over the weekend on future strategy of his fledgling government following this week's major setback in the rejection of its moves to clip the President's wings with regard to her powers to dissolve Parliament. He has distanced himself...
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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...
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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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