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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2038

<b>Proposed removal of Ravi Karunanayake:Govt. denies President’s allegation</b>

The Island

The Office of the Government Spokesman yesterday made the following comments on the action proposed by the President to remove Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Ravi Karunanayake from the Cabinet of Ministers.

<b>Regional Energy Officials Tackle Climate Change</b>

"Keeping the Earth hospitable to civilization requires dramatic cuts in
fossil fuel combustion and a worldwide transition to clean energy," said
Mr. Kim Hak-Su, UN ESCAP's Executive Secretary. "Without making energy
production and consumption work for common goals, we can but dream of
sustainable development."

<b>LTTE-TNA strategic meeting on Saturday</b>

Shelani Perera - The Sunday Times

The Tamil National Alliance is to meet the LTTE on Saturday to discuss the Government's progress on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement.

<b>Anura-Mahinda quarrel worsens</b>

Harinda Vidanage - The Sunday Times

The dispute between Anura Bandaranaike and Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse has intensified with Mr. Bandaranaike accusing Mr. Rajapakse of being involved in an organized effort to destabilise the position of President Chandrika Kumaratunga and himself in the party, with the support of the UNP.

<b>LTTE police: walk-in interviews</b>

The Sunday Times

The LTTE in a bid to expand its police force has called for applications to recruit cadres.

<b>More diplomatic double trouble</b>

Neville de Silva in London - The Sunday Times

The High Commission in London is not the only Sri Lankan diplomatic mission having to cope with untested and unqualified persons sent to man them by the Foreign Ministry in Colombo.

<b>Kalmunai girl wants Colombo, rejects Jaffna</b>

Laila Nasry - The Sunday Times

A Kalmunai student who had obtained three As and one B at the G.C.E. Advanced Level, examinations has petitioned the Supreme Court, alleging she had been wrongfully discriminated by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in the assignment of universities.

<b>President cannot be prosecutor and judge - Fowzie </b>

The Sunday Leader

Former Transport Minister and Member of Parliament A.H.M.Fowzie has told President Chandrika Kumaratunga that she cannot be the "prosecutor and the judge," adding that in terms of Section 14 (viii) of the party constitution, she has no powers to take action against him.

<b>Peace talks back on track </b>

The Sunday Leader

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has outlined its position to Oslo on the envisaged preliminary round of talks scheduled to be held in Thailand with the Sri Lankan government.

<b>A big rooster</b>

Jokes-Plus.com

"Well, I bought this jigsaw puzzle, but it's too hard.
None of the pieces fit together, and I can't find any
edges."

<b>VISAS FOR AFRICANS: Mixed reception for tighter rules</b>

The Nation

Drugs police back move; immigration chief warns of impact on tourism
Anti-narcotics police yesterday welcomed the suspension of visas for Africans by Thai embassies in neighbouring countries, but the reaction from others was mixed.

<b>Stress-free Diet Tips</b>

Jokes-Plus.Com

If you eat something and no one sees you eat it,
it has no calories. REMEMBER: STRESSED SPELLED BACKWARDS, IS DESSERTS.

<b>Sri Lanka becomes hub of human smuggling</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo July 20 (News Feature) Forty-one Pakistani detainees. held in Negombo prison, began a fast unto
death this morning, demanding that they be sent back to their country.

<b>Sri Lanka says peace holding despite bitterness between rebels, truce monitors </b>

SHIMALI SENANAYAKE, Associated Press Writer

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Recent bitterness between Tamil Tiger rebels and European truce monitors has not affected the peace process aimed at ending 19 years of separatist violence in Sri Lanka, the government said Thursday.

<b>LTTE-detained monitors sustain bruises on arms, face...</b>

Namini Wijedasa - The Island

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has recorded evidence of bruises on the two naval monitors who were detained by the LTTE on a fishing trawler they had boarded to inspect.

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