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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2133

<b>"Would you mind taking the dog for a walk?"

A redneck, a sheep, and a dog were survivors of a terrible
shipwreck. They found themselves stranded on a desert island.
After being there a while, they got into the habit of going to
the beach every evening to watch the sun set. One particular
evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus clouds,
the breeze was warm and gentle; a perfect night for romance.

<b>Sri Lanka Police should learn from LTTE police</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Private Bus Owners Association President Gemunu Wijeratne yesterday praised the traffic laws implemented by the LTTE police and suggested that the Sri Lankan police too follow their traffic control methods.

<b>Operation Katunayake, Sold Like Hot Cake</b>

Guna Kajananth

Trincomalee, August 21: Tigers stole the show in the 5-day “Yuga Thekma” industrial exhibition, held here selling their propaganda materials, said to be the hot cake of the trade fair.

<b>Sex Education Fights Taboos in Sri Lanka</b>

Juliana Liu - Colombo, Sri Lanka (Reuters)

Sri Lankan teenager Manoj harbored one burning question during a school trip to the capital Colombo

<b>Parliament debates Opposition No-confidence Motion against the Interior Minister</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo August 19: Sri Lanka’s Parliament commenced today the debate on the opposition motion of no-confidence against a senior minister charging him on seven grounds including the prime cause for the escalation of violence in the country.

<b>Goodwill visit to Jaffna</b>

The Island

The staff of the Kurunegala Technical College went on a friendship visit to the Jaffna Technical College recently.

<b>South Asian diplomats discuss ties in Nepal</b>

Reuters - The Island

Kathmandu, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Senior officials from seven South Asian countries including nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan began a two-day meeting in Kathmandu on Monday ahead of a meeting this week of their foreign ministers.

<b>Buddhist Clergy led by the congregation</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo August 20: In a major development, the hard -line Buddhist clergy had begun to fall in line with its congregation.

In a statement issued yesterday, The National Sangha Council, an organization of Buddhist clergy said, the country today needs peace more than anything else and the people are yearning for peace.

<b>It was my first day with the hook – Pirate</b>

A man meets a pirate in bar. The has peg leg hookand an eye patch.

<b>Legislation to Clip President’s Powers before Parliament early September</b>

T. Sabaratnam

Colombo August 20: The ruling United National Party’s governing council has finally decided to proceed with its proposal to clip the President’s constitutional powers to dissolve parliament at the end of first year.

<b>In terms of sea movement agreement —170 LTTE cadres move from Wanni to Vakarai on ‘leave’</b>

Zacki Jabbar and Norman Pallihawadana- The Island

The first movement of unarmed LTTE cadres between the Wanni and Eastern Province in terms of last week’s sea agreement reached between the Government and LTTE commenced yesterday morning, but not without a hitch.

<b>Commends ‘Peace Process’ -Japan to assist North-East rehabilitation projects</b>

Sanjeevi Jayasuriya reporting from Trincomalee - The Island

The Japanese Govt. will assist the North and East rehabilitation projects and has identified four priority areas which needed prompt attention, said the Japanese Ambassador Seichiro Otshuka, yesterday.

<b>We are not allowed to give the last name</b>

My daughter called me at work to say I received a call from
"Josh" at the bank regarding my account. So, I called my
bank and the operator asked me what Josh's last name was and
I explained that he hadn't left his last name.<

<b>Asias Bill Gates as PMs advisor</b>

Nisthar Cassim reporting from Trincomalee - Daily Mirror

Infosys Chairman and Chief Mentor Narayana Murthy is to be appointed as an advisor on information technology to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Sri Lankan Government, Industries Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said today.

<b>Government and LTTE to start Peace Campaign</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo August 19: The Government and the LTTE are planning peace campaigns to win over the people to their peace effort.

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