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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2128

<b>Colombo MC Suresh Kaleel shot dead at Hulftsdorp </b>

The Island

The SLMCs Colombo Municipal Councillor Suresh Kaleel (42) who was fatally shot at by unidentified assailants while at his Meeraniya Street Hulftsdorp office at noon yesterday succumbed to his injuries on the way to Colombo National Hospital.

<b>JVP lambasts govt. for allowing LTTE sea travel</b>

The Island

The JVP on Tuesday blasted the government for allowing the LTTE to take advantage of the cease-fire agreement to strengthen the organisation both politically and militarily.

<b>No truth in PA-PM talks on clipping CBK’s wings - Mangala</b>

Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island.

Chief Opposition Whip Mangala Samaraweera yesterday said that there was no truth in reports that a group of PA MPs had met with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to discuss ways and means of introducing an Amendment to the Constitution to suspend powers of the Office of the President for three years.

<b>Diesel, kerosene up by 50cts, 60cts </b>

The Island

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation yesterday (14) increased prices (per litre) of Lanka Auto diesel by 50 cents, Lanka Super diesel by 50 cents, kerosene by 60 cents, industrial kerosene by 60 cents, Lanka Furnace oil (200 Sec.) by one rupee, Lanka Furnace oil (500 Sec.) by one rupee, Lanka Furnace Oil (800 Sec.) by one rupee, Lanka Furnace oil (1500 Sec.) by one rupee, Lanka Furnace oil (2000 Sec.) by 70 cents and Lanka Furnace oil (3500 Sec.) by 70 cents. But there was no change in petrol prices. CPC chairman Daham Wimalasena said that the revised prices would be effective for 30 days.

<b>Tracy the Terminator</b>

The stiffs in the office decided to have a dart tournament.
I drew sweet and innocent Tracy first round. She anteed up
hesitantly saying, "Let me just give this to you and forfeit.
I'm never going to beat you."

<b>Nedunthievu (Delft) and the wild ponies and cows.</b>

K.T.Rajasingham

<b>The JVP- PA talks cause disquiet in PA</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo August 15: Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) today cautioned the Peoples Alliance (PA) about working together with the Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).

Direct Talks , Sri Lanka Govt. - LTTE, between September 12th - 17th ,in Thailand

Colombo August 14: Direct talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be held in Thailand, on a date fixed by Norway, between September 12 -17, Norwegian Foreign Ministry announced today.

<b>Tamils and Muslims clash over local elections</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 15: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) took up opposing positions regarding the holding of the local elections in Northeast, which was postponed in March, for September 25.<

<b>The smiling group that chiseled the agreement - Image - </b>

The smiling group that chiseled the agreement in Oslo, Norway, to open direct government- LTTE talks in Thailand in the second week of September. - Image-

<b> Five killed in Sri Lanka air crash</b>

Colombo, August 15: - A five-member flight crew was killed Thursday when a Sri Lanka Air Force transport plane crashed into a rubber estate at Kalutura, about 48 kilometers south of Colombo due to what a airforce spokesman called a "technical reason" during a test flight.

<b>Govt.- LTTE Oslo discussions focus on peace talks agenda</b>

The Island

Preliminary discussions between the Government and LTTE which commenced in Oslo yesterday focused on the agenda for formal peace talks, setting up of an Interim North-East administration and full implementation of the ceasefire agreement.

<b>Sri Lankans hunt mines in sandals and shorts</b>

The Island

Paranthan, Sri Lanka, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The amazing thing about a group of Sri Lankans hunting for landmines in a rebel-held area may not be that they wear sandals and use crude rakes, but that only two of them have died.

<b>Both sides agree on sea travel</b>

The Island

The Government and the LTTE on Monday reached agreement on sea movement, the Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process announced.

<b>Why you did not tell that your dog was a Catholic?</b>

A farmer named Muldoon lived alone in the countryside with
a pet dog which he loved and doted on. After many long
years of companionship, the dog finally died so Muldoon
went to the parish priest:

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