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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2132

<b>Corruption Rife Among Journalists Worldwide - Research Claims.<b>

General Affairs

The International Public Relations Association claims its latest research reveals widespread corruption among journalists around the world.

<b>Amnesty International on cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by Madhya Pradeshh Police</b>

Amnesty International has written to the Chief Minister of Madhya
Pradesh, Digvijay Singh, asking for an inquiry into an incident
in the adivasi village of Khedi Balwadi, district Dhar, on 20
July 2002.

<b>Lashes out at CBK Futile to reply to lies - Ravi</b>

Zacki Jabbar - The Island

Trade Minister Ravi Karunanayake who is being threatened with removal from the cabinet by President Chandrika Kumaratunga lashed out yesterday saying that it was futile wasting time replying the "President’s lies".

<b>Karu meets Chinese PM</b>

The Island

Beijing, Jul 29, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said here Monday that China sincerely hopes Sri Lanka can realize domestic peace, harmony among ethnic groups and economic prosperity.

<b>As many as 800,000 are internally displaced in Sri Lanka - US Committee for Refugees<b>

The US Committee for Refugees has recently released its World Refugees Survey 2002. The annual assessment of conditions affecting refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons are matters focused in the survey. The survey in its country report in Sri Lanka states that, as many as 800,000 Sri Lankan were internally displaced at the end of year 2001.

<b>Chavakachcheri resembles Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Dr. Jayawardene </b>

T.Sabaratnam

b>Colombo July 30: In an unprecedented show of goodwill Sri Lankan army yesterday donated to its bitter enemy the LTTE 100 of the 250 wheelchairs it received as a gift from Japan.

<b>What is Queen Elizabeth Leadership Philosophy ? - asked Chandrika</b>

President Chandrika Kumaratunga who was invited for tea recently by Queen Elizabeth, asked the Queen, what her leadership philosophy was?

<b>Musharraf has a chat with old pals</b>

The Independent - Bangladesh

Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf yesterday spent over an hour at breakfast with his old pals- batch mates of the 29th PMA (Pakistan Military Academy) Long Course-exchanging jokes and reminiscing about their days as cadets for two and a half years at Ka

<b>Musharraf says once again, Sorry - for 71 calamitous events</b>

The Independent - Bangladesh

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf once again said "sorry" for the "calamitous events" that occurred during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war as old wounds reopened during his visit, reports UNB.

<b>Beer Brought Boon on Ho Chi Minh City</b>

Our Correspondent

Nguyen Van Son is a textile designer and he was invited for a beer party last week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with three of his friends. Also, Dang Quoc Sien, a builder and business associate of mSon and his friends too accompanied them for the party.

<b> We Have abandon the War – LTTE’s Jaffna Organizer - Ilamparithi </b>

Guna Kajananth - Jaffna July 30: LTTE’s political organizers in Jaffna and Ampara yesterday said that they are recruiting youths not to fight a war, but to do political work

<b>Who are Einstein and Picasso? - George W. Bush</b>

George W. Bush, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso have all
died. Due to a glitch in the mundane/celestial time-space
continuum, all three arrive at the Pearly Gates more or less
simultaneously, even though their deaths have taken place
decades apart.

<b>Rice, flour, infant milk, etc. cheaper from Aug. 1</b>

Divaina corr. Nilantha Madurawala- The Island

Finance Minister K.N. Choksy said yesterday that prices of rice, flour, infant milk,, pharmaceuticals, bread, spices, kerosene, coconut and coconut oil will get reduced with the Value Added Tax (VAT) coming into effect from August 1.

<b>Indian Oil gets US$ 100 m contract</b>

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has secured a contract for US$ 100 million from Sri Lanka’s state-owned company Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Ceypetco) for shipment of 30,000 tonnes of diesel and 10,000 tonnes of aviation turbine fuel from September 2002.

<b>Petronas to develop Lanka’s oil/gas resources</b>

Kuala Lumpur - Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has been asked to help develop the oil and gas resources of Sri Lanka, Bernama news agency reported, citing visiting Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando.

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