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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

Cholera Patient who preferred Prayer to Medicine dies

Form our Jaffna Correspondent

Fifty-five year old Elizammah Iruthayanathan who suffered a bout of cholera, declined to take medicine saying prayer would cure her. Prayer did not answer and she was rushed by her relatives to the Jaffna hospital where she died eleven minutes after admission.

Battle for Supremacy has been declared

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 11:The battle line has been drawn.
The government will gazette tonight the 19th Amendment to the constitution that would curb the presidential power to dissolve parliament after it completes the first year of its six-year term.

Sri Lanka peace talks set to open

By Scott McDonald

Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger negotiators fly to Thailand this week for talks seen as the best chance yet to end an ethnic conflict that has made the island's name synonymous with war for nearly two decades.

Tens of thousands rally in support of peace in Sri Lanka

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka Mon Sep 9: - Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans converged on the streets of Colombo on Monday in support of the government's efforts to end the island nation's 19-year ethnic conflict.

Janabala Meheyuma - processions converge at Town Hall

The Island

The "Janabala Meheyuma" (People’s Power Campaign) organised by the government with other organisations to show support for the peace process began from a number of positions in the Colombo city limits yesterday afternoon.

Army intelligence unit reports of LTTE leaflet: Prabhakaran aim not to head interim administration.

By Divaina Corr Sirimevan Kasthuriarachchi - The Island

The political unit of the LTTE in a leaflet distributed among the Tamil population in areas under its control in Wanni states that the intention of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is not to be the leader of any interim administration for the North-East but to dedicate himself to the liberation of the Tamil people, an army intelligence unit spokesman said.

Teamsters in Vegas and Ethel with her Seniority

A dedicated Teamsters Union worker was attending a convention in Las Vegas and, as you would expect, decided to check out the local brothels nearby. When he got to the first one, he asked the Madam, "Is this a union house?"

Ranil Proves that People are behind him, through his Peoples power Rally.

By: T. Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 10:- Through a massive demonstration Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday evening proved to the world that, the people of Sri Lanka are behind his noble endeavor – the Search for Peace. The crowd estimated around half a million, a top police official called it the biggest in Colombo in recent times, roared their approval, when Wickremesinghe pledged to forge ahead with the peace move whatever the difficulties or obstacles were placed by the oppositions.

Thieves Steal Police Chiefs Coffin

Thieves appear to have dug up the grave of Sri Lanka's police chief, who died last week, and stolen the expensive coffin he was buried in, police and media reports said Saturday.

18th Amendment exempt CC members from legal action

by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The 18th amendment will exempt members of the Constitutional Council from fundamental rights jurisdiction, Minister of Enterprise Development, Industrial Policy, Investment Promotion and Constitutional Affairs, G. L. Peiris said on Thursday.

Conscience Bill in November

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

Conscience voting on national issues which was to be part of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution but removed following requests by a section of the opposition will be presented to parliament in November as the 20th Amendment.

Jana Bala or Peoples Strength and the new Political Game

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 9: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is depending on today’s show of strength to win his political battle with President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Named Jana Bala, People’s Strength, today’s demonstration is expected to draw a million persons and over 5000 buses from all corners of the island nation, police said yesterday.

Ferial starts a new controversy

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 9: Ferial Ashraff, widow of the founder of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), who is leading its national wing National Unity Alliance (NUA) has started a new controversy regarding Muslim representation at Thailand talks.

Sattahip Talks to take up High Security Zones

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 9: Sattahip talks beginning next Monday will take up the question of high security zones, Defence Secretary Austin Fernando said.

Dumb Packaging Labels

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instructions on consumer goods.

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