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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2247

<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:

<b>Venthamarai – a Fortnightly, was my maiden venture.</b>

K.T.Rajasingham

In 1962-63, I was editing and publishing a Tamil fortnightly called, ‘Ventahamarai’ (White Lotus).It was a literary magazine and there was no politics in it. I started the publication of the magazine, at first in Point Pedro. Then, after an year, I shifted the printing of the magazine to Jaffna.

<b>Oslo linked to Vanni during talks</b>

T.Sabaratnam

b>Colombo August 14 : Norwegian capital Oslo will remain linked with Kilinochchi, located in Vanni, through satellite telephone, from this morning till Moragoda- Balasingham talks last, Norwegian embassy sources in Colombo said.

<b>Revolt brewing seriously in the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 13: Political upheaval has become the order of the day in the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), with a group headed by Highways Minister M. Ataullah raising on a sickening regularity, one problem or other daily.

<b>Norway Upgrades Peace Talks</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 14: Norway which played a pivotal role in bringing the warring Sri Lanka government and the rebel LTTE to the negotiating table, will upgrade its involvement by brining its Foreign Minister Jan Peterson into the picture, Peace Secretariat in Colombo said.

<b>Norway Upgrades Peace Talks</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 14: Norway which played a pivotal role in bringing the warring Sri Lanka government and the rebel LTTE to the negotiating table, will upgrade its involvement by brining its Foreign Minister Jan Peterson into the picture, Peace Secretariat in Colombo said.

<b>Top cricket official says with cease-fire on, Sri Lanka is safe </b>

Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan cricket officials were surprised Monday that three New Zealand players cited safety concerns for opting out of the 12-nation cricket tournament to be held in Colombo next month.

<b>Christ died between the two thieves.</b>

After dozens of very expensive tests and weeks of hospitalization, the rich old man was told that he had only 24 hours to live. He immediately called his personal doctor and lawyer to his room. He asked the doctor tp stand by one side of his bed and his lawyer to stand by the other.

<b>Tamil Congress held it 60th Delegates Conference.</b>

Jaffna Correspondent

The All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC), the oldest Tamil political party, held its sixtieth delegates conference in Jaffna on Sunday. Its leader A. Vinayagamoorthy said the working committee had decided to work in collaboration with the LTTE, which it had accepted as the sole representatives of the Tamil people

<b>Eastern Parliamentarians told to look after the People</b>

Batticaloa Correspondent

LTTE yesterday told the four Tamil parliamentarians of the Batticoloa and Ampara districts to reside in their electorates and attend to the political needs of the people.

<b>Hinduism became a mercy subject of the Government.</b>

K.T.Rajasingham

On 23 July 1960, Srimavo R.D.Bandaranaike formed her first SLFP government. Dr. Badi-ud-din Mahmud, one of the founder members of the SLFP, and the Principal of Zahira College, Gampola, was nominated as a Member of Parliament and also sworn in as the Minister of Education and Broadcasting.

<b>Mother found her son, at last, mentally deranged</b>

Guna Kajananth

I asked his name and he replied “Annan”. The word Annan in Tamil means brother. That is the name under which he had been registered at the Kalutara Prison.

<b>Army-LTTE talks on bunkers successful</b>

The Island

The discussions between the army and the LTTE on the location of bunkers by the two parties was successful, Jaffna Army Commander, Major General Sarath Fonseka said.

<b>Constitutional reform should be comprehensive — President’s office</b>

The Island

The President’s office said yesterday that a country’s constitution "is not to be tinkered with piecemeal for temporary partisan political advantage. Constitutional reform should be comprehensive and encompass the entirety of national issues including devolution of powers and the abolition of the executive presidency".

<b>‘Attempts to oust me from SLFP will fail’ - Mahinda</b>

The Island

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday said there is an attempt by certain interested persons in the SLFP to oust him but those attempts would not succeed and he would never leave the party. He made an open challenge that if anyone proves he is involved with the misplacement of a document from Chief Opposition Whip Mangala Samaraweera’s briefcase at the Opposition Leader’s office, he will resign from all offices and retire from politics.

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