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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2425

The True story of a scam that needs to be referred to the Interpol

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

You may be surprised to receive this letter from me since you do not know me personally. The purpose of my introduction is that I am Johnson Mowete the first son of Frank Mowete ,a farmer in Zimbabwe who was recently murdered in the land dispute in my country. I got your contact through network online hence decided to write you.
Before the death of my father, he had taken me to Johannesburg to deposit the sum of US8.5 million (Eight million, Five Hundred thousand United States dollars), in one of the private security company, as he foresaw the looming danger in Zimbabwe this money was deposited in a box as gem stones to avoid much demurrage from security company. This amount was meant for the purchase of new machines and chemicals for the Farms and establishment of new farms in Swaziland.<

Posters Threatening EPDP cadres

From our Jaffna correspondent

Colombo, September 26 Posters threatening EPDP cadres to leave Vadamarachchi before October 1 have appeared in most parts of the area.

Government cuts defence allocation

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 26 Sri Lanka, vigorously pursuing peace, had cut defence spending by about a third, budget estimates presented to the cabinet reveal.

Vodafone Ireland picks Nokia as the sole supplier for its 3G network

Ireland's leading mobile operator, Vodafone Ireland and Nokia have
signed an agreement for the supply of Nokia's WCDMA 3G solution.
Deliveries begin in October, and under the agreement, Nokia will
provide both 3G core and radio-access network equipment for the
smooth roll-out and introduction of Vodafone Ireland's nationwide
WCDMA network.

Prisoners swap another step in the right direction

T.Sabaratnam

Commander Ajith Boyagoda’s wife Shantini and two sons Shahil and Manil left Friday morning to Omanthai to receive Boyagoda, the prize catch the LTTE imprisoned eight years ago. He is being released on Saturday along with six others, the last batch of war prisoners the LTTE says it has in its custody. The government is releasing in return 13
LTTE cadres.

Emirates business class facilities for SriLankan passengers in Dubai

September 25:SriLankan Airlines yesterday announced that their Business Class passengers travelling from Dubai to Colombo now have the same facilities available to Emirates First and Business Class passengers at Dubai International Airport.

Sri Lanka Tourism Industry Banking On Big Peace Dividend

By Zaithoon Bin Ahamed of Dow Jones News Wire

Yahoo News - Colombo (Dow Jones)--After taking a pounding from the clashes between Tamil Tiger rebels and government troops, Sri Lanka's beleaguered tourism industry is counting on a substantial peace dividend for the upcoming winter season.

New Miss Universe crowned in New York

New York-September 25: A 24-year-old Russian cop who would rather catch criminals than cut ribbons was stripped of her crown as the reigning Miss Universe because she failed to fulfill her duties, pageant organizers said on Tuesday.

Life Explained...as God Agrees

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

On the first day God created the cow. God said, "You must go
to field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the
sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer. I will
give you a life span of sixty years."

New Mobile Internet Technical Architecture book provides an insight into the mobile future

Nokia has produced a new comprehensive study on the future of the mobile world. The Mobile Internet Technical Architecture (MITA) book is a set of three volumes, focusing on the technologies, standards, solutions, software and visions of the mobile domain. The book’s authors are among Nokia’s top mobile communications experts.

Hartley College teachers and students protest against assault on principal

Hartley College, located at Point Pedro in the Jaffna Peninsula, was closed down, following a protest campaign launched by students and its staff, against the brutal assault on their Principal on 21 September around 11.30 p.m.

President will use powers when necessary — Mahinda in Los Angeles

President Chandrika Kumaratunga will not hesitate to exercise her executive powers if necessary, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse said in Los Angeles. President Chandrika Kumaratunga will not hesitate to exercise her executive powers if necessary, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse said in Los Angeles.

British state secretary to visit Sri Lanka

Daily MirrorThe British Minister of State for overseas development, Ms. Clair Short has agreed to visit Sri Lanka in December this year. She has also agreed to find out the developmental needs of our country and to support the rebuilding plan of Sri Lanka, Economic Reform, Science and Technology Ministry said yesterday in a media release.

New US-Lanka protocol on taxation

September 24:The United States of America and Sri Lanka signed a protocol amending the 1985 bilateral income tax convention September 20.

Tourists arrival Pick-up as Peace Process gradually stabilises

The number of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka has escalated with the progress of the ongoing peace process. According to statistics of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, the total number of tourists estimated to arrive in Sri Lanka for the year 2002 is 400,000, a more than 20% increase when compared to last year’s figures.<

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