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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

<b>.. not at cabinet</b>

The Island

President Chandrika Kumaratunge was absent at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting and the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe lasted only fifteen minutes, reliable sources disclosed.

<b>Mangala acquitted of bribery charges</b>

The Island

Former Minister of Posts and Media Mangala Samaraweera was discharged of bribery and corruption charges by the Bribery Commission on Wednesday.

<b>Release journalist U Win Tin from jail in Myanmar Immediately - Appeal WAN &WEF</b>

The World Association of Newspapers and World Editors Forum have asked the military rulers of Myanmar to release journalist U Win Tin from jail immediately following reports that his medical condition has worsened

<b>Sri Lanka praises Musharraf for his help in fighting terrorism </b>

SHIMALI SENANAYAKE, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Wednesday praised Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf for his support in fighting Tamil Tiger rebels and combatting global terrorism.

<b>Detention of two SLMM members by LTTE: Monitors clear navy of any flaws</b>

Namini Wijedasa - The Island

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has cleared the navy of any wrongdoing in the incident where LTTE cadres forcibly held two monitors against their will.

<b>Woman pining for Jaffna sets herself ablaze</b>

Sandasen Marasinghe - The Island

A young wife who wanted to visit Jaffna, her home town, burned herself to death on July 27, when her husband was unable to accompany her there.

<b>SLMM-LTTE to finalise sea route today</b>

Sumadhu Weerwarne - The Island

The head and deputy head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) will be in Kilinochchi today to finalise details on LTTE cadres’ movement from LTTE-controlled areas in the north to those in the east via sea.

<b>What is Vegan?</b>

We were having a cook out Sunday my brother Eugene who moved into the city a few years back finally made it out to see us. He even brought along his girlfriend.

<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?

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