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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

<b>Peace endeavours of CBK, PM will succeed – US ambassador</b>

Kandy: The ambassador for the United States of America Ashley Wills said in Kandy on Wednesday (7) that the peace endeavour of the President and the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka would be a success.

<b>Asgiri Nayaka Thera lauds US for supporting peace process</b>

Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Corr. - The Island

The Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha on Wednesday paid a tribute to the United States of America (USA) for her cooperation in the peace process launched by the Sri Lankan Government.

<b>Son returns from Australia in search of father abducted by LTTE</b>

Bandula Jayasekara - The Island

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has abducted another innocent civilian and his son has returned to Sri Lanka in search of his father. Anthony Johnson is a 59 year old Sri Lankan Burgher who was a civilian employee of the Sri Lankan Navy for more than 20 years in Trincomalee. He was abducted by the LTTE last week and currently being held in a LTTE camp in Muttur according to information received by his son. His son Jerytton Johnson, a Sri Lankan Burgher studying at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia for his Masters arrived in Sri Lanka on 24 July and his whereabouts are not known now. His original address is 1846, Mary’s Street, Palaiyuthu, Trincomalee.

<b>PM issues ultimatum to President</b>

Prasad Gunewardene - The Island

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday night issued the ultimatum of his government in writing to President Chandrika Kumaratunga to respond setting out the three conditions for the Executive to agree, informed sources said.

<b>Rupavahini declines to give President desired slots</b>

The Island

Rupavahini yesterday declined to give air time over the Rupavahini to President Chandrika Kumaratunga today (8), authoritative sources said yesterday.

<b>Ranil-Kadirgamar talks to overcome ‘coup’ crisis</b>

The Island

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday held talks with former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in a bid to explore ways and means of overcoming the present crisis triggered by claims that President Chandrika Kumaratunga was seeking to topple the government. The government has accused SLFP frontliner Anura Bandaranaike, MP and Mangala Samaraweera, MP of conspiring to topple the government through unconstitutional means.

<b>Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.</b>

The Island

Trade between the countries has been low, totalling less than $100 million in 2000.

<b>Opposition’s protest rally will recall 1953 hartal</b>

Anura Balasuriya - The Island

A demonstration by the opposition to protest against government’s political victimisation, pruning down of Samurdhi, privatisation and increasing cost of living will be held on Monday August 12 in Colombo, Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapakse said.

<b>Set up the four commissions before election — Opposition</b>

Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

<b>How To Take Shower Like a Man..! !</b>

Take off clothes while sitting on edge of bed and leave
them in a pile. Walk naked to the bathroom. If you see your wife along theway, shake your privates at her making the "woo" sound.

<b> Release Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor - Amnesty International demands the Malaysian Government</b>

7 August 2002, Kuala Lumpur:"The sentencing today of a detained opposition leader to two years imprisonment under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) is part of a pattern which has a wider chilling effect on freedom of expression in Malaysia,"

<b>Habitual Drunkard …. You write Sir!!</b>

K.T.Rajasingham

It was sometime in nineteen seventy-seven or seventy-eight, I am not sure of the year when I decided to go to Madras, in South India, on some business. There was no Chennai at that time, and it was only Madras, but the name of the State was already changed to Tamil Nadu.

<b>Prisoners Staged Mock Fight before Escape </b>

Our Colombo correspondent

Colombo August 8: Seven prisoners escaped this morning from Puttalam prison after a mock fight among themselves to draw jail guards to their cells, a senior police officer said.

<b>President’s Party Boycott Asian Games Opening</b>

Our Colombo correspondent

b>Colombo August 8: Opposition lawmakers will boycott today’s gala opening of the Asian Games that begins today.

<b>Jayalalitha Effigy tied to Lamp post yesterday and Burnt Today</b>

Our Jaffna correspondent

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