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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

<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

<b>Political woes threaten Sri Lanka peace bid</b>

Juliana Liu

Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's political standoff between the prime minister and the president has deepened with a cabinet minister warning the fight could slow a bid to end the island's two-decade-long ethnic war.

<b>Sri Lanka main opposition vows to remove government </b>

Shimali Senananayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka - The opposition Peoples' Alliance said Tuesday it was talking to other political groups about ways to unseat the new government.

<b>Constitution doesn’t permit PM to dissolve parliament – PA</b>

Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The constitution dos not allow the Prime Minister to dissolve parliament, People’s Alliance (PA) MP’s said yesterday reacting to news reports that the government was planning to dissolve parliament and hold fresh elections.

<b>Parliament can dissolve itself within an year — UNF</b>

Zacki Jabbar - The Island

Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando said yesterday that our constitution provides for parliament to dissolve itself within one year of an election.

<b>Kotakadeniya ‘dreaming’ of becoming next IGP — Kodituwakku</b>

Norman Palihawadane - The Island

The attempt by senior DIG, H. M. G. B. Kotakadeniya, Head of Crimes and Intelligence Unit of the police to become the next Inspector General of Police is only a "dream", Inspector General of Police Lucky Kodituwakku said.

<b>The pot is on this side</b>

A young man visited his sister who was married to a farmer
in a poor district of the country. Since there were limited
accommodations, he was required to sleep with his
young nephew.

<b>A Comma saved a human life.</b>

K.T.Rajasingham

The English teacher taught about the importance of punctuations to the Grade six students. He told them that a sentence is punctuated in accordance with the natural stops or pauses one makes, when reading or speaking. He said that it is important that a sentence should be properly punctuated, as the insertion of a wrong mark, or omission of the right one, may alter the whole meaning.

<b>English Proficiency: TOEFL score shocker <b>

Natee Vichitsorasatra, & Jesada Paisalpichitsodsai - The Nation

A Chulalongkorn University (CU) survey shows that Thai graduates have the lowest levels of English proficiency in Southeast Asia, alongside neighbouring Laos.

<b>Renovated School Building Collapsed</b>

T.Sabaratnam

August 7 : A section of a renovated school building in Chavakachcheri, collapsed last Monday morning, driving serious concern to all those, who hurriedly patched their damaged buildings for occupancy.

<b>Malaysia wants to be a Partner in Sri Lankan Development</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 7: Malaysian Labour Minister Samy Velu, said today that, he was impressed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s eagerness to bring peace, stability and economic development to Sri Lanka.

<b>Coup Document - UNP fabrication - President’s office</b>

Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The President’s Office said yesterday that a "coup document" in circulation which speaks of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and some cabinet ministers being sacked could be a UNP fabrication.

<b>Minister to discuss with PM today whether to import flour</b>

Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The Minister of Co-operatives will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe today to discuss the possibility of importing flour to overcome a severe shortage of supplies to co operatives from Prima.

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