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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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.<

U.S. Counterterrorism Official to Visit Sri Lanka

Yahoo News: Colombo (Reuters) September 24: A U.S. counterterrorism official will visit Sri Lanka next week to explore cooperation as the island tries to end nearly two decades of conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels, a U.S. statement said on Tuesday.

Constitutional Council not answerable to SC if 18th amendment is made law’

by Chitra Weeraratne - The Island

: If the proposed Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution is made law, the Constitutional Council will not be answerable to the Supreme Court, under Article 126 of the Constitution, on alleged violation of fundamental rights, Attorney-at-Law, Bandula Wellala of Kelaniya had complained to the Supreme Court, in a petition filed on Monday, challenging the constitutionality of the proposed eighteenth amendment to the Constitution.

SLFP challenges 19th Amendment

By Chitra Weerarathne - The Island

The Island:Champani Padmasekera, the Assitant Secretary to the SLFP Lawyers’ Association on Monday petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the proposed Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

LTTE insists on Rs. 200,000 compensation for accident victim

by Namini Wijedasa - The Island

The IslandThe LTTE yesterday insisted that owners of a private bus which collided with a van on the Jaffna-Kandy A9 highway on Saturday would have to pay Rs. 200,000 as compensation to the family of the seven-year-old boy who was killed.

Artie Fixes a Marriage by Choking Two For A Dollar At Safeway.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Tired of constantly being broke, and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife (with himself as the beneficiary), and arranging to have her killed.

The 19th Amendment of Ranil Wickramasinghe

Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne, the Presidium member of the New Left Front has extended an appeal to all democratic forces to get together to defeat the 19th amendment and to face the social civil war launched against the working masses by the hypocritical regime of Ranil Wickramasinghe. He further adds, that the present attempt by the government to consolidate its hold on Members of Parliament in order to implement rightwing socio-economic policies, will get the most hostile response from the trade unions and the left parties.

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