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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2613

Government gazettes the bill to curb president’s power

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 12 Sri Lanka government last night gazetted the constitutional amendment to clip the presidential power to unilaterally dissolve parliament after it completes the first year of its six-year term.

A top LTTE leader gets treatment in Colombo

Colombo, September 11: Leaders of two political parties opposed to peace talks created a stir in Parliament today, saying LTTE leaders and their cadres have come to Colombo posing the capital city, security threat.

Prime Minister to brief UN about Peace Talks

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 12: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will brief the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, about the outcome of the opening round of the Sattahip peace talks, to be held in Thailand.

Sri Lankan suicide bomb survivor calls for peace

By Juliana Liu

Colombo (Reuters) September 12:- While government officials and Tamil rebels engage in high stakes politics for Sri Lanka's future, victims of the violence that has shattered the island for nearly 20 years are urging both sides to forgive and forget.

Indian Company to Export 21,000 Tonnes of Wheat to Sri Lanka

PTI News

b>New Delhi, Sept 10- An Indian company has secured an export order for 21,000 tonnes of wheat to Sri Lanka. The private order comes even as modalities are being worked out to select an agency for export of 300,000 tonnes wheat to Lanka under a government to government [GtG] deal over a span of 20 months.

New airline to start flights to Sri Lankas war-torn Jaffna Peninsula

Colombo, Sri Lanka Sep 10: - Another private airline in Sri Lanka said Tuesday that it would start flying to the northern city of Jaffna this week, indicating growing trust in peace efforts to end the island nation's 19-year ethnic conflict.

The baby was delivered, the cord clamped and cut – Bizarre Medical Report

"The skin was moist and dry. The patient lives at home with his mother, father, and pet turtle, who is presently enrolled in day care three times a week. The patient was in his usual state of good health until his
airplane ran out of gas and crashed."

Cholera Patient who preferred Prayer to Medicine dies

Form our Jaffna Correspondent

Fifty-five year old Elizammah Iruthayanathan who suffered a bout of cholera, declined to take medicine saying prayer would cure her. Prayer did not answer and she was rushed by her relatives to the Jaffna hospital where she died eleven minutes after admission.

Battle for Supremacy has been declared

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 11:The battle line has been drawn.
The government will gazette tonight the 19th Amendment to the constitution that would curb the presidential power to dissolve parliament after it completes the first year of its six-year term.

Sri Lanka peace talks set to open

By Scott McDonald

Colombo (Reuters) - Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger negotiators fly to Thailand this week for talks seen as the best chance yet to end an ethnic conflict that has made the island's name synonymous with war for nearly two decades.

Tens of thousands rally in support of peace in Sri Lanka

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka Mon Sep 9: - Tens of thousands of Sri Lankans converged on the streets of Colombo on Monday in support of the government's efforts to end the island nation's 19-year ethnic conflict.

Janabala Meheyuma - processions converge at Town Hall

The Island

The "Janabala Meheyuma" (People’s Power Campaign) organised by the government with other organisations to show support for the peace process began from a number of positions in the Colombo city limits yesterday afternoon.

Army intelligence unit reports of LTTE leaflet: Prabhakaran aim not to head interim administration.

By Divaina Corr Sirimevan Kasthuriarachchi - The Island

The political unit of the LTTE in a leaflet distributed among the Tamil population in areas under its control in Wanni states that the intention of LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is not to be the leader of any interim administration for the North-East but to dedicate himself to the liberation of the Tamil people, an army intelligence unit spokesman said.

Teamsters in Vegas and Ethel with her Seniority

A dedicated Teamsters Union worker was attending a convention in Las Vegas and, as you would expect, decided to check out the local brothels nearby. When he got to the first one, he asked the Madam, "Is this a union house?"

Ranil Proves that People are behind him, through his Peoples power Rally.

By: T. Sabaratnam

Colombo, September 10:- Through a massive demonstration Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday evening proved to the world that, the people of Sri Lanka are behind his noble endeavor – the Search for Peace. The crowd estimated around half a million, a top police official called it the biggest in Colombo in recent times, roared their approval, when Wickremesinghe pledged to forge ahead with the peace move whatever the difficulties or obstacles were placed by the oppositions.

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