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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

Sri Lanka president warns of assassination bid, vows to

Yahoo News: Colombo (AFP) - Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga has accused her cohabitation government of trying to assassinate her, but said she will "kill 500" assailants if anyone comes to attack her, press reports here said.

Peace process will succeed - Asgiriya Mahanayaka

The Island:Mahanayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter said that there were signs that the peace process would be successful, with massive public support for the efforts.

Tigers hold passing out parade in the open, invites politicians

For the first time in its 27-year history, LTTE conducted its passing out ceremony for the new trainees of the armoured corps in the open and invited a politician to deliver key-note address.

Prime minister invited UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to visit Sri Lanka

United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan told the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that he is pleased with the progress of the peace process at a recent meeting at the UN Headquarters. He congratulated the Prime Minister on the gradual and methodical approach of the government that started with the cease-fire and brought up to the negotiating table.

Mommy and Daddy made him as a symbol of their love

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids
myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my
own second grade classroom a few years back.

The word unitary was never mentioned during Sattahip Talks


The word ‘unitary’ was never mentioned during the three-day first round of the peace talks held at Sattahip beginning September 16, a government delegate Ports Minister Rauff Hakeem said. The government delegation studiously avoided using that contentious term. The word used was united,” he said

On the Spot Report: Plight of People returning back to their homes.

Guna Kajananth in Jaffna

"That is my house, a returnee showed me." I came down to Jaffna to investigate the problems refugees’ face, when they return to their homes.This is a four part series of the survey conducted by our Roving ReporterGuna Kajananth in Jaffna, He vividly describes the plight of the people returning back to the Jaffna peninsula, hoping that the 20 year war has come to an end.

United Nations Secretary-General Launches New Round Of UN Reform

New York, 23 September: Uinted Nations Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan announced today a plan to further strengthen the United Nations and improveits ability to meet the challenges placed before it by the Member States and the world's peoples.

Balasingham: From alien to excellency

by Amal Jayasinghe - The Island

- When Sri Lanka’s top Tamil Tiger negotiator slipped into Thailand to have a kidney removed he had to dodge the authorities, but three years later he is treated like a head of state.

I won’t die like a kitten, says President

by Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Staff Corr - The Island.

The Islabd:President Chandrika Kumaratunga Friday accused the Ranil Wickremesinghe government of attempting to relieve her of executive powers vested by the constitution, saying they would finally kill her as was done to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in India.

Development key to continuous peace: Prime Minister

The Island: Sep 20 (IPS) - Economic development in parts of the country devastated by 20 years of bloody civil war will be key to maintaining harmony as peace talks continue, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told reporters Friday.

Consider opinions of smaller groups in peace talks urges Jaffna MC

By S.S. Selvanayagam - Sunday Times

Sunday Times:The Jaffna Municipal Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to urge the international community to consider the views of the splinter Tamil parties in talks to resolve the North-East crisis, an official source said.

Book aid to rebuild Jaffna library

By Neville de Silva in London- Sunday Times

Sunday Times:The prestigious Jaffna library that was largely destroyed 20 years ago will be ready for opening when it is rebuilt by the end of this year. Dr Jayalath Jayawardena, Minister for Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees said here that the reconstruction of the building itself was nearing completion.

Government - LTTE to raise funds jointly

Sunday Times:The LTTE and the Sri Lankan government will jointly carry out an international campaign to raise funds for the redevelopment of the war-ravaged north and eastern provinces.

Prisoner swap this week?

By Frederica Jansz - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader:Eleven LTTE suspects in government custody are expected to be released on Wednesday, September 25, in exchange for seven Sinhalese prisoners of war held by the Tigers.

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