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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

UNICEF says Sri Lankan rebels release child soldiers

Colombo (Reuters) - Tamil Tiger rebels are beginning to release child soldiers recruited to help fight in Sri Lanka's 19-year ethnic conflict, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

IMF says Sri Lanka economy at critical juncture

Washington (Reuters) September 12- Sri Lanka's economy is at a critical juncture and with the recovery there fragile and subject to significant risks, major adjustments are needed, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday

Defense Minister: Americas war on terror aided Sri Lanka peace efforts

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka September 11- America's efforts to crack down on terrorism helped draw one of the world's fiercest rebel groups to the negotiating table, Sri Lanka's defense minister said Wednesday. - America's efforts to crack down on terrorism helped draw one of the world's fiercest rebel groups to the negotiating table, Sri Lanka's defense minister said Wednesday.

Police intimidating sexually tortured woman – A mnesty International

Amnesty International, a human right watch-dog from London, made an urgent appeal to the Sri Lankan government Wednesday urging it to prevent Police officers on trial for sexually torturing a woman in their custody from intimidating her, her family, her lawyer and a human rights defender who has been involved with her case.

Congratulations on your new location.

On opening his new store, a man received a bouquet of
flowers. He became dismayed on reading the enclosed
card, that it expressed "Deepest Sympathy".

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.

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