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

<b>Ranil-Kadirgamar talks to overcome ‘coup’ crisis</b>

The Island

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday held talks with former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in a bid to explore ways and means of overcoming the present crisis triggered by claims that President Chandrika Kumaratunga was seeking to topple the government. The government has accused SLFP frontliner Anura Bandaranaike, MP and Mangala Samaraweera, MP of conspiring to topple the government through unconstitutional means.

<b>Policy Studies of Sri Lanka.</b>

The Island

Trade between the countries has been low, totalling less than $100 million in 2000.

<b>Opposition’s protest rally will recall 1953 hartal</b>

Anura Balasuriya - The Island

A demonstration by the opposition to protest against government’s political victimisation, pruning down of Samurdhi, privatisation and increasing cost of living will be held on Monday August 12 in Colombo, Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapakse said.

<b>Set up the four commissions before election — Opposition</b>

Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

<b>How To Take Shower Like a Man..! !</b>

Take off clothes while sitting on edge of bed and leave
them in a pile. Walk naked to the bathroom. If you see your wife along theway, shake your privates at her making the "woo" sound.

<b> Release Mohamad Ezam Mohd Nor - Amnesty International demands the Malaysian Government</b>

7 August 2002, Kuala Lumpur:"The sentencing today of a detained opposition leader to two years imprisonment under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) is part of a pattern which has a wider chilling effect on freedom of expression in Malaysia,"

<b>Habitual Drunkard …. You write Sir!!</b>

K.T.Rajasingham

It was sometime in nineteen seventy-seven or seventy-eight, I am not sure of the year when I decided to go to Madras, in South India, on some business. There was no Chennai at that time, and it was only Madras, but the name of the State was already changed to Tamil Nadu.

<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.

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