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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

Newly Married

A man met a beautiful Blond lady and he decided he wanted to marry her right away. He proposed to her. She said, "But we don't know anything about each other."

Sri Lanka president says go slow on lifting ban

Scott McDonald - Reuters

Colmbo (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga criticised the government on Sunday for its plan to lift a ban on the Tamil Tiger rebels, casting a cloud over peace talks set to start in two weeks.

Deproscribing the LTTE is disastrous: Terrorists who tried to kill President to be Released

Divaina Corr. Chatura Pamunuwa : The Island

The leader of Sihala Urumaya Thilak Karunarathne said all parties including the PA and JVP should protest jointly against what he described as betrayal of the country to the Tigers. He was addressing the second convention of the Sihala Urumaya held at the Mahaweli Centre.

Remove all arbitrary powers of presidency: DLF

The Island

The Democratic Left Front calls for the abolition of the Executive Presidency and restoration of the right of members of Parliament to act in accordance with their conscience as representatives of the people, stated a press release issued by the party signed by Percy Wickremesekere Secretary and Vasudeva Nanayakkara National Organizer of the party. The statement further said:

Malwatte prelate opposed to stripping executive presidential powers piecemeal

Kandy: The Mahanayake Thero of Malwatte, the Ven. Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi, said yesterday (01) that he was not in favour of pruning the powers of the President.

Todays politicians mercenary minded — Malwatte Prelate

by Cyril Wimalasurendre, Kandy Corr. - The Island

"Present day politicians desire to become MPs and ministers to make money. We can judge from what appears in the media what some ministers have done. It is shameful and morally wrong," commented the Ven. Rambukwelle Sri Vipassi Mahanayake Thero of Malwatte, yesterday (01).

Vadamaradchchi SW PS attacked : EPDP accuses LTTE

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The new office of the EPDP controlled Vadamaradchchi South West Pradeshiya Sabha built at a cost of eight million rupees and scheduled to be opened today was attacked and damaged in the early hours of yesterday allegedly by the LTTE.

Bradman Weerakoon meets Thamilchelvan

Kilinochchi : Bradman Weerakoon, the Secretary to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, held talks with S.P.Thamil Chelvan, the head of the Political divison of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), yesterday.

Old men now keep vigil outside girl schools

From our Jaffna Correspondent

Off the Beat :In Karaveddy, one of the most conservative villages in the conformist Jaffna peninsula, old men are now keeping vigil outside girls’ schools and private tutories.

Anwar Sadat of Egypt and the New York COMEX


In 1979, I went to the Emirate of Dubai, which was one of the seven Emirates in the United Arab Emirates – one of the wealthiest Gulf Countries. I went in search of an employment to Dubai. In New Delhi, I obtained a Tourist visa to go to Dubai. Subsequently, I went to Dubai and searched for a suitable employment.

How dare you touch me!

A young woman, wearing a tight leather mini-skirt with
matching tight leather boots and jacket, was waiting
for the city bus.

Ranil is to draw a map of Eelam in Thailand.


Colombo, September 2: “What Ranil is going to do at Thailand is to draw up the map of Eelam? Asked Chandrika Kumaratunga in her address at the Bogambara Grounds at Kandy. She further said: “De facto separate state has emerged in the north-east. Tigers run a separate administration. They have their courts. They have a training college to train their judges. They maintain their police.

Hakeem off to London for meeting with Bala

The Island

SLMC leader Rauf Hakeem planned to fly to London on Sunday or Monday for consultations with the LTTE’s Dr. Anton Balasingham prior to the peace negotiations that will begin in Thailand on September 16.

Ministerial trio meetings in London in month

Sujeeva Nivunhella - London Corr - The Island

Three cabinet ministers are due in London in this month. Constitutional Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris will be in London between September 9 and 11. He will be holding meetings with British businessmen, to attract investors to Sri Lanka. He is due to meet businessmen from Information Technology, Software and Apparel industries.

Legal dilemma over prisoner exchange

The Island

Five of the 24 LTTE cadres whose release had been sought by them in return for the release of seven security forces personnel in their custody, have been released, authoritative sources said.

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