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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2674

<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.

<b>The pot is on this side</b>

A young man visited his sister who was married to a farmer
in a poor district of the country. Since there were limited
accommodations, he was required to sleep with his
young nephew.

<b>A Comma saved a human life.</b>

K.T.Rajasingham

The English teacher taught about the importance of punctuations to the Grade six students. He told them that a sentence is punctuated in accordance with the natural stops or pauses one makes, when reading or speaking. He said that it is important that a sentence should be properly punctuated, as the insertion of a wrong mark, or omission of the right one, may alter the whole meaning.

<b>English Proficiency: TOEFL score shocker <b>

Natee Vichitsorasatra, & Jesada Paisalpichitsodsai - The Nation

A Chulalongkorn University (CU) survey shows that Thai graduates have the lowest levels of English proficiency in Southeast Asia, alongside neighbouring Laos.

<b>Renovated School Building Collapsed</b>

T.Sabaratnam

August 7 : A section of a renovated school building in Chavakachcheri, collapsed last Monday morning, driving serious concern to all those, who hurriedly patched their damaged buildings for occupancy.

<b>Malaysia wants to be a Partner in Sri Lankan Development</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 7: Malaysian Labour Minister Samy Velu, said today that, he was impressed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s eagerness to bring peace, stability and economic development to Sri Lanka.

<b>Coup Document - UNP fabrication - President’s office</b>

Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The President’s Office said yesterday that a "coup document" in circulation which speaks of prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and some cabinet ministers being sacked could be a UNP fabrication.

<b>Minister to discuss with PM today whether to import flour</b>

Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The Minister of Co-operatives will meet Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe today to discuss the possibility of importing flour to overcome a severe shortage of supplies to co operatives from Prima.

<b>Model police stations with close link with the public</b>

The Island

Interior Minister John Amaratunga initiating the first model police station in Bambalapitiya on Wednesday said that there was a time when people dreaded to step into a police station.

<b>Swedish heralding the North-East and the Tiger propagandist</b>

Bandula Jayasekara - The Island

The North East Herald is out. It is not just another newspaper. But, a newspaper sponsored by the Swedish government through Sida. The initial funding is about 2.2 million rupees (Swedish Kroner 220,00).

<b>Stalemate in wage negotiations</b>

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) having received representations from the Planters’ Association of Ceylon (PAC) which is an affiliated association of the Chamber is concerned to note that there is a stalemate in the wage negotiations between the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) who are acting on behalf of the "plantation companies and the main labour unions". This has resulted in the trade unions launching action in the form of a non co-operation with management" campaign.

<b>Arumugan Thondaman Wriggles Out of a Failing Plantation Strike </b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo August 5: The leader of Sri Lanka’s biggest plantation trade union today wriggled out of a failing strike he launched five days ago demanding Rs. 30 rise in the daily wage.

<b>Thai Police Targets Secondary School students as informants and spies</b>

The Police in Thailand has targeted secondary school going students as young as 13, 14 and 15 years to work as spies and informants for them. The school going students, girls and boys who are in their tender age, who may in their enthusiasm by assuming to play the role of James Bond 007, they may end up exposing themselves to the horror of criminality.

<b>Mathematician buys drinks for the lady who was not there.</b>

Every Friday afternoon, a mathematician goes down to the
bar, sits in the second-to-last seat, turns to the last seat,
which is empty, and asks a girl who isn't there if he can
buy her a drink.

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