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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

Summit helps easing 800,000 Lankan maids burdens

Kalinga Weerakkody - The Island

Minister of Women’s Affairs Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake representing the Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing the final day of the RSFDW which was held on Wednesday at the Hotel Trans Asia said: ‘Currently around eight lakhs of Sri Lankan housemaids are working in foreign countries.

Plantation Dispute Settled


Colombo, August 29: Plantation wage dispute was settled today with trade unions accepting the daily wage of Rs. 147 offered by the employers.

Those little hand painted signs hung in so many kitchens – The Kitchen Signs

You have all seen those little hand painted signs hung in so many kitchens. Many are heart-warming and homey, but many are simply hilarious. Here is some:

Government Postpones Faith Vote Fearing Crossovers?

Colombo, August 29: Opposition sources said yesterday the government postponed today’s debate on its confidence motion fearing the crossover of six of its members to the opposition.

Remembering Amrithalingham


Appapillai Amrithalingham, a good soul without any blemishes, lived in the midst of us, tirelessly worked for the humanity and in the end, he was shot and killed by the very people, he was responsible for promoting them, in the early 1970s.<

LTTE wishes Hakeem to attend Thailand talks as Muslim leader


Colombo, August 29: Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauff Hakeem said today that, LTTE had asked him to take part in the September 16 talks, as a Muslim leader and not as a member of the Sri Lanka government delegation.

LTTE launches the Sinhalese weekly - other newspapers are already in the Political Battle-Front.


SABA'S WEEKLY NEWS REVIEW: The Sinhala weekly ‘Theythunna” was launched by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, this week. Its mission is be promote racial amity besides telling the Sinhala people why and how Tamil struggle to win their rights originated, grew and matured into an armed struggle.<

Deer Died Vomitting Blood, After munching the Polythene Bags.

From Our Trincomalee Correspondent

A healthy robust deer died suddenly here yesterday, after munching polythene bags scattered in the esplanade and its environs around the Fort area.

Sri Lankan family alleges woman victim of human organ theft

By Joanne Laurier - World Wide Socialist Web

30 August 2002: One of the most gruesome expressions of international social inequality is the trade in human organs and, more particularly, the murder and dismemberment of poor and defenseless people for their organs.

President Chandrika Returns to Colombo, Amidst Crisis


Colombo, August 30: President Chandrika Kumaratunga returned from London this morning, to face the constitutional crisis, which threaten to slim her powers and the impending political crisis which imperil her party.

Prisoner Exchange Delayed by a Week

By: T. Sabaratnam

Colombo, August 30 : Prisoner exchange scheduled for tomorrow had been postponed by a week, government and LTTE sources said today.

LTTE leaders living outside Sri Lanka would participate in the inaugural session at Bangkok

The Tamil Tigers said on Wednesday that, they will send a four-member delegation to Bangkok, to the inaugural meeting of the historic peace talks with the government of Sri Lanka, next month.

Officers and men missing in action in North-East exceed 3,300

Sanjeevi Jayasuriya - The Island

Gnana Balagalle, Chairperson of the Army Seva Vanita Sanvidhanaya on Tuesday (27) placed the number of officers and men missing in action in the North-East over 3,300.

Moragoda discuss Hanuman Bridge with Pant


Colombo, August 28 Sri Lanka’s Economic Reforms minister Milinda Moragoda today discussed with K. C. Pant, India’s Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, the construction of Hanuman Bridge to link Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Congress reverses faith vote decision


Colombo, 29: All Ceylon Tamil Congress (ACTC) which earlier decided to abstain during today’s confidence vote of the government, had decided to fall in line with the other Tamil parties, its leader A. Vinayagamoorthy said.

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