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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2640

<b>Rt. Rev. Oswald Gomis to be installed Archbishop of Colombo</b>

Norman Palihawadana - The Island

The Bishop of Anuradhapura, Rt. Rev. Oswald Gomis will be installed as Archbishop of Colombo at a religious ceremony to be held on Saturday (27) morning at St. Lucia’s Cathedral, Kotahena.

<b>Enough cooks are involved in the delicate Sri Lankan peace process </b>

Letter to the Editor - The Nation

Regarding Kavi Chongkittavorn's op-ed article on "Thailand's role in Sri Lankan peace process" [July 22]: in my opinion, Thailand should have no direct role apart from providing a venue conducive to talks between the parties concerned. Quite to the contrary, we should refrain from injecting ourselves into the sensitive negotiations and not attempt to claim credit or share the limelight in any way.

<b> I trust that, you put this money in my coffin.</b>

Joke Plus.com

An old man was on his death bed. He wanted badly to take
all his money with him. He called his priest, his doctor
and his lawyer to his bedside. "Here's $30,000 cash to be
held by each of you. I trust you to put this in my coffin
when I die so I can take all my money with me."

<b>Black July- North-East Remembers, but South Forgets</b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo July 23: Today is the 19th anniversary of the 1983 ethnic holocaust, that transformed the serene Sri Lanka, into a violent island, bleeding with death and destuction.

<b>Senator Rechard Lugar commended Sri Lankan Prime Minister</b>

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Rechard Lugar commended the courage shown by the Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe in taking steps that had not been taken by any leader of the country to solve the crisis in Sri Lanka.

<b>TNA tells Tamil Nadu: Please Help Us</b>

b>From Guna Kajananth in Trincomalee: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan, today appealed to the Tamil Nadu government and the people, to help Sri Lanka resolve the ethnic conflict.
“It’s the duty of the people and the government of Tamil Nadu to help us to make use of this rare opportunity to end the suffering of their Tamil brothers and sisters here."

<b>"Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"</b>

Jokes Plus.Com

One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a
mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was
about to turn off the light when he asked with a
tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me
tonight?"

<b>Support Lanka initiative before US senate</b>

Kesara Abeywardena in Washington D.C

A motion supporting the peace initiative of the Sri Lankan government is to be presented to the American senate by Senator Richard Lugar shortly.

<b>New "Sinhala Mahawamsa" dedicated to God Vishnu at Kande Vihara</b>

The Island -Bentota Corr.

The Mahawamsa is the proud record of the Sinhala Nation, going back to over 2,500 years with uninterrupted written history by several historians from time to time. No other nation in the world could boast of such continuity. The great work contains nearly 10,000 Pali stanzas. There is a Sinhala version in verse, too.

<b>Reactionaries in bid to scuttle peace process – Rev. Fr. Jesuraja</b>

From J. Antony —The Island - Ratnapura Corr.

Reactionaries are attempting to scuttle the ongoing peace process. They are against negotiations. They should change their thinking and support the peace process if peace is to dawn. There are also certain newspapers which publish distorted facts. They are only helping those against peace. These papers should act more responsibly for the future of this beautiful land.

<b>Sri Lanka: Cross infections kill seven children at pediatric hospital</b>

A correspondent of the World Socialist Website

Seven children have died in the last two months in Sri Lanka after contracting hospital-acquired infections in Lady Ridgeway Hospital, the country’s only designated pediatric hospital. Most of the deaths were the result of infections from pathogens resistant to simple antibiotics. This tragedy, which has received little publicity, is a product of government cuts that have undermined the already meagre facilities and led to the overcrowding of patients, serious staff shortages and poor sanitary conditions.

<b>Defence Secretary Orders Army to vacate all private houses </b>

T.Sabaratnam

Colombo July 21 : Defence Secretary Austin Fernando today ordered the army to vacate all private houses they occupy by August 2, as stated in the ceasefire agreement and to stop immediately the felling palmyrah trees.

<b>Proposed removal of Ravi Karunanayake:Govt. denies President’s allegation</b>

The Island

The Office of the Government Spokesman yesterday made the following comments on the action proposed by the President to remove Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Ravi Karunanayake from the Cabinet of Ministers.

<b>Regional Energy Officials Tackle Climate Change</b>

"Keeping the Earth hospitable to civilization requires dramatic cuts in
fossil fuel combustion and a worldwide transition to clean energy," said
Mr. Kim Hak-Su, UN ESCAP's Executive Secretary. "Without making energy
production and consumption work for common goals, we can but dream of
sustainable development."

<b>LTTE-TNA strategic meeting on Saturday</b>

Shelani Perera - The Sunday Times

The Tamil National Alliance is to meet the LTTE on Saturday to discuss the Government's progress on the implementation of the ceasefire agreement.

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