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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2461

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<b> We Have abandon the War – LTTE’s Jaffna Organizer - Ilamparithi </b>

Guna Kajananth - Jaffna July 30: LTTE’s political organizers in Jaffna and Ampara yesterday said that they are recruiting youths not to fight a war, but to do political work

<b>President blasts Premier</b>

Kasun Yapa Karunaratne - Daily Mirror

President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday launched her strongest attack on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe saying she was 'completely and utterly shocked' by what she saw as the Premier's volte face in the controversy over Minister Ravi Karunanayake's behaviour.

<b>Prisoners held by LTTE in detention camps</b>

Munza Mushtaq - Daily Mirror

Around 800 civilians are reportedly being held prisoner by the LTTE in the Mullaitivu district alone. Informed sources told the Daily Mirror last night that around 600 Tamil civilians alone were being held prisoners in one of the detention camps.

<b>India prepares to ban LTTE </b>

S.S.Selvanayagam - Daily Mirror

India is taking preparatory action to renew the ban on the LTTE for a further two years. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, New Delhi has issued notice on the LTTE calling upon it to show cause in writing within 30 days from July 6 as to why it should not be declared an unlawful association and why order be not made confirming the declaration already made.

<b>HIV Transmission: Thai doctors score big</b>

Arthit Khwankhom - The Nation

Siriraj hospital yesterday revealed dramatic success in reducing the HIV transmission rate from mother to child - to less than 3 per cent.

<b>Musharraf regrets Pak forces’ ‘excesses’ in ’71</b>

Independent - Bangladesh

Savar, Bangladesh, July 29: Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf today stood in solemn silence before the National Mausoleum here in homage to the martyrs of the Bangladesh Liberation War and regretted the "excesses" committed by his country's forces in 1971, reports UNB

<b>Petronas to develop Lanka’s oil/gas resources</b>

Kuala Lumpur - Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has been asked to help develop the oil and gas resources of Sri Lanka, Bernama news agency reported, citing visiting Sri Lanka Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando.

<b>Indian Oil gets US$ 100 m contract</b>

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has secured a contract for US$ 100 million from Sri Lanka’s state-owned company Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (Ceypetco) for shipment of 30,000 tonnes of diesel and 10,000 tonnes of aviation turbine fuel from September 2002.

<b>Rice, flour, infant milk, etc. cheaper from Aug. 1</b>

Divaina corr. Nilantha Madurawala- The Island

Finance Minister K.N. Choksy said yesterday that prices of rice, flour, infant milk,, pharmaceuticals, bread, spices, kerosene, coconut and coconut oil will get reduced with the Value Added Tax (VAT) coming into effect from August 1.

<b>Who are Einstein and Picasso? - George W. Bush</b>

George W. Bush, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso have all
died. Due to a glitch in the mundane/celestial time-space
continuum, all three arrive at the Pearly Gates more or less
simultaneously, even though their deaths have taken place
decades apart.

<b>Musharraf takes secret route </b>

Daily Mirror

ISLAMABAD Monday (AFP) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf left today on a five-day trip to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka that will include discussions on Pakistan's stand off with India.