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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2097

<b>President cannot be prosecutor and judge - Fowzie </b>

The Sunday Leader

Former Transport Minister and Member of Parliament A.H.M.Fowzie has told President Chandrika Kumaratunga that she cannot be the "prosecutor and the judge," adding that in terms of Section 14 (viii) of the party constitution, she has no powers to take action against him.

<b>Peace talks back on track </b>

The Sunday Leader

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has outlined its position to Oslo on the envisaged preliminary round of talks scheduled to be held in Thailand with the Sri Lankan government.

<b>A big rooster</b>

"Well, I bought this jigsaw puzzle, but it's too hard.
None of the pieces fit together, and I can't find any

<b>VISAS FOR AFRICANS: Mixed reception for tighter rules</b>

The Nation

Drugs police back move; immigration chief warns of impact on tourism
Anti-narcotics police yesterday welcomed the suspension of visas for Africans by Thai embassies in neighbouring countries, but the reaction from others was mixed.

<b>Stress-free Diet Tips</b>


If you eat something and no one sees you eat it,

<b>Sri Lanka becomes hub of human smuggling</b>


Colombo July 20 (News Feature) Forty-one Pakistani detainees. held in Negombo prison, began a fast unto
death this morning, demanding that they be sent back to their country.

<b>Sri Lanka says peace holding despite bitterness between rebels, truce monitors </b>

SHIMALI SENANAYAKE, Associated Press Writer

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Recent bitterness between Tamil Tiger rebels and European truce monitors has not affected the peace process aimed at ending 19 years of separatist violence in Sri Lanka, the government said Thursday.

<b>LTTE-detained monitors sustain bruises on arms, face...</b>

Namini Wijedasa - The Island

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has recorded evidence of bruises on the two naval monitors who were detained by the LTTE on a fishing trawler they had boarded to inspect.

<b>Sabas Review - Peace ship in floundering animation</b>


Sabas Weekly Review: Peace process has withstood another watery test. If on that Saturday night something more serious had happened, the peace ship would have most likely floundered.

<b>Jayalalitha! Are you helping Chandrika?</b>

From Guna Kajananth in Batticaloa July 18: A massive demonstration was held here today to demonstrate the support of Sri Lankan Tamils to the jailed Tamil leader Vaiko – V.Gopalasamy, who was jailed for addressing in a public rally, in support of the LTTE and its struggle in Sri Lanka.

<b>Oh My God...</b>

Four Catholic ladies were having coffee. The first
Catholic woman tells her friends, "My son is a priest.
When he walks into a room, everyone calls him 'Father.'"

<b>Mere granting of all that LTTE asks will not bring peace - CBK</b>

The Island

President Chandrika Kumaratunga highlighted the need for dialogue between communities to build a multi-ethnic plural society. "An agreement between the LTTE and government alone will not bring peace. We must instil peace in the hearts of people," she said. She was addressing a gathering of soldier families at the Ambanpola Maha Vidyalaya in Yapahuva on Tuesday.

<b>SLFP prevented from suspending Fowzie</b>

Kesara Abeywardena of The Island

The Colombo District Court on Tuesday issued an enjoining order preventing the Sri Lanka Freedom Party from suspending PA MP A. H. M. Fowzie as a member of the party based on the "show cause" letter sent by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, until a full inquiry is conducted.

<b>Mom, what's sex?</b>


A little boy returning home from his first day at school
said to his mother, "Mom, what's sex?"

<b>Batticaloa Market Flooded with Upcountry Vegetables</b>

From Guna Kajananth in Batticoloa. July 18 : The impact of the opening of the Chenkalady- Badulla (A5) road is felt here almost immediately. Batticaloa market is flooded with farm fresh, upcountry vegetables and prices of rice and fish has begun to escalate.
Vegetable wholesaler Shanmugam Periyasamy said: Five to six lorries have come with vegetables and their price has declined.

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