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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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Yasushi Akashi to participate in the peace process in Sri Lanka

Tokyo, October 25: Yasushi Akashi would participate in peace process in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, said the Press secretary Hatsuhisa Takashima of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

President’s invitation welcomed

The address will do much to remove fears that increasingly strained ties between the president and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe might derail the peace process just when it seemed to offer the best chance of resolving 19 years of civil war,” said Frances Harrison BBC’s Correspondent in Colombo about President Kumaratunga’s call for a joint effort to forge peace.

Rose Garden, venue for round two of Peace Talks

The second round of Peace Talks between the Government and the LTTE will be held from October 31 – November 3, at The Rose Garden, a prime Resort Nakhon Pathom - 40km from Bangkok.

Nation should urge Govt. to accept president’s offer — PA

By Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island

The Island:The President extended a hand of friendship towards the UNF government in her address to the nation on Thursday night and the civil society would have to wait and see whether the government would accept it, media spokesman for the PA, MP Sarath Amunugama said at a press conference yesterday. "Should the government fail to accept the proffered hand, it would be the nation’s duty to pressurise it to take it," he said.

UNF to implement own agenda: Govt. will go ahead with people’s mandate — GL

By Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The Island:Reacting to the President’s call to join hands, the government yesterday announced that it welcomed co-operation from other parties but maintained that the government would implement its own agenda.

JVP praises president for not meeting Helgesen

By Kesara Abeywardena - The Island

The Island:JVP Parliamentary group leader Wimal Weerawansa praised President Chandrika Kumaratunga in Parliament yesterday for refusing to meet Norway’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen.

Helgesen remains upbeat despite party politics in Colombo

By Scott Mcdonald - -Reuters

Daily Mirror:The peace talks are on track despite a power struggle between the president and prime minister and clashes in the country's east, a Norwegian mediator said.

Peoples Parliament of Burma nominated new ethnic Parliament members.

Rangoon, Burma October 26:The Committee Representing People's Parliament (CRPP) held its regular meeting at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Rangoon on 23 October.

Burma’s deteriorating crisis – Answer is Better Governance – Aung San Suu Kyi.

Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and the leader of the non-violent movement for human rights and democracy in Burma, strongly hoped and believed by millions of Burmese as the beacon of hope for the return of peace and normalcy in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, was freed on 16 May 2002, after 19 months under house arrest. After her release from the housed arrest she said, “It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power, corrupts those who wield it. Fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” Aung San Suu Kyi, in the 15 years she’s been on the world’s political arena she has displayed her steely will power, determination and has shown her own fearlessness.