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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2837

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PM to discuss Muslim demands with relevant persons.

The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to discuss the demand by nine SLMC parliamentarians for an independent unit of devolution for the Muslims under a permanently merged North-East province and Muslim representation at the Government-LTTE peace talks with the "relevant persons" before giving them an answer.

5 LTTEers issued passports to attend 2nd round

The Island:The Immigration and Emigration Department yesterday issued passports to five LTTEers including its Ampara-Batticaloa military commander, V. Karuna and political wing leader, S. P. Thamilchelvan, authoritative sources said.

Thomson Foundation Trains Journalists In Iran, Thailand and Egypt.

The Cardiff-based Thomson Foundation is currently training journalists
from countries on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, and in Iran
and Egypt, during October and November, according to the
foundation's web site.

Astronaut with cigarette in his lips cut a sorry figure.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

NASA planned a mission that involved three astronauts
spending two years in space. Because of the extended
duration, each was allowed to take 200 pounds of
baggage, with no restrictions.<

On What type of Passports, LTTE Officials are traveling today to Thailand?

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok, October 29:On what passports, the LTTE delegates are traveling today to Thailand? Are they being provided with Sri Lankan diplomatic passports? These are the nagging questions that are being raised in the midst of the Sri Lankan expatriate community. According to diplomatic sources, who wish to remain anonymous, told the “Asian Tribune” that, the two LTTE delegates who are going to Thailand to participate in the 2nd Round of Peace Talks with the Sri Lankan Government representatives, are entitled to hold diplomatic passports, as they are high ranking officials of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which is being recognized by the Sri Lankan Government as their “Talking-partners” in search of durable peace in the country.

Peace Conference scheduled for Today In Norway, is postponed

Bangkok, October 29:The Conference on Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to be held today at the Center for Peace Studies, University of Tromso, Norway, is suddenly postponed to February 2003. This was disclosed to Asian Tribune Rune Henriksen, the coordinator of the Conference. No reason was given for the postponement of the scheduled conference.