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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2644

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Rebels warn leaders jail sentence hurts Sri Lanka peace talks

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP), Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels made a formal protest over a 200-year jail term given to their leader by a Colombo court, and warned it undermined the "spirit" of peace talks under way in Thailand.

We were married for 35 years.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local
golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the
green, when he sees a long funeral procession on the road
next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his
golf cap, and closes his eyes and bows in prayer.

A Power Sharing Accommodative Governance, would Hold-together in a Pluralist Society

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Alliance of Independent Journalists conducted a “Regional Workshop on Conflict Transformation in Asia,” in Jakarta on October 29 – 30. Anandasangkari from Sri Lanka participated as one of the panelists in the workshop and read a paper on conflict resolution. He made a speech at the workshop. Excerpts of his speech is reproduced.

UNP politicians responsible for Maligawatte incidents must be arrested — JVP

The Island:The tragic incidents at Maligawatte are highly condemned and the UNP politicians responsible for this incident must be arrested forthwith, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna said in a press release yesterday.

PA noncommittal on Prabhakaran’s conviction

by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The Island:The PA yesterday said that it was waiting for the government’s position on LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran, following a high court decision sentencing him to 200 years in prison on Thursday.

Sri Lanka peace talks resume to finalize details of key panels

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Yahoo News: Nakhom Pathom, Thailand, Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels and government ministers resumed peace talks on Saturday to finalize details of two key committees that will oversee development and security in areas ravaged by a 19-year civil war.

Movement of Essential Food items to the Uncleared areas of Vanni.

According to Sri Lankan Army, so far, One hundred and fifty seven lorry loads of food and other essential items had been dispatched to un-cleared areas in the northern province during the period 25 October - 31 October 2002.

Activists criticize ASEAN leaders for avoiding dialogue”

Phnom Penh, Nov.02:- Regional activists today criticised Asean leaders at the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Summit for avoiding dialogue with people’s organisations.

Sri Lanka to begin de-escalation; address political issues

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP), Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's warring parties made a breakthrough in their peace talks with agreement on a joint move to resolve thorny political issues and start de-escalation.