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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Thangavelu Take up Cudgel - a desultary move.

I am in agreement with those who criticize the LTTE as long as that criticism is valid. But I am not in agreement when the LTTE is criticized unfairly.” Writes V.Thangavelu, a Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist from Canada. This was written in response to the news item appeared in the Asian Tribune dated 31 October
Save Journalist Nagarajah, from threat by Tamil tormentors in Australia.

Sri Lankan Peace Talks End

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AP) Nov. 03 _ Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan government declared success Sunday after a second round of peace talks ended with several important agreements.

Insects and worms in rice given to refugees

By Sinniah Gurunathan - Sunday Times

Sunday Times:Some two thousand bags or 100 metric tonnes of rice sent by the Rehabilitation Ministry, to the Trincomalee Cooperative Society for distribution among refugees have been found unfit for human consumption.

No comment on court decision: Lokubandara

By Harinda Vidanage - Sunday Times

Sequel to High Court conviction of Prabhakaran LTTE seeks war crimes amnesty

Anthony David reporting from Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Sunday Times:Tamil rebels want war crimes pardoned on the grounds that they were committed during a war situation in the country.

Japanese envoy to meet Tiger leaders

by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

The Island:A top Japanese government official is scheduled to meet with the LTTE leaders discuss a range of issues this week, authoritative sources said. The meeting will take place in Kilinochchi, the sources said. He will also visit the east.

Navy arrests six armed sea Tigers

by Shamindra Fedinando - The Island.

The Island:The navy on Friday night intercepted a Sea Tiger dinghy carrying six armed LTTE cadres approximately one and half miles west of Foul Point, military sources said yesterday.

Poll results cancelled.

Sorry - Asian Tribune regrettably announces the cancellation of the results of the poll it conducted. This decision was arrived, after Asian Tribune received report from its computer software engineers, that a group, or may be groups were successfully involved in hacking the poll with the view to manipulate the results one-way or other.

The National Council for Burma denies of any involvement in the recent Letter Bomb threats.

The National Council for Burma (NCGUB) in a statement categorically denied of any involvement in the alleged recent letter bombs. The statement put to an end of any lingering suspicions of any pro-democracy movements involvement in such letter bombs. NCGUB said, - firmly opposes terrorist and violent acts.”

Peace only through negotiations

By Marianne David - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader: While over one third of people in Jaffna stated that they believe peace will be achieved soon, a majority believed that it could only be achieved through negotiations stated Social Indicator October 2002.

Moves to impeach CBK

By Dilrukshi Handunneti - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader: A group of government legislators led by several ministers are canvassing opposition support to successfully move an impeachment motion against President Chandrika Kumaratunga in parliament, authoritative government sources said.

Appeal to assist fallen heroes

The Sunday Leader:The Ceylon War Veterans Association of World War II has appealed to the public to increase their contributions to the present day soldiers who have scarified their lives for the sake of their motherland. The Remembrance Day falls on November 10.

Recent Maligawatte riot was intended to chase the Muslims out of Colombo.

Though Muslim leaders participate in the government, the Government miserably has failed to address the grievances of the Muslims. Therefore the unrest in the midst of the Muslim youth is understandable.<

More men are riding my invention than yours

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

The inventor of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation,
Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the gates,
St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and
your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you
can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven."<

Cursory reference of core issues in the Norwegian Press Release, end of the 4-day Talks.


Only a cursory reference regarding the discussions of any political or core issues - if at all that took place, is found mentioned in the statement issued by the Royal Norwegian Government, at the end of the final day of the four day Talks from 31 October to 03 November, between the delegates of the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, held at Nakhom Pathom, Thailand. The Press release said that the both the parties moved, a step by step, towards a lasting political settlement, while fully focussed on the ground situations.