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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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The Death of a News Paper - LTTE Terrorism in North America

This is the reply to V.Thangavelu’s letter criticizing Selliah Nagarajah – the Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist who resides in Australia. Thangavelu, an Eelam journalist wrote that DBS Jeyaraj folded up his paper because because the advertisement and sales dried up. He further wrote that the mistake committed by DBS Jeyaraj was his thinking that he can criticize the LTTE, antagonize the mainstream Tamil Canadians and yet get away with it. That is what really happened. As for the assault, some over enthusiastic Thamil youths took the law into their own hands.

Sri Lankan police belatedly initiate action over LTTE’s threats against the SEP

By K. Ratnayake - World Socilaist Web Site

World Socialist Web Site: Nov. 04 -Sri Lankan police have been finally forced to respond to complaints issued by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) over death threats against its members made by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) officials on Kayts Island and a physical attack on an SEP member, Nagarajah Kodeeswaran, on October 8. The police actions, which follow growing support for the World Socialist Web Site campaign to defend the SEP, have, however, been limited.

Tigers arrested with lethal cargo: Law will be enforced to the letter — John

by Norman Palihawadana - The Island

The Island:The law will be enforced to the letter in respect of the six Sea Tigers arrested along with a trawler, containing 35 claymore mines in their possession, which were being transported by sea from Kumburupiddy to Sampur in the Trincomalee district, Interior Minister, John Amaratunga said.

Kanjirankudah CO, 13 officers transferred

The Island:Fourteen officers including the commanding officer of the Kanjirankudah STF camp were transferred in connection with last month’s incident where shots were fired at protesters who stormed the camp.

Karuna gives Hakeem undertaking at Thailand Peace Talks: LTTE to return N-E Muslim lands in two mont

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The Island:The LTTE has undertaken to hand over land and property belonging to Muslims now being cultivated or occupied by Tamils in the North-East province back to the Muslims in about two months' time.

Karenni, Rangoon begin preliminary peace talks

The NationA Burmese ethnic rebel group has started preliminary peace talks with the military government, seven years after their cease-fire broke down, rebel officials said yesterday.

Asian Leaders to arrive in Bangkok for the 2nd Asian Political Parties Conference.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok, Nov. 05:The second international conference of Asian political parties, scheduled for November, is expected to be attended by representatives of 59 parties in 22 countries. Several Asian Leaders are expected to attend the conference. The Conference is expected to be one of the leading and important events for Asia.