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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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High-powered security committee appointed to safeguard Muslims in Sri Lanka northeast

Yahoo News: COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov. 11 - The government said Monday it appointed a security committee to safeguard Muslims in Sri Lanka's Tamil-dominated northeast.

Political Parties in Asia opt for an international Organization of their own


A total 137 delegates from 54 political parties from 22 Asian countries have so far indicated their desire to participate in The Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties conference. The enthusiasm shown by the Political Parties in Asia to participate in the conference shows their desire for an institutional organization.

Looking for a Halloween Costume?

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

There's a man with a baldhead and a wooden leg who gets invited to a Halloween party. He doesn't know what costume to wear to hide his head and his leg so he writes to a fancy costumer company to explain the problem. A few days later he receivesa parcel with a note.

Give us speedy hearing as for LTTE suspects – Welikade prisoners

by Chitra Weerarathne - The Island

The Island:"Give us the same speedy hearing as to the LTTE suspects charged under the PTA laws", the remand prisoners of the Welikada prisons have complained to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and a few other persons in authority.

Navy-Sea Tiger pow-wow at Muhamalai

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The Island:A meeting to sort out "common concerns" between the Navy and Sea tigers is to be held at Muhumalai tommorrow following Sunday’s Omanthai meeting of the Sub Committee on De-escalation and Normalisation(SDN).

Asia Crime Prevention Foundation

The Island:10th AGM of the Sri Lankan chapter on November 30. The 10th AGM of the Sri Lankan chapter of the Asia Crime Prevention Foundation will be held on November 30, at the Galle Face Hotel.

Deflation would not affect economic growth, says leading banker

Bangkok, Nov. 12 (TNA) – Thailand would be under pressure of deflation for the next few years, but its economic growth would not be affected, according to a leading banker.

Thailand to host meeting of Asian political parties

Seoul, Nov 12 (TNA) - Thailand will host a meeting of political parties in Asia this month, aimed to promote and forge for closer cooperation among them, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.

President Chandrika to celebrate her eighth years in office

Colombo: November 12 - Today marks President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s eighth anniversary in office. The Maha Sangha and other religious leaders together with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, Cabinet ministers and foreign diplomats are expected to attend a ceremony to mark the occasion.

UNHCR Shame, Shame.... at the Demonstration in India

More than 300 Burmese youths including Chin and Kachin nationals demonstrated in front of the office UNHCR today in New Delhi.

Comments on UN Special Envoy Mr. Razali visit to Burma

A UN spokesperson confirmed that the UN special envoy Mr Razali will be arriving in Rangoon on the 12th of November and he is expected to stay in the country until the 16th of November. This is going to be his 9th trip to Burma and if there is no progress this trip is going to be his last said political observers.

UN Special Envoy For Myanmar To Confer With Leading Figures in Yangon - 12 - 16

Razali Ismail, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Myanmar,
will visit Yangon from 12 to 16 November 2002 to help facilitate the
national reconciliation process in Myanmar. It will be his ninth mission
as Special Envoy.

Thailand ready to be a link for national reconcilation in Myanmar - Thai Foreign Minister

Seoul, Nov 12 (TNA): - Thailand is ready to be a coordinator for all parties concerned for the sake of the success of the national reconcilation in Myanmar, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.