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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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It is only token presence at Oslo meet

The Hindu: Chennai, Nov. 25 - The presence of an Indian mission staff member at the Norway-inspired peace process between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan Government in Oslo will only be token and will not be tantamount to ``expressedly or impliedly recognising the LTTE'', the Additional Solicitor-General of India, V.T. Gopalan, told the Madras High Court today.

Tamil rebels reject U.S. call to renounce violence

Yahoo News: Oslo (Reuters) Nov. 26 - Tamil rebels rejected a face-to-face U.S. appeal at an Oslo conference on Monday to renounce violence and said it was "totally unacceptable" for Washington to label them terrorists for fighting a 19-year separatist war in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka seeking associate membership in ASEAN

Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's foreign minister said Monday that the island nation wants to become an associate member of the Association of South East Asian Nations to tighten economic links with the 10-member regional body.

Canada Pledges Money to Help Sri Lanka Peace

Yahoo News: Ottawa (Reuters), Nov. 26 - Canada, which has a sizable Sri Lankan community, on Monday pledged $1.3 million in immediate financial aid to help the Sri Lankan peace process and said it was ready to consider giving more money next year.

Popular Support for Peace must be sustained – The Declaration in Support of the Peace Process

Oslo, Norway, Nov. 25: The declaration in support of the Peace process in Sri Lanka released after the conclusion of the Donor Conference held in its support urged the Sri lanka Government and the Liberation Tigers of tamil Eelam to resolve the hardcore political issues soon in order to achieve lasting political settlement.

Cairo police arrests 166 illegal Lankan emigrants

by Norman Palihawadana - The Island

The Island: Cairo police had arrested illegal emigrants from Sri Lanka bound for Italy on Sunday. One hundred and fifty nine illegal Sri Lankan emigrants were arrested in the Suez Canal a few days back and within 48 hours last Monday (25) Egypt police had arrested 166 illegal Sri Lankan emigrants bound for Italy travelling in two trawlers.

Don’t telecast Prabhakaran’s address –SJS

The Island: The Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya in a letter to Rupavahini Corporation states:

Discuss at Oslo LTTE’s intolerance of political opposition - President

Colombo, Nov. 26: As the clashes between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Eelam People's Democratic Party(EPDP) in the Delft Island continue, President Chandrika Kumaratunga has urged the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe that the matter be taken up for discussion in Oslo.