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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Sri Lankan negotiators leave for Oslo peace talks

Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 30 - Sri Lanka's peace negotiators have left Colombo for Norway to take part in a third round of talks with the Tamil Tiger rebels.

PM invites Thai people to extend best wishes to HM

Bangkok, Dec 1 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday invited all Thai people to extend their best wishes to His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary, which falls on on December 5.

Sonia should apologise for statement in UK university: BJP

New Delhi,Saturday, November 30, 2002: BJP today took strong exception to the veiled attack on it by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in her lecture at Centre for Islamic Studies in Oxford where she had reportedly said that certain political parties in India were for only majority community.

Indian foreign secretary returned from Myanmar

India’s Foreign Secretary Mr Kanwal Sibal returned to New Delhi after a five-day visit to Myanmar (Burma). Mr Sibal was in Myanmar for a regular Foreign Office Consultative Meeting with his Burmese counterparts.

PM:Govt is ready to evacuate Thai workers from Israel

Bangkok, Dec 1 (TNA): The government is ready to evacuate Thai workers from Israel and Gaza Stripe if tension between Israel and Palestine escalates, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thailand to host Rubber Corporation Dialogue

Bangkok, (TNA) - Thailand will host a meeting of rubber plantation leaders in the region, called Rubber Corporation Dialogue (RCD), for the first time next month, according to a senior official.

Liberation: Barazani and the war against Iraq

The chairman of the Kurdistani Democratic party, Masoud al-Barazani, announced that the war against Iraq is very possible because the Americans have commited a lot into this direction, and that toppling attempts and conspiracies failed to topple the Iraqi president.

Talks in Europe for first time

by Amal Jayasinghe The Island: Oslo (AFP) — Warring parties in Sri Lanka will have their first round of peace talks in a western capital tomorrow when they hold crucial negotiations, diplomats said.

CBK discounts fears of threat to her life

The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga has turned down appeals by party loyalists to minimise public appearances due to a perceived threat to her life at the hands of the LTTE, Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana said yesterday.

US, Japanese interest drives peace bid

by Amal Jayasinghe The Island: Oslo, (AFP) — Heightened US and Japanese interest in Sri Lanka’s fledgling peace bid has boosted prospects of ending Asia’s bloodiest ethnic conflict, a Norwegian peace broker said.

Government, PA in race to woo New Delhi

By Harinda Vidanage Sunday Times: With India maintaining a low profile at Sri Lanka's Oslo peace support meeting, both the government and the main opposition were moving to woo the New Delhi leadership.

I would not be silenced by threats - Kadirgamar.

Sunday Times: Former Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar responding to an article published in a Sunday newspaper last week over the purchase of a residential property has said that the article strongly suggests an orchestrated effort to prejudice the public mind against him and thus compel his silence on emerging matters of great national concern. The text of the statement is as follows:

People behind Delft politics

By Chris Kamalendran in Delft Island, Jaffna Sunday Times: Behind the party politics of the crisis hit Delft island is a deep humanitarian problem with some 6000 people having only one telephone which is often not accessible and only one bus which is often not on the road.

Delft crisis goes to Oslo: TNA split - Monitoring mission proposes urgent talks

Sunday Times: As Tiger guerrillas stepped up their battle to oust rival EPDP cadres from Delft, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission says the matter should be resolved at the third round of peace talks beginning tomorrow in Oslo.

Resuming job, UN sites inspections uncovered lies of Blair.

Baghdad INA, Dec. 01:UN arms inspectors examined a military industrial complex and a suspected missile site on Saturday as they resumed work after a one-day break.