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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

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Peace progresses but new doubts as Sri Lankas government marks first anniversary

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 04: - After a year in office, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is trying hard to make good on election promises to bring peace to this tropical island nation.

Thai Monarch urges National war against Narcotics trade

Bangkok, Dec 5: – Thai Monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej yesterday called on his subjects to wage a national war against the illicit drugs trade, saying the problem had caused incalculable losses and damages to the country for decades. In his annual traditional birthday address before cabinet ministers and a large number of well-wishers gathering at Dusidalai Hall, he said the narcotics problem had posed a grave threat to all sections of the society.

Reclusive Former Burmese Strongman Passes Away silently.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok, Dec. 05:For years, rumors abound as the ``Old Man'' had died. This type of rumor circulated periodically in Yangon. At last he is already dead. His passing away is being treated with mute silence by the present Burmese Army Generals. No details are still available regarding the former strongman’s cremation.

Sri Lanka peace talks set for wrap up with political breakthrough

Oslo (AFP), Dec. 05: - Sri Lanka's warring parties said they made a significant political breakthrough in their first ever peace talks in Europe by taking up contentious issues which had remained off-limits earlier.

Thaksin presides over ceremony to release over 5,000 detainees

Bangkok, Dec 5 (TNA): - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday presided over a ceremony to release over 5,000 detainees nationwide to pay tribute to His Majesty the King on the auspicious occasion of his 75th birthday anniversary, which falls on December 5.

Thai PM to witness inauguration of new flight route to Chittagong

Bangkok, Dec 5 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his Bangladeshi counterpart Khaleda Zia will jointly witness Thai Airways International’s inauguration of a new Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Chittagong flight route next week.

A call for calm in East Timor

New York, Dec. 05:The United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for calm after serious rioting in the East Timor capital, Dili, saying UN troops would help the authorities restore order.

Former Myanmar Dictator Ne Win Dies

Yangon, Myanmar (AP), Dec. 05: - Gen. Ne Win, Myanmar's former military dictator who dragged his country into poverty during his 26 years in power, died Thursday while under house arrest, family members said. He was 91.

Norway supplied communication equipment to LTTE: Anura

By Amit Baruah

New Delhi, DEC. 4:The Norwegian Government has supplied the LTTE with 70 tonnes of communication equipment to begin radio and television broadcasts, Anura Bandaranaike, Senior Adviser to the Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, alleged.

Arrest made in murder of Sri Lankan national

By Rana Husseini

Amman, Jordan, Dec. 04: — Authorities Tuesday announced the arrest of a 35-year-old Egyptian national in connection with the stabbing death of a Sri Lankan domestic employee and the robbery of the home in which she worked in Abdoun.

Definitely is absolute, positive, without a doubt.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A teacher decides that she is going to teach her second grade
class a new word today. She tells them that the word is
"definitely" and its meaning is "absolute, positive, without
a doubt." She asks the class if anyone can think of a sentence
with the word in it.

Pentagon Plans to Deploy Journalists in Iraq

By Johanna Neuman

In a new media strategy, hundreds of reporters and photographers will be 'embedded' in front-line units in the event of war, officials say.

Bye.. Bye.. Tamil Eelam, Welcome back Federal state within a United Sri lanka.


Oslo, Norway, Dec. 05: Sri Lankan Government delegation and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have decided to explore a political solution founded on internal self-determination based on a federal
structure within a united Sri Lanka.