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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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Swiss federalism offers hope for Sri Lanka

By Scott Capper

Swiss Info, Dec. 09: Representatives of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers are to meet on Monday with Swiss foreign ministry officials to discuss Switzerland’s federal structure

Sri Lanka allows Tamil rebels to upgrade radio broadcasts

Colombo, Dec. 08:, Sri Lanka - The government is allowing Tamil Tiger rebels to boost their radio broadcast service, a newspaper reported Sunday.

SET president still upbeat about investment in bourse

Bangkok, Dec 9 (TNA): – It remains worth investing in the Stock Exchange of Thailand next year given the expected good rates of returns, according to SET president Kittirat na Ranong.

Legalities limit Indias role in Lanka : Sibal

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 09, (Times of India): India on Sunday ruled out greater involvement in the peace process in Sri Lanka, saying "legal complexities" concerning the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its leader V Prabhakaran, stood in the way.

Hailing progress in Sri Lanka peace talks, Annan voices hope for lasting settlement

New York -8 December: Hailing progress achieved in talks aimed at settling the conflict in Sri Lanka, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced hope that the country's peace process would be completed through future negotiations.

LTTE gets radio equipment from Oslo

Colombo, Dec 8, Chennai OnLine: The LTTE obtained hi-tech broadcasting equipment through the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo last month to expand its unapproved radio station, a report said today.

Swearing – Recent research projects new dimension.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

In a surprise U-turn last week, linguistic experts announced
that swearing is, in fact, both big and clever. Furthermore,
they say, it impresses people. Swearing has long had a bad
image, being labeled as offensive, crude and, in extreme
circumstances, the sign of a limited vocabulary. But new
research over a ten year period has revealed that this is
all wrong.

Israel to block Arafat Christmas visit again

Reuters: Dec. 12: For the second year running, Israel has said it will bar Yasser Arafat from his Christmas pilgrimage to Bethlehem.
"He's going to stay put," said Raanan Gissin, a senior adviser to the prime minister, Ariel Sharon. "We're not going to let Arafat go to Bethlehem."

Dharmasala: Request China Not To Carry Out Death Sentence On Two Tibetans

Dharmasala, India: The Central Tibetan Administration deeply regrets the Chinese authorities act of passing death sentence on two Tibetan political activists in Karze, now part of Sichuan province.