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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Sri Lanka formally accepts federal formula to end civil conflict with Tamil Tigers

By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec. 09: - The government said Monday it formally supported the establishment of a federal system through which it would share power with the Tamil Tiger rebels and end 19 years of bloody civil war.

Today - Nagas celebrate Human Rights day in Kohima.

Kohima, India, Dec. 10: United Nations 54th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights is celebrated today at Kohima. The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights are organizing the celebrations. Kohima Science College, located at Jotsoma will host, in what will be, a busy day for the Nagas, especially in Kohima.

Kofi Anan appeal to recommit on the application of Rule of Law.

Today is the 54th anniversary of the Human Rights day. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Anan, in his message on the Human rights day emphasized on the application of the Rule of Law He said that that everyone should come forward nurture, develop, strengthen and defend the Rule of Law. He further said that everyone should come forward to rededicate to that mission.

Do not hesitate, for anything and everything Bomb Iraq

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

If we cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq.
If the markets hurt your Mama, bomb Iraq.
If the terrorists are Saudi
And the bank takes back your Audi And the TV shows are bawdy,
Bomb Iraq.

Thailand is ready for the 20th world scout gathering

Chonburi, Dec 9 (TNA): Thailand is ready for its host of the 20th World Scout Conference, to be held in this eastern province of Chonburi, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Indonesia rebels in landmark peace deal

Geneva, Dec. 09: Indonesia and separatist Aceh rebels have signed a landmark ceasefire aimed at ending one of Asia's longest and bloodiest internal conflicts, but both sides warned lasting peace was not yet assured.

Next round will be on human rights - GL

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

The Island: The next round of peace talks to be held in Nappanpaton, Thailand from January 6 to 9 would focus mainly on Human Rights, Minister of Constitutional Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris told yesterday’s cabinet press briefing.

Establish a national museum to honour heroes of the Buddhist revival in Lanka

The Island:At a public seminar sponsored by the All Buddhist Congress of Democrats on the topic Sinhalayo — The Great Heroic Nation Nurtured by the Sinhala Bhikku Fraternity and held on Monday November 18, 2002 at the J. R. Jayewardene Cultural Centre, Colombo the following Resolution was adopted unanimously.

A Man killed at Mibaya Immigration Office in Arakan

Minbya, Arakan State, Dec. 10: An immigration officer has beaten and killed a man during investigation with an accusation of made contact with his son by telephone in Saudi Arabia on 11th November 2002, said a source in the Minbya Township Administration.