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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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Australia Supports Returnees

Colombo:The Australian Government has agreed to provide 20 million rupees to UNHCR to assist the relocation and reintegration of Sri Lankans internally displaced by conflict.

JVP wants Norwegian Ambassador expelled

By Munza Mushtaq

Daily Mirror:The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna yesterday appealed to President Chandrika Kumaratunga to declare the Norwegian Ambassador Jon Westborg persona non grata for importing radio communication equipment for the LTTE.

UNF to make positive gesture towards President

By M.Ismeth and Ranga Sirilal

Daily Mirror: The UNF government is to respond positively to President Chandrika Kumaratunga's recent call for the strengthening of the cohabitation process, informed sources said.

US State Dept: Chiang Mai Consulate has found evidence of Gang Rape of Shan Women.

Washington: The United States on Wednesday charged Burmese military with new counts of horrific gang rape and torture, resuscitating a controversy over allegations repeatedly denied by the junta in Rangoon.

Long dreamed of highway from India through Myanmar gets go ahead for survey

By Thet Khaing and Win Kyaw Oo

Myanmar:Thailand and India have agreed to begin survey work early next year for a highway linking the three countries, a senior official at the Foreign Affairs Ministry said last week.

General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back after state visit to Bangladesh

Chairman of State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back after state visit to Bangladesh.

Cambodians flock to relics of the Buddha

Hundreds of thousands of people have flocked to a Cambodian hilltop shrine north of the capital, Phnom Penh, to catch a glimpse of Buddha relics.

Government suspects Sri Lankas fire tragedy might not have been accident.

By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 19: A fire that killed 20 people and raged through a shopping hub in Sri Lanka's capital might have been caused by a grenade or hidden explosives, the interior minister said Thursday.

Sri Lankas Tamil-majority northeast cut off due to floods

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 19: Torrential rains have cut off roads in northeastern Sri Lanka, forcing Tamil Tiger rebels to take up relief and rescue work, news reports from the area said Thursday.

SET hopes to increase market cap to 2.8 trillion next year.

Bangkok, Dec 20 (TNA): The Stock Exchange of Thailand sets a target to increase the market capitalization of the bourse to 2.8 trillion baht next year from 2 trillion expected for this year.

Oil spills to be cleared over the next few days.

Chonburi, Dec 19 (TNA): Oil spills in the sea of this eastern province of Chonburi will be wiped out over the next few days, according to the Royal Thai Navy.

Mismanagement and Misadministration in Burma is flayed

The National Coalition Government’s flak was directed against the administration of the army generals in Burma in the statement issued on the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the National Coalition Government.

Why dont you just wear a watch like everyone else?

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Paul was planning a move into his new house, which is only
two blocks away from his present house. So he called a moving
company for an estimate. All that Paul wanted the moving
company to move was his big, old grandfather clock. But the
moving company wanted to charge $350. for this, so Paul decided
that he would move it himself.

Amnesty International condemns the death sentences handed down to attackers of Indian Parliament

Amnesty Internal the human right watchdog organization based in London express its dismay and discontentment over the death sentence handed down to the three people accused of the 13 December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament.

Suu Kyis party accuses Myanmar junta of obstructing her tour

By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Dec. 19: - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's ongoing tour of a northwestern state has been marred by harassment of her supporters by military authorities, her party spokesman said Thursday.

London relations with Iraqi opposition; Blair meets al-Barazani and al-Talibani

London, Dec. 20:The British prime minister Tony Blair has discussed with the Iraqi Kurdish leaders in London yesterday the results of the conference the Iraqi opposition held this week, while a meeting for Iraqi opposition has started in Washington to draw the framework for the Iraqi authority following the fall of the regime in Baghdad.