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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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Govt revenues increase in first two months of 2003 fiscal year

Bangkok, Dec 20 (TNA) The government’s revenues in the first two months of the 2003 fiscal year reached over Bt145 billion, or 11.7% higher than an earlier target, according to the Ministry of Finance.

I am glad to see you believe in yourselves.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A professor stood before his class of twenty senior organic
biology students, about to hand out the final exam. "I want
to say that it's been a pleasure teaching you this semester.
I know you've all worked extremely hard and many of you are
off to medical school after summer. So that no one gets
their GPA messed up because they might have been celebrating
a bit too much this week, anyone who would like to opt out
of the final exam today will receive a 'B' for the course."

Legal action against transmitter to LTTE?

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Island: Strongly accusing Norway for collaborating with the LTTE in boosting the group’s clandestine radio — Voice of Tigers (VOT) — the PA yesterday said it was considering legal action against the government.

TNT-like explosive caused Pettah blaze — Govt. Analyst

By Norman Palihawadana and Shabana Ibrahim

The Island: The fire at Gasworks Street, Pettah had been caused by an explosive device similar to TNT used by legitimate and illegitimate forces, claimed Government Analyst W. D. G. Gunetilleke last night.

Christmas Day Services - 2002: Archbishop Oswald Gomis to celebrate Christmas with midnight mass.

The Island:Christmas will be celebrated by all Christians in Sri Lanka. Heads of all Christian denominations will take part in Christmas Day services and Midnight Masses.

Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees from India arrive back clandestinely to Talaimannar.

Sri Lankan Tamils who went to India as refugees clandestinely arrived back adopting the same method to Talaimannar.

Sermon atop fire engine by Suu Kyi to the local junta authorities.

Bangkok, Dec.21: Aung San Suu Kyi declared atop a fir engine, “I am here in the name of democracy which puts the people ahead of everything else. Our first priority is to serve and support the people – the police as well as other officials have the same responsibility. I cannot standby and watch my people being bullied by this manner”

Sri Lanka PM Wants Free Trade Among Econ Group Nations

Colombo, Dow Jones: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Friday called for the establishment of free trade among member countries of a regional economic grouping.

Pakistani scientist offered Saddam nuclear designs

London, (PTI), Dec. 20: A Pakistani scientist approached Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for nuclear weapon designs and help in procuring bomb components soon after the 1990 invasion of Kuwait, document found by United Nations weapons inspectors has revealed raising new concerns about Pakistan's role in the proliferation of nuclear technology.

Sinhas charges on SAARC summit - a deceitful sophistry: Pakistan

Islamabad, (PTI), Dec. 20: Pakistan today termed as "deceitful sophistry" India's assertion that Islamabad put off the SAARC summit on "specious" grounds.

Sri Lanka and China celebrate the Golden Jubilee of ‘Rubber-Rice Pact’

Colombo, (PRIU), Dec. 20:Sri Lanka and China this week celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic ‘Rubber-Rice Pact’ between the two countries.

Playboy Centerfolds Are Less Curvaceous

By Emma Ross, AP Medical Writer

London, (AP): The curves of Playboy centerfold models have gradually flattened out over the last 50 years, giving way to a more androgynous look, European researchers suggest.

Tigers splitting money of the refugees and amassing for the purchase of arms will not be tolerated.

By K.T.Rajasingham

We will not either tolerate or allow those very destructive forces, which were responsible for the destruction of the country, to divide the donor-booty between them. This was declared emphatically by S.C.Chandrahassan of the Organization For Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OFERR) and of the Protection of Eelam Tamils against Genocide (ProTeg), the two non-governmental organizations based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.