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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Maheswaran wants Jaffna commanders out

The Island:UNP Jaffna District MP and Minister of Hindu Affairs T. Maheswaran has requested Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to transfer Jaffna Commander Major General Sarath Fonseka and Jaffna Navy Commander Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera out of Jaffna.

Door to shut on refugees

Bangkok, Dec. 30: Thailand will end its role of sheltering and resettling refugees fleeing political conflicts. National Security Council chief Winai Phattiyakuhul said yesterday.

Christ died between two thieves so I thought I’d do the same!

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

After dozens of very expensive tests and weeks of hospitalization, the rich old man was told he had only 24 hours to live. He immediately called his doctor and his lawyer to his room. He asked the doctor to stand by one side of the bed and the lawyer to stand by the other.

Happy New Year!

Bangkok, Dec. 30-31 (TNA): -- That famous greeting will be heard from people everywhere around the world as we celebrate the coming of a new year -- 2003.

Drugs to top Thai-Burma talks

Piyanart Srivalo

Bangkok, Dec. 30:Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh will lead a delegation to Burma in January for a meeting with Rangoon on drug suppression, migrant labour and development projects in border areas.

Bangkokians want graft suppression as New Year present from Govt

Bangkok, Dec 29 (TNA): Most Bangkokians want the government to decisively crack down the corruption problem as a New Year present given to them, according to an official poll.

To defuse SLMC crisis: Muslim delegation with observer status for Thailand peace talks?

by Zacki Jabbar

The Island: The government is likely to permit a four-member delegation of Muslim intellectuals to be present as observers, during the next round of peace talks with the LTTE to be held in Thailand from January 6 to 9, with a view to defusing the crisis within the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC).

Bradman concedes: Equivalent status for LTTE is inexorably happening.

by Bandula Jayasekera

The Island: Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Bradman Weerakoon in his discussions with a member of the European Parliament Mr. Geoffrey Van Orden on November 25 had conceded that equivalent status as the government of Sri Lanka being given to the LTTE was ‘inexorably happening.’

Major General Fonseka spells out de-escalation plan

By Bandula Jayasekara

The Island:The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Wednesday rejected the demand made by the Army Commander in Jaffna,

Chargesheet filed against Vaiko

Chennai,(PTI), Dec. 30: A chargesheet against MDMK chief Vaiko and eight others, arrested in July under POTA for their alleged remarks supporting the banned LTTE, was filed by Tamil Nadu police today.