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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2830

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Ensure the human rights of those in the North and East: President Kumaratunga

Colombo, Jan. 01: ”The guns of war have certainly fallen silent and that is a victory for all of us. The cessation of hostilities has brought relief to all sections of the society. We do know however that the absence of war is not peace. We have yet to trek a long distance to achieve a stable peace, said Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lankan President in he New Year Message.

Musharrafs statement on nuking India absurd: Fernandes

Patna,(PTI) Jan. 02: Defence Minister George Fernandes today termed as "absurd" the statement of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf that he was prepared to explode a nuclear-bomb in India had New Delhi launched strikes into Pakistani territory.

HM urges Thai people to be happy to give in 2003

Bangkok, Jan 2 (TNA): His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej has praised the good moral of Thai people in giving their hands to flood victims over the past year, saying he wishes to see all Thais to continue to give to be happy in the year 2003.

People arrest of rouge Tamil Nadu fishermen

Pooneryn, Sri Lanka, Jan. 02: People and fishermen in Pooneryn arrested nearly 36 rouge fishermen from Tamil Nadu. As usual those Indian fishermen trespassed into Gulf Mannar Sea, the territorial waters of Sri Lanka.

Thamilchelvan slams opponents of the broadcasting equipment in the South

Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, Jan. 01: The communal forces in the South Sri Lanka are making the import of the broadcasting equipment by the Tigers, a “Frankenstein issue,” alleged SP Thamilchelvan, the head of the Political section of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Aung San Suu Kyi takes heart from big crowds

January 01, 2003:Burma's Opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, remains cautiously optimistic that political change will come to Burma, following the massive support shown to her, by people across the country this year.

Manipur outfits told to stop extortion

Imphal, Jan. 1: The Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF) has called on all concerned organisations to discontinue demanding donations and taking "extortions" from public in the name of armed movement from January 15 this year

Rebel Leader Captured in Northeast India

Gauhati, India, Jan. 01: - Police arrested a separatist leader in northeastern India on Wednesday, and said his capture would deal a blow to the group he helps control.

51 per cent wanted Aung San Suu Kyi named honorary Britons

London, Jan. 01 In a vote on who they wanted to see named honorary Britons, 51 percent went for Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from 19 months of house arrest in May.

Britain concerned about harassment reported in Myanmar

London,(AP) Jan. 01: - Britain voiced "deep concern" Wednesday over reports that Myanmar's military rulers are harassing supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Govt urged to closely monitor possible Mid-East war and deflation

Bangkok, Jan 2 (TNA): The government must closely monitor a possible war in Middle East and deflation this year to prepare itself for the unfavorable situation, which could unavoidably affect the economy, according to Thai Farmers Research Center.

Cloning Myths Distort Reality

New York (Reuters), Dec. 31: The claim that a human being has been cloned for the first time has fueled concern that science fiction is about to become reality.

Daily News: Ankara, Washington and the Kurds establish joint committee

Jan. 01:The leader of the Kurdistani National Federation has unveiled that Turkish officials agreed to found a joint committee with the Iraqi Kurds and the USA to coordinate policies in case a Gulf war erupts in the region.

National museum opens refurbished area of Thai history exhibition

Bangkok, Jan 1 (TNA): The Fine Arts Department opened the Gallery of Thai History this month after the 2-year restoration.

Sri Lanka to review military alongside peace

By Chamath Ariyadasa

Colombo,(Reuters) Jan. 1: Sri Lanka said on Wednesday it planned to restructure its military if a peace process with Tamil Tiger guerrillas that has led to an end to nearly two decades of ethnic war takes hold.

POTA court takes chargesheet against MDMK leader on file

Chennai, (PTI), Jan. 02: The chargesheet filed by Tamil Nadu police on December 30 against MDMK leader Vaiko and eight others under Prevention of Terrorism Act, for their alleged pro-LTTE speeches at a public meeting in June last year, was taken on file by the designated POTA court at suburban Poonamalee today.