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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 72

Monthly archive

Pakistan expels four Indian embassy officials

Islamabad, (Reuters), Jan. 23: Pakistan on Thursday expelled three Indian diplomats and an official from its high commission in an expected tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of its officials by New Delhi.

Chargesheet filed against Nedumaran

Kancheepuram, (PTI), Jan. 22: Tamil National Movement leader P Nedumaran and three other party members, arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA), have been chargesheeted by Tamil Nadu police in the case relating to their alleged support to banned LTTE.

Sri Lanka school to introduce Grade II from next session

Doha, Jan. 23: : The Sri Lankan community school in Doha will introduce Grade II from the next academic session that begins in September this year.

Tamils recruiting children: President Chandrika

Colombo, Jan. 23: Sri Lanka's president said on Wednesday Tamil Tiger rebels had recruited thousands of children and had nearly tripled their forces since a truce was signed last February, but she voiced support for talks to end the war

Cultural and culinary magic of Myanmar recreated in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 22 (ANI): The cultural and culinary magic of Myanmar was recreated in Mumbai by The Green Elephant Group of Myanmar in association with Red Apple Group of India at the Le Royal Meridian amid much fanfare.

Monks Issue Warning: We are ready to die over bill

Chularat Saengpassa

The Nation, Jan. 23: About 10,000 monks yesterday vowed to sacrifice their lives if the Monastic Bill was passed, saying it violated the monastic disciplines and would compromise the power of His Majesty the King and the Supreme Patriarch.

Development of Kra Isthmus has no security threat:MOD

Bangkok, Jan 22 (TNA): A proposed plan to develop the Kra Isthmus in the South will pose no advesre effects on the national security, according to Defence Minister Gen. Thammarak Isarangura Na Ayudhya.

Corrupt running to hide from courageous whistleblowers & journalists - Global Corruption Report 2003

"The corrupt are running out of places to hide. That is the message that runs through the Global Corruption Report 2003," writes Peter Eigen, Chairman of Transparency International (TI), in his introduction.

Soldier charged for rape of Kareni Refugee Girls.

The military court in Chiang Mai charged one soldier for rape this Monday. He was one of those three soldiers who were brought to the military court on charges of raping two Karenni refugee girls in Mae Hong Song.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Persists on the recruitment of Teenagers - Alleges SLMM

Colombo, Jan. 22: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) forcibly enlisted boys and girls amid the ceasefire, said the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM), in its report for the year ending 2002.<

Myanmar: Independence lost easily due to lack of modern standing armed Forces - General Than Shwe

When we study the history of mankind, we will see that there emerged organized groups for defence purpose because of the requirement to safeguard their own families and collectively defend their own communities.Hence, the armed forces have been indispensable for every independent people and nation since early history.

Thailand recognized as world's safety food source

Bangkok, Jan 23 (TNA): Thailand has been recognized as one of the world's food safety sources, as the country's food labaratories have been reliable to be of international standard, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

Sri Lanka, Tigers stage joint meet to seek foreign aid

Colombo, (PTI), Jan. 23: The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers today staged a landmark meeting here to drum up international financial support for their fledgling peace process.

National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma Expects European Union to take up Burma Issue.

Bangkok, Jan. 23: The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma in a statement has solicited the support of the European Union to positively raise issues with State and Peace Development Council (SPDC) when they meet in the forthcoming EU - ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Brussels.

Tiger manpower before MoU 6000 - President’s spokesman: LTTE increases cadre by 10,000

by Kesara Abeywardena

The Island: President’s spokesman Harim Peiris yesterday said that the LTTE had increased its cadre force by 10,000 during the last twelve months since the signing of the ceasefire MoU between the government and the LTTE.

Shipping threatened by militants trained in LTTE tactics - expert

Singapore, Jan 21 (Reuters): Global shipping faces unprecedented threats from radicals linked to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network who have been trained in suicide attacks developed by Sri Lanka’s Tiger rebels, security experts said on Tuesday.

CBK-PM talks on structure of state

The Island: Prime Minister Ranil Wickre-mesinghe on Tuesday led a government delegation for talks with President Chandrika Kuma-ratunga at the Janadhipathi Man-diraya where they discussed a range of issues relating to the peace process and the proposed establishment of a Finance Commission, political sources said.

Myanmar wont permit anti-India activities from its soil

New Delhi, Jan. 23: Myanmar has reiterated that it would not allow its territory to be used for anti-India activities.

Sri Lanka elected Vice Chairperson of UN Human Rights Commission

Colombo, Jan. 22: Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva was elected without a vote as Vice Chairperson of the UN Commission on Human Rights

Pakistan expels four Indian embassy officials

Islamabad, (Reuters), Jan. 23: Pakistan on Thursday expelled three Indian diplomats and an official from its high commission in an expected tit-for-tat response to the expulsion of its officials by New Delhi.