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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Swiss help Sri Lanka keep the peace

By - swissinfo, Hansjörg Bolliger and Vanessa Mock

Sri Lankan officials are currently on a visit to Switzerland to look at the Swiss federal system as a possible model for rebuilding their country.

Myanmar puts over 38 million dollars gems on sale

Myanmar put over 38 million US dollars' worth of locally-produced quality gems, jade, pearl and jewelry on sale through competitive bidding and at fixed prices at its 40th annual gems emporium which started here on Saturday.

Fresh excavation leads to mosque floor

Excavation at three of the four new trenches at the disputed site here today led to the floor of the demolished structure forcing archaeologists to ponder over the next course of action.

Liechtenstein royals here on peace mission

by - Cora Sukhyanga

Their Serene Highnesses Prince Alfred and Princess Raffaella of Liechtenstein arrive in Bangkok this morning on a private mission of peace.

Patience urged as Sri Lanka heads to peace talks

Sri Lanka's peace broker Norway urged patience with the island's peace process on Friday, as the government and Tamil Tiger rebels prepared for fresh talks to end their 19-year civil war.
Norway's deputy foreign minister Vidar Helgesen said the rebels needed to be given time to transform themselves into a political group before a permanent settlement could take hold.

Kiyanilie elected Nagaland Assembly Speaker

Kiyanilie, a first time MLA from Western Angami assembly constituency, was today elected unopposed the Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.

Hu to become China president, Jiang in shadows

By Benjamin Kang Lim

China's parliament began voting on Saturday to put the formal seal of approval on a historic transition to a younger generation of leaders headed by Communist Party chief Hu Jintao.

Myanmar general discharged from Singapore hospital

Maung Aye, vice senior general and the second highest-ranking officer in Myanmar's junta, has been discharged from a hospital in Singapore where he had been undergoing treatment since last Sunday, a hospital source said Friday.

Myanmar: Echo to fund €1.5 million for safe drinking water project in Yangon.

European Commission's Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) - Belgium has decided to fund Euro Dollar 1.5 million for safe drinking water to the residents of Thongwa Township in Rangoon.

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits Mandalay and Muse

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand visited Mandalay and Muse on 11 and 12 March.

Public pins hopes on govt to solve drug crisis

The government was yesterday given an added impetus to ensure results in its anti-drugs campaign, with the publication of a poll showing that the public is pinning its hopes on success.

Head of Burma military junta in Vietnam

Burma's military leader Senior General Than Shwe has arrived in Vietnam for a three-day official visit.