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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2904

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GSLV-D2 launch on May 8: ISRO

India's prestigious Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D2), carrying the second experimental communication satellite GSAT-2, will be launched from the Satish Dhawan spaceport at Sriharikota on May eight.

Protest against security forces move to Jaffna Fort

By Sunil Jayasiri

An LTTE-backed protest campaign against the Government's proposed shifting of Security Forces and Police establishments in Subash and Gnanam Hotels to the Jaffna Fort, was held yesterday morning at the Jaffna Fort.

SU proposes all anti-LTTE forces to come under one banner to form national govt.

by Rohan Mathes

The LTTE ‘arms’ ship M. V. Koimar sunk by the Sri Lanka Navy, had been the 15th ship which had come to the shores of Lanka laden with ‘arms’ for the Tigers, and we salute the gallant naval sailors who sunk this deadly vessel, claimed the National Organizer of the Sihala Urumaya, Patali Champika Ranawaka at their third anniversary summit at D. S. Jayasinghe Hall in Dehiwela last Saturday.

Indictments served on accused in Sri Dalada Maligawa attack

by Cyril Wimalasurendra

The indictments on the accused in the lorry-bomb attack on the Sri Dalada Maligawa at dawn on January 25, 1998 were served by the High Court Judge of Kandy D. S. C. Lekamwasam, yesterday (05)

"If’ LTTE killed opponents it is a violation of MoU " - SLMM

by Kesara Abeywardena

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) yesterday said "if" the LTTE was responsible for the killings of Tamil political party activists opposed to the Tigers during the last one year, it was a violation of the ceasefire agreement.

Leading Iraqi biological weapons scientist captured by US forces

US-led forces have captured one of Iraq's top biological weapons scientists, defense officials said Monday.

Road Map to Where?

By - Hussein Shobokshi

In the latest weekly telephone intercepts between Paul Wolfowitz, the American deputy secretary of defense, and Ariel Sharon, the war criminal heading the Israeli government, Sharon sounds outraged. “Come on, Paul, send us the money. You know I won’t accept this road map business. I’m still building new settlements, I need to house new immigrants from Russia.”

Garner Outlines Iraqi Leadership Plan

The United States on Monday outlined plans for a leadership council likely to oversee a future interim government in war-battered Iraq, as Britain opened its mission in Baghdad for the first time in 12 years.

Pre-launch operations for GSLV-D2 launch in full swing

Pre-launch operations of GSLV-D2, the second developmental flight of India's prestigious Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, scheduled for 4.58 pm on May eight, are in full swing at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota about 100 km from here.

Lankan peace process could take years: Solheim

Asserting that India had a crucial role to play in the success of Sri Lankan peace talks, Norway has said that New Delhi's warning that the dialogue would be a long haul is proving true.

US confirms one billion went missing in Iraq

A US treasury adviser working in Baghdad has confirmed that almost $US1 billion is missing from Iraq's central bank.

Mahinda wants peace process expedited

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday urged the Japanese peace envoy Yashushi Akashi to help resume the peace talks soon as the people of the country were eager to see a solution without much delay.

Bala meets Oslo team: Reiterates need to rectify flaws in ceasefire agreement

By Ranga Sirilal

LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham arrived in Sri Lanka early yesterday for crucial talks aimed at resolving the dispute relating to the LTTEs participation in the peace talks.

Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing leave to pay State Visit to Lao

At the invitation of President of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic His Excellency Mr Khamtay Siphandone and wife Madame Thongvan, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing left here by special flight at 8.30 am today to pay the State Visit to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Death toll in Bangladesh tornado rises to 32

By Ershadul Huq - Indo-Asian News Service

At least 32 people were killed and 19 were missing when a tornado swept over two villages in Bangladesh's northeastern Brahmanbaria district early Monday.

PM sees no need to take new anti-SARS measures

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Monday reiterated it was unnecessary for now to take new measures against the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus since the country remained able to contain the epidemic of the deadly flu.

Thai - Malaysian Pipeline: Project set for completion in 2005

But opponents label as ‘propaganda’ a claim that they have eased their objections.

Economic plight of Myanmar Worsen.

By Daniel Lovering - Associated Press

Myanmar's military government touted opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest a year ago as a new page in the country's history. But now, hopes for a political dialogue have dimmed and Myanmar's economic plight is worse, Suu Kyi and analysts say.

Myanmar dissidents in Korea promoting democracy at home

By Kim Ji-ho

Like other illegal foreign workers, they help manufacture furniture, electronics or work in rubber factories. They also suffer from low wages, poor working conditions and threats of dismissal from employers.

A year after democracy leader Suu Kyi release, Myanmar remains deadlocked

Myanmar's military government touted opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest a year ago as a new page in the country's history. But now, hopes for a political dialogue have dimmed and Myanmar's economic plight is worse, Suu Kyi and analysts say.