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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2908

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LTTE Urged to reconsider its position regarding the Tokyo Donor Conference.

The Government of Japan has expressed hope and confidence that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, (LTTE), the Sri Lankan Tamil militant organization would reconsider its position regarding the participation in the Sri Lankan donor conference scheduled to be held on June 9 – 10 in Japan.

Terror attacks kill at least 24 people in the Moroccan city of Casablanca

Terrorists exploded four bombs in the coastal city of Casablanca late Friday, killing at least 24 people and damaging the Belgian consulate, a Jewish center and a Spanish restaurant, officials said. Sixty people were wounded.

Norwegian envoy meets Tigers to salvage Sri Lanka talks

Norway's Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen travelled to rebel-held northern Sri Lanka in a renewed bid to jumpstart stalled peace talks, officials and rebels said.

7,000 child labourers rescued in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu government has rescued in the past six years a total of 7,000 children engaged in illegal and forced labour.

Govt. to address LTTE concerns : Moragoda optimistic about Tokyo conference

By Champika Liyanaarachchi

The government is taking action to address some of the main concerns of the LTTE and to improve the environment so that the Tigers could return to the peace talks and attend the Aid Conference in Tokyo, Minister and negotiator Milinda Moragoda said yesterday.

Tiger cargo: Acting on the advice of the Attorney General.

By Sajeewan Wijewardana

The Customs is acting on the Attorney General's advice regarding the boxes of LTTE propaganda material seized on April 21 at the Peliyagoda container freight station.

Go it alone to Tokyo, says SLFP

The main opposition SLFP yesterday called upon the government to go ahead with the donor conference in Tokyo whether the LTTE chose to take part in it or not.

Remove Ananandasangaree or Face Severe Consequences - LTTE

During the recent meeting with Tamil National Alliance MPs in Kilinochchi, SP Thamil Selvan, Political Wing Leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has emphasized that they should remove V Ananadasangaree from thew leadership within this month or face severe consequences.

Norway making fresh effort to revive Sri Lanka talks

Norway’s deputy foreign minister Vidar Helgesen was making a fresh bid to salvage Sri Lanka’s peace process on Friday, a day after his boss failed to end the talks stalemate, diplomats said.

US-Thailand-Singapore joint military exercise begins

This year's joint military exercise Cobra Gold '03 by the United States, Thailand and Singapore will continue to focus on peacekeeping and anti-terrorism, organizers said here on Friday's opening ceremony.

Sri Lankan PM visits Guruvayoor temple

By Sanu George : Indo-Asian News Service

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived Friday morning on a two-day private trip to Kerala to visit the famous Guruvayoor temple in Thrissur district.

Gyanendra inaugurates Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini

Nepal's King Gyanendra today inaugurated the renovated Mayadevi temple in the town of Lumbini to commemorate the birth of Lord Buddha who was born on this day 2,547 years ago.

Terror outfits still openly operating in Pakistan: Reports

Media reports have questioned Pakistani leadership's claims that they have no control over militant organisations operating from there, saying the banned outfits are still functioning openly and local authorities are not acting against them.

Bomb explodes in Myanmar cinema

A time bomb exploded in a movie house Thursday night in Pyu, 220 kilometers north of Yangon, killing one person and injuring 47 others, state-run newspapers reported Saturday