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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

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Arafat says nothing important was offered to Palestinians in Aqaba summit

In his first public reaction to the U.S.-led summit in Aqaba, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said on Thursday that Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon had offered nothing "tangible" to the Palestinians.

Resist the Unlawful Regime in Burma By Civil disobedience – UNLD - LA

United Nationalities League for Democracy -Liberated Areas (UNLD-LA) appealed to the people of Burma to resist this unlawful regime of state-terrorism in any possible means. Civil disobedience, which is the only weapon that we have to resist this brutal regime, must be called upon unless they immediately release our beloved leader--- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Today – Protest March in Ottawa to condemn Burmese junta for the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi

Canadian Friends of Burma is staging a demonstration and a protest march to the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar, located at the 85 Range Road, in Ottawa.

India, Pak must resolve Kashmir issue - Tony Baldry

India and Pakistan should try and resolve the Kashmir issue bilaterally recognising the territorial integrity of India, Tony Baldry, MP, Chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India Business Committee has said.

U.N. Special Envoy Razali to go ahead with Myanmar trip on Friday.

By Patrick Chalmers

U.N. special envoy Razali Ismail will go ahead with his visit to Myanmar on Friday despite uncertainties over the fate of jailed opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, an aide to the diplomat told.

Sri Lanka says international help key to peace

By Scott McDonald

International support at an aid meeting next week is key to a Sri Lankan peace process struggling to regain momentum after a breakdown in talks, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Thursday.

Bangladesh Brig. Gen to lead UN mission in Ivory Coast

A Bangladesh Brigadier- General will lead the United Nations military observer mission in Cote d'Ivoire, the world body has announced.

India to sign pact on ferry service with Sri Lanka

India will sign an agreement with Sri Lanka on starting a ferry service between Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu and Colombo that is intended to benefit budget passengers.

India adds 22 backward communities to central lists

The government Thursday added 22 backward communities to a central list of castes enjoying special privileges, apparently with an eye on upcoming state elections.

President promises to de-merge NorthEast – Bhikkhu Conference

by Saman Indrajith

The representatives of the National Bhikkhu Conference (NBC) - Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya who met President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Monday (01) told a news conference yesterday that President had promised to use her executive powers to de-merge the North and East province soon and to rename it as two provinces.

Committee to probe alleged attacks on N-E journalists

by Kalinga Weerakkody

A committee has been appointed by the Minister of Defence Tilak Marapana on the instructions of the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to investigate into the alleged attacks on journalists in the north and east.

Govt. agreeable to interim admin. in principle — GL

by Rohan Mathes

The government is agreeable to an ‘interim administration’ in principle, however, a gap exists between what is offered by the government and what is asked for by the LTTE. The ‘interim administration’ structure envisaged, needs more clarity as to its powers and responsibilities. It should be within the legal system of Sri Lanka, conforming with the laws of the country and protecting the rights of all the communities, said G. L. Peiris yesterday at a cabinet press briefing at the Information Department auditorium.

Myanmar government fails to quash doubts over the fate of the opposition leader.

The International Red Cross asked to see pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and several of her colleagues Wednesday amid reports they may have been hurt in clashes just before Myanmar's government detained them last week.

BJP for two-years compulsory military training for youngsters

BJP today favoured compulsory two-years military training for youngsters to inculcate a sense of patriotism among them.

All Sides Promise Peace

By Mohammed Alkhereiji - Arab News Staff

US President George W. Bush yesterday won peace pledges from the Israeli prime minister and his Palestinian counterpart, and ordered his top two foreign policy advisers to make his Middle East peace plan “a matter of the highest priority.”

Hillary tells all over Lewinsky scandal

Former United States first lady Hillary Clinton says her husband deceived her for months about the true nature of his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, even after it had been made public.

Parliament: HK reporter gang-raped

By Arkom Chaisorn

A Hong Kong reporter was raped by four men in front of Parliament after taking a tuk-tuk on Tuesday night, according to formal complaints filed by the woman yesterday.

Tigers refuse to budge

The three member European Union delegation comprising Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden met the LTTE leadership yesterday in Kilinochchi in a fresh bid to pressurise the Tigers into attending the Tokyo conference identifying it as a critical milestone in the development of both the northeast and the entire country.

CBK says no to Interim Council

President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday assured that she would not allow an interim administrative structure, demanded by the LTTE, the Presidential Secretariat said.

PM and team leave today

By Ranga Sirilal

The government delegation led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to leave for Tokyo today to attend the aid group meeting being held there on June 9 and 10.