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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

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The Update information about Daw Aung San Su Kyi.

It is confirmed that Daw Aung San Su Kyi was injured in the May 30 attack. The reliable source reported that, although Mr Razali said “Daw Aung San Su Kyi is unharmed and well health”, Daw Aung San Su Kyi was injured on the right side of her head and shoulder.

Trishul test-fired for the third time in three days

Defence scientists successfully test-fired the short range surface-to-air missile Trishul--- for the third time in three days---from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, 15 km from here today, defence sources said.

America’s Threat Amounts to Interference in Sri Lanka’s Internal Affairs - Dr. Vickramabahu

America’s threat that LTTE would be hunted down and their funds blocked is an unwanted and highly an objectionable criticism according a statement released by Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne, Presidium Member of the New Left Front.

Another false alarm, says Shan State Army Leader

The fighting between the Burmese forces and the Shan State Army is something that would happen soon, but at present there is no need to be concerned. Movements of the Burmese army do not add up to an immediate confrontation. This was the observation made by the indomitable Army leader Col Yawdse.

Thailand to burn 6 tonnes of drugs to mark global anti-drugs day

Thailand is to incinerate nearly six tonnes of drugs on June 26 to mark the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, as the Ministry of Public Health rushes to destroy a huge stockpile of drugs seized during the government’s recent anti-drugs drive, Public Health Minister Sudarat Keyuraphan announced yesterday.

War with India not an option: Kasuri

Pakistan does not envisage a fourth war with India but blames the latter's hardliners for slow progress towards a settlement of the Kashmir issue.

Tigers say talks could be revived

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels today said the deadlocked peace talks could be revived soon if the government offered them greater political power.

India suggests early talks with Pak to resume avaition links

Taking further its peace initiative, India today suggested to Pakistan the early convening of technical level discussions for resumption of civil aviation links on a reciprocal basis and indicated that its new High Commissioner Shiv Shanker Menon is expected to take over in Islamabad around mid-July.

PM:Thai tourism to revive in six months

Thailand's tourism industry is believed to revive within the next six months, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Iraqi Ex-Soldiers to Be Paid Salaries

By Naseer Al-Nahr • Asharq Al-Awsat

In an effort to pacify former Iraqi Army soldiers, the US-led civilian administration yesterday announced plans to pay them salaries. It also announced the formation of a new Iraqi Army and said recruitment would begin next week.

Myanmar democracy leader's detention 'truly deplorable' - Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced grave concern today over the conditions under which Myanmar democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is being held, terming it "truly deplorable" and again calling for her immediate release.

Japanese minister fails to secure Suu Kyi release

A Japanese minister seeking the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi left Myanmar empty-handed on Monday, saying the military junta had given only vague assurances it would ''rectify the situation.''

China, India sign declaration on bilateral ties

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and visiting Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee signed a declaration on principles for relations and comprehensive cooperation between China and India here Monday evening.

Sorabjee opposes conversion by force, fraud

Attorney General Soli J Sorabjee has criticised certain provisions of the anti-conversion laws enacted recently by Gujarat and Tamil Nadu as being against one's right to privacy but agreed with the intent of the legislations saying conversion by force or fraud should not be permitted.

India recognises Tibet as part of China

In an attempt to speed up resolution of the border dispute, India and China on Tuesday agreed to appoint a special representative to explore, from the political perspective of the overall bilateral relationship, a framework on the boundary settlement.