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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

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Declaration at a Joint Meeting NCGUB, NCUB on Burma

A joint meeting of the NCGUB and the NCUB was held at a location in Burma to review the prevailing political situation in Burma and to explore ways to strengthen the close working relationship and to increase bilateral cooperation.

Sri Lanka rebels plan next move in peace talks

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers gathered 10 rebel leaders and expatriate Tamil experts in Paris on Saturday to map out the next stage of their suspended peace talks with the Colombo government.

Kalam's visionary take home gifts for MPs

Indian MPs were given an unusual package from President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam after they wound up the month-long monsoon session of Parliament.

Indian envoy writes to senator on Nagaland remarks

By Vasantha Arora : Indo-Asian News Service

Indian Ambassador to U.S. Lalit Mansingh has written to Senator Barbara Boxer, expressing "shock and deep concern" over her alleged support to separatist guerrillas in Nagaland.

Sri Lanka president's party slams Norway, Japan over peace bid

President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party launched a scathing attack against Norway and Japan over Sri Lanka's peace bid and accused her cohabitation government of abdicating its powers to foreigners.

LTTE meeting in Paris – No objections from Sri Lanka

by Paul Michaud

In what some political observers are characterizing as an about-face, the French foreign affairs ministry says that its role with regard to the organisation in Paris of a meeting of LTTE Tamil Tigers has been limited, at least for the moment, to "authorizing the arrival on French soil of the persons who are to take part in the reunion."

'LTTE bomb killed mother on my visit to Dalada Maligawa'

by Cyril Wimalasurendre

In Kandy, twenty-year-old Sagarika Priyadharshi Sirisoma said in her evidence when the case of the LTTE bomb attack on the Sri Dalada Maligawa was heard on Wednesday: "Only my uncle and I escaped death while all my relations including my mother were killed in the blast when we were entering the Sri Dalada Maligawa,"

CBK fires her guns again

President Chandrika Kumaratunga in her latest battle with the UNF government blasted:

* Interior Minister and CID Chief

* Demands fair probe on Pulidevan's infiltration

Bala to have a say

By Ranga Sirilal

LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham is likely to scrutinise the counter proposals on the interim administrative set-up before they are handed over to the LTTE leadership after the current meeting in Paris.

Thaksin Slams Burma: 'Not a good neighbour'

"A neighbour which lets its domestic drugs production ruin the future of its neighbour is not a good friendly country," Thaksin told reporters.

Pakistanis held for bin Laden photos

Police in Chiang Mai are questioning three Pakistanis over their possible links with terrorism after discovering pictures of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in their rented house.

'October 14 Democracy Day' now favoured

The name of the anniversary commemorating the October 14, 1973 student protests will likely be changed to "October 14 Democracy Day."

Govt moves forward to develop Thailand as 'kitchen of the world'

The government is pressing ahead its ambitious plan to turn Thailand to become a world kitchen, given the fact that the kingdom is a world significant source of abundant nutritious food.

Annan names Lopes da Silva as top envoy to Iraq

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named Ramiro Lopes da Silva, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, to be his interim special representative to Iraq.

Sri Lanka, Malaysia in employment pact

Sri Lanka and Malaysia will sign a joint agreement on the employment of Sri Lankan nationals in Malaysia, the first time Colombo is entering into an agreement with its labour-receiving partner-countries.

Iraq: \"Chemical Ali\" Should Get Fair Trial: International Participation is Key to Justice Effort

International judges, prosecutors, and investigators should participate in the trial so that it is fair, impartial, and independent.

Cow slaughter ban could deal deathblow to leather industry

An estimated 2.5 million people in the Indian leather industry could find their livelihoods seriously jeopardised if a ban on cow slaughter is implemented.

A Group of 12 Christians Held in Prison in Laos Were Told to Confess

A group of 12 Christians in Laos are under extreme pressure to abandon their faith while being held in prison

Many countries keen to invest in Islamic Bank of Thailand:PM

Many countries have expressed their interest in jointly investing in the Islamic Bank of Thailand, which was inaugurated on 18 August.