Skip to Content

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

Monthly archive

Huge bomb blast in Najaf

* Car bomb explodes in Najaf, after Friday prayers

* Up to 20 people killed

* Top Iraqi Shia cleric believed dead

PM vows to take decisive actions against violence in the South

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra vowed to decisively crack down violence in the South following the latest clash between local police and Mujahideen separatists in this southern province of Pattani, in which three police officers were killed and two were injured, and one of the Muslim rebels also died.

Bindunuwewa witnesses sentenced to 2 years RI

By Susitha R. Fernando

The Colombo High Court-at-Bar yesterday found four witnesses guilty of giving false evidence in the Bindunuwewa massacre case.

Anura vows to topple Government in six months

By Munza Mushtaq

Anura Bandaranaike addressing some 100,000 supporters of the JVP at Colombo's Lipton Circus, promised that the United National Front government would be toppled within the next six months.

Peace talks next month ?

By Sunimalee Dias

With the LTTE's agreement to resume peace talks, the two parties and the Norwegian facilitators are finalising dates for talks next month.

Solheim attends final sessions

Norwegian special peace envoy Eric Solheim, Lisa Gold of the Norwegian Government, former Ontario premier Bob Rae and Prof. David Cameron of the Canadian Forum of Federations joined the final day of the LTTE meeting in Paris to finalise its response to the interim administration proposal.

Over 122 LTTE killings after MoU

by Kalinga Weerakkody

The LTTE killing of its opponents has reached 122 to date since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE on February 22, 2002.

President to study appointing two governors to N and E

by Saman Indrajith

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has informed the Jathika Sangha Sammelanaya that she would study legal provisions to appoint two governors to the North and East provinces.

SLMM Chief pledges to exercise full mandate

by Ranga Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) chief Tryggve Tellefssen meeting Security Forces commanders promised to exercise his full mandate in face of ceasefire violations by the Tigers and called on the Security Forces to exercise restraint.

3 police killed in shootout

Pares Lohason

Three police officers and a suspected Muslim separatist were killed in a bloody gunfight in Pattani province yesterday in the latest violence in the predominantly Muslim South.

PM's cousin promoted to Army chief

Chaiyasith Shinawatra, the cousin of Prime Minister Thak-sin Shinawatra, was promoted to the most powerful post in the military, underlining speculation that the Thai Rak Thai party is consolidating power ahead of the 2005 general election.

Over 200 foreign workers arrested in Songkhla

Police in this southern city of Songkhla have arrested over 200 illegal foreign workers, most of them Chinese women working in the sex trade and entertainment sector.

AHRC welcomes South Korean Government’s decision to stop solitary confinements to prisoners.

The Asian Human Rights Commission, a Hong Kong based Asian human rights watchdog has express satisfaction and welcome South Korean decision to stop the practice of consecutive solitary confinement to those prisoners in the Korean prisons.

Blair takes responsibility for naming Kelly

Tony Blair - "My concern was to get that information, not concealed but out there so no-one could say afterwards that this was something you were trying to cover up. That was the view of the meeting."

Londoners turn out to \"see Blair squirm\"

By Peter Graff

The hottest ticket in London is a yellow scrap of paper letting the bearer into court to see Prime Minister Tony Blair fight for his political life.

India gifts land for Palestine embassy

India has gifted four hectares of land to Palestine in the plush Chanakyapuri diplomatic enclave of the capital to build its embassy ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's visit to India.

Account Trade between Burma and Bangladesh Hangs in The Balance

Account trade between Bangladesh
and Burma hangs in the balance as the US has imposed
economic restrictions on Rangoon.

Twenty persons, mostly children killed in bridge collapse

At least 20 people 17 of them school children, were killed and 25 injured, when their vehicles plunged into the Damanganga river when a dilipidated bridge collapsed due to heavy rains in Daman and Diu.

Thai Muslims fear terror law will give cops too much power

By Nirmal Ghosh

Court to decide on the decree's constitutionality even as those in south worry they will be targets.

India becomes major transit route for Afghan heroin

By Iftikhar Gilani

India has become a major transit route for the Afghan heroine bound for European and North American markets following the Taliban downfall.