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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 77

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LTTE goes back to Indo-Lanka accord for federal state

The historic power-sharing plan announced by Tamil Tiger guerrillas rely heavily on a constitutional amendment based on the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka peace accord which the rebels repudiated at the time.

Gazette notification on termination of commissioned officers : Army officers are under Commander-in-Chief–CJ

by Chitra Weerarathne

Article 4 (b) of the constitution enshrines the totality of executive powers in the President and not in the Cabinet of Ministers, Silva PC, yesterday submitted to the Supreme Court.

CJ and AG clash in open Court over defence issues

By S.S.Selvanayagam

In a rare outburst in the Supreme Court the country's highest judicial officer Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva and the highest legal officer of state Attorney General K.C. Kamalasabayson crossed swords in open court over an opinion sought by President Chandrika Kumaratunga on the powers of Defence Minister Tilak Marapana, himself a former Attorney General.

Norway expresses fears over CBK's moves

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen has warned President Chandrika Kumaratunga in more diplomatic terms that her continuous interference in the peace process could have serious consequences both on the country's peace move and Norway's role in the process.

Full Text of the Interim Sel-Governing Auhority Proposal by the LTTE for the Northeast of Sri Lanka.

The Proposal By the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam On behalf of the Tamil People for an Agreement to Establish an Interim Self-Governing Authority for the Northeast of the Island of Sri Lanka.

Thousands hail new Malaysian PM

Malaysia's newly-installed Prime Minister Abd Allah Ahmad Badawi has urged his supporters to work towards a resounding general election victory.

Leaflets call for ''Day of Resistance'' as two US troops killed in northern Iraq while Bush says U.S. determined to stay

A land mine exploded Saturday on a road in the northern city of Mosul, killing two Americans in passing vehicles and injuring three other people.

LTTE goes back to Indo-Lanka accord for federal state

The historic power-sharing plan announced by Tamil Tiger guerrillas rely heavily on a constitutional amendment based on the 1987 Indo-Sri Lanka peace accord which the rebels repudiated at the time.

Mahathir anti-Semitic comments: fallout from Washington - war on terrorism

By Peter Symonds- WSWS

Just a fortnight before he was due to retire, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad triggered an international furore over anti-Semitic remarks made to the triennial gathering of the Organisation of Islamic Conference .

LTTE proposals handed over to Government

by Ranil Wijayapala

The LTTE yesterday came out with their long awaited and carefully crafted Interim Administrative proposals to the Government through the Norwegian facilitators.

TULF President appeals for full co-operation from CBK

TULF President V. Anandasangaree has written to President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga appealing to her to forget the past and extend her full co-operation to the peace process and make her Presidentship a golden era in the history of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Tamil killed with axe in London street attack

By Prasun Sonwalkar: Indo-Asian News Service

A young Tamil of Sri Lankan origin was hacked to death with an axe in a busy street here in yet another instance of increasing attacks by Tamils on Tamils.

Second Solar Storm Blasts Earth

The sun takes another shot at the blue planet, sending a second
coronal mass ejection our way in as many days. The latest flare moved
faster but was less intense than the first blast.

Thailand: Grant to Fight HIV Faces Rights Test, Success Hinges on Respect for Rights in Drug Crackdown

Global Fund to fight AIDS grant to fund HIV prevention among injection drug users in Thailand could bolster the country's fight against HIV/AIDS, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch warned that the initiative could backfire unless the Thai government respects the right of drug users to obtain services for HIV prevention, treatment, and care.

Mahathir leaves for overseas vacation

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali left here Saturday for a vacation abroad after stepping down as the prime minister one day before.

Thai labourers rush to grab Korean visas

Thai labourers in South Korea yesterday rushed to the Thai Embassy to ensure that their travel documents are up to date, amid fears that the South Korean authorities could launch an imminent crackdown on illegal labourers.

Minister calls for talks with Burma

By Rungrawee C Pinyorat

The development of democracy in Burma will be achieved through dialogue, not isolation, said Hungarian Deputy Foreign Minister Andras Barsony, who is on a state visit to Thailand.

Mahathir: Thank you, Malaysians

Hours before stepping down as the fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad extended his heartfelt gratitude to Malaysians who have made his 22-year leadership possible and hoped they would continue to live in peace and harmony.

Sri Lanka Tigers seek lion's share of power in landmark peace deal

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have sought a federal state with the lion's share of sweeping powers in historic proposals aimed at ending three decades of ethnic bloodshed.

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer passes away: the end of an era

By Ranjani Rao: Indo-Asian News Service

Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, that giant among Carnatic classical vocalists, is no more but his music will ring in their hearts forever, said sorrowful music lovers. The great master died here Friday after a brief illness at the age of 95.