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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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President Reads 9 Newspapers Daily ..President Eisenhower, That Is

By Carl Sullivan

That is President Eisenhower who reads nine newspapers regularly in addition to receiving a one-page digest of the news daily.

SC transfers Jaya cases to Bangalore fearing failure of justice

In a major blow to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court today ordered transfer of trial in two disproportionate assets cases to a Special Court at Bangalore saying the manner in which the trial was conducted in Chennai would have amounted to failure of justice undermining the public confidence in fair trial.

Norwegian envoy briefs Sibal on Lanka developments

On a brief visit to India shortly after deciding to suspend mediatory efforts between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE after years of trying to broker peace, Norwegian envoy Erik Solheim briefed Foreign Secretary Kanwal Sibal on the latest developments in the island nation.

Sri Lanka Set on a Long haul: Peace Process Remains Frozen

The country has been put on a long haul, as no breakthrough was reported at the end of the second round of the summit meeting between President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe whilst the peace proces remains forozen.

Prisoner Vaiko applauds Atal

Dressed in a white dhoti and kurta, with a red-laced black towel on his shoulders, MDMK leader Vaiko looked physically run down. But there was a sparkle in the eyes of the NDA member of Parliament who is about to complete 500 days in Vellore prison.

CBK blamed for undermining role of Norwegians

by Rohan Mathes

Cabinet Spokesman Prof. G.L. Peiris blamed President Chandrika Kumaratunga of undermining the role played by the Norwegian peace brokers in the stalled peace process between the Government and the LTTE.

President, PM meet again

by Ranga Jayasuriya

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will discuss a proposal to establish a co-ordinating committee to tackle peace issues related to the Defence Ministry.

Dutchman shot dead

A Dutch newspaper “agent” was shot dead and his badly battered body dumped in a rubbish tip in Pattaya.

PM: I’nesia had right to sink ships

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra conceded that it was within Indonesia’s rights to sink two Thai fishing vessels found fishing illegally in Indonesian waters and arrest their crews.

Thailand to realise oil export hub dream next month

Thailand will be ready to make its first giant leap as a regional energy hub in the middle of next month, when it will begin acting as a regional exporter of oil, anouncec Energy Minister Prommin Lertsuridej.

Sri Lanka: President's Office on a Belated Damage Control Exercise

Office of the President of Sri Lanka in a belated damage control exercise, yesterday came up with explanation regarding the take over of the three ministries from the former ministers of United National Front Government and stressed the importance of a Government of National Reconstruction and Reconciliation.

LTTE's Balasingham back in saddle

Anton Balasingham, Chief negotiator and political advisor of the LTTE, who was said to have been sidelined by the elusive Tiger Supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran, returned to his 'original position' in the rebel organisation last week.

New joint Burma military-Wa Drug factory set up

Local Wa and the Burmese military together have recently established a new Drug refinery that would produce both heroin and methamphetamine pills, according to local sources.

Mubarak, Assad to visit India

Presidents Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and Bashar al Assad of
Syria as well as Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom are
expected to visit India early in the new year, a sign of
New Delhi's growing profile in the Middle East.

Ebola Outbreak Kills 11 In Congo; WHO Sends Task Force

The World Health Organization has dispatched an epidemic response team to the Republic of the Congo, where 11 people have died in an apparent outbreak of the Ebola virus.

SLFP – JVP Electoral alliance might lead to snap poll.

Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, which is the main opposition party in in the country, has decided to enter into an electoral alliance with Janata Vimukthi Perumuna, according to today's news report by the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation .