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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Jayalalithaa fishes for Katchatheevu<br>

By: P C Vinoj Kumar

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has renewed her appeal to the Government of India for “taking Katchatheevu on a lease in perpetuity” following frequent incidents of Tamil Nadu fishermen being taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy off the Rameswaram coast.

<font size =3> Ranil lambaste LTTE for pettifogging: </font><br>Urged rebel outfit to deviate from separate state concept.<br>

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe lambasted the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Tamil rebel outfit for pettifogging and for their sheer ignorance about the government and the constitution.

Myanmar understands stance on roadmap: PM <br>

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced that 15 December had been chosen as the date to hold an international meeting on the roadmap for national reconciliation in Myanmar, expressing confidence that Myanmar understood Thailand’s position as a host.

<font size = 2>Tell the truth or quit the party</font> <br>Anandasangaree on the No-faith motion against him

Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) President, V. Anandasangaree issuing a special statement on the TULF Central Committee meeting held on Nov. 30, and the No-Confidence motion against him states that some of its members must tell the truth or quit the party.

Media under fire in Tamil Nadu <br>

By Papri Sri Raman: Indo-Asian News Service

The media in Tamil Nadu says it has had enough. Sick and tired of growing attacks on what it says the journalist's basic right to function independently, the state's newspapers, magazines and even electronic media are up in arms.

JVP ultimatum on alliance <br>

By Kasun Yapa Karunaratne and Gagani Weerakoon

In a climate of uncertainty prevailing in the political scenario of the country the politburo of the Janatha Vimukthi Peremuna (JVP) has taken a strong decision to abandon the proposed alliance with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party if the SLFP failed to give a specific date to sign the MoU at today's meeting between the two parties.

Kiwi geeks hit back at Nigerian scammers<br>

New Zealand computer buffs are hitting back at Nigerian fraudsters who use e-mail to try to fleece money out of gullible people with fraudulent get-rich-quick schemes.

Drug-War Killings: Little faith in police probe <br>

By Napanisa Kaewmorakot, Saowalak Tangsaengpratheep

Human rights advocates, social activists and the opposition yesterday demanded an independent inquiry into the more than 2,500 deaths during the government's war against drugs, after His Majesty the King urged authorities to provide an explanation for the killings.

Indian Oil Corp to Pay $US75MLN for Sri Lanka Petrol Chain <br>

The country's largest refiner, the Indian Oil Corp, will pay US$75 million to acquire 100 petrol stations and storage facilities in Sri Lanka.

Curfew in Tachilek follows clashes <br>

Tachilek district, opposite Chiangrai, is under curfew, 20:00 - 06:00, since 25 November, following clashes between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army "South", according to several sources.

Zimbabwe quits Commonwealth <br>

Zimbabwe says it has quit the Commonwealth after the organisation extended the southern African country's suspension.

Sonia offers a 'thought'<br>

Sharing blame to shield her lieutenant, Sonia Gandhi today held out a concession to restive elders by offering to consider reconstituting the new-look AICC.

LTTE seek to mend fences with India <br>

Sri Lanka's Tiger rebels who are outlawed in India after being blamed for the assassination of former premier Rajiv Gandhi are seeking to mend fences with New Delhi, a pro-rebel website reported Sunday.

An interview with the new CBI director<br>

By: M K Tayal

As a “dream comes true” for the new face of the Central Bureau of Investigation Uma Shankar Misra promises to ensure that the country’s premier investigating agency does its job without pressure.

UNDP and Indian Government to assist communitization for further progress in Nagaland<br>

By Oken Jeet Sandham

The Government India and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are contemplating a documentation of the communitization process in the State and also making a documentary film, so that it can be used outside Nagaland for learning.