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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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No dissolution; CBK to JVP <br>

By Harinda Vidanage

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has ruled out an immediate dissolution of parliament but indicated early provincial elections ahead of any general election.

Flash: Saddam Hussein captured - Tony Blair <br>

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has confirmed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been captured.

Video clipping of Saddam Hussein after his capture yesterday night at Tikrit . He is said to have grown beard covering his entire cheek.

Sri Lanka premier says, ready to seek mandate in elections<br>

Ranil Wickremasinghe, Sri Lankan Prime Minister said Saturday that his ruling United National Front (UNF) government is willing to face fresh elections and obtain a new mandate from the people to re-launch the stalled peace process with the Tamil Tiger rebels.

Pradit says NGOs play pivotal role <br>

A National Human Rights commissioner said: Non-governmental organisations make valuable contributions to the country by strengthening society and monitoring the government.

Arms Amnesty: Collectors can keep 'old guns' <br>

The government will allow people who collect arms as antiques to keep the weapons after they register them as "state assets", the prime minister said yesterday, two days before the an arms amnesty ends.

Australian pilot remains stranded in Antarctica due to bad weather <br>

An Australian pilot stranded in Antarctica after running out of fuel remained grounded on the icy continent Sunday because of bad weather.

After SAARC, it's BIMSTEC summit for Vajpayee <br>

By P. Jayaram: Indo-Asian News Service

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will start off the new year with two regional summits in January and February.

PM: UNF ready for polls <br>

by Shamindra Ferdinando

UNP leader Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the UNF wouldn’t compromise on the defence portfolio and was ready to face parliamentary elections if ongoing attempts to resolve the crisis through negotiations failed.

President offers share of Defence subjects <br>

by Deepal Warnakulasuriya

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is ready to hand over some of the subjects under the crucial Defence portfolio to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, thereby empowering the Premier to proceed with the peace talks. This proposal came as officials from both sides prepared for tomorrow's 'final round' of UNP-PA talks aimed at resolving the stand off between the Presidency and the Government