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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 103

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Sri Lanka President dissolves Parliament paving way for April elections

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Using her authority provided under the Sri Lanka's Constitution, President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga dissolved the 12th Parliament of Sri Lanka, paving way for General elections on 02 April 2004.

Emulate girls, reject Vajpayee : Laloo

Bihar strongman Laloo Prasad Yadav has come up with a new reasoning why voters should reject Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee: because every single girl he wanted to marry also "rejected" him!

Six Asian nations to sign free trade agreement, Bangladesh lone holdout

Six Asian nations will sign a free trade agreement abolishing tariffs by 2017, leaving Bangladesh the lone holdout after it withdrew from the deal at the last moment.

WHO:No bird flu spread between humans

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed yesterday that there had been no spread of avian influenza from poultry to pigs, and there had been no infection of avian flu between humans as well.

Thaksin's Message: 'Unite and eat chicken'

Thailand reported three more suspected cases of bird flu yesterday as Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra threatened to retaliate against trade partners who impose "unfair trade barriers" against Thai chicken.

Haj Missions Told to Make Arrangements for Pilgrims' Return

Saudi authorities have urged the Afghan and Iraqi Haj missions to make rapid arrangements for the return flights of their pilgrims. “The Afghan Haj mission has not yet given us the schedule for the return journey of its pilgrims,” Deputy Haj Minister Hatem Qadi said.

Kerry takes Washington, Michigan

Front-runner John Kerry has rolled to decisive wins in Michigan and Washington state, extending his domination of the race to secure the US Democratic party's presidental nomination.

Nipplegate's Aussie link

An Aussie woman sold Janet Jackson the costume that shocked more than 100 million Americans watching the Super Bowl last week.
But Sam Hill, the manager of famous New York sexual fetish store DeMask, which designs and makes its apparel, said Jackson's bustier must have been altered after it was bought to enable her boob to have been so easily exposed.

Understanding Myanmar

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to Burmese Resistance

During the past month I wrote thirteen articles in “Asian Tribune” to provide a better understanding of the real situation in Burma. (State Law and Order Restoration Council) SLORC/SPDC (State Peace and Development Council) is presently engaged in a desperate PR campaign to avoid an Independent UN Agency from conducting an investigation of the May 30th Massacre during which over one hundred democracy activists were killed.

Dissolution would determine the fate of the country?

At last the Parliament has been dissolved. But the dissolution of the Sri Lanka Parliament was long overdue. A right move in the right direction, which would end the pettifogging once and for all.