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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

Monthly archive

Myanmar junta to lift crackdown on opposition, Suu Kyi could be freed

Myanmar's crippled pro-democracy opposition will be allowed to operate normally before a national convention this year and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arres - Foreign Minister Win Aung said.

Myanmar junta to lift crackdown on opposition, Suu Kyi could be freed

Myanmar's crippled pro-democracy opposition will be allowed to operate normally before a national convention this year and its leader Aung San Suu Kyi could be freed from house arres - Foreign Minister Win Aung said.

\"Our aim is to safeguard rights of all ethnicities within one country\" - D. M. Jayaratne

The dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a general election by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was to stop the sell out of the country by the UNF government in the name of peace and safeguard it for the younger generation enabling them to live, keeping their heads high.

More Cabinet heads to roll?

SLFP general secretaryMaithripala Sirisena told a gathering at Minneriya yesterday: More Cabinet Ministers are to lose their portfolios soon.

6th BIMST-EC ends with agreed FTA deal

Thailand yesterday pledged to expedite trade negotiations with countries in the regional BIMST-EC grouping following the signing of a free trade area (FTA) agreement among member states of the grouping, aimed at abolishing taxes on intra-regional trade.

Bird Flu: Authorities claim the worst is now over

With the government proclaiming that the bird-flu outbreak is under control, many chicken sellers have returned to their stalls hoping to woo back consumers who have shunned chicken dishes since reports of the outbreak appeared last month.

Norway - Stop entertaining two Independent political entities within Sri Lanka

Norway had begun to entertain the formula of two independent governmental entities existing within one country called Sri Lanka. From day one, this policy had been put to force, effectively practiced and implemented secretly and publicly.

Sri Lanka PM's party says poll call undemocratic

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party said on Monday:
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's dissolution of parliament was undemocratic and uncertainty during the snap election would hurt flows of aid.

Free chicken meals to battle bird flu fears

Free chicken curry and rice anybody? The meals are part of efforts by poultry traders in West Bengal to counter bird flu fears that have hit their sales.

SC reserves verdict on Jaya's petition for transfer of cases

The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's plea seeking re-transfer of disproportionate assets cases against her from Bangalore to either Pondichery, Andhra Pradesh or Kerala saying the atmosphere in Karantaka was "hostile" to her making free and fair trial impossible.

Free chicken meals to battle bird flu fears

Free chicken curry and rice anybody? The meals are part of efforts by poultry traders in West Bengal to counter bird flu fears that have hit their sales.

Sri Lanka PM's party says poll call undemocratic

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party said on Monday:
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's dissolution of parliament was undemocratic and uncertainty during the snap election would hurt flows of aid.

Vajpayee vows to build controversial temple at Ayodhya

The prime minister called on the nation on Saturday to elect him to a new term in power, saying he needed to complete unfinished business such as the building of a temple on the site of a razed mosque.

The Curse

Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

A confidential source told me that during his visit to Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Thaksin not only prayed for winning four hundred seats in the next parliamentary elections, but also allegedly whispered to his foreign minister, pointing to numerous birds nests in the roofs of the temples at Shwe Dagon Pagoda, that the Burmese were not wise enough to make money of these birds nests which has a high value in the market place. This allegedly irritated the NATs (Angels) guarding the temples and the NATs cursed Thaksin.

Pilgrims Spend SR5.2 Billion During the Haj Season

Business organizations in Saudi Arabia have made at least SR5.2 billion for services to an estimated two million pilgrims during this Haj season, economic analysts have said. The calculations were made on the basis of some 1.4 million pilgrims who came from abroad each spending at least SR3,750 ($1,000) on transportation, accommodation, living expenses and services provided by the Tawafa and Zamazima organizations in addition to their spending on gifts for their families.

\"Our aim is to safeguard rights of all ethnicities within one country\" - D. M. Jayaratne

The dissolution of Parliament and the calling of a general election by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga was to stop the sell out of the country by the UNF government in the name of peace and safeguard it for the younger generation enabling them to live, keeping their heads high.

More Cabinet heads to roll?

SLFP general secretaryMaithripala Sirisena told a gathering at Minneriya yesterday: More Cabinet Ministers are to lose their portfolios soon.

6th BIMST-EC ends with agreed FTA deal

Thailand yesterday pledged to expedite trade negotiations with countries in the regional BIMST-EC grouping following the signing of a free trade area (FTA) agreement among member states of the grouping, aimed at abolishing taxes on intra-regional trade.

Bird Flu: Authorities claim the worst is now over

With the government proclaiming that the bird-flu outbreak is under control, many chicken sellers have returned to their stalls hoping to woo back consumers who have shunned chicken dishes since reports of the outbreak appeared last month.

Norway - Stop entertaining two Independent political entities within Sri Lanka

Norway had begun to entertain the formula of two independent governmental entities existing within one country called Sri Lanka. From day one, this policy had been put to force, effectively practiced and implemented secretly and publicly.


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