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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Silence of Sri Lanka’s President Reverberates Unbearably.

Sri Lanka President continued with her sudden and stringent actions into the second day, when she directed that there should be no new appointments or promotions in the public sector during the snap parliamentary elections period.

Sri Lanka to invite int'l monitors to supervise elections

Sri Lanka's ruling United NationalParty (UNP) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who heads acaretaker government said on Thursday that it would call international poll monitors to supervise the April 2 parliamentaryelections.

Thailand to host 2nd bird flu in't conference

Thailand will host an international conference on bird flu situations, the second of its kind, later this month, according to Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Newin Chidchob.

Nearly 50 dead in army centre blast

A bomb blast at an army recruitment centre in Baghdad killed dozens of people in the second such attack against Iraqis working with US occupation forces in 24 hours.

Lord Krishna Bank Director murdered in Angola

Delhi-based businessman and Director of Lord Krishna Bank Ashwini K Puri was murdered in Angolan capital Luanda yesterday and the body would be brought here tomorrow.

Ravi Karunanayaka Attacks Milinda Moragoda's resignation – "A lowly Gimmick"

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayaka attacked his cabinet colleague Milinda Moragoda’s resignation from his cabinet position as a cheap political gimmick and a "lowly act" aimed at personal political gain.

At meeting with SLMM Chief: <br>President stresses commitment to implementation of Ceasefire Agreement

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday stressed her commitment to the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) between the Government and the LTTE, at a meeting she held with Head of the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission Maj. Gen. Trond Furuhovde.

Govt faces 1st birdflu suit

The parents of the six-year-old boy who became the first Thai to succumb to the birdflu virus have decided to sue the government for allegedly covering up the spread of the disease.

Sexual abstinence urged on teens

A government research agency yesterday urged teenagers to practise sexual abstinence, rather than risk the consequences of promiscuity.

Govt to plough Bt10-20 billion into southern development

The government yesterday pledged a Bt10-20 billion development package for the troubled southern border region, saying that the focus would be on boosting educational opportunities for the region’s young people.

Stop Foreign Haj Repeaters: Prince Sultan

Regulations that prevent domestic pilgrims from repeating Haj more than once every five years must be extended to foreign pilgrims, Prince Sultan, second deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, has said.

Senate calls for Nauru detention centre closure

The Senate has passed a motion calling for the Nauru detention centre to be closed.

'I was a zombie slave' woman claims

A woman broke down in the witness box yesterday as she described being turned into "a complete zombie" by the man accused of treating her like a slave.

American Politics and Burma Policy

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

America has a shared system of government. Regardless of who wins the Presidential elections in November, the support in the U.S. Congress will remain strong for the Burmese democracy movement.

Satellite to enable telemedicine in rural India

Close on the heels of launching a satellite dedicated to the needs of distance learning, India is to send aloft one to enable telemedicine services in rural areas.

Silence of Sri Lanka’s President Reverberates Unbearably.

Sri Lanka President continued with her sudden and stringent actions into the second day, when she directed that there should be no new appointments or promotions in the public sector during the snap parliamentary elections period.

Burma: On This Union Day 2004

Shan Democratic Union in a press statement while remembering the Panglong Accord signed on 12 February 1947 which led to the establishment of the Union of Birma has also pledged to restore "the Union as aspired to and as intended by our founding fathers."

Sri Lanka to invite int'l monitors to supervise elections

Sri Lanka's ruling United NationalParty (UNP) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who heads acaretaker government said on Thursday that it would call international poll monitors to supervise the April 2 parliamentaryelections.

Thailand to host 2nd bird flu in't conference

Thailand will host an international conference on bird flu situations, the second of its kind, later this month, according to Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Newin Chidchob.

Nearly 50 dead in army centre blast

A bomb blast at an army recruitment centre in Baghdad killed dozens of people in the second such attack against Iraqis working with US occupation forces in 24 hours.


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