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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Address Buddhism Conclave

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will take part in the first international conference on Buddhism to be held in New Delhi from 17 February. Over 300 scholars from 25 different countries, spiritual heads and monks will be participating in the three-day gathering.

Tin Oo released from Prison, but placed under House Arrest

Myanmar's military rulers have released the deputy leader of the main opposition party from prison, but placed him under house arrest at his home in the capital, family members said Sunday.

India all set to test-fire Agni-III this year: George Fernandes

India is all set to test-fire this year its new longer-range 'Agni-III' surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

Next BIMST-EC meeting in July

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced that the next meeting of the regional grouping which brings Thailand and Myanmar together with the Indian subcontinent is likely to be held in July.

Sampanthan likely to face charges of Contempt of Court.

R. Sampanthan, General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) might face charges in the court for his anti-party activities and for thus challenging the restriction provided by the District court of Colombo. There is a likelihood that he and his colleagues would be slammed with the contempt of court and other charges per se, which might end permanently the political career of Sampanthan and others, once and for all.

Oh God.. ! Save the Tamils from Joseph Pararajasingham and alike.

There was a news item in one of the many Eelam websites that had mushroomed out of Canada, as "Joseph Pararajasingham as a senior journalist from Mattakalappu" (Batticaloa). This could be the biggest joke not for the year, but for the new millennium. A comical circus without par.

Thailand reports sixth death from bird flu

A 13-year-old Thai boy has died from bird flu, becoming Thailand's sixth confirmed fatality from the disease.

Vaiko vows to support cause of LTTE

A powerful leader, released on bail after being imprisoned for supporting a banned Tamil rebel outfit, on Saturday, said he would continue to support its cause.

Thamilchelvan warns not to vote for a party that could push LTTE into an armed conflict again.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

In a special interview broadcast by the pro-Tamil Tiger "Sandeshaya" of the BBC from Zurich, Switzerland, the political head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), S.P. Thamilchelvan said, if the Sinhalese did not want to push their terrorist outfit once again into an armed conflict, then they should put into power a political party that should be able to fulfill the political aspirations of the Tamils.

Burma: It is time to build a new Union

In a statement issued by The United Nationalities League for Democracy, (UNLD) to celebrate the 57th anniversary of Burma’s Union Day which was on 12 February, it has been urged that has time has come to build a new Union of Burma with democratic principles and equality of all national ethnic groups with the right to shape their own destiny.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Address Buddhism Conclave

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will take part in the first international conference on Buddhism to be held in New Delhi from 17 February. Over 300 scholars from 25 different countries, spiritual heads and monks will be participating in the three-day gathering.

Hundreds of Christian Churches vandalised in Sri Lanka

In a petition to Abdelfattah Amor, Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance, attached to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, it has been pointed out that in the recent past, attacks and vandalism against Christian Churches in Sri Lanka have intensified.

Tin Oo released from Prison, but placed under House Arrest

Myanmar's military rulers have released the deputy leader of the main opposition party from prison, but placed him under house arrest at his home in the capital, family members said Sunday.

India all set to test-fire Agni-III this year: George Fernandes

India is all set to test-fire this year its new longer-range 'Agni-III' surface-to-surface missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

Next BIMST-EC meeting in July

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced that the next meeting of the regional grouping which brings Thailand and Myanmar together with the Indian subcontinent is likely to be held in July.

Sampanthan likely to face charges of Contempt of Court.

R. Sampanthan, General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) might face charges in the court for his anti-party activities and for thus challenging the restriction provided by the District court of Colombo. There is a likelihood that he and his colleagues would be slammed with the contempt of court and other charges per se, which might end permanently the political career of Sampanthan and others, once and for all.

Oh God.. ! Save the Tamils from Joseph Pararajasingham and alike.

There was a news item in one of the many Eelam websites that had mushroomed out of Canada, as "Joseph Pararajasingham as a senior journalist from Mattakalappu" (Batticaloa). This could be the biggest joke not for the year, but for the new millennium. A comical circus without par.

Thailand reports sixth death from bird flu

A 13-year-old Thai boy has died from bird flu, becoming Thailand's sixth confirmed fatality from the disease.

Vaiko vows to support cause of LTTE

A powerful leader, released on bail after being imprisoned for supporting a banned Tamil rebel outfit, on Saturday, said he would continue to support its cause.

Thamilchelvan warns not to vote for a party that could push LTTE into an armed conflict again.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

In a special interview broadcast by the pro-Tamil Tiger "Sandeshaya" of the BBC from Zurich, Switzerland, the political head of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), S.P. Thamilchelvan said, if the Sinhalese did not want to push their terrorist outfit once again into an armed conflict, then they should put into power a political party that should be able to fulfill the political aspirations of the Tamils.


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