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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 80

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Houses built for 130 newly arriving settler families

The Na-Sa-Ka border security force of Burma has since May 29th taken initiatives to build houses for 130 new settler families who are arriving soon from central Burma to the Maung-daw Township area - according to our correspondent.

Attacks hit Iraq oil exports

Attacks on an oil pipeline have shut down oil exports from southern Iraq.

US renewing ban on Myanmar

The US House of Representatives in a landslide vote Monday passed a resolution renewing a one-year ban on all imports from military-ruled Myanmar as part of sanctions for abuse of human rights and repression of democratic opposition.

"Uphold CFA to bring about normalcy and deliver humanitarian assistance" - Tamilselvan tells Norwegian envoy

Mr. Hans Brattskar, the Norwegian Ambassador met with Mr. S.P. Tamilselvan, Head of the LTTE Political Wing today 16th June 2004 at the LTTE Peace Secretariat in Kilinochchi.

Norway's ambassador flies to Tiger stronghold to meet rebel peace negotiator

Norway's ambassador to Sri Lanka flew Wednesday to a Tamil Tiger stronghold for talks with the guerrillas' political leader in the latest effort to jump-start stalled peace talks.

What Happened to Pottu Amman – LTTE Intelligence Chief?

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation in its morning news bulletin said "The Eastern sources suspect that the LTTE Spy Chief Pottu Amman may have been killed or missing."

India has 61,000 millionaires: Study

India has 61,000 millionaires, while the United States has a whopping 2.27 million, according to a study.

IMF appreciates Thailand’s economic bail-out

The Thai economy is expected to grow 6.5% in the next 1-2 years as the country is headed on the right track, economically, according to a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

\"Arumugam Thondaman demanded half the Government\"

"I am not aware why Ceylon Workers Congress Leader Arumugam Thondaman demanded money from leaders of the United People’s freedom Alliance, but it is customary when a party negotiate for the participation in a coalition Government to request for certain Ministries and certain number of Ministries. This is the first time I am hearing of money being demanded," said Ramalingham Chandrasekar, the National List Member of Parliament from the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna.

I am nobody to talk about or pursue for Naga sovereignt - Rio

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio denied of having said to any news agency during his stay in Delhi that the NSCN (IM) had dropped "Naga sovereignty" demand.

In Colombo - 22 Video parlors screening blue films shut down

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage has close down more than 22 Video parlors mainly involved in the screening of blue films in the areas in Colombo, where many Tamil leaders and members of Parliament resides.

Nationwide Protests Demand That The Indian Government Say \"Yes\" To A Cleanup In Bhopal

Yesterday, non-resident Indians, students and other supporters gathered outside the Indian embassy in Washington, DC, and the four Indian consulates around the nation to demand that the Indian Government allow Union Carbide to cleanup its abandoned factory site in Bhopal, if ordered by a US Court.

Sweden arrests separatists from Aceh

Swedish police arrested on Tuesday three Stockholm-based leaders of an armed group seeking the independence of the Indonesian province of Aceh.

Government to take over famous Sai Baba shrine

The famous Sai Baba shrine in Shirdi town of Maharashtra is being brought under the state government's control following complaints of mismanagement.