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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

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Bird flu reoccurrence to have little impact on export

The reoccurrence of the avian influenza is unlikely to escalate and adversely affect the export of chickens and eggs since livestock officials have already gained experience and lessons of containing the disease, according to industry executives.

Liberation Tigers deny involvement in the police station suicide attack

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has suddenly come up with a denial of the suicide attack that took place yesterday at the Colpetty police station, also stated strong condemnation as well as alleged that it must be the work of the armed group surreptiously operating with the Sri Lankan Army’s intelligence unit.

India’s General Budget for 2004 – 05, introduced in the Lower House of Parliament.

The Union Budget for 2004-05 was presented in the Lower House of Parliament - Lok Sabha today by Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram.

Security alert in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo while President remains optimistic

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has reiterated that the government would continue with its peace efforts without any interruption. She said that yesterday’s bomb blast in Colombo would in no way hamper this process.

Subramanian Swamy clarifies LTTE – Al Qaeda link

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Al Qaeda rebel outfit were well connected alleges Dr. Subramanian Swamy’ and he adds that both groups were involved in the business and dealing of arms and narcotics.

Islamic cleric defends suicide bombing stance

The Islamic cleric at the centre of a row over suicide bombings yesterday publicly repeated his support for "martyrdom operations" within Israel and expressed surprise at calls to ban him from Britain.

Bush signs law renewing sanctions against Burma

United States President George W Bush has signed a law renewing a range of sanctions against military-ruled Burma for a further period of 12 months, the White House announced.

Iraq announces new security law amid Baghdad clashes

Iraq's interim government announced a new security law giving itself wider counter-insurgency powers on Wednesday as gunmen battled U.S. troops and Iraqi forces in the heart of Baghdad.

Sri Lanka: Tamil Tigers beating up families to recruit child soldiers

Amnesty International- an international human rights watchdog organization based in London had unmasked the threats adopted by the Liberation Tigers Tamil Eelam – Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit in recruiting underage children in their child brigade.

Water Shortages Leave Afghanistan Dependent on Food Aid

Water Shortages Leave Afghanistan Dependent on Food Aid
“Water,” the farmer in the Bamyan valley in Afghanistan said when asked what he needed. “More water.” He pointed to uncultivated fields. “I don’t have enough water to plant those fields.” The same story was told us in the Shomali plains north of Kabul and in the rain-fed agricultural areas of northern Afghanistan.

Vietnam: After 18 months in prison, two writers to be tried

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls for the immediate release of writers Pham Que Duong and Tran Khue, who were held without charge for 18 months. Khue is now expected to go to trial on 09 July in Ho Chi Minh City, with Duong's trial scheduled for 14 July in Hanoi.

Main Parliamentary opposition UNP fails to condemn the suicide blast

By Walter Jayawardhana - Rreporting from Los Angeles

The United National Party, (UNP) the country’s main parliamentary opposition failed to condemn the cowardly act of the suicide bombing in two of its well thought out statements issued to the media after the suicide bomb blast at Colombo’s Kollupitiya Police station , on 07 July.