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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

Monthly archive

Int'l AIDS conference to promote "Access for All"

The 15th International AIDS Conference will be opened Sunday in Bangkok, Thailand, to promote "Access for All."

Ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance has secured a major win in the provincial council elections

United People’s Freedom Alliance has secured a major win in the provincial council elections held yesterday compared to the provincial council elections results in 1999.

Annan urges Asia to act on AIDS threat

Asia-Pacific nations must act decisively against the HIV/AIDS scourge that threatens to reverse decades of economic and social gains in the region, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Sunday.

Chandrika’s Party triumphed handsomely in the six Provincial Council elections.

In the polling held for the six provincial councils’ elections, ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance won. All most all the councils have gone to the UPFA except the Central province where a peculiar situation has emerged – a tie.

Chandrika’s ruling alliance swept in 5 provincial councils and tied in one.

led by Chandrika Kumaratunga swept in all the five provincial councils elections whereas in the Central province it tied with the United National Party.

United Peoples Freedom Alliance in the lead at the Provincial Councils elections

According to the Provincial Councils’ results so far announced, United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance is in the forefront.

Saudi Arabia: Municipal Elections in Autumn

A government minister confirmed yesterday that the first ever elections in the Kingdom would take place as promised in the autumn to elect half the members of new municipal councils.

Army chief urges suspected militants to surrender

The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army, Gen. Chaisit Shinawatra, has urged hundreds of southern Muslim youths who are suspected of having joined an anti-government movement to surrender.

'Little England' in Sri Lanka looks for funds from India

Wimal Ratnayake, the Municipal Commissioner of Central Sri Lanka's Nuwara Eliya - an area starved of funds for development - is surprised that though the Japanese, Russian and even Chinese have come forward with financial assistance, no such help has come so far from Indians despite it being a Tamil-dominated region.

Burma and American Politics

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

President Bush on July 8 signed a bill renewing import sanctions against the Narco-Dictatorship of Myanmar. The White House statement called "on other nations to join us in pressing the regime to live up to its commitments to restore full democracy and human rights to the people of Burma". This is diplomatic language for other nations to support UN Security Council sanctions on Myanmar.

JVP Leader welcomed USA's stance on LTTE, urged US to treat LTTE as an international terror organization and take appropriate action.

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

Strongly emphasizing that the recent explosion of a suicide bomb at Kollupitiya is the handiwork of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) the leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amerasinghe said that the United States of America should be congratulated for its bold statement that they would not remove the name of LTTE from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.

Joint statement on US sanction against the Burmese junta rule

Arakan Human Rights Organization and Rohingya Youth Development Forum in a joint statement released today had welcomed the renewed sanction imposed by the United States of America.

Chinese police round up protesters in Tiananmen Square

The Beijing regime was caught by surprise when protesters rallied in Tiananmen Square early on July 1—the 83rd anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)—to denounce the government and social injustice. Police detained at least 30 people.

Tamils should all become Black Tigers to win Tamil Eelam – Chandra Nehru.

Chandra Nehru – a former Tamil National Allaiance Member of Parliament from the Digamadula district castigated the Tamils, in no uncertain terms, that if they are desirous of achieving Tamil Eelam, then Tamils in thousand should come forward to join the Black Tigers.

War and Peace – coming to an end by tomorrow.

Photo Exhibition on Sri Lanka’s War and Peace is coming to an end by tomorrow – an exhibition no one should miss, where the country’s horror and subsequent relative calm is recorded for posterity.

London based Tamil Foundation to intensify activities in the LTTE controlled Vanni

The Tamil Foundation in London has decided to intensify its activities in the Vanni by sending more volunteer doctors, and Teachers from England and also more funds.

The President asks all political parties to understand the reality of this mandate.

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has saluted the electorate for giving a strong mandate to the United People’s Freedom Alliance at the provincial council polls.