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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

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Hashemite scion wants to reclaim Iraqi throne

For a man who claims a royal bloodline dating back to the birth of Islam, the solution to Iraq's problems seems obvious: crown him king.

Who was the outsider who instructed the assassin involved in the prison’s killing in Batticaloa?

Suspected assassin Mahendran Puvidharan who killed the two prisoners inside the Batticaloa prison this morning and injured another was seen talking in a cellular phone and “began taking instructions from another outside party.”

Why Congress failed to take up Rahul Gandhi being stopped and searched in Boston Airport? – Swamy.

Congress leaders should answer is what they were doing when Rahul Gandhi with his SPG in tow was formally detained by the FBI at Boston airport on 21 September 2001, for five hours and interrogated.

Alleged Killer of the two prisoners in Batticaloa, arrested alive.

Two detainees to be loyal to breakaway leader Karuna, whose split from the LTTE rebels, were killed in a shooting incident in the Batticaloa prisons today. It is reported that they were killed by another remand prisoner (Member of the LTTE leader Prabakaran faction) who then climbed the roof of the prison, but he was later arrested by the army.

SLMM monitoring the Prison killings.

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) reported that it is monitoring the killing of the two men inside the Batticaloa prisons this morning, who were alleged to be members of the Karuna’s group .

An all-party committee is to be appointed to discuss a resumption of peace talks, if the LTTE insists on its interim administration proposal.

The United People’s Freedom Alliance is to appoint an all-party committee to discuss the resumption of peace talks if the LTTE insists on its interim administration proposal.

LTTE alleged to has arranged the killings of two inside Batticaloa prisons.

The rebel outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in one of the most despicable act of violence had arranged, this morning, the killing of two of the Karuna’s men inside the Batticaloa prisons.

Arumugan Thondaman to opt for the Chief Ministership of the Central Provincial Council

Speculations are rife that Arumugan Thondaman is to settle for the Chief Ministership of the Central Province, whiles two of the Ceylon Workers Congress stalwarts to be offered with ministerial portfolio with cabinet status and one with deputy ministership, according to a reliable source.

US Democrats' Convention cry: 'Where is Hillary?'

Failing to give U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a prominent speaking role at the Democratic National Convention is a "total outrage" and "very stupid," the former chairwoman of the New York State Democratic Party and a major fund-raiser said Wednesday.

Thailand ready to become AVR drug production center

Thailand is ready to cooperate with the United Nations in forging ahead with its plan to become an antiviral AIDS drug production center and helping neighboring countries cope with the AIDS problems, according to Public Health Minister Sudarat Keyurapun.

Naidu expresses disappointment over railway budget

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Asian Tribune

Terming the railway budget of UPA government as a "big disappointment," Opposition Leader N Chandrababu Naidu said that it offered nothing new to Andhra Pradesh.

Vietnam: Writer sentenced to 19 months in prison

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns yesterday’s conviction of writer and military historian Pham Que Duong. The Hanoi People's Court sentenced Duong to 19 months in prison on charges of "taking advantage of democratic rights to infringe upon the interests of the state."

Interim Self- Governing Proposal of the LTTE is an attempt to legitimize separation - JVP

Janataha Vimukthi Perumuna, the junior partner of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance Government said that they vehemently oppose the Interim Self Governing Authority Proposal put forward the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Swamy supports Jayalalithaa’s decision to probe Periayar Trust.

Dr.Subramanian Swamy, the leader of the Janata Party of India has welcomed Tamil Nadu Governmenr’s decision to order a probe into the affairs of Periyar Trust which was under the control of K.Veeramani of the Dravidar Kazhagam.

UK intelligence on Iraq seriously flawed: report

Britain's pre-war intelligence on Iraq's armaments had "serious flaws" but Prime Minister Tony Blair was not personally responsible, an inquiry found on Wednesday.

Orissa neglected in railway budget: CM

By Hemanta Kumar Rout- Asian Tribune

Chief minister of Orissa Naveen Patnaik described the Railway budget as disappointing and alleged that the Centre has neglected Orissa by making inadequate provision for some important projects.

Let us espouse the new Anti-defection Law to restore democracy

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The first casualty of the new Anti-defection Law specter befalls in Arunachal Pradesh soon after Chief Minister Geogong Apang exercises his downsizing jugglery.

Secretary General of Sri Lanka’s Peace Secretariat to visit Batticaloa tomorrow

Jayantha Dhanapala, Secretary General of the Secretariat for Coordinating the Peace Process, will visit the Batticaloa district Office of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, tomorrow Friday 16th July.