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

Monthly archive

Martha Stewart sentenced to five months in prison

Martha Stewart, who built a catering company into a media empire, was sentenced on Friday to five months in prison for lying about a suspicious stock sale.

Foreign Ministers of SAARC nations to meet in Islamabad

Foreign Ministers of SAARC countries will meet in Islamabad for a two-day session from July 20 to discuss progress on SAFTA and Indian proposals including establishing a Food Bank and South Asian Deevelopment Bank.

Gaza kidnappings: Security chiefs quit

Two top Palestinian security officials have resigned in the wake of a spate of kidnappings carried out by disgruntled policemen in the Gaza Strip.

Many UG camps in Myanmar and Bangladesh identified

At least 15 places have been identified in Bangladesh and Myanmar where the various insurgent groups operating in Manipur have set up their camps, according to highly reliable sources.

Government believes that LTTE is interested in starting the Talks – Lakshman Kadirgamar.

“Government of Sri Lanka has good reason to believe that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is very much interested in getting the Peace Talks started again.”

Police Commission promises to rectify lapses regarding Police promotions.

Chairman of the Police Commission Ranjith Abeysuriya has promised to rectify any blunders in granting promotions at the Police Department.

Iraqi PM shot inmates: witnesses

There are allegations that the Iraqi Interim Prime Minister shot seven and killed six Iraqi insurgents in the week leading up to the handover of sovereignty last month.

No one mentioned activities of the Karuna faction hindered peace – Jayantha Dhanapala

Jayantha Dhanapala ,Secretary
General of the Government Peace Secretariat, said that
Sri Lankan President was committed to restoring permanent peace
to the country. The Peace Secretariat is there engaged
in efforts to make this a reality.

Nepal security forces must stop abusing legal process, AHRC says

The Nepalese authorities must stop abusing the process of law and re-arresting people released by court, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) said Friday.

The First Step in Burma's Road-Map to Democracy

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

There was a report in The Nation on 11 June 2004, that Genocide Than Shwe had stopped having medical check-ups because he did not trust his own doctors. The rumor is that a group of wealthy Burmese tried to "bribe" one of Than Shwe's doctors to give him the "wrong" medicine.

US - Sri Lankan Cooperation to Enhance Safety, Security at Colombo Port

The United States and Sri
Lanka will soon enter discussions regarding the island's participation in
"Mega Ports," a U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to curb the
illicit movement of radioactive materials worldwide.

80 children perish in Tamil Nadu fire, 40 critical

Tragedy struck this small temple town in southern India Friday as a fire raged through thatched classrooms of a school, killing at least 80 children, many of them aged between six and 10.

Rahul Gandhi heads for Kumbakonam

Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son Rahul Gandhi arrived here Saturday afternoon on his way to the temple town of Kumbakonam, where 90 schoolchildren died in a devastating fire.