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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Nepal: Sexual Rights Group at Risk of Closure

The Nepalese government should respond to a threatened judicial ban on an organization that defends lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender peopleกฏs rights by affirming the freedoms of association and expression, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the Nepalese authorities.

Government pays compensation to victims of the 1983 “black July”.

Government has paid compensation to families affected during the 1983 Black July disturbances. The payments were made in keeping with the recommendations of a truth commission into the ethnic violence appointed by the Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga.

Cops uncover JI man's declaration to be a suicide bomber

Malaysian terror suspect Noordin Mohd Top, who played a major role in the Bali and Jakarta bombings in which more than 200 people were killed, has written a will expressing his intention to be a suicide bomber.

PM stresses to quit politics after becoming 60 years old

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who will celebrate his 55th birthday next Monday, reiterated today that he would definitely retire from politics when he becomes 60 years old.

The World Bank grants Rs. 6,470 million for North East agriculture project.

The World Bank has agreed to grant a loan of 6,470 million rupees for the Northeast irrigation, water supply and agriculture project.

Anura nails the malicious canard TNA launched of Karuna visiting with him to Singapore.

Anura Bandaranaike denies any connection with renegade leader V.Muralitheran alias Colonel Karuna Amman. This was stated in a hard hitting statement released by him from Bejing who is at present on an official visit to China.

A solution to the ethnic problem should be found within a united Sri Lanka - TNA

Tamil National Alliance emphasized that a solution to the ethnic problem should be found within the united Sri Lanka. It should be a federal solution and peace talks should be resumed immediately, TNA MP Raviraj expressed these views at a media briefing held yesterday at the parliament.

Sugar-free potatoes to hit market soon

Eating crunchy chips, French fries and batter fried potato cutlets without worrying could actually become possible for diabetes patients, thanks to sugar-free potatoes!

Myanmar praises China for help against the West

Myanmar's ruling junta yesterday hailed its close political and economic relations with China as an effective counterweight against Western efforts to isolate it.

The National Patriotic Movement Demands investigation into the recent attacks on Buddhist temples.

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Buddha Sasana, The National Patriotic Front has expressed deep concern over the recurring incidents of attacks on Buddhists Temples in many parts of the country.

Sri Lanka Police for peace mission in Haiti.

Now Sri Lanka Police personnel can participate in peace missions in Haiti. A special team of police personnel will be sent to Haiti for a period of one year.

"Don't play with fire," Norway warns Sri Lanka

Norway dampened hopes of any quick fix to stalled peace talks in Sri Lanka on Friday, warning that escalating violence could shatter a fragile ceasefire and throw the island back into civil war.

The Colombo stock market records highest trading values.

The Colombo Stock Market yesterday recorded its highest trading values. The all Share Price Index reached 1440.7 by the end of trading yesterday.