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

Monthly archive

Anandasangaree admonishes to stop the meaningless killings forthwith

Meaningless Killings in the Amparai – Batticaloa districts should be stopped forthwith, admonishes V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front and the veteran Tamil politician.

9,000 Thai Muslims allowed to attend Haji in Saudi Arabia

Up to 9,000 Thai Muslims are allowed to attend the Haji in Saudi Arabia this year, according to the Culture Minister, Mr. Anurak Chureemas.

Kerry tells Democrats "America can do better"

Saying "America can do better," John Kerry took the reins of the Democratic Party on Thursday with a promise to restore U.S. global leadership and ask "hard questions" before taking the country to war.

Pakistan captures one of most wanted al Qaeda men

A top al Qaeda operative, one of the world's most wanted men with a $25 million price on his head, was in custody in Pakistan on Friday for his suspected role in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa.

ISGA will be discussed only in a UPFA Government minus the JVP

Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna, a junior partner of the United People’s Freedom Alliance Government had said very loud and clearly that they will not be party to any Talks that will lead to the division of the country.

The Strange Case of Ivanhoe Mines in Burma

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

The Voice of America (VOA) on July 4, 2004 reported that a Burmese employee of Ivanhoe Mines was sentenced to 7 years in jail for contacting Aung San Suu Kyi. VOA also stated that the expatriate manager of Ivanhoe Mines also met with Suu Kyi, but was subsequently released.

Six Trade Agreements to be signed today between Sri Lanka and Thailand to increase mutual trade

Proposed bilateral talks for free trade between Sri Lanka and Thailand, expected to be set in motion soon, will continue bilateral talks initiated by the previous Government of Sri Lanka. The conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement will depend on the successful outcome of the talks.

Government admits failure of prohibition in Nagaland

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Finance, Excise, Tourism and Art and Culture, K Therie admitted the Government's failure to enforce the total Prohibition Act in the State and said they needed to amend the Act to be suitable for implementation in the State.

Sri Lanka President arrives in Bangkok to attend the first BIMST-EC summit

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga arrived at the Bangkok International Airport on a SriLankan Airline flight yesterday to attend the First BIMST-EC Summit which will be held on 31st at the Government House. Bangkok.

Indo-Chinese Relations: Cold Peace

By Suresh Kr Pramar – Asian Tribune

The recently concluded third round border talks between India and China has received few but varied reactions in the Indian press. While a sizeable section of the vernacular press (read Hindi language) has expressed serious doubt about the final outcome, a majority among the English language media is divided in its opinion.

Sri Lanka not sliding towards war - Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera

Government of Sri Lanka denied that country sliding towards war despite violence in the capital Colombo and the East in the past few weeks. This denial was made by Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera who is also the Government spokesman.

India: AIDS Fueled by Abuses Against Children : Children Affected by HIV/AIDS Face Lethal Discrimination and Exploitation

India’s explosive AIDS epidemic is being
fueled by widespread abuses against children who are affected by
HIV/AIDS, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The Indian government’s failure to address these abuses is undermining its anti-AIDS policy and putting millions of lives at risk.

LTTE should stop all recruitment of children – UNICEF urge.

Though Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has released Thirty four child soldiers in Kilinochchi last night, UNICEF insist that Tamil rebel outfit continues to recruit children for their armed brigades and urged the Tamil rebel outfit to release all those children currently held by them and to desist from recruiting anymore.