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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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Joseph Pararajasingham must keep his mouth shut

Joseph Pararajasingham must keep his mouth shut. Otherwise I have to start talking. Therefore it is advisable for him to keep his mouth shut if he does not want adverse comments made publicly, said V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Party.

India to set up BIMSTEC Weather and Climate in New Delhi: Prime Minister announces 150 scholarships for BIMSTEC Countries

The intolerance bred by religious extremism can divide societies and people and we neglect it at our peril. The scourge of terrorism is unfortunately one with which we all must grapple - as a global phenomenon and as an everyday reality. The areas of conflict are coming closer to us.

'BIMSTEC' summit ends successfully

The first-ever 'BIMSTEC' Summit concluded successfully here this afternoon.

DIG - Police, denies stories planted in the media regarding the death of 8 men at Kottawa.

K.P.P. Pathirana – DIG Police - Western Province – South, denied that he had ever made any statement to the effect that those eight person killed on last Sunday 25 July were not drugged.

One more Tamil youth shot and killed in Colombo

One Tamil youth shot dead this morning in the broad daylight, in the Duplication Road, coming under the Cinnamon Garden police area, Colombo.

Sri Lanka's President expressed optimism on the future role of BIMSTEC regional grouping.

“The modest beginning we made with the establishment of the Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Co-operation Group to promote trade and economic activity in the region has now blossomed,” said Chandrika Kumaratunga.

Uzbek blasts hit U.S. and Israeli embassies

Suspected suicide bombers struck the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Uzbekistan as well as the state prosecutor's office on Friday, killing two local guards at the Israeli mission and wounding nine other people.

BIMST-EC summit kicks off

The first and historic BIMST-EC Summit kicked off this morning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok, Thailand.

Powell vows to stand by Iraq, speed up new jobs

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Friday Washington would speed up aid to create more jobs in Iraq and would not let guerrillas drag the country back into the past.

Free Trade Agreements between the BIMST-EC countries is to be given topmost priority in the Summit – Chandrika

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said that
forming of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among the
seven member BIMST EC region would be one of the
priorities at the Summit which would be held today.

India faces a severe drought

Radha Viswanath – Reporting from New Delhi to Asian Tribune

All hopes of a normal or near normal rainfall have receded. With barely a month to go before the monsoon takes its formal bow, as many as 28 of the 36 meteorological sub-divisions in India have recorded ‘below average' rainfall and the nation is staring straight into a drought year.

Sri Lanka and Thailand broaden links

Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunga called on Thailand's Prime Minister Dr. Thakshin Shinawtra at the Government House, Bangkok.

Whom to believe---Army Generals or Chief Ministers!

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Seeing right from the unfortunate June 2001 uprising to the recent extraordinary anti-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) demonstration in Manipur, it appears that this trouble-torn tiny State is "un-administered."

Attempted rape of judge indicative of collapsed rule of law in Sri Lanka

The attempted rape Thursday of a High Court judge in Sri Lanka indicates the extent to which the rule of law has collapsed in the country; a circumstance towards which the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has repeatedly drawn attention.

The Response To The Crisis In Darfur: Too Little, and Now Too Late?

The Response To The Crisis In Darfur: Too Little, and Now Too Late?
Death and disease in the Darfur region of Sudan are escalating because the international humanitarian response is both too little and too late. Instead of the massive aid program that is required, the effort has been totally inadequate.

Sri Lanka calls for the forming of an expert group within the BIMST-EC framework

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs stated at the BIMST-EC Ministerial meeting held yesterday said that BIMST-EC members are rich in biodiversity and traditional knowledge.

LTTE’s victim this morning was PLOTE Mohan

The unidentified person who was killed around 11.15 in the morning has been identified as Kandaiah Yogarajah (42yrs).