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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

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Thai government urged to follow Krue Se fact-finding with full judicial inquiry

The Thai government should follow up on the fact-finding commission into the Krue Se Mosque massacre with a full independent judicial inquiry into the violence in the south on April 28, the Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) insisted Wednesday.

US Presidential candidate Senator John F. Kerry denies of any support to Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Senator John F Kerry is not supporting the Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Spokesman for the Kerry Presidentential campaign told “Asian Tribune” candidly denying those reports of support as “false and misleading.”

India and Pakistan resume talks on strategic Siachin glacier

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asian Tribune

India and Pakistan on Thursday resumed Defence Secretary-level talks on the Siachen Glacier dispute including troop reduction after a gap of seven years.

Sri Lanka Government to cancel Land Reform Commission’s land transactions effected under the previous regime.

Sri Lanka Government decides to cancel all land alienation transactions effected by the Lands Reforms Commission during the period 1st January 2002 and 21st March 2004.

KCR apologizes to the court

From: Radha Viswanath – Reporting from New Delhi

The Manmohan Singh government heaved a sigh of relief on Thursday when the court of the fifth judicial magistrate withdrew the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against Union Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Rifts widen between Sri Lanka Police Commission and Police Department over Police promotions.

The Chairman of the National Police Commission Ranjith Abeysuriya P.C. has maintained that the Police Department has to assume responsibilities for the promotions given recently to police officers.

Manmohan Singh's birthplace declared as 'model village'

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor, Asiantribune

In a gesture to strengthen the ongoing Indo-Pak peace process, Pakistan today declared Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's birthplace Gah in Punjab province as a "model village" and also decided to name the school where he studied after him.

Put an end to the rampant human rights violation in Maldives.

A pro-democracy forum organized by Sri Lanka based Maldivian Students for Democracy emphasized on the need for the immediate end to the human rights violation in Maldives and to firmly establish the rule of law as an immediate measure to preempt instability in the country.

Spiritual effect: 25 girls students got affected - School shifted to ‘Nigamananda Sanghashram’

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Asian Tribune

People may believe or may not believe, but there is some spiritual effect. It is again proved when at least 25 school students (girls) got frightened and started behaving abnormally following the reportedly effect of a spirit.

Minister Anura Dissanayake emphasizes that the need for an interim administrative structure arises only whilst implementing a final solution

Minister of agriculture Anura Dissanayake emphasized that the position of the united peoples freedom alliance is to embark on a process of negotiations to resolve the ethnic problem.

Dr Lotha expounds economic growth through agriculture and horticulture development

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture Dr TM Lotha said over 80% of the Nagas lived in the rural areas and they mostly depended on agriculture and horticulture "produces" for their sustenance for centuries.

President quit the leadership of UPFA to fulfill the tasks entrusted to her by the people. – Mangla Samaraweera.

Cabinet spokesman and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera says that the President has decided to step down from the leadership of the executive council of the United People’s Freedom Alliance in order to fulfill the tasks entrusted to her by the masses. The President has been compelled to use more time on state issues.

LTTE agreement at Oslo peace talks to explore a federal solution was a breakthrough – Dr. Jehan Perera.

"I am afraid you impute too much to my words to you. When I gave Prof. Bandarage as an example of a person who was not an extremist, I certainly did not imply that all the others present at the seminar were
extremists. For instance, I would not include you in that category, as
you are prepared to grant that people (such as me) have right to have
different views." - Dr. Jehan Perera in his reply to Ranjith Soysa.

Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake elected as the leader of the UPFA.

Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake was unanimously elected the new leader of the United People’s Freedom Alliance.