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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Nightmare Continues in the Army ruled Burma

By Mats Henriksson - Sweden

On 09 August an article said to be written by U Khin Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in Burma, appeared in the “Asian Tribune.” In that article it was reported that the Deputy Minister stating: "Tatmadaw (the Burmese Armed Forces) have played a leading role in national politics".

“He always eschewed violence”-President condoles Balanadarajah’s death

President Chandrika Kumaratunga in a message of condolence on the demise of EPDP Media Secretary Kandasamy Iyer Balanadarajah said that she truly dismayed that he had to be the victim of an act of terror in this ruthless campaign to eliminate political opponents.

Myanmar responds positively to Annan's call for democratization

Myanmar will consider the call madeon Tuesday by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for the country's national reconciliation and democratization process, according to a government statement here Thursday.

Doubts over Sadr peace deal

Scepticism at rebel cleric's offer to end fighting as Iraqi military prepares for assault on Najaf

President discussed the concerns of the CPC Trade Union.

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday held discussions with the combined Trade Unions of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) regarding their concerns about the alleged privatization programme.

Beware the killer is at your doorsteps

Even before we were born they kept on saying that they will deliver freedom and Eelam, but now it will be stained with the blood of our beloved father and drained with our unending tears?

Make a quiet funeral warns Tigers

A family member of slain Kandasamy Iyer Balanadaraja Iyer, a prominent Member and Propaganda Secretary of EPDP, who was assassinated on 16 August told "Asian Tribune" that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has warned that the funeral should not be held as a big celebration but as quiet as possible without attracting any attention -nationally and internationally.

WAPS Conference: Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka - to be held tomorrow in Oslo

The World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) Conference "Road maps to peace in Sri Lanka" will be held tomorrow Friday 20th August 2004, at Oslo Kongressenter, Folkets hus, (People’s House) Oslo, Norway.

India Preparing Policy To Allow Its Private Domestic Airlines To Fly To ASEAN Countries

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor,

India said today a new policy, allowing its domestic private air carriers to fly to ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) countries is in the offing.

JVP strongly denounces Bala’s Killing

Janatha Vimuthi Perumuna strongly denounced the killings of Kandasamy Iyer Balanadarajah (Sinna Bala), a journalist and media spokesperson for the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP), who was gunned down on 16 August 2004.

In every five minutes one woman dies in India: Report

Hemanta Kumar Rout- Reporting from Orissa

In every five minutes one-woman dies in India due to pregnancy related complications and when mother dies, her new born baby is also under grave risk and the chances of dying are pretty high.

Sri Lanka : Journalist Killed

Kandasamy Iyer Balanadarajah, a journalist and media spokesperson for the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP), was gunned down on 16 August 2004 by two unidentified assailants, report Free Media Movement and Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontierès, RSF). He became the second journalist killed in Sri Lanka this year.

A tense situation prevail after Manipur Government forcibly cremated the body of the student leader

Manipur Government showed its tough face by forcibly cremating the body of Pebam Chittaranjan Mangang tonight at Minuthong without the consent of family members of the deceased. Meanwhile, heavy security has been deployed at sensitive areas by the authorities in view of the forcible cremation.

Sri Lanka returns to the brink of war

Sri Lanka stands on the brink of the re-eruption of the civil war that has already claimed the lives of more than 65,000 people since 1983, and created a disaster throughout the island. Two and a half years after a ceasefire was signed between Colombo and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), both sides are preparing to plunge back into armed conflict.

A debate on Mahatma Gandhi’s killing irritates RSS

By Neeraj Nanda – Asian Tribune

The defeat of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and the advent of the Congress led UPA government (supported by the Left parties) in New Delhi has done one thing – brought past actions of the ‘Sangha Parivar’ (RSS affiliated or inspired organizations) into the open. One of them being the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

India Rules Out Direct Talks With Iraq Kidnappers

By R C Rajamani, Political Editor,

The Indian Government has ruled out possibilities or prospects of any direct negotiations with abductors of the three Indian truck drivers in Iraq, but said it would encourage the Kuwaiti employer of the hostages to step up efforts in securing their release.