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Some Thoughts for Ethnic Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

As Sinhala-Buddhist political class maintains its interest in settling the ethnic conflict through military channel, hope for the peaceful solution gradually has been melting. Due to the Sinhala-Buddhist class continuous unfair treatments from language to employments, minorities particularly Tamils in Sri Lanka lost their hope on the Sri Lanka Sinhala-Buddhist political class and its institutions.

Thai canned fruits not banned by Germany

Germany has not banned Thai canned fruit cocktail products, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

Sri Lanka President reiterates her determination to continue with the Peace talks.

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga reiterated one more time of her determination to continue with the peace process with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam despite the Tamil outfit’s involvement in killings, mainly of the cadres belonging to the rival Tamil factions and creating chaos and disturbance all over the country.

Giving weapon training for the Tiger representatives who visited Norway for “peace talks”

Patriotic National Movement has branded Erik Solheim and Norway as Enemy country in a letter. According to the letter it states: “A foreign country which mediates as a facilitator to find a solution for the National question in Sri Lanka should be a friendly country. However, a country which supports separatist terrorists in Sri Lanka has to be treated as an enemy.

Kerala: Fresh Crisis in UDF

From Mukundan C. Menon – Reporting from Kerala, India.

Kerala's new Chief Minister Ummen Chandy failed to declare the list of his new Cabinet members even after completing discussion with High Command leaders at Delhi on Friday. Earlier, before leaving Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday and meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi at Delhi on Friday, he said repeatedly that all the names of Congress Ministers would be announced at Delhi.

CWC to support the Government while being seated in the opposition benches.

Arumugan Thondaman, leader of the Ceylon Workers Congress has submitted a letter to Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga pledging his party's unconditional support to her United People’s Freedom Alliance government.

Orient Thai – Eastjet on a joint venture to fly Bangkok- Stockholm – Bangkok.

Thailand’s commercial airlines company Orient Thai Airlines and the Swedish Eastjet company have finalized to start their flights from Bangkok - Stockholm - Bangkok from 11 December.

Kumar Rupesinghe’s Fancy Footwork in the Vanni

By H.L.D. Mahindapala

Dr. Kumar Rupesinghe has played many roles in his life, most of which has been in marketing his punditry that has seldom yielded the desired results. One of his noted exploits in political meddling resulted in him being thrown out of Sierra Leone. He was accused of having a hand in a failed coup and, consequently, he was banned by the Organization of African Union.

Clinton to undergo heart surgery in New York

Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital on Friday for heart bypass surgery, a statement from his office said.

Canada’s stand on the issue of Tamil Tiger Terrorism sought.

Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada has written a letter Pierre S. Pettigrew, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs seeking Canada’s stand on the Issue of Tamil Tiger terrorisms and what type of action Canada intends to take under its Bill C.36.?

ILO told to tackle Burma's forced labour bred by absence of rule of law

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has urged the International Labour Organization (ILO) to find new strategies to help end the practices of forced labour in Burma that have been bred and sustained due to the absence of the rule of law.

A hundred die in Russian school siege shootout

A hundred or more people were killed when Russian troops stormed a school on Friday in a chaotic battle to free children, parents and teachers who had been held hostage for 53 hours by Chechen separatists.

To Bring about a democratic awakening in Asia

Asian Tribune is bent on bringing about an Awakening in the whole of Asia. We are working for sustainable democratic form of governments in all the countries in Asia. We strive hard to bring about an Asian Solidarity. Other than this, we are not confiding to one country and we never take sides for or against any political parties or individuals in any countries in Asia. We present the democratic mainstream news and views and not gun dictated democracy.

Court takes historic step towards restoring independence of judiciary in Malaysia

The decision of the Apex Court of Malaysia to release Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy prime Minister of Malaysia was acclaimed as the reflection of the independence judiciary in Malaysia.

322 people killed in Russian hostage crisis

least 322 people, including 155 children, were killed in the three-day hostage crisis in a southern Russian school, Russia's Deputy Prosecutor General Sergei Fridinsky said on Saturday.


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