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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Musharraf hosts banquet in honour of Kumaratunga

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf hosted a banquet in honour of the Sri Lankan President Chandrika Bandranaike Kumaratunga on Tuesday night.

Tamil National Force claims responsibility for the killings of Kouslayan and others.

A statement issued by the Tamil National Force (TNF) yesterday claimed responsibility for the attack and killings of Elayathamby Nagendran nom de guerre E.Kousalyan, Chandra Nehru Ariyanayagam and others on February 7, 2005. The TNF is a para-military organization, under the joint command of TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP) and the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF).

Indian Supreme Court seeks probe report in murderous attack on Parliament attack accused.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Supreme Court of India has taken a strong notice of attack on S A R Geelani, a Delhi University professor and former accused of shootout in Indian parliament, who was shot at Tuesday night and asked Delhi police to submit a progress report on the probe.

Switzerland role in Peace building in Sri Lanka

In 1983, Martin Sturzinger - - a Swiss national - -came to Sri Lanka as a Tourist. While he was holidaying, “Black July” outbreak occurredn in the country. Martin witnessed the massive disaster. Upon return he presented a paper detailing the gruesome experience and - - that paper changed the course of his life. Martin is an Advisor for Peace Building at the Switzerland Embassy today.

Bangladesh braces for more violence

Ahmede Hussain – Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

The country braces for a volatile political situation with more
violence as the opposition parties are determined to force the
government to resign while the government has already taken a
hard-line to defuse the opposition movement.

Karuna kicks Prabhakaran in the groin

From our Colombo Correspondent

The assassination of Elayathamby Nagendran nom de guerre E.Kaushalyan., head of the Tigers' political division in the Batticaloa-Amparai district, is the latest episode in the on-going saga between Karuna and Prabhakaran.

Pak - Sri Lanka sign six agreements, MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Sri Lanka signed six agreements and MoUs to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Canada: Prime Minister Should Call on Tamil Tigers to End Child Soldier Use

Prime Minister Paul Martin should publicly call on the Tamil Tigers to end all recruitment of children in Sri Lanka and to release the children currently in their ranks, former Canadian foreign minister Lloyd Axworthy and Human Rights Watch urged in a letter made public on Wednesday.

Asian Tribune Asserts the Correctness of its Sydney Murugan Temple Report.

"Asian Tribune" asserts the correctness of the reports regarding the Sydney Murugan Temple filed by its Sydney correspondent S Nagarajah which were posted in our website on the 21s January and 2nd February.

Pak - Lanka vow to boost ties, call for early SAARC summit

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have expressed their determination to further strengthen bilateral ties particularly in economic and trade and called for an early holding of 13th SAARC Summit to move forward the SAARC process.

Nanawati commission submits report on 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Nanawati commission, which probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, submitted its report to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in India on Wednesday.

12 killed, 16 injured due to heavy rain in Northern Pakistan

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

At least 12
people have been killed and 16 injured due to heavy
rain and snow falls in three districts in Northern