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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Shooting of SL Army men a defensive action - LTTE

It was only a defensive action and not a planned attack on the Sri Lanka Army’s Forward Defence Line on 23 rd evening at a no man’s land announced, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a press release about the killing of the Sri Lanka’s soldier and injuring another.

ADB Approves Emergency Credit for Sri Lanka

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday announced $7 million for Tsunami hit Sri Lanka and it is a part of the rural finance sector programme to provide emergency microcredit to tsunami-affected people in the country.

Government must not fall into 'Venus Trap' set by LTTE

The Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights of Sri Lanka has emphasised that it supports peace talks with the affected parties provided the agreed agenda of the proposed peace talks result in a long term solution to the terrorist problem and the full disarming and disbanding of the LTTE.

Muslims, Sinhalese scared to enter north-east campuses

Twenty four students, consisting of 20 Muslims and four Sinhalese who were granted admission to the Jaffna University for the 2005 Academic Year are urging authorities to provide them with alternate Universities as they are afraid to go to the Tamil populated University because the situation in the North is extremely ‘tense.'

Pak, India must show flexibility to resolve Kashmir

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

President, General Pervez Musharraf, Thursday said that he hopes
both Pakistan and India will show flexibility in the
composite dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute in
the same spirit they showed in starting the
Muzaffarabad-Srinagar bus service.

Sri Lanka Government waging proxy war—LTTE

Gamini Weerakoon Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

The LTTE has charged that the Sri Lankan government is waging a "proxy war" against it by using the Tamil paramilitary groups attached to the Sri Lankan Army to assassinate its leaders.

Commonwealth countries discuss ways to improve election management.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Top election officers of 38 countries, which are part of Commonwealth, are conferring here in the Indian capital to discuss ways to improve quality of election management in their region.

Musharraf backs rape-case officer

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

President Pervez Musharraf has stepped into a
controversial rape case, saying he believes an accused
army captain was not guilty.

Upgraded version of ‘Akash’ test fired

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from India

India successfully test-fired an upgraded version of its indigenously developed surface-to-air ‘Akash’ missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-On-Sea, about 220 km from here for the second time in four days.

Indian army was not fit for Kargil conflict: report

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

The Indian army, one of the largest in the world and whose
governments have overlooked its overwhelming poverty
by going on a buying spree of weapons worldwide, has
admitted that its senior officers were physically
unfit to fight Pakistan army in the 1999 Kargil conflict.

Chandrika deplored the killing of Army cadre by LTTE.

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga deplored the killing of a Sri Lankan soldier and injuring another by the militant cadres belonging to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on 23rd evening on the third anniversary of the Ceasefire Agreement at Muhamalia in the Jaffna Peninsula and strongly refuted the allegation by the Tamil rebel outfit regarding a paramilitary group working with the Sri Lankan armed forces in the east.