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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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Therie failed to produce White Paper on Rs 365 crore utilization: Rio

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has today categorically stated about the failure of former Finance Minister K Therie in producing "White Paper" on the utilization of the controversial central grant of Rs 365 crore.

Myanmar Tyranny Hostile to United States Interests: Bush Renews Economic Sanctions

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

United States president George W. Bush renewed economic sanctions against Myanmar (Burma), contending the government’s continued suppression of legal opposition parties is hostile to the U.S. interests.

LTTE blasts peace, the Norwegians, the international community and the SL Government once again

By our Political Correspondent

S. Paramu Tamilselvan, the current chief negotiator for the LTTE, has dealt a tsunami blow to the lauded plans for setting up a Joint Mechanism by insisting that the LTTE "will not work under any authority, direct or otherwise, of the Sri Lanka government."

Pak authorities grilling British terror suspect

Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani authorities were questioning a British citizen on suspicion of having links to al-Qaeda, since he has been arrested in the tribal belt, close to the country's Afghan border.

Symbiotic link between peace and development - Jayantha Dhanapala

In presenting an overview of the peace process and the efforts to structure a joint mechanism, Mr. Jayantha Dhanapala, Secretary General of Sri Lanka’s Peace Secretariat, told the aid donors from 50 countries that the government has spared no efforts in reviving the peace process but the failure to recommence peace negotiations “was primarily due to the fact that the LTTE was insisting that its demand for an Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) should be the sole agenda item in the next round of talks.”

Pak-Britain agree to boost defence cooperation

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islmabad

Pakistan and Britain have agreed to increase defence collaboration between the two countries.

Australia not provided direct funding to TRO: Government is aware that TRO has links to LTTE - Foreign Minister Mr Alexander Downer

From S Nagarajah in Sydney

The Australian Government has continued to resist pressures from LTTE front organisations in Australia and opposition Australian Parliamentarians to provide direct assistance to Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO), a Sri Lankan NGO which is widely believed to be the relief and rehabilitation arm of LTTE.