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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Time for ASEAN to review Burma question

By - Zin Linn

It was in 1976 in the Thailand’s Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations came into existence on August 8, with the signing of 'Bangkok Declaration' by foreign ministers of five original member countries namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.

War is inevitable – Tamilselvan

Inform sources revealed to “Asian Tribune” that S.Paramu Tamilselvan, Head of the Political Wing of the Tamil rebel outfit – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has told the 21 Tamil National Alliance Members of Parliament who were summoned to Kilinochchi yesterday for a briefing, that war is inevitable.

Girls show reluctance in joining garment factories

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Free Trade Zones operating under Board of Investments have now constitute highest exports and the largest single employment provider that opened the flood gates to an enormous number of rural village lasses to taste the urban atmosphere and earn money for their families.

NPCC Chief lauds State media, request to give correct information

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

NPCC President Hokheto Sumi lauded the role of the State media and said the people and the Government were today increasingly depending to the media which were growing so fast from strength to strength with the coming of advance technology.

LTTE to canvass international opinion against the Sri Lanka Supreme Court's judgment

From our Colombo Correspondent

The Supreme Court’s decision which halted the flow of foreign aid to the LTTE has rattled and angered the LTTE, the Norwegians who brokered the P-TOMS, President Chandrika Kumaratunga who banked everything on this deal with the LTTE and the Peace Secretariat which acted as the mediators.

Floods killed 764 people in China

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

This summer floods killed 764 people and caused 5.79 billion US dollars
of direct loss in China.

Restraining the rich rats running riot

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Youth unrest and violence is often attributed to poverty. But there is another side to youth violence in Sri Lanka: affluence. This phenomenon has been on the rise with the sons and daughters of the rich and the powerful going on the rampage in hotels or after leaving hotels. Night clubs and hotel bars have emerged as the central location where the youth get fired up on drugs or liquor.

Sri Lankan Tourism development short-sighted

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Hotel development in Sri Lanka appears to be very short sighted by concentrating on ‘beach experience,’ turning their backs to the rest of Sri Lanka said Dr Michael Conroy, an expert on tourism and Senior Lecturer and a Senior Research Scholar, Yale Programme on Forest Certification, School of Forestry & Environmental Study, Yale University, New York said while he was staying in the Ranweli Holiday Village, Waikkala, Sri Lanka.

18 killed in Pakistan border clash

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least 17 militants, including some foreign elements and an army soldier, were killed on Sunday in a clash in the Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border.

Dr Lotha visits Excise Department, assures to upgrade

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribunbe

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Excise, Dr TM Lotha assured officials and staffs of the Excise department that he would take up the urgent necessity of the department.

A mini ministerial shake-up in Sri Lanka.

After the departure of the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna, the former junior partner of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance Government led by Chandrika Kumaratunga’s on the midnight of 15th June, five cabinet ministers, a non cabinet minister and six deputy ministers are appointed and they took their oaths today before President Chandrika Kumaratunga.