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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 969

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Nine killed in Sri Lanka firecracker store accident
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 17: At least nine people were killed and another 21 injured in a blast at a firecracker store in the heart of Sri Lankan capital Tuesday night, police said. The fire started in the firecracker store and damaged several other adjoining buildings, a Colombo police off...
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Lanka in UN list of child-soldering countries
The Island: United Nations, Dec. 16 (Reuters) — Despite global treaties, children are being recruited as soldiers by governments in the Congo, Burundi and Liberia and child-soldering is prevalent among rebel groups in Colombia, the Philippines, Uganda and Sri Lanka, a new United Nations report said...
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Jon won’t comment
By Kesara Abeywardena The Island:Norwegian Ambassador in Colombo Jon Westborg yesterday refused to comment on the controversy surrounding the communication equipment to the Voice of Tigers radio station which had come in a diplomatic container to the Norwegian Embassy and which had later been hande...
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Refusing to accompany minister’s son to night club was right decision — John
By Norman Palihawadane The Island: The officers who had left the security division of Fisheries Minister Mahinda Wijesekera had reported to the Headquarters of the Ministerial Security Division, its Head, SSP, Jayantha Jayasinghe said. "No new security personnel had been provided to the minister ye...
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Police Lanka’s most corrupted institution - int’l survey
By Priyalal Sirisena The Island: "The police was found to be the most corrupted institution of Sri Lanka in our survey" stated Mr. J. C. Weliamuna, the executive director of Transparency International Sri Lanka, at the inaugural press conference held at the BMICH yesterday. According to Weliamuna,...
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Govt to go ahead with Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline project
Bangkok, Dec 17 (TNA) - The government will carry on the Thai-Malaysian gas pipeline project, as it is an obliged cooperation initiative between the two close neighbouring countries, according to Energy Minister Phongthep Thepkanjana. Phongthep confirmed on Tuesday that the government would go ahe...
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Bangladesh: deaths in custody must be investigated - Amnesty International
Exactly two months after the start of the anti-crime operation "Clean Heart", the government of Bangladesh has failed to end the rising incidents of violence and deaths in army custody which have marked the operation. At least 32 people have died so far due to alleged torture by the army and there...
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Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference adopts Plan of Action on Population and Poverty
Bangkok, Dec. 18: The Fifth Asian and Pacific Population Conference concluded yesterday with the adoption by consensus of a Plan of Action on Population and Poverty addressing population issues as a key contribution to reducing poverty in the region and meeting the United Nations Millennium Develop...
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NSSP to celebrate its 25th Anniversary
25th Anniversary of the Nava Sama Samaja Party (New Socialist Party) Sri Lankan section of the 4th International will be held on 30th December 2002 at Ratmalana main industrial suburb in the country. In a press release issued by Neil Wijetilake on behalf of the politibeauro of the NSSP, it is said...
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Bangladesh says Myanmar military ruler promises democracy
By Parveen Ahmed, Associated Press Writer Dhaka, Bangladesh, (AP) Dec. 17: Myanmar's military ruler has promised a return to democracy, the country's leader was quoted as saying by the Bangladeshi government Tuesday. But there was no indication of when the ruling junta might allow elections or a n...
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Thai high court rules Myanmar gas pipeline legal
Bangkok, Thailand (AP), Dec. 17: Dismissing objections from social and environmental activists, Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that construction of a gas pipeline from Myanmar to Thailand was legal. Prominent social critic Sulak Sivaraksa had petitioned the court to rule the pipeli...
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Myanmar PM in Bangladesh for Trade, Refugee Talks
Dhaka, (Reuters), Dec. 17: - Myanmar Prime Minister Than Shwe became the first leader of his country to visit neighboring Bangladesh Tuesday when he arrived for talks likely to cover trade and Muslim refugees. Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia greeted Than Shwe at Dhaka airport when he...
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Jack Straw in talks with Lankan peace negotiator
London: (AFP) Dec. 18: British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tuesday after talks with the Sri Lankan government's chief peace negotiator that the rights of both the Lanka's warring parties must be fully upheld in any peace deal. "This is an historic time in Sri Lanka's history as the Sri Lankan...
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My son a veterinarian, has a cat house in Kansas another in Dallas.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Every Sunday, a little old lady placed $1,000 in the collection plate. This went on for weeks until the priest, overcome with curiosity, approached her. "Sister, I couldn't help but notice that you put $1,000 a week in the collection plate," he stated. "Why yes," she replied,...
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Dhaka, Yangon to have road link: Task forces to study feasibility: Two accords signed
Dhka, Bangladesh, Dec. 18: Bangladesh and Myanmar reached total understanding on road link between the two countries and decided to set up two task forces for studying technical and financial feasibilities in this regard. One agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) were also signed betwe...
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India, Lanka, Pak police most Corrupt
Bangladesh is holding the second position in terms of police corruption among five South Asian countries after India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This has been revealed in a new household survey released by Transparency International (TI) yesterday. The survey was conducted in Bangladesh, India, Nepal,...
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Very fruitful cordial official talks on expanding trade, building road link
Bangladesh and Myanmar yesterday agreed to set up two committees to study the feasibility of establishing a direct road link between the two countries and step up trade. The agreement was reached at formal talks between Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia and visiting Head of State of Myanmar Senior G...
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Leading researchers worldwide to gather in Bangkok next month
Bangkok, Dec 18 (TNA) – Many leading economists, researchers and academics will gather here to attend the 7th International Conference on Global Business & Economic Development during January 8-11 next year. C. Jayachandran, representative from Montclair State University of the United States’ N...
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U.N. Cites Child Recruiters But Omits Leading Offenders
New York, Dec. 16: A landmark report to the U.N. Security Council brings needed scrutiny to governments and armed groups using children as soldiers, but omits some of the world's worst offenders, Human Rights Watch said today. The Secretary-General's report on children and armed conflict, released...
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Myanmar to follow Doi Tung Royal Project
Bangkok, Dec 16 (TNA): Myanmar will use a royal project on the development of Doi Tung as an example for addressing its narcotic problem, according to a T.V. news report. Kitti Limchaikij, Secretary-General of the Office of the Narcotic Control Board (ONCB), told reporters on Monday that Rangoon h...
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