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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1046

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Sri Lanka seeking associate membership in ASEAN
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's foreign minister said Monday that the island nation wants to become an associate member of the Association of South East Asian Nations to tighten economic links with the 10-member regional body. "The benefits will be enormous, it will open up a lot of tr...
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Canada Pledges Money to Help Sri Lanka Peace
Yahoo News: Ottawa (Reuters), Nov. 26 - Canada, which has a sizable Sri Lankan community, on Monday pledged $1.3 million in immediate financial aid to help the Sri Lankan peace process and said it was ready to consider giving more money next year. David Kilgour, Secretary of State for Asia Pacific,...
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Popular Support for Peace must be sustained – The Declaration in Support of the Peace Process
Oslo, Norway, Nov. 25: The declaration in support of the Peace process in Sri Lanka released after the conclusion of the Donor Conference held in its support urged the Sri lanka Government and the Liberation Tigers of tamil Eelam to resolve the hardcore political issues soon in order to achieve...
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Cairo police arrests 166 illegal Lankan emigrants
by Norman Palihawadana - The Island The Island: Cairo police had arrested illegal emigrants from Sri Lanka bound for Italy on Sunday. One hundred and fifty nine illegal Sri Lankan emigrants were arrested in the Suez Canal a few days back and within 48 hours last Monday (25) Egypt police had arres...
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Don’t telecast Prabhakaran’s address –SJS
The Island: The Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya in a letter to Rupavahini Corporation states: It is reported both in the local and foreign media that Velupillai Prabhakaran’s so-called "Heroes Day" address is to be telecast by your corporation over the Rupavahini channel. It is our considered view that t...
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Discuss at Oslo LTTE’s intolerance of political opposition - President
Colombo, Nov. 26: As the clashes between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Eelam People's Democratic Party(EPDP) in the Delft Island continue, President Chandrika Kumaratunga has urged the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe that the matter be taken up for discussion in Oslo....
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Sri Lankan PM, Rebel Leader Meet
Yahoo News: Oslo, Norway (AP), Nov. 25. _ Sri Lanka's prime minister and a top Tamil Tiger leader met in Norway's capital Sunday, the highest-level meeting yet in a Norwegian-led drive to end one of Asia's longest civil wars. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and rebel negotiator Anton Balasing...
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The history of Tamils has been one of deterioration.
Bangkok, Nov. 25: The history of the Tamils in Sri Lanka since 1948 has been one of deterioration. This was said by V.Ananadasangaree, a veteran Tamil politician in Sri Lanka and the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) a four Tamil Party umbrel...
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Thailand's stance against warning of terrorism wins support
Bangkok, Nov 25 (TNA) – Thailand’s stance against any warning of terrorism without reliable evidence has won full support from participants in the 2nd International Conference on Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) being held here. Speaking after a meeting on political cooperation, which is part of the...
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SLMM wants Delft issue sorted out at Oslo peace talks
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island: As the EPDP and LTTE continue to battle for administrative control of the Delft Islands the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), said yesterday that the freedom to exercise ones political rights should be sorted out at the next round of peace talks between...
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India should host a Chandrika-Ranil Summit - Rauff Hakeem
S Venkat Narayan - The Island. The Island: New Delhi, November 22: Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee should consider hosting a summit between Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunge and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to help reduce the palpable tension between the two leaders. T...
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Iraqi opposition members in an unprecedented to visit to Baghdad.
Baghdada, Nov. 25: Iraqi opposition members who are in an unprecedented visit to Baghdad said yesterday that, Iraq is preparing to adopt a new constitution that permits pluralism in the country and guarantees the freedom of the press. The chairman of the Iraqi national alliance ( an opposition grou...
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This Laptop Too Hot to Handle
Julia Scheeres – Wired News Laptop manufacturers were tight-lipped Friday about a Swiss man who allegedly burned his penis while using his portable computer. The victim, a 50-year-old scientist, was so engrossed in writing a report that he ignored the hot sensation in his crotch until the next day...
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Bangkok Declaration failed to Address the Deprivation of Political Rights of the Ordinary Arab man
By K.T.Rajasingham There was no word about the Arab countries that are part of the Asian continent. Almost all the Arab countries that come within the Asian Continental Geographical borders are under traditional monarchies and in those countries either organizing or running political parties is no...
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Aspirations and rights of Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims will be safeguarded - Ranil.
Oslo, Nov. 25: Ranil Wickremasinghe, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka assured to the delegates and dignatories from 39 countries assembled at the Opening Session of Oslo Peace Support Meeting that his Government was determined to ensure that people in all parts of the country enjoy the same securit...
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and LTTE’s chief negotiator meet in Oslo
The Press release issued by the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway states that, in connection with the Sri Lanka Support Meeting in Oslo 25 November, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremasinghe, and the Tamil Tigers’ (LTTE) chief negotiator, Anton Balasingham, will meet for the fir...
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India unmoved after talks with Sri Lankan peace envoy
Yahoo News- New Delhi (AFP), Nov. 23: - A top Sri Lankan official met policy-makers here, as India again declined to participate in a conference next week in Oslo where international donors are expected to back Sri Lanka's peace process. Colombo's chief peace negotiator, Milinda Moragoda, met Forei...
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Two day joint workshops begin today.
Kohima, India Nov. 23The itinerary introducing the two-day joint workshop between the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), from 25-26th November, 2002, at Japfü Hotel, Kohima,will begin tomorrow. As a prelude to the workshop...
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Governments come and go while political parties endure – Dr. Surakiart Sathirathai, Thai Foreign Min
by K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Nov. 23: The second day of the 2nd International Conference of Asian Political Parties kick started at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, this morning. The political parties in Thailand are jointly hosting the meeting and according to conference organizers, nearly 70 politic...
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PM calls for cooperation among Asian political parties
Bangkok, Nov 23 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday called for sound cooperation among political parties in Asia to enhance regional potential and competitiveness. In his special address at the opening session of the Second International Conference on Asian Political Parties (ICAP...
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