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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 882

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FM: Thai-Sri Lankan ties strengthened
Ayudhaya, Nov 26 (TNA) - Bilateral ties between Sri Lanka and Thailand have been strengthened at all levels, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai. Surakiart told TNA after being delivered a sapling of Bhodhi Tree from Sri Lanka, that bilateral ties between the two countries had been...
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Prabhakaran expected to confirm - Tigers giving up Separate state of Tamil Eelam.
By K.T.Rajasingham Today is the final day of the Maveerer Day – Hero’s day celebrations. The Tigers are expected to remember 17600 of their fallen heroes for the last 19 years. Earlier it was claimed that these heroes laid their lives for the cause of a Separate State of a sovereign Tamil Eelam. B...
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Members of the Constitutional Council have a major role in democratization - President
President Chandrika Banadranaike Kumaratunga reviewed the proposals for appointments made by the Constitutional Council. Seven Interdependent Commissions are to be established as decreed by the 17th Amendment to the Constitution. President yesterday (Nov 25) met the members of the Constitutional C...
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Tactics of terror can never achieve legitimate aspirations- Richard Armitage
Oslo, Nov. 26: Deputy Secretary of State said yesterday “Tactics of terror can never achieve legitimate aspirations.” Richard Armitage was at the support meeting in Oslo to pledge financial support for Sri Lanka’s peace process. Armitage urged the LTTE to make a public declaration renouncing their...
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Japan will involve in the reconstruction support in the north and east - - Yasushi Akashi
Oslo, Nov. 26: “Japan’s involvement in Sri Lanka is a realization of the concept of “consolidation of peace”, advocated by Prime Minister Koizumi and Foreign Minister Kawaguchi. On the basis of the request made by the Sri Lankan Government, Japan will positively involve itself in the reconstructio...
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The Peoples Alliance committed to a new social contract - President
Colombo, Nov. 26: The President yesterday met the PA Parliamentary Group. The discussions centered on PA press release of 15th November 2002 regarding the situation in the North and East. The President reiterated the Peoples Alliance is committed to a process of negotiations to bring about a durabl...
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Illegal LTTE activity in N-E leads to suspension of House proceedings for 40 minutes
By Sumadhu Weerawarne and Kesara Abeywardena The Island: Colombo 26 - Parliament proceedings were suspended for 40 minutes yesterday morning since the opposition protested against LTTE courts and demanded a vote by division on the heads of the Justice Ministry. Opposition MPs displayed posters agai...
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Govt satisfied with correction of article on Bali bomb plot
Bangkok, Nov 27 (TNA) – The government was satisfied with a correction by the Asian Wall Street Journal over its recent article that international terrorists used Thailand as a base for Bali bombing plot, said Spokesman Sitha Thivari. The newspaper made the correction in its yesterday’s edition b...
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Remember those innocent victims of violence and Terror of the Tamil Tigers.
By Asian Tribune - Editorial Board Violence and terror were two baseless anti-human acts propagated and tolerated in Sri Lanka for the last 20 years. These ant-human activities were state orchestrated as well as by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Tamil Tigers, the ruthless terrorist orga...
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USD 70 million pledged for rebuilding war-torn areas
Nov. 27:Twenty-two countries and the European Union which met in Oslo on 25 November pledged to provide immediate financial assistance of 70 million US dollars to Sri Lanka. The amount does not include soft loans. This is in addition to the normal aid given to Sri Lanka both bilaterally and multi-...
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Erosion of democracy, President concerned
Colombo, Nov. 27: "The President is concerned about the incidents against democracy happening in the country, specifically with regard to the attacks in the North on the EPDP. There is a degree of erosion of democracy in the recent times. The EPDP have laid down their arms, renounced the call for a...
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Prabhakaran appeals for regional self-rule in his Heroes Day speech.
By K.T.Rajasingham Mullaitivu Nov. 27: Prabhakaran in his Maveerer Day speech (Heroes day) speech today declared that Tamils as a distinct people, they are entitled to the right to self-determination. He clarified that the right to self-determination has two aspects: internal and external. He...
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It is only token presence at Oslo meet
The Hindu: Chennai, Nov. 25 - The presence of an Indian mission staff member at the Norway-inspired peace process between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan Government in Oslo will only be token and will not be tantamount to ``expressedly or impliedly recognising the LTTE'', t...
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Tamil rebels reject U.S. call to renounce violence
Yahoo News: Oslo (Reuters) Nov. 26 - Tamil rebels rejected a face-to-face U.S. appeal at an Oslo conference on Monday to renounce violence and said it was "totally unacceptable" for Washington to label them terrorists for fighting a 19-year separatist war in Sri Lanka. Tamil Tiger negotiator Anto...
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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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