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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 973

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Norways unique mission of peace
By Supalak Ganjanakhundee Bangkok, Jan 6: As the Norwegian ambassador explains, her country labors from Sri Lanka to the Middle East for conflict resolution. It's hard to miss the portrait of Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize medal in the left corner as one enters the office of the Norwegian Amba...
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Join hands with govt to bring peace, create better society - PM
Colombo, Jan. 06: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in an address to the Nation last night, described 2002 as an "year of progress", urging all Lankans to shed petty differences and join hands with the government to bring peace. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said all Lankans should join his en...
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Japanese foreign minister arrives in Sri Lanka to discuss peace process
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan 5 : - Japan's Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi arrived Sunday to discuss efforts to end the civil war in Sri Lanka and offer help for demining the battle zones, a Japanese Embassy spokesman said. Kawaguchi is expected to travel to the northern Jaffna Peninsula on M...
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Thailand to send troops to Afghanistan
Bangkok, Jan 6, (TNA): Thailand will send troops to war-torn Afghanistan in a mission requested by the United States, according to a radio news report. The 120 Thai troops from the Supreme Command Headquarters--90 engineers, 12 medical experts, and 18 special combat and coordinator officers--would...
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National League for Democracy of Burma, hardened it stand on policy and principles.
Bangkok, Jan. 06: The National League for Democracy has hardened its position with the State Peace Development Council (SPDC), considered as the strong nucleus of the junta’s power-holding organization in Myanmar. The NLD has taken exception to the position of the SPDC and has emphasized that it...
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Japanese foreign minister visits Sri Lankas war-battered Jaffna
Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP) Jan. 06:, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi visited Sri Lanka's north Monday to assess Japan's financial help to rebuild the war-battered area, home to most of the country's 3.2 million Tamils. Kawaguchi, the first Japanese foreign minister to visit Sri Lanka in 1...
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Tamil diaspora in limbo over role in S.Lanka peace
By Lindsay Beck - Reuters. Colombo Sri Lanka, (Reuters) Jan. 6; "Thanks for the cash, we'll take it from here" may be the message Tamils who fled Sri Lanka's violence for better lives overseas are hearing as peace talks deepen between the government and Tamil Tigers. Tamils forced abroad early i...
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Thailand hosts new round of Sri Lankan historic peace talks
Nakhon Pathom, Jan 6 (TNA): Thailand on Monday hosted a new round of historic peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after previous rounds of talks last year were claimed successful. The fourth round of the peace talks, scheduled between Januar...
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U.S.A. Churches delegation concludes visit to Iraq; American threats illegal and unchristian
Baghdad, Jan. 04:The delegation representing the American Churches delegation has called in a statement issued upon leaving Baghdad yesterday in conclusion of a humanitarian mission lasting four days, the US President George Bush not to launch war against Iraq. Terming preemptive war immoral, illeg...
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Second cloned child due to lesbian couple.
The head of the cloning firm set up by the Raelian cult said today its second 'cloned' baby would be born this weekend to a lesbian couple in Europe. "This child that will be born is, again, a little girl, it's the little girl of a lesbian couple ... in Europe," Clonaid chief executive and cult mem...
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Thai family delegates are welcomed at 4th World Meeting of Families in the Philippines
Bangkok, Jan. 4 (TNA): Delegates of Thai families and those of other countries worldwide are welcomed to the 4th World Meeting of Families, to be hosted by the Philippines later this month, according to a news report of the Philippine News Agency (PNA) The 4th World Meeting of Families would be hel...
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Myanmar commemorates 55th anniversary of independence
By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Jan. 04: - Myanmar celebrated its 55th anniversary of independence from Britain on Saturday with a gathering of thousands of people and a message from the government — but there was no mention of attempts to restore democracy in the co...
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Myanmar tells opposition to "play political game" within rules
Bangkok, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 04: - Myanmar's military junta on Saturday denied restricting opposition activists, but warned that reconciliation between the two sides will make progress only if the opposition abides by the country's laws. The regime was responding to U.S. and British claims that g...
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Myanmar receives congratulations on Independence Day
His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has sent a congratulatory message to Senior General Than Shwe, the Prime Minister and Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar in conjunction with Myanmar's Independence Day. In his message, His Majesty expressed...
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National Day of Myanmar
- Opinion and Editorial Myanmar celebrates today its Independence Day. The country is a member, together with the Philippines, of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It was admitted to the organization in 1997. Yangon is its capital. Myanmar has much potential, being rich in natura...
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Myanmar Independence Day message by Senior General Than Shwe
Yangon, 4 Jan: The following is the message sent by State Peace and Development Council Chairman Defence Services Commander-in-Chief Senior General Than Shwe on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Independence Day. On this auspicious 55th Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Union of...
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Adieus Mr. Jon Westborg: Thank you very much for everything.
By. K.T.Rajasingham Jon Westborg the controversial Norwegian Ambassador in Sri Lanka is to be replaced by Hans Brattskar, who is at present Minister Counsellor - Political Affairs, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, attached to the Norwegian UN Mission in New York. Sources in Norway told Asian Tribune...
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No core issues in Thailand, says Thamilselvan: LTTE rejects guns-for-lands policy
By Anthony David Sunday Times: Tiger guerrillas will not agree to link Security Forces withdrawals from the High Security Zones in the Jaffna peninsula to disarming their cadres or decommissioning their weapons, Political Wing leader S. P. Thamilselvan has declared. "For civilians to go back to th...
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People should be partners of peace - Thamilsevan:Ten Months cease-fire four months of Peace talks
Sunday Times: Bringing about normalcy has so far not taken place. The average peasantry has not seen the peace dividends. Efforts have been taken, but when it comes to implementation, normalcy has not yet been restored for the people. We have completed two rounds of negotiations. Many promises hav...
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Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corp. attacked
The Island:The Canadian Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (CTBC) in Toronto was attacked last Friday afternoon allegedly by the World Tamil Movement (WTM) which is the LTTE’s frontal organisation, Tamil political sources said. While the CEO of the CTBC, Kandiah Sivasothy, popularly known to his listen...
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