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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1098

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DSR to provide security for foreign dignitaries
by Shamindra Ferdinando The Island: Under a plan to revamp Sri Lanka’s VIP security apparatus, the government has established a Diplomatic Security Range (DSR) to take charge of security of all embassies and visiting foreign dignitaries while amalgamating the Prime Ministerial Security Division (P...
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WHO, NEPC agreement on health recovery programmes
The Island: An agreement to collaborate in the implementation of a World Bank funded North East health system recovery programme was signed between the North East Provincial Council (NEPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) last week at the Chief Secretary’s Office in Trincomalee. The agreeme...
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CBK mum on Japanese role in peace process
by Kesara Abeywardena The Island: President’s spokesman Harim Peiris on Wednesday declined to comment on the expanded involvement of the Japanese Government in the peace process while it was reported that the Indian Government had objected to such an involvement by the Japanese. "At this moment I...
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Tiger child abductions boomerang: Mother refuses to live unless LTTE releases son
The Island: A mother of a fifteen-year old son from Batticaloa has threatened to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze unless her LTTE abducted son is released, the army website reported. According to the mother Kannamma Yogachandran, her son Yogachandran Deepan (15) of No. 32, 2nd Lane, Maman...
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Lankan peace talks scaled down to 2 days
Colombo: (AFP), Jan. 23: Sri Lanka's peace broker Norway on Thursday announced that the next round of talks would be scaled down to two days while the venue was being shifted from Thailand to Europe. The next round of peace negotiations were due to take place at the Thai river-side resort of Nakh...
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Thailand has potential to become heart of Asia, says MOF
Bangkok, Jan 24 (TNA): Finance Minister Somkid Jatusripitak yesterday expressed confidence Thailand had a potential to become the heart of Asia given its geological advantage, saying the government would attempt to develop the country into the trade hub of ASEAN first. Speaking on his return from...
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President opposes People’s Bank privatization
Colombo, Jan. 23: President Chandrika Bandaranike Kumaratunga opposes efforts to privatize the People’s Bank, established 40 years ago on the initiative of the late Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranike, the Presidential Secretariat announced Monday. The President addressing a delegation from the P...
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Khatami visit to boost India-Iran ties
By - Maya Mirchandani New Delhi, Jan. 23: Iranian President Syed Mohammad Khatami is the chief guest for the Republic Day parade this year. The visit is being seen as a cementing of age-old traditional relations. In spite of sticky situations in the past, including protecting Pakistani aircraft b...
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Karen - Burmese Border Clash: 600 Tak villagers flee mortar shelling - 6 Burmese Soldiers killed.
Mae Sot, Jan. 24: – At least six soldiers were killed yesterday in a clashes with ethnic Karen rebels as 1,000 villagers in Burma and Thailand fled the fighting and shelling, Thai military sources and eye witnesses revealed. An estimated 2,000 Burmese soldiers engaged in prolong firefight with 12...
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Journalists discuss new world order and human security at Journalist Fourm in SEA
Bangkok, Jan 24 (TNA): The Mass Communication Organization of Thailand (MCOT) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation of Japan jointly host a regional journalist forum, in which journalists from member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan discuss the role of media c...
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Human Rights Commission investigates cases of people missing in northern Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 24: Sri Lanka's Human Rights Commission on Friday started interviewing families of people who went missing after government troops took over major parts of the Jaffna Peninsula from Tamil Tiger rebels in 1995. Jaffna was under the control of the Liberation Tigers of...
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Sri Lanka government adds seven ministers despite presidents protests
Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Jan. 24: The Sri Lankan government swore seven ministers into newly created positions Friday despite opposition from the country's president, officials said. President Chandrika Kumaratunga attended the brief ceremony where six new ministers of non-cabinet rank and one...
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NSCN-IM leaders to return for further talks
By Rezaul H. Laskar, Indo-Asian News Service New Delhi, Jan 24, (IANS): Leaders of Nagaland's dominant rebel group are likely to return to India after a month to continue a dialogue to resolve the 53-year-old Naga separatist problem, government sources said. Talks held here over the past three da...
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UNICEF focuses on war-hit children in Sri Lanka
Colombo, (Reuters), Jan. 24: - Sri Lanka plays host next week to the head of the U.N. Children's Fund as Tamil Tiger rebels are dogged by allegations of child recruitment. UNICEF executive director Carol Bellamy travels to the headquarters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam to meet rebel lead...
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When Daddy goes out you can try and get pregnant.
Compiled by - V.Rajeny My husband and I had been trying to have a third child for a while. Unfortunately, the day I was to take a home pregnancy test, he was called out of town on business. I had told our young daughters about the test, and they were excited. We decided if it was positive, we would...
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Child Slaves Abandoned Silk Industry in India: Burns, Beatings and 12 Hour Days for Bonded Children
London, Jan. 23: he Indian government is failing to protect the rights of hundreds of thousands of children who toil as virtual slaves in the country’s silk industry, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The 85-page report, “Small Change: Bonded Child Labor in India’s Silk Ind...
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Myanmar to host 2004 Fourth World Buddhist Summit in accord with Theravada traditions
Yangon,Jan. 22: - Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council General Khin Nyunt took part in the discussions to host the Fourth World Buddhist Summit in Myanmar at International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University here this afternoon. He said the First World Buddhist Summit was...
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Thailand agrees with other ASEAN members to jointly counter terrorism
Bangkok, Jan 23 (TNA): - Thailand and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to assist each other in case of any terrorist attack, according to a news report of Antara News Agency. The agreement was reached on Wednesday at a workshop on terrorism,...
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Myanmar villagers flee after government attack on ethnic rebels
Ya Phaw, Thailand, (AP), Jan. 23: - About 400 villagers in neighboring Myanmar fled into Thailand on Thursday to escape fighting between government troops and ethnic Karen guerrillas, witnesses said. Hundreds of Myanmar soldiers used small arms and mortars to attack the Karen guerrilla outpost at...
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Britain criticizes Myanmars treatment of Suu Kyi
London, (AP), Jan. 23: A British official talked with opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar on Thursday, and criticized the country's military government for limiting her freedom to operate freely. The telephone conversation between Foreign Office Minister Mike O'Brien and Suu Kyi, t...
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