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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 862

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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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Donor Countries Should not Pledge without a written avowal on Terrorism - SLFP General Secretary
By K.T.Rajasingham Those countries that have come forward to participate in the international donor conference, scheduled for tomorrow in Oslo, should not promise any aid without getting a written pledge from the Prime Minster, that fund given to Sri lanka will not in any way be misused, allowed o...
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Committed to bring economic prosperity and social development as mutual and reinforcing components.
Bangkok, Nov. 23 : “Rather than claiming to know what is best for the people, my administration has tried to find out what the people truly want. Rather than making decisions from “within” the government and imposing them upon the people, we have tried to discover the wishes of the people “outside...
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Oslo would host the next Sri Lankan peace talks.
The Third negotiation meeting of the Sri Lankan peace talks is scheduled to be held from 2- 5 December at Oslo, Norway. According to the press release issued by the Royal Norwegian Foreign Ministry, it is arranging the third negotiation meeting to take place at the Radisson SAS Plaza Hotel in Oslo....
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Parties have established a good working relationship - SLMM.
The Ampara district sub-committee meeting was held on 23 November at the divisional Secretariat office at Akkaraipattu. The purpose of the meeting was to submit recommendations to the sub-committee on de-escalation and normalization. The matters discussed at the subcommittee were: 1. Public and pri...
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Mass public fitness event kicks off
Bangkok, Nov 23 (TNA) - The country's first-ever mass aerobic exercise kicked off on yesterday ( Friday) at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground here. The landmark event, which will last until November 25, started at 04:00 p.m., with Princess Siriwan Valee Mahidol, the younger daughter of His Royal Highne...
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PM inaugurates the meeting of Asian political parties
Bangkok, Nov 22 (TNA)- Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday presided over the opening ceremony of the second meeting of Asian political parties, held at the Shangarila Hotel here, according to a radio news report. The meeting, jointly hosted by political parties in Thailand, was inaugurated...
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Newin to accompany Hun Sen
Ekarin Bumroonpuk, Weerayut Chokchaimadon - The Nation Bangkok, Nov. 23:Bangkok rolls out the welcome mat for Asian political party conference. Khmer-speaking deputy agricultural minister Newin Chidchob has been appointed "honorary minister" to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who is in town to a...
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At least 105 dead in Nigeria anti-Miss World riots
By Tume Ahemba Yahoo News: Kaduna, Nigeria (Reuters), Nov. 23 - Fighting raged on Friday in the Nigerian city of Kaduna, where more than 100 people have died in three days of riots stoked by Muslim fury over the country's staging of next month's Miss World contest. The Nigerian Red Cross said the...
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Sri Lanka and United States agree not to surrender each others citizens for International Criminal
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka. - Sri Lanka and the United States signed an agreement Friday not to surrender each other's citizens for trial at the International Criminal Court, a foreign ministry statement said. Sri Lankan foreign minister Tyronne Fernando and U.S. Ambassador Ashley Wills signed...
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Asian and Pacific Countries Agree Declaration on E-Commerce
Bangkok Nov. 23: With a resolve to make ICT and e-commerce accessible and affordable to all citizens, particularly under-privileged groups, Ministers and senior officials from Asian and Pacific countries today released a joint declaration on ways to promote the development of electronic commerce ac...
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To Make Gravy
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut the steer in pieces and laid it upon the altar. And then Elijah commanded the people of God to fil...
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US delegation to insist on ‘no-terrorism’ pledge before sitting with LTTE at Oslo confab?
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island: A US delegation to a meeting scheduled to take place on Monday (25) in Oslo in support of the Sri Lankan peace process will not sit with the LTTE delegation led by Anton Balasingham unless the group gives a guarantee that it is giving up terrorism be...
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NJC, SJS tell PM their concern over his sitting with LTTE in Oslo
The Island: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday met with a seven-member delegation representing the National Joint Committee and the Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya to brief them on the ongoing Oslo-led peace process, particularly the forthcoming meeting between the government and the LTTE on M...
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Leading Buddhist prelates warn of dangers ahead in peace process.
by Sandasen Marasinghe - The Island The Island :Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera on Thursday warned that the LTTE has already launched moves to achieve its final objective to carve out a separate state using the MoU between them and the government Addressing a media conference at the Dharmagaveshi Bau...
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Field trip of the Kindergarten class to Police Station
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Little Johnny's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures, tacked to a bulletin board, of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. "Yes,...
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Asian Political Parties Conference begins today on an optimistic note
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok Nov. 22: More than 200 delegates from 24 countries representing 67 political parties in Asia are participating in The Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties. The 3-day conference begins today in the Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok and is hosted by Thai Rak T...
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