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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 948

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Displaced Sinhalese: Ministry appeals for information
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island: The Ministry of Rehabilitation Resettlement and Refugees (MRRR) has appealed to the organisations and parties interested in the welfare of internally displaced Sinhala families to hand in information regarding them. A MRRR spokesman said yesterday that many nation...
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Athaullah faction expels Hakeem from SLMC: I am still the lawful leader, says Hakeem
by Zacki Jabbar The Island:The latest twist in the crisis engulfing the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has led to the Athaullah faction expelling SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem from the party with Hakeem describing the meeting as illegal and that he is not answerable to a desperate group of power hung...
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Sri Lanka marks a year without bloodshed
Colomb, (AFP) Dec. 22: Sri Lanka is set to mark a full year without major ethnic bloodshed as government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels notch up their longest ceasefire in the decades-old separatist war, officials said Sunday. The truce, initially declared by the LTTE on Christmas Eve last year, an...
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Bhutan may use military force against rebels from India
By Wasbir Hussain, Associated Press Writer Gauhati, India, (AP) Dec. 22: - Bhutan's king said he would use military force against separatist rebels from India if they don't close their base camps and leave the Himalayan kingdom, according to a news report Sunday. King Jigme Singhye Wangchuk warned...
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India launches major tea promotion campaign in Israel
Tel Aviv,(PTI), Dec. 22: India has launched a major promotion campaign of its tea here with the introduction of high quality "Masala Chai" targeting the seven-million-dollar Israeli tea market. Wissotzky, a premier Israeli tea company, introduced the aromatic beverage for the Israeli palate...
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Experience is the best Teacher
Compiled by: V.Rajeny O'Casey had dated many a lass, but he finally became entranced with Maureen O'Riley. He wooed her and pursued her, but she would not give in and go to bed with him. Finally he proposed marriage and she accepted. On their wedding night, as they undressed in their honeymoon cott...
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Bishop condemns Virgin Mary rape documentary
London, Dec. 23: A Catholic bishop today criticised a British television documentary that suggests the Virgin Mary may have been raped by a Roman soldier. The Bishop of Portsmouth said the BBC program, The Virgin Mary, was crude and offensive by disregarding the concerns and beliefs of millions o...
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Abducted EPRLF man found dead
By Sunil Jayasiri & S.S.Selvanayagam Daily Mirror:The body of a senior member of the EPRLF(Varatharajah Perumal group), Poopalapillai Alaguthurai (35) abducted allegedly by the LTTE on December 16 was found on Saturday in the Mandoor River with injuries supposedly sustained due to torture. The...
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Police raid LTTE court in Kalmunai
Daily Mirror:The Kalmunai headquarters police arrested a 65-year-old pensioner allegedly serving as an LTTE judge when the police surrounded a house at Marie Amman Road in Pandiruppu on a tip-off,police sources said. Kalmunai police claimed the LTTE had maintained courts at Pandiruppuwa in Kalmunai...
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Afghanistan: Seven German Soldiers Killed In Crash
Kabul, 21 Dec., (RFE/RL): Seven German soldiers serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan were killed today when their helicopter crashed near Kabul. Kabul police chief Bashir Salangi said two children were also killed at the crash site, but ISAF officials said...
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Ne Win relatives continue to languish in Insein jail, as courts keep them waiting
Yangon, Dec.21: The fate of four relatives of former Burmese strongman Ne Win, who were sentenced to death for plotting a coup, continues to hang in the balance with their patriarch. The son-in-law and three grandsons of former dictator were sentenced to death by hanging in September, after being...
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PM:Govt to do the best in 2003
Bangkok, Dec 22 (TNA): – The government will continue to perform its best in the year 2003, no matter whatever external factors will be, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. In his weekly radio programme, “Premier Thaksin Talks With the Public” yesterday, the Thai leader pleaded that his...
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Government should build confidence in financial sector – Ajith Cabraal
Colombo, (PRIU) Dec. 20:What the Government should do now is step-in to manage carefully the steps in building confidence in the overall financial sector,” Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Management Consultant and the former Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) told the PRI...
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Burmese opposition groups to brace critical period shortly.
Bangkok Dec. 22: The Democratic forces that are outside Burma and are in Sanglaburi, in Thailand are bracing for a harder time in the near future. All those offices of Burmese various organizations are asked to shut down and the persons connected with such office to leave forthwith. According to i...
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Govt. - LTTE to discuss HSZ issue
The Sunday Leader:Elaborate plans are being made by both the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to find out how best the High Security Zone (HSZ) could be used for human settlement without causing harm or fear to the civilians, government sources said. On the instructions of...
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Call for “Independent” Muslim representation
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti Sunday Leader: The eastern based Muslim politicians are demanding the inclusion of “distinct and independent” Muslim representation at the next round of peace talks if the government intends retaining Ports Development Minister Rauf Hakeem as a permanent member of the gove...
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Interview with Lankadeepa: President refutes anti-peace charges
By Gunasinghe Herath Sunday Times: President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has declared that she was doubtful about the motives of the LTTE and as the head of the State she was only pointing out the deficiencies of the current peace process. President Kumaratunga in an interview with our sis...
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Westborg leaves for Oslo
Sunday Times:Norwegian Ambassador Jon Westborg left for Oslo yesterday for urgent consultation in the face of the breaking scandal on the import of radio equipment for the LTTE by the Norwegian embassy in Colombo as diplomatic cargo. Prior to his departure, Mr. Westborg had briefed his Indian count...
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Powerful satellite equipment for LTTE in VOT cargo
Sunday Times:Amid the raging controversy over broadcasting equipment the LTTE has acquired duty free through the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo, another serious irregularity has now surfaced. They have been allowed to acquire sophisticated VSAT satellite communications equipment completely unrelated...
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Myanmar: Trade ties Expanded with China
The bilateral trade between China and Myanmar has kept growing this year, and China has become the third largest trade partner of Myanmar, after Singapore and Thailand, according to the statistics of Myanmar. During the first ten months of this year, the bilateral trade volume amounted US$499 milli...
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