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Asian Leaders to arrive in Bangkok for the 2nd Asian Political Parties Conference.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Nov. 05:The second international conference of Asian political parties, scheduled for November, is expected to be attended by representatives of 59 parties in 22 countries. Several Asian Leaders are expected to attend the conference. The Conference is expected to be one...
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Proposed defence reforms will remove security powers – Presidents Secretariat
The Island:The Presidential Secretariat on Friday said that the defence sector reforms proposed by the government would remove all powers and functions relating to security from the executive head of state. The release added that the committee report did not contain recommendations on the extension...
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Hindu Congress’ Deepavali message
The Island:The All Ceylon Hindu Congress in its Deepavali message said: "This year the Deepavali dawns at a significant time in the history of this country. After several years of suffering the people of this country are experiencing an atmosphere of peace. "Deepavali is a day on which injustice wa...
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Groaner Of The Day: (groooaaaaan...........)
Compiled by V.Rajeny One day this mechanic was working late under a car and some brake fluid dripped into his mouth. "Wow! That stuff isn't too bad tasting", he thought. Next day he told his buddy about tasting the brake fluid. "Not bad," he said. "Think I'll have a little more today." His friend g...
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Tell the LTTE to Stop all Terrorist Activities Once for All.
My wish is that LTTE cadres should desist from terrorist activities. The Tamil liberation struggle presently led by the LTTE has been tarnished because of these mindless terrorist activities. It is time that all Sri Lankan Tamils, particularly those expatriates living in Western democracies, tell...
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Sri Lanka foes win credit in search for cash
Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP) Nov. 04 - Sri Lanka's warring parties opened talks at a Thai resort to seek foreign cash, but an unexpected political deal has earned them credit ahead of a crucial meeting of international aid donors. Diplomats say Norway's efforts to attract millions of d...
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Burma/Myanmar – Common position and Council conclusions
The Council adopted a Common Position amending its Common Position in order to take into account changes in the composition of the regime in Burma/Myanmar and extending it for another six months. The Common Position includes restrictive measures (visa ban, assets freeze) against a number of persons...
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Thangavelu Take up Cudgel - a desultary move.
I am in agreement with those who criticize the LTTE as long as that criticism is valid. But I am not in agreement when the LTTE is criticized unfairly.” Writes V.Thangavelu, a Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist from Canada. This was written in response to the news item appeared in the Asian Tribune dated...
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More men are riding my invention than yours
Compiled by: V.Rajeny The inventor of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you can hang out with anyone you want in He...
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Recent Maligawatte riot was intended to chase the Muslims out of Colombo.
Though Muslim leaders participate in the government, the Government miserably has failed to address the grievances of the Muslims. Therefore the unrest in the midst of the Muslim youth is understandable. Dr Vickramabahu Karunarathne castigated the United National Front Government led by Prime Minis...
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Appeal to assist fallen heroes
The Sunday Leader:The Ceylon War Veterans Association of World War II has appealed to the public to increase their contributions to the present day soldiers who have scarified their lives for the sake of their motherland. The Remembrance Day falls on November 10. The association has requested the p...
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Moves to impeach CBK
By Dilrukshi Handunneti - The Sunday Leader The Sunday Leader: A group of government legislators led by several ministers are canvassing opposition support to successfully move an impeachment motion against President Chandrika Kumaratunga in parliament, authoritative government sources said. In...
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Peace only through negotiations
By Marianne David - The Sunday Leader The Sunday Leader: While over one third of people in Jaffna stated that they believe peace will be achieved soon, a majority believed that it could only be achieved through negotiations stated Social Indicator October 2002. That peace talks are the path to achi...
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The National Council for Burma denies of any involvement in the recent Letter Bomb threats.
The National Council for Burma (NCGUB) in a statement categorically denied of any involvement in the alleged recent letter bombs. The statement put to an end of any lingering suspicions of any pro-democracy movements involvement in such letter bombs. NCGUB said, - firmly opposes terrorist and v...
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Poll results cancelled.
Sorry - Asian Tribune regrettably announce the cancellation of the results of the poll it conducted. This decision was arrived, after Asian Tribune received report from its computer software engineers, that a group, or may be groups were successfully involved in hacking the poll with the view to m...
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Navy arrests six armed sea Tigers
by Shamindra Fedinando - The Island. The Island:The navy on Friday night intercepted a Sea Tiger dinghy carrying six armed LTTE cadres approximately one and half miles west of Foul Point, military sources said yesterday. "They were arrested along with the dinghy," the military said, adding Navy Com...
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Japanese envoy to meet Tiger leaders
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island:A top Japanese government official is scheduled to meet with the LTTE leaders discuss a range of issues this week, authoritative sources said. The meeting will take place in Kilinochchi, the sources said. He will also visit the east. A former UN Under...
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Sequel to High Court conviction of Prabhakaran LTTE seeks war crimes amnesty
Anthony David reporting from Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Sunday Times:Tamil rebels want war crimes pardoned on the grounds that they were committed during a war situation in the country. The demand came in the wake of the High Court judgement sentencing Tamil rebel chief Velupillai Prabhakaran for 200...
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No comment on court decision: Lokubandara
By Harinda Vidanage - Sunday Times Sunday Times:Responding to charges that he was silent over the sentencing of LTTE leader Prabhakaran for the Central Bank bombing Justice Minister W.J.M Lokubandara told The Sunday Times he need not make any comments on decisions handed down by the High Court. He...
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Insects and worms in rice given to refugees
By Sinniah Gurunathan - Sunday Times Sunday Times:Some two thousand bags or 100 metric tonnes of rice sent by the Rehabilitation Ministry, to the Trincomalee Cooperative Society for distribution among refugees have been found unfit for human consumption. The rice had been sent from the Kelaniya war...
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