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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 850

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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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Sri Lankan Peace Talks End
Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AP) Nov. 03 _ Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan government declared success Sunday after a second round of peace talks ended with several important agreements. The unexpected achievements have raised hopes of a permanent solution to a 19-year ethnic war between mi...
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Cursory reference of core issues in the Norwegian Press Release, end of the 4-day Talks.
K.T.Rajasingham Only a cursory reference regarding the discussions of any political or core issues - if at all that took place, is found mentioned in the statement issued by the Royal Norwegian Government, at the end of the final day of the four day Talks from 31 October to 03 November, between the...
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Rebels warn leaders jail sentence hurts Sri Lanka peace talks
Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP), Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels made a formal protest over a 200-year jail term given to their leader by a Colombo court, and warned it undermined the "spirit" of peace talks under way in Thailand. The rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE...
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We were married for 35 years.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the green, when he sees a long funeral procession on the road next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his golf cap, and closes his eyes and bows in praye...
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A Power Sharing Accommodative Governance, would Hold-together in a Pluralist Society
When the Colonial Power withdrew from most of the Asian countries, it left behind a system, which was alien, unacceptable and forcibly imposed on those Asian countries. No system of indigenous nature arose due to the fact that there was a heritage, which Colonialism bequeathed.” V.Ananadasangkari s...
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UNP politicians responsible for Maligawatte incidents must be arrested — JVP
The Island:The tragic incidents at Maligawatte are highly condemned and the UNP politicians responsible for this incident must be arrested forthwith, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna said in a press release yesterday. It is a known fact among residents of Maligawatte that the UNP politicians were behi...
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PA noncommittal on Prabhakaran’s conviction
by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:The PA yesterday said that it was waiting for the government’s position on LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran, following a high court decision sentencing him to 200 years in prison on Thursday. "The court has given judgement in no uncertain terms, we...
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Sri Lanka peace talks resume to finalize details of key panels
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Yahoo News: Nakhom Pathom, Thailand, Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels and government ministers resumed peace talks on Saturday to finalize details of two key committees that will oversee development and security in areas ravaged by a 19-year civil wa...
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Movement of Essential Food items to the Uncleared areas of Vanni.
According to Sri Lankan Army, so far, One hundred and fifty seven lorry loads of food and other essential items had been dispatched to un-cleared areas in the northern province during the period 25 October - 31 October 2002. Sri Lankan Army Website further highlights the movement of essential ite...
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Activists criticize ASEAN leaders for avoiding dialogue”
Phnom Penh, Nov.02:- Regional activists today criticised Asean leaders at the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Summit for avoiding dialogue with people’s organisations. Organisers of the 3rd Asean People’s Forum (APF) expressed deep disappointment that the Asean delegations attendin...
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