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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 882

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Partners for Justice and Peace - expression of solidarity between Baptist Churches and Naga People.
The Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) and the Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) are co-organizing a workshop “Partners for Justice and Peace” from the 25th and 26th of November 2002 at Hotel Japfü, Kohima. According to the Press release issued by Neingulo Krome, S...
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Two Conflicting Reports On the visit to Burma by Ismail Razali, U.N. Special Envoy.
There emerges two conflicting reports on the recent visit of Ismail Razali UN Special Envoy to Burma. According to the Myanmar Government spokesman, “The process is moving. But according to agency news report the United Nations envoy ended a visit to Myanmar on Saturday saying that he will soldie...
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BIMST-EC Trade Ministers & Business Forum to meet in Colombo
Sri Lanka is hosting the 4th BIMST-EC Trade Ministers Meeting and the 2nd BIMST-EC Business Forum Meeting in Colombo from November 22 to 25, 2002. BIMST-EC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka & Thailand) established in 1997, is a regional grouping of countries for greater economic co-opera...
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Philippines agree to import rice and sugar from Thailand
Bangkok, Nov 20 (TNA) – The Philippines has agreed to import rice and sugar from Thailand in exchange of the latter’s support for the delay in sugar import tariff reductions to 0-5% under the ASEAN Free Trade Area pact. Speaking after meeting with Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Munuel...
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TNA abstain from voting; wants EPDP Delft office shut
Colombo Nov. 20:Tamil National Alliance, a constituent party of the UNF government abstained from voting on Monday when the Interior Ministry financial allocation was put to the vote during the committee stage debate. "The TNA parliamentary group decided not to vote for the Interior Ministry financ...
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President delegates powers to deal firmly with communal violence
Colombo, Nov. 20: President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday appointed Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana, as Presidential Representative to examine the cause of the civil disturbances that took place in the Southern and North Western Provinces and maintain law and order. "In order to ensure th...
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LTTE asks EPDP to vacate Jaffna
Colombo, Nov 20: Civilian groups loyal to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka have given an ultimatum to the anti-LTTE Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) to vacate northern Jaffna peninsula by December 31. The peninsula was gripped by tension today, as the groups, representing students, fishermen and...
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Sub Committee on Humanitarian and Rehabilitation decides to Appeal for financial Support
Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, Nov. 18: The first meeting of the Sub-Committee on Immediate Humanitarian and Rehabilitation Needs in the North and East (SIHRN) of Sri Lanka, took place today in Kilinochchi, one of the two districts in the Vanni region of Sri Lanka in North which is under the complete c...
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TULF appeals to CBK, PA to lend meaningful support to peace process
The Island:The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) in a special statement appealed to President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the People’s Alliance to lend their active and meaningful support to the peace process. The statement said: The Tamil people in unison are yearning for a just and honourable pe...
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Diyawadane Nilame calls for resettlement of Sinhala displaced persons in NE
by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Islad: The Diyawadane Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa, Neranjan Wijeratne called upon the Ministry of Rehabilitation Resettlement and Refugees (MRRR) to resettle the internally displaced Sinhalese in the North and East. In a letter sent to the Minister of Rehabi...
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EPDP wants LTTE out too
The Island: The EPDP said yesterday that it would vacate Delft if the LTTE also vacated the area. An EPDP spokesman said that the EPDP political office in Delft was temporarily closed on 5th October 2002 following an LTTE attack, led by Kannan. On 16th November 2002 the EPDP reopened its office and...
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Most Thais want to - loy krathong - with PM:Poll
Bangkok, Nov 19 (TNA) - Most Thai people want to float their krathongs today with Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to a recent survey. The survey, conducted by Rajabhat Institute (Suan Dusit Campus), found that most respondents said they wanted to float their krathongs, or "loy krathon...
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Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to inaugurate the meeting of Asian political parties
Bangkok, Nov 19 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will preside over the opening ceremony of the second meeting of Asian political parties, to be held here this week. Suranan Vejajiva, an MP of Premier Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai Party (TRT), who is also secretary to the second meeting of Asian...
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Lobbying continues for and against the participation of India in the Oslo Donor Conference
By K.T.Rajasingham Asian Tribune reliably learns that a group of Sri Lankan expatriates in North America and a former Union Minister of India who is a maverick political leader from Tamil Nadu, and at present a don in the Harvard University, are behind the Indian Governments refusal to participate...
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Australia sends 113 Afghan asylum seekers home
Yahoo News: Canberra (Reuters), Nov. 17 - A group of 113 Afghan asylum seekers will return to their war-torn homeland on Sunday after more than a year in Australian-run detention camps, Australian Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock said. Ruddock said the 110 men, one woman and two children boarded...
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CBK deeply committed to peace process
The Island: President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Saturday said she was fully committed to the ongoing peace process. She said the present government has continued the process initiated by me to find a negotiated political solution to the ethnic problem that has enveloped our country in a climate of v...
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Tigers block EPDP Delft office
by Shamindra Ferdinando and Norman Palihawadana of The Island The Island:The EPDP yesterday accused the LTTE of blocking the re-opening of its Delft office which was closed down several weeks ago subsequent to an LTTE-led attack on it. "A group of EPDP cadres returned to the island on Saturday to...
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Architect of one-tambon one-product program visits Thailand
Bangkok, Nov 18 (TNA) – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his ministers yesterday hosted a welcoming dinner for Japan’s Oita Governor Morihiko Hiramatsu, who made an official visit to Thailand. Mr Morihiko is recognized as an architect of the one-tambon (sub-district) one-product program in Ja...
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Change in economic policies in China is unlikely after leadership transfer
Udon Thani, Thailand, Nov 18 (TNA) - China is unlikely to alter its economic policies after a significant leadership transfer in the world's most populous country, according to local business leaders. Arch Taolanont, Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, told TNA in this northeastern province o...
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Burmese opposition leader visits Shan state
ABC Radio Australia, Nov. 18: Ethnic Shan rebels say that Burmese government troops had attacked one of their positions near the Thai border during a visit to their home state by opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. They say the three-pronged attack took place on a Shan State Army frontline posit...
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