Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1499

Latest Stories

S.Lankan Tamil rebels deny involvement in Chinese trawler sinking
Colombo, March 21 (Xinhuanet): Sri Lanka's separatist Tamil Tiger rebels on Friday denied accusations by the navy that they were involved in the sinking of a Chinese trawler in the northernsea of the country. Officials of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) said that they had informed the Sr...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
U.S. fires 320 cruise missiles in latest strike
Aboard USS Kitty Hawk (Reuters), March 22: U.S. warships launched as many as 320 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Friday to strike military targets around Baghdad, the commander of the Kitty Hawk battle group said. Rear Admiral Matthew Moffit told reporters the missiles were launched from warships in t...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Over 5,600 private industries run successfully in Myanmar
Yangon, March 21 (Xinhuanet): Over 5,600 industries or 14 percent of Myanmar's private ones are running successfully, said the Myanmar Industrial Development Committee Friday. There are nearly 40,000 private industries in total scattered in the country which have been regrouped into 18 industrial...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia inaugurates Bangladesh Trade Fair-2003
Yangon, 20 March: Bangladesh Trade Fair-2003, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the Union of Myanmar and the Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Myanmar, was opened at Yangon Trade Centre in Mingala Taungnyunt Township at 9.45 am today. Visiting Prime Minister of the People's R...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Myanmar opposition says Iraq war caused by dictatorship
Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), March 21: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party said Friday the war in Iraq (news - web sites) is the result of its dictatorial leadership, but that conflict still might have been avoided through peaceful means. "The system of unrestrained dictatorship has led t...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
PM returns home: Dhaka, Yangon for "new era of cooperation."
Dhaka, March 22: Prime ministers of Bangladesh and Myanmar hope the two nations with equal efforts would gear up 'a new era of cooperation' created through Khaleda Zia's visit. The two leaders also expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the visit during the farewell call on Khaleda by Myanmar P...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
American demining team returns for 2nd phase
The Island, March 22:A Quick Reaction Demining Force (QRDF) supported by the US Embassy in Colombo has arrived to resume demining activities on the Jaffna Peninsula. The QRDF consists of two team leaders, a dozen demining experts, four dog handlers who, along with specially trained dogs, will assi...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Foreign Ministry on situation in Iraq...
The Island, March 22: Sri Lanka has consistently urged Iraq to comply fully with the United Nations Security Council resolutions obliging it to eliminate weapons of mass destruction. A Foreign Ministry statement issued on Thursday said: "Until now there has been a lack of full compliance with thes...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
All-party polls in LTTE areas
From Thushara Gunaratne Daily Mirror, March 22- Hakone, Friday: The LTTE wound up Japanese-hosted peace talks here today by agreeing to allow rival groups to contest local elections in areas under its control. LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham said they would not stand in the upcoming local...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
President rejects plea to dissolve parliament
By Ranga Sirilal Daily Mirror, March 22: President Chandrika Kumaratunga has rejected a plea by a group of PA stewards widely looked on as her confidantes to dissolve Parliament to make way for a mid- term general election, an informed source told the Daily Mirror yesterday. "You, if possible, ti...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Govt.-LTTE agree to improve security at sea
Daily Mirror, March 22: At the close of the sixth round of talks in Hakone, Japan the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE agreed to improve the security situation at sea, enforce better compliance with the Ceasefire Agreement, strengthen the mandate and the capacity of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Miss...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Dhaka-Yangon direct diplomacy to expand ties
Yangon, Mar 21 : The Prime Ministers of Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed to talk direct over phone for easy official communication, whenever needed, to follow up the accords struck between the two countries during Begum Zia’s tour. Khaleda Zia and General Than Shwe agreed on direct diplomacy for "wel...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
PM:Govt prepares sufficient measures to cope with impacts of war
Bangkok, Mar 22 (TNA): People should not be worried about impacts of the current Gulf war, as the government has prepared sufficient measures to cope with its impacts on Thailand, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. In his weekly radio programme, "Premier Thaksin talks with the public"...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
All seven crewmen aboard British helicopters dead-- military spokesman
Cairo, March 22 (Xinhuanet) All seven crewmen aboard two British naval helicopters that collided over international waters in the Gulf on Friday are dead, BBC Television reported, quoting a British military spokesman. The report quoted Royal Air Force Group Captain Al Lockwood as saying at Camp A...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
British soldiers surrender in town near Nasiriyadh: Iraqi minister
Baghdad, March 22 (Xinhuanet): An unspecified number of British soldiers have surrendered in a small town near Nasiriyadh in southern Iraq, Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf said on Saturday. He told a press conference that the media accounts by the US-led coalition were "misleadin...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
13 articles found during excavation in Ayodhya
Ayodhya, (PTI), March 21: Thirteen articles, including four small pieces of terracotta, one foot-mark on a black marble block, one small human head on stone and one-and-a-half inch long copper piece, were found during the excavation at the acquired land in Ayodhya by the ASI team today. According...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
War Progressing Well: Bush
Washington, (PTI), March 22: US President George W Bush Friday said the US led forces were making "progress" in its armed campaign in Iraq and that it will stay on till the objectives like ridding Iraq of the weapons of mass destruction are achieved The objectives also include freeing the Iraqi...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Saddam believed to have been in bombed bunker
Washington, March 22: U.S. intelligence struggled with fragmentary evidence on the fate of Saddam Hussein Friday, though agreeing that he and not a look-alike had appeared in a video recording aired after an attack on his compound. Some circumstantial, uncorroborated reports suggested the Iraqi pr...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
U.S. says Nassiriya in southern Iraq captured
As Sayliya Camp, Qatar (Reuters), March 22: - U.S.-led forces have captured the southern Iraqi town of Nassiriya, U.S. military spokesman Stuart Upton told Reuters on Saturday. "Nassiriya has fallen," he said from the U.S. Central Command headquarters in Qatar. He declined to give further details....
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
No Reports of Sri Lankans Being affected – Sri Lanka Red Cross Society.
Colombo, March 22:Sri Lanka Red Cross Society in a press release has stated that they have not received any reports of any Sri Lankan affected due to in the war-ravaged region Iraq and from the countries around Iraq. The statement further said, “There have been no reports yet of any Sri Lankans di...
09.09.2009 - 02:14
  Read More Here
Syndicate content


.