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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 921

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Sri Lanka peace talks set for wrap up with political breakthrough
Oslo (AFP), Dec. 05: - Sri Lanka's warring parties said they made a significant political breakthrough in their first ever peace talks in Europe by taking up contentious issues which had remained off-limits earlier. The top Tamil Tiger negotiator Anton Balasingham, said they had for the first time...
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Reclusive Former Burmese Strongman Passes Away silently.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Dec. 05:For years, rumors abound as the ``Old Man'' had died. This type of rumor circulated periodically in Yangon. At last he is already dead. His passing away is being treated with mute silence by the present Burmese Army Generals. No details are still available rega...
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Thai Monarch urges National war against Narcotics trade
Bangkok, Dec 5: – Thai Monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej yesterday called on his subjects to wage a national war against the illicit drugs trade, saying the problem had caused incalculable losses and damages to the country for decades. In his annual traditional birthday address before cabinet mini...
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Bye.. Bye.. Tamil Eelam, Welcome back Federal state within a United Sri lanka.
K.T.Rajasingham Oslo, Norway, Dec. 05: Sri Lankan Government delegation and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have decided to explore a political solution founded on internal self-determination based on a federal structure within a united Sri Lanka. At last, it has been confirmed by the statem...
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Sri Lankan Peace Talks began its focus on Core Issues.
Oslo, Norway, Dec. 04: – The delegates participating in the peace talks, both Government and the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka began negotiation on the core issue of regional autonomy on Tuesday on the second day of the third meeting of the first round of peace talks. On Monday, they have already agree...
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That was Fast.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny I wanted a haircut and phoned a salon early for an appoint- ment but was told customers were taken on a walk-in basis only. On Saturday I got there by 9 a.m and there were already ten people waiting. I drove to another salon, but it was booked solid. Still another had no openi...
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Persecuted Muslims Fear Deportation to Military-Ruled Burma.
Over 4,000 undocumented Rohingya asylum seekers camping near local administration buildings in Teknaf, Bangladesh fear deportation to military-ruled Burma. The asylum seekers, members of a stateless Muslim ethnic minority group from Burma’s Arakan State, have been living in appalling conditions si...
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Thai Prime Minister urges ministries to step up cooperation in boosting exports
Bangkok, Dec 4 (TNA): – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra had called on ministries concerned to step up cooperation and coordination in promoting the country’s exports, Deputy Government Spokeswoman Sansanee Nakphong disclosed yesterday. She said the premier wanted the Commerce and Foreign Minist...
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Thai workers in Israel moved to safe places.
Bangkok, Dec 4 (TNA): - Thai laborers working in sensitive areas, threatened by conflicts between Israel and Palestine, have been moved to safe places, according to Labour and Social Welfare Minister Suwat Liptapallop. Suwat told reporters on Tuesday that he had instructed authorities concerned to...
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It is incredible - just dont look
Dec. 04: Almost 40,000 people have travelled to the small South Australian towns of Ceduna and Lyndhurst for tonight's total solar eclipse. They are the only two towns in the world where the total eclipse can be seen. In all other areas it will be only partially visible. The eclipse will occur in...
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SLMC leadership crisis: Hafrath, Athaullah suspension constitutional — Hakeem
By Kalinga Weerakkody The Island: The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and Minister of Ports Rauff Hakeem yesterday reiterated that as the leader of the party the decision he took to suspend secretary of the party M. Hafrath and MP A. L. M. Athaullah from the party was done according to the...
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SLMC crisis taken to CBK: Remove Rauff from cabinet — Hafrath
by Prasad Gunewardene The Island: The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) M. Hafrath, who was sacked from the party by its leader Rauff Hakeem from Oslo, Norway on Sunday night, met President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Monday and conveyed that the Supreme Council of the party ha...
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Lanka-Japan ties go to new heights
Daily Mirror:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived in Japan yesterday for a four-day visit which was expected to take close ties between the two countries to new heights in various fields. Japan's Senior Deputy Foreign Minister Tetsuro Yano welcoming Mr. Wickremesinghe at the Tokyo airport s...
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Court restrains SLMC leader
By Susitha R. Fernando Daily Mirror: The SLMC dissidents yesterday got an enjoining order from the Colombo District court restraining party leader Rauff Hakeem from functioning as party leader or exercising any powers till the court hears the case and takes a final decision. Additional District Jud...
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Second court opened in LTTE-controlled East
Daily Mirror:The second Thamileelam law court in the eastern province was opened on Monday in the LTTE-controlled Kattaiparichchan village in the Muttur east area, the pro-LTTE Tamilnet website reported yesterday. "Our judiciary is eight years old and Thamileelam law courts are established in areas...
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Detained journalist Win Tin again transferred to Rangoon general hospital
Burma: Dec. 03: Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) and the Burma Media Association (of Burmese journalists in exile) today voiced their concern about the health of detained journalist and pro-democracy activist Win Tin, who was transferred to Rangoon general hospital on...
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New members for NLD
The Nationa League for Democracy (NLD) has decided to accept new membership, according to the party spokesman U Lwin. The decision came about after the recent Shan State trip of Daw Aung San Auu Kyi. The NLD spokesman, U Lwin said NLD is preparing to accept new members but no new members having be...
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Sri Lankan PM says committed to peace with rebels
By Masayuki Kitano Tokyo (Reuters), Dec. 04: - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said on Wednesday his country was committed to making peace with Tamil Tiger rebels and that Japan could help support the process as the nation's biggest aid donor. His comments in Tokyo came a day aft...
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No one should Dare other than the Tamil Tigers.
By K.T.Rajasingham Whether it is development, or bringing in funds for the development projects in the North and East of Sri Lanka, it is only the Tamil Tigers should do and no one else should dare to interfere. Tamil National Alliance Members of Parliament told this to the two Malaysian Tamil Depu...
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Concern expressed over the Security of the Sri Lankan President.
Presidential secretariat had expressed its disappoint for the failure of the police for not taking action against those who have repeatedly perpetrated criminal acts in the North Western region of the country. Furthermore President’s security concern too was expressed for immediate action. Secreta...
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