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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 914

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Presidents party says peace talks leading to division of Sri Lanka
By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer Yhoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 15 - Sri Lanka's opposition party on Friday questioned Norway's neutrality in peace talks between the government and the Tamil rebels and expressed concern that the talks may lead to creation of a separate Tamil state....
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Norway no longer impartial - Kadirgamar
Colombo, Nov. 15:“The PA views with concern the role currently being played by the Norwegian Government in the negotiation process and we feel that they are no longer visibly impartial,” former Foreign Minister and Presidential Advisor Lakshman Kadirgamar said today. He said that the destiny of S...
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President briefed on second round of talks
Colombo, Nov. 15: Minster Milinda Moragoda today briefed President Kumaratunga on the outcome of the second round of talks between the Government and the LTTE which concluded November 3 at the Rose Garden Resort near Bangkok, Thailand. Presidential Advisor, Lakshman Kadirgamar was present at the b...
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Thailand-Macau to sign visa-free pact
Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) - Macau and Thailand will sign an agreement on visa exemption, aimed to promote the tourism industry of the kingdom and the business island. Surakiart would sign the Agreement on Exemption of Visa Requirement with Macau's Secretary for Administration and Justice in Macau tomo...
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The play a great success but the audience a failure.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny When the English Playwright Oscar Wilde arrived at his club lat at night after witnessing the first presentation of a play that had been a complete failure, someone asked. "How did your play go tonight, Oscar? "Oh," said Wilde, "the play was a great success. The audience was a...
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Thailand organizes “World Hom Mali Rice Harvest Day”
Roi-Et, Thailand, Nov 16 (TNA) – The northeastern province of Roi-ET organizes the “World Hom Mali Rice Harvest Day at Thung Kula Rong Hai” to promote the world’s best Hom Mali Rice that can only be grown in Thailand. Preecha Chaotrakul, Roi-Et provincial Agricultural Expert said the two-day event,...
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Bangkok Action Plan is to be based on plans to enhance Asian Political Parties Cooperation
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok Nov. 16: Almost all the chief delegates of the political Parties participating in the forthcoming, Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties (2nd ICAPP) will be given the opportunity to address the Conference. The Conference will be held on November 2...
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No Extra Fat From This Skin
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Manchester, England- Tired of eating the same old whipped> cream and chocolate syrup off of naked bodies? The Samsi Japanese restaurant in Manchester, England is offering its guests a delectable Asian cuisine served on the bodies of two nude women. Angel Tan, 22, and Kit-Ying...
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Democratization would contribute nation building in Myanmar - Japanese Premier
Prime Minister Koizumi stated that in order for Myanmar to succeed in its nation-building and peace-building efforts, the government needed to make its own efforts toward democratization. During the ASEAN+3 Summit Meeting held at Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi held bilateral meetings...
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Sri Lanka lists priorities for aid to boost peace
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 14 - Rebuilding houses, roads and sewage systems in war-ravaged Sri Lanka are the government's priorities for funds it hopes to raise at a donor conference in Oslo, Norway later this month, a Cabinet minister said Thursday. At least 10 countries including the U...
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Prime Minister to seek JVP’s democratic intentions?
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island:Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to summon the JVP leadership shortly to verify its democratic intentions in the light of the killing of a university student allegedly by JVP affiliated undergraduates. Political sources told "The Island" that t...
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Government -LTTE peace talks Govt. rules out decision–making role for opposition
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island:The government responding to President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s proposal to set up a National Committee for Ethnic Reconciliation and Sustainable Peace said yesterday that the opposition would not have a decision making role in the peace talks with the LTTE bu...
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Ancient-styled Loy Krathong festival to be held in Sukhothai
Sukothai, Nov 14 (TNA) – The Northern province of Sukhothai will host the ancient styled Loy Kratong festival during November 15-19. Amornthad Niratsayakul, Sukhothai Governor said that theTourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the private sector in the province set aside over nine million baht fo...
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Consumer confidence index continues to drop in October
Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) – The consumer confidence index in October has dropped for the second consecutive month, signaling consumers began to be uncertain about the economic situation, according to the University of Chamber of Commerce’s Economic and Business Forecasting Center. Thanawat Polachai, di...
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Anti-Muslim Bias Crimes Rose 1700 Percent After September 11
New York, November 14, 2002 - Public officials tried vigorously to contain a wave of hate crimes in the United States after September 11, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Nevertheless, anti-Muslim hate crimes in the United States rose 1700 percent during 2001. The report document...
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Thai FM hails Iraqi move to accept UN resolution
Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) - Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai on Thursday joined the international community in hailing a final decision of the Iraqi government on accepting a key UN resolution unconditionally, saying it was a positive move toward the world peace. Surakiart told TNA that the deci...
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Sri Lanka navy and Sea Tigers in historic first meeting
By Lindsay Beck Yahoo News: Colombo (Reuters), Nov. 13 - Sri Lanka's navy and the sea-borne guerrilla squads of the Tamil Tiger rebels met for the first time on Wednesday in the latest step to end a war that has killed 64,000 people. The Sea Tigers, as they are known, comprise about 1,200 cadres an...
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Thai PM brushes aside concern on adverse impact from war
Bangkok, Nov 13 (TNA) – Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Wednesday expressed confidence the country’s economy would be slightly affected if the United States-led military action against Iraq occurred. His comment came after Iraq's parliament yesterday unanimously recommended rejection of a UN res...
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Tourism remains likely to grow despite bomb attacks: TAT
Bangkok, Nov 14 (TNA) – Local tourism remains likely to grow 27.06% this year although it has been affected by bomb attacks in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali and the Philippines, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Mana Chobtum, director of TAT’s Office of Governor, said the committ...
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UN Special envoy Razali in Rangoon - The last trip?
The mediator of Burmese affairs, the UN special envoy Mr. Razali Ismail has arrived in Rangoon on 12 November. The deputy SPDC Foreign Minister U Khin Maung Win welcomed him at the airport and later on, he met Secretary No.1 Khin Nyunt and Foreign Minister U Win Aung. In the evening, of 12 th Nove...
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