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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 859

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Change in decision to set up Interim Admin., JTF a PA victory- Kadirgamar dropped
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island: Former Foreign Minister and President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s nominee for the peace process Lakshman Kadirgamar on Tuesday night (5) told a PA parliamentary group meeting at the presidential secretariat that the government and the LTTE appeared to ha...
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We have succeeded in increasing growth rate - Minister Choksy
We have succeeded in increasing growth rate - Minister Choksy Finance Minister K. N. Choksy, PC presenting the budget yesterday said The economy is expected to record a growth rate of about 5.5 percent, reflecting recovery in all major sectors. Inflation should decline further to 8 per cent. This s...
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Fifty-nine Political Parties from 22 Countries to participate in the biggest Conference.
by K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Nov. 07The Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties, scheduled for November, is to be attended by representatives of 59 political parties in 22 countries. The Conference is expected to be one of the leading and important event for Asia, which would lay...
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Archbishop Oswald Gomis, a scholar with a distinction of many firsts.
Colombo, Nov. 05:"His Grace is a simple clergyman who has a great love for his country and made a noteworthy effort to contribute to peace and ethnic and religious harmony by forging a greater understanding between our peoples,” President Chandrika Kumaratunga said at a ceremony in Colombo today to...
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Japanese envoy in Sri Lanka to assess peace process
Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka - A visiting Japanese envoy met Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Tuesday to discuss Tokyo's help in rebuilding the island nation's war-ravaged northeast, officials said. Yasushi Akashi, an envoy of Japanese Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi, is in Sri Lan...
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U.S., Britain, UN Hail Sri Lanka Peace Talk Gains
By Scott McDonald Yahoo News: Colombo (Reuters) - The United States and Britain, which have banned the Tamil Tigers, praised the progress of Sri Lanka's peace talks on Tuesday and said they would participate in an aid conference to rebuild areas damaged by two decades of war. U.N. Secretary-Gener...
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Pregnant Tiger cadre commits suicide
by Hemantha Randunu, Divaina corr - The Island. The IslandA pregnant female Tiger cadre had committed suicide by swallowing a cynide capsule at Rupaskulam LTTE camp in Ampara. This female Tiger cadre had been having an affair with another male Tiger cadre informed sources said. The body of the fema...
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Asgiri Nayaka Thero confers blessings on LTTE
by Cyril Wimalasurendre in Kandy - The Island The IslandThe Mahanayake Thero of Asgiriya while blessing the UNP government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe for efforts to restore peace in Sri Lanka conferred his blessings on the LTTE for their flexibility to come to the negotiating table...
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Iraqi oil for SL tea?
by Himngi Jayasundera - The Island The IslandMinister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake is exploring possibilities of trading tea for oil with Iraq. A spokesman for the minister who is currently in Cairo said that Minister Karunanayake met with Minister of Commerce for Iraq and ha...
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LTTEers may face contempt charges
Daily MirrorSome groups are planning to take legal action against certain LTTEers who challenged the recent judgment sentencing Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran to 200 years imprisonment. Legal sources said these groups would file a writ of mandamus in the Court of Appeal asking the CID to arre...
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Japanese Prime Minister insists Than Shwe to Further the efforts on Democratization.
The Government of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi already have had 107 meetings. Aung San Suu Kyi is free to engage in political activity in any part of the country and she is free to travel to any part of the country, and she has been traveling to various parts of the country for political activities...
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Changed from Republican to Democrat when the eyes were opened.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny American President George Bush was out jogging one morning when he came across a little boy sitting on the White House lawn with a box full of newborn puppies. They were so cute and the President stopped to look at them. He was mesmerized by the cute little puppies and when t...
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LTTE Supporters in Canada and Australia Should Give Up, Threat and Intimidation
Asian Tribune Editorial Board Asian Tribune has been forced into this unwanted controversy by V.Thangavelu, an accountant by profession and since of late claims to be an Eelam Tamil journalist and supposed to be one of the stalwart of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Canada.. Thanga...
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The Death of a News Paper - LTTE Terrorism in North America
Asian Tribune in its 31 October issue, published an appeal Save Journalist Nagarajah from the threat by Tamil Tormentors in Australia. In this news item Asian Tribune made reference to the horrendous experience, another Tamil Journalist DBS Jeyaraj earlier underwent in Canada by his LTTE tormen...
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Sri Lankan police belatedly initiate action over LTTE’s threats against the SEP
By K. Ratnayake - World Socilaist Web Site World Socialist Web Site: Nov. 04 -Sri Lankan police have been finally forced to respond to complaints issued by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) over death threats against its members made by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) officials on Kayts I...
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Tigers arrested with lethal cargo: Law will be enforced to the letter — John
by Norman Palihawadana - The Island The Island:The law will be enforced to the letter in respect of the six Sea Tigers arrested along with a trawler, containing 35 claymore mines in their possession, which were being transported by sea from Kumburupiddy to Sampur in the Trincomalee district, Interi...
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Kanjirankudah CO, 13 officers transferred
The Island:Fourteen officers including the commanding officer of the Kanjirankudah STF camp were transferred in connection with last month’s incident where shots were fired at protesters who stormed the camp. Informed sources said that all fourteen officers in the camp were transferred with immedia...
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Karuna gives Hakeem undertaking at Thailand Peace Talks: LTTE to return N-E Muslim lands in two mont
by Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Island:The LTTE has undertaken to hand over land and property belonging to Muslims now being cultivated or occupied by Tamils in the North-East province back to the Muslims in about two months' time. An SLMC spokesman Hassan Ali said that this was one of the assura...
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Karenni, Rangoon begin preliminary peace talks
The NationA Burmese ethnic rebel group has started preliminary peace talks with the military government, seven years after their cease-fire broke down, rebel officials said yesterday. They said a 16-member delegation from the Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), which operates along the Thai-...
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Asian Leaders to arrive in Bangkok for the 2nd Asian Political Parties Conference.
By K.T.Rajasingham Bangkok, Nov. 05:The second international conference of Asian political parties, scheduled for November, is expected to be attended by representatives of 59 parties in 22 countries. Several Asian Leaders are expected to attend the conference. The Conference is expected to be one...
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