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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 911

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The new Award: The Nobel Prize for War
Compiled by: V.Rajeny I didn’t get much of a response that Norwegians have denied the Sri Lankan foursome the opportunity to grab the Nobel Prize for Peace. May be the Sri Lankan foursome might be awarded next year the newly introduced Nobel Prize for War. Norwegians may feel within themselves,...
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Wedding bridges political divide in Burma.
Rangoon, October 27:The son of an elected member of Myanmar's opposition party and the daughter of a recently retired senior military officer married here Sunday in a rare event bridging Myanmar's political divide. According to Agency news reports monitored in Bangkok, Lieutenant Colonel Win Myint...
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No House time for LTTE talk by TNA: PA, JVP
The Island:The PA and the JVP yesterday said the TULF-led TNA should not expect the opposition to allocate time for its members if the alliance wants to speak on behalf of the LTTE. The TNA walked out of parliament last Wednesday when the PA and the JVP refused to allocate time for a TNA MP to spea...
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LTTE holds on to Pesalai murder suspects
by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island The Island:The LTTE has declined to handover two suspects including an ex-LTTE cadre wanted in connection with the murder of his 19-year-old wife, whose charred body was found near a refugee camp at Pesalai last week. "She is the mother of a two-year-old girl,"...
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SLFP canvassing support to form alternative government
By Dilrukshi Handunnetti - The Sunday Leader The Sunday Leader:The main opposition Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) is busy canvassing support from government legislators to form an alternative government, in the event the President decides to dissolve the House. Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse t...
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Hakeem under pressure not to attend talks
The Sunday Leader:Ports minister Rauf Hakeem is under pressure by the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) High Command not to attend the second round of talks in Thailand. Hakeem has been told that he should make representation to the government on the concerns of the Muslims and ask the government to...
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National Coalition Government of Burma lauds CRPP for accepting new members to Parliament.
The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) is heartened by the recent decisions taken by the Committee Representing the People's Parliament (CRPP) at a regular meeting in Rangoon on 23 October 2002. The legitimate body representing the whole people decided, among others, to bri...
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Unfortunately the Norwegians failed to add the Sri Lankan foursome for Nobel Prize for Peace – 2002.
Compiled by: V.Rajeny Unfortunately the Norwegians failed to add the Sri Lankan foursome for Nobel Prize for Peace – 2002. I saw this story the other day, so you have undoubtedly already heard it...but this kind of thing deserves a little extra attention. Former peanut farmer and the U.S. President...
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Tipu Sultan - the Bangladesh is one of the four recipient of CPJ awards.
By K.T.Rajasingham Tipu Sultan, the courageous journalist from Feni, Bangladesh, at present a freelancer for the daily “Prothom Alo,” a leading newspaper of Bangladesh, has been nominated by “The Committee to Protect Journalists,” to receive the prestigious 12th International Press Freedom Awards –...
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Yasushi Akashi to participate in the peace process in Sri Lanka
Tokyo, October 25: Yasushi Akashi would participate in peace process in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, said the Press secretary Hatsuhisa Takashima of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. At the cabinet meeting held on today (October 25), the Government of Japan appointed Yasushi Akas...
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President’s invitation welcomed
The address will do much to remove fears that increasingly strained ties between the president and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe might derail the peace process just when it seemed to offer the best chance of resolving 19 years of civil war,” said Frances Harrison BBC’s Correspondent in Colomb...
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Rose Garden, venue for round two of Peace Talks
The second round of Peace Talks between the Government and the LTTE will be held from October 31 – November 3, at The Rose Garden, a prime Resort Nakhon Pathom - 40km from Bangkok. The Government delegation remains the same for round two, but there would be three advisors joining the team,” Cabinet...
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Nation should urge Govt. to accept president’s offer — PA
By Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island The Island:The President extended a hand of friendship towards the UNF government in her address to the nation on Thursday night and the civil society would have to wait and see whether the government would accept it, media spokesman for the PA, MP Sarath Amunugam...
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UNF to implement own agenda: Govt. will go ahead with people’s mandate — GL
By Himangi Jayasundere - The Island The Island:Reacting to the President’s call to join hands, the government yesterday announced that it welcomed co-operation from other parties but maintained that the government would implement its own agenda. "The duty of the government is to implement the manda...
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JVP praises president for not meeting Helgesen
By Kesara Abeywardena - The Island The Island:JVP Parliamentary group leader Wimal Weerawansa praised President Chandrika Kumaratunga in Parliament yesterday for refusing to meet Norway’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgessen. Making a special statement in Parliament MP Weerawansa said: "The pres...
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Helgesen remains upbeat despite party politics in Colombo
By Scott Mcdonald - -Reuters Daily Mirror:The peace talks are on track despite a power struggle between the president and prime minister and clashes in the country's east, a Norwegian mediator said. The political infighting has raised the prospect of a snap election and the violence has left about...
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Peoples Parliament of Burma nominated new ethnic Parliament members.
Rangoon, Burma October 26:The Committee Representing People's Parliament (CRPP) held its regular meeting at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Rangoon on 23 October. Present at the meeting were NLD leaders, including Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, members of the CRPP, and chairmen of...
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Burma’s deteriorating crisis – Answer is Better Governance – Aung San Suu Kyi.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate and the leader of the non-violent movement for human rights and democracy in Burma, strongly hoped and believed by millions of Burmese as the beacon of hope for the return of peace and normalcy in Burma. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, was freed...
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New ICFTU evidence of increasing forced labour in Burma and multinational enterprise involvement
Brussels (ICFTU News): The release of political dissidents including the NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi combined with a purported opening of dialogue between the Burmese regime and opposition forces may seem to signify a softening stance from the notoriously brutal 15-year military dictatorship in Bu...
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The poet in Ashraff made him understand the heart-beat of his people...” President
Colombo, October 24: "The poet in Ashraff gave him the ability to understand the heart-beat of his people. His humanity and artistic sensitivity enabled him to break through the shackles of ethnic and racial isolation moving into the realm of national unity, within a multi racial, multi lingual and...
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