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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

Moves to impeach CBK

By Dilrukshi Handunneti - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader: A group of government legislators led by several ministers are canvassing opposition support to successfully move an impeachment motion against President Chandrika Kumaratunga in parliament, authoritative government sources said.

Peace only through negotiations

By Marianne David - The Sunday Leader

The Sunday Leader: While over one third of people in Jaffna stated that they believe peace will be achieved soon, a majority believed that it could only be achieved through negotiations stated Social Indicator October 2002.

The National Council for Burma denies of any involvement in the recent Letter Bomb threats.

The National Council for Burma (NCGUB) in a statement categorically denied of any involvement in the alleged recent letter bombs. The statement put to an end of any lingering suspicions of any pro-democracy movements involvement in such letter bombs. NCGUB said, - firmly opposes terrorist and violent acts.”

Poll results cancelled.

Sorry - Asian Tribune regrettably announces the cancellation of the results of the poll it conducted. This decision was arrived, after Asian Tribune received report from its computer software engineers, that a group, or may be groups were successfully involved in hacking the poll with the view to manipulate the results one-way or other.

Navy arrests six armed sea Tigers

by Shamindra Fedinando - The Island.

The Island:The navy on Friday night intercepted a Sea Tiger dinghy carrying six armed LTTE cadres approximately one and half miles west of Foul Point, military sources said yesterday.

Japanese envoy to meet Tiger leaders

by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

The Island:A top Japanese government official is scheduled to meet with the LTTE leaders discuss a range of issues this week, authoritative sources said. The meeting will take place in Kilinochchi, the sources said. He will also visit the east.

Sequel to High Court conviction of Prabhakaran LTTE seeks war crimes amnesty

Anthony David reporting from Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

Sunday Times:Tamil rebels want war crimes pardoned on the grounds that they were committed during a war situation in the country.

No comment on court decision: Lokubandara

By Harinda Vidanage - Sunday Times

Insects and worms in rice given to refugees

By Sinniah Gurunathan - Sunday Times

Sunday Times:Some two thousand bags or 100 metric tonnes of rice sent by the Rehabilitation Ministry, to the Trincomalee Cooperative Society for distribution among refugees have been found unfit for human consumption.

Sri Lankan Peace Talks End

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AP) Nov. 03 _ Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan government declared success Sunday after a second round of peace talks ended with several important agreements.

Cursory reference of core issues in the Norwegian Press Release, end of the 4-day Talks.

K.T.Rajasingham

Only a cursory reference regarding the discussions of any political or core issues - if at all that took place, is found mentioned in the statement issued by the Royal Norwegian Government, at the end of the final day of the four day Talks from 31 October to 03 November, between the delegates of the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, held at Nakhom Pathom, Thailand. The Press release said that the both the parties moved, a step by step, towards a lasting political settlement, while fully focussed on the ground situations.

Rebels warn leaders jail sentence hurts Sri Lanka peace talks

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP), Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels made a formal protest over a 200-year jail term given to their leader by a Colombo court, and warned it undermined the "spirit" of peace talks under way in Thailand.

We were married for 35 years.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A man and a friend are playing golf one day at their local
golf course. One of the guys is about to chip onto the
green, when he sees a long funeral procession on the road
next to the course. He stops in mid-swing, takes off his
golf cap, and closes his eyes and bows in prayer.

A Power Sharing Accommodative Governance, would Hold-together in a Pluralist Society

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Alliance of Independent Journalists conducted a “Regional Workshop on Conflict Transformation in Asia,” in Jakarta on October 29 – 30. Anandasangkari from Sri Lanka participated as one of the panelists in the workshop and read a paper on conflict resolution. He made a speech at the workshop. Excerpts of his speech is reproduced.

UNP politicians responsible for Maligawatte incidents must be arrested — JVP

The Island:The tragic incidents at Maligawatte are highly condemned and the UNP politicians responsible for this incident must be arrested forthwith, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna said in a press release yesterday.

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