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

Cops stopped me from legal action: petitioner

by Chitra Weerarathne - The Island

The Island:A 24-year-old labourer from Thirukkovil who had been arrested by the OIC of the STF camp, Thirukkovil on December 7, 2000 and detained subsequently had complained to the Supreme Court that he had been able to file a fundamental rights violation application only in October 2002.

Allowance slashed by half for NE policemen

by Norman Palihawadana - The Island

The Island:The Difficult Area Allowance (DAA) paid to police officers serving in the north and east will be reduced by Rs. 600 from November 1, police sources said. At present a police officer serving in the N-E is paid Rs. 1200 as Difficult Area Allowance.

PA-UNF Protagonists call for co-habitation – on their own terms

by Kesara Abeywardena - The Island

The Island:Both President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the government are calling on each other to strengthen co-habitation on their own terms, citing that each has received a mandate to do so, while the US Deputy Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Donald Camp, who was here recently and left the country on Saturday urged both parties to work together to achieve peace in the country putting aside their differences.

Bailed LTTE cadres fail to report to Kantale police

The IslandThe two LTTE cadres involved in the controversy surrounding the abduction of seven soldiers and released on bail by the Kantale Magistrate’s Court on an order by the Appeal Court have failed to report to the Kantale police on Saturday (26) as deemed in the court order.

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, Chandrika Vs Prabhakaran would be a
thrilling match for the Nobel Prize for War. May be they are
waiting till this blabla about the Peace talks to die down.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 bring in leaders of major ethnic political parties as members and expand the CRPP to accept new members.

Unfortunately the Norwegians failed to add the Sri Lankan foursome for Nobel Prize for Peace – 2002.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

The list of nominations, which this year included 117 indivi-
duals and 39 groups – unfortunately the Norwegians failed to add the Sri Lankan foursome – Chandrika Kumaratunge, Ranil Wickremasinghe, Velupillai Prabhakaran and Anton Balasingham, remains secret for 50 years!

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 – 2002. Tipu Sultan is one of the four journalists nominated for such a rare honor by, The Committee for Protect Journalists, which stood very steadfastly with him from the very day he was attacked (25 January 2001).

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.

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 Colombo about President Kumaratunga’s call for a joint effort to forge peace.

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