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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2404

The Death of a News Paper - LTTE Terrorism in North America

This is the reply to V.Thangavelu’s letter criticizing Selliah Nagarajah – the Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist who resides in Australia. Thangavelu, an Eelam journalist wrote that DBS Jeyaraj folded up his paper because because the advertisement and sales dried up. He further wrote that the mistake committed by DBS Jeyaraj was his thinking that he can criticize the LTTE, antagonize the mainstream Tamil Canadians and yet get away with it. That is what really happened. As for the assault, some over enthusiastic Thamil youths took the law into their own hands.

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 Island and a physical attack on an SEP member, Nagarajah Kodeeswaran, on October 8. The police actions, which follow growing support for the World Socialist Web Site campaign to defend the SEP, have, however, been limited.

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, Interior Minister, John Amaratunga said.

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.

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.

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.

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 of the leading and important events for Asia.

Proposed defence reforms will remove security powers – Presidents Secretariat

The Island:The Presidential Secretariat on Friday said that the defence sector reforms proposed by the government would remove all powers and functions relating to security from the executive head of state. The release added that the committee report did not contain recommendations on the extension of services of army officers or a procedure for army procurements as requested by the President.

Hindu Congress’ Deepavali message

The Island:The All Ceylon Hindu Congress in its Deepavali message said:

Groaner Of The Day: (groooaaaaan...........)

Compiled by V.Rajeny

One day this mechanic was working late under a car and some brake
fluid dripped into his mouth. "Wow! That stuff isn't too bad tasting",
he thought. Next day he told his buddy about tasting the brake fluid.
"Not bad," he said. "Think I'll have a little more today."

Tell the LTTE to Stop all Terrorist Activities Once for All.

My wish is that LTTE cadres should desist from terrorist activities. The
Tamil liberation struggle presently led by the LTTE has been tarnished
because of these mindless terrorist activities. It is time that all Sri
Lankan Tamils, particularly those expatriates living in Western democracies, tell the LTTE to stop all terrorist activities once for all.

Sri Lanka foes win credit in search for cash

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP) Nov. 04 - Sri Lanka's warring parties opened talks at a Thai resort to seek foreign cash, but an unexpected political deal has earned them credit ahead of a crucial meeting of international aid donors.

Burma/Myanmar – Common position and Council conclusions

The Council adopted a Common Position amending its Common Position in order to take into account changes in the composition of the regime in Burma/Myanmar and extending it for another six months. The Common Position includes restrictive measures (visa ban, assets freeze) against a number of persons.

Thangavelu Take up Cudgel - a desultary move.

I am in agreement with those who criticize the LTTE as long as that criticism is valid. But I am not in agreement when the LTTE is criticized unfairly.” Writes V.Thangavelu, a Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist from Canada. This was written in response to the news item appeared in the Asian Tribune dated 31 October
Save Journalist Nagarajah, from threat by Tamil tormentors in Australia.

More men are riding my invention than yours

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

The inventor of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation,
Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven. At the gates,
St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and
your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is you
can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven."<

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