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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2865

Unidentified gang hurls bomb at EPDP office

by Norman Palihawadane

The Island:An unidentified gang had hurled a bomb at the EPDP office at Mallakam, Jaffna yesterday (13) morning. Though police fired towards the gang that hurled the bomb no more evidence was available, police sources said.

Simultaneously with peace talks Disarming LTTE should be addressed — PA

by Dilanthi Jayamanne

The Island:The government should address the issue of decommissioning the LTTE parallel to the peace talks. Addressing the weekly press conference held by the PA, presidential nominee for the peace talks, Lakshman Kadirgamar said yesterday that the govt. should include the issue of decommissioning the LTTE in the agenda for the peace talks.

Adam Sandler Song - The Masturbata.

Adam Sandler's Song "The Masturbata"
Sitting in my house, and I know that I'm alona,
Feeling kinda horny, got a jingle in my bona.
Go and grab a Penthouse its the one with Sharon Stona.
Hey Masturbata!!

Japan Foreign Affairs Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi to visit Sri Lanka in January.

Tokyo, Dec. 14:The Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi is expected to visit Colombo in January.

TAT supports World Scout Jamboree 2003

Bangkok, Dec 13 (TNA): The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is mobilizing all its resources for the 20th World Scout Jamboree, one of the world's largest youth gatherings, TAT statement said.

Vice-President to visit Myanmar

By Amit Baruah

Delhi 13: ice-President, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, is expected to visit Myanmar early next year. This will be the highest-level visit by an Indian dignitary since that of the then Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, in December 1987.

Bangladesh-Thailand agree to expand bilateral cooperation

Chiang Mai, Dec 14(TNA): Bangladesh and Thailand have agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in many areas, including trade, communication, and tourism, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Move for Electronic Platform to facilitate trade between Asia and Africa.

In line with the objectives set by the Tokyo International Conference on
African Development (TICAD), the Government of Benin and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) requested the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to develop a tailor-made electronic platform, TICAD Exchange to enhance trade and facilitate the exchange of related expertise between Africa and Asia.

Thailand to allow 128 Bangladesh items duty-free

Chiang Mai, Thailand Dec 13: Thai government officially agreed to allow duty-free export of nearly 128 items of six categories from Bangladesh to Thailand on non-reciprocal basis, giving a major boost to relations between the two countries.

Steps taken to release fishermen

Pondicherry, Dec 14:The Indian High Commission at Colombo was taking steps towards seeking the release of some Indian fishermen presently in Sri Lankan jails, an official press release said today.

Muslims lamented over the worsening situation in the North and East.

Colombo, Dec. 12: Situation in the North East would worsen if the administration passed on to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) warned the Muslim Organization.

Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda copied Terror Tactics from Tamil Tigers - Soosai, Commander Sea Tiger

By Walter Jayawardhana - Los Angeles

London, Dec. 12:Soosai, the Commander of the Sea Tigers, the marine armed wing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) told BBC’s Frances Harrison that the terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda had copied terrorist tactics from them.

British band to perform in support of Sri Lanka peace process

Colombo, Sri Lanka (AP), Dec. 12: - Sri Lanka is to host its first international pop concert in years, with the British reggae band UB 40 performing Saturday in Colombo to support the country's peace process.

Tamil Tiger rebels return to Sri Lanka after peace talks in Norway

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 12: Tamil rebel negotiators returned Thursday after peace talks in Norway and discussions in Switzerland on how to set up a federal power-sharing system that Sri Lanka hopes will end 19 years of civil war.

Govt to press Yemen to import more rice

Bangkok, Dec 12 (TNA): The government would attempt to press Yemen to import more rice from Thailand in a bid to reduce trade deficit, Commerce Minister Adisai Bodharamik disclosed yesterday.

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