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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2767

Mass public fitness event kicks off

Bangkok, Nov 23 (TNA) - The country's first-ever mass aerobic exercise kicked off on yesterday ( Friday) at Sanam Luang ceremonial ground here.

PM inaugurates the meeting of Asian political parties

Bangkok, Nov 22 (TNA)- Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Friday presided over the opening ceremony of the second meeting of Asian political parties, held at the Shangarila Hotel here, according to a radio news report.

Newin to accompany Hun Sen

Ekarin Bumroonpuk, Weerayut Chokchaimadon - The Nation

Bangkok, Nov. 23:Bangkok rolls out the welcome mat for Asian political party conference

At least 105 dead in Nigeria anti-Miss World riots

By Tume Ahemba

Yahoo News: Kaduna, Nigeria (Reuters), Nov. 23 - Fighting raged on Friday in the Nigerian city of Kaduna, where more than 100 people have died in three days of riots stoked by Muslim fury over the country's staging of next month's Miss World contest.

Sri Lanka and United States agree not to surrender each others citizens for International Criminal

Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka. - Sri Lanka and the United States signed an agreement Friday not to surrender each other's citizens for trial at the International Criminal Court, a foreign ministry statement said.

Asian and Pacific Countries Agree Declaration on E-Commerce

Bangkok Nov. 23: With a resolve to make ICT and e-commerce accessible and affordable to all citizens, particularly under-privileged groups, Ministers and senior
officials from Asian and Pacific countries today released a joint
declaration on ways to promote the development of electronic commerce
across the region, with a particular emphasis on bridging the so-called
'digital divide.'

To Make Gravy

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

The Sunday school teacher was carefully explaining the story
of Elijah the Prophet and the false prophets of Baal. She
explained how Elijah built the altar, put wood upon it, cut
the steer in pieces and laid it upon the altar.

US delegation to insist on ‘no-terrorism’ pledge before sitting with LTTE at Oslo confab?

by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

The Island: A US delegation to a meeting scheduled to take place on Monday (25) in Oslo in support of the Sri Lankan peace process will not sit with the LTTE delegation led by Anton Balasingham unless the group gives a guarantee that it is giving up terrorism before the meeting, informed sources said.

NJC, SJS tell PM their concern over his sitting with LTTE in Oslo

The Island: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday met with a seven-member delegation representing the National Joint Committee and the Sinhala Jathika Sangamaya to brief them on the ongoing Oslo-led peace process, particularly the forthcoming meeting between the government and the LTTE on Monday in Oslo, political sources said.

Leading Buddhist prelates warn of dangers ahead in peace process.

by Sandasen Marasinghe - The Island

The Island :Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera on Thursday warned that the LTTE has already launched moves to achieve its final objective to carve out a separate state using the MoU between them and the government.

Field trip of the Kindergarten class to Police Station

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Little Johnny's kindergarten class was on a field trip totheir local police station where they saw pictures, tacked to a bulletin board, of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person.

Asian Political Parties Conference begins today on an optimistic note

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok Nov. 22: More than 200 delegates from 24 countries representing 67 political parties in Asia are participating in The Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties. The 3-day conference begins today in the Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok and is hosted by Thai Rak Thai Party, Democratic Party and including other political parties in Thailand.

Minister Moragoa kept his pledge by Revisiting Kalutara Prison.

Kalutara, Sri Lanka , Nov. 21: Minister Milinda Moragoda, visited the Kalutara prison and was received by the Tamil detainees. This visit was a follow up of the Minister’s visit to the prison on last 9 October, to meet the Tamils youths incarcerated and held without any trial.

Sri Lanka Press: Bank Of Ceylon Chairman To Quit End Nov

Yahoo News: Colombo (Dow Jones) Nov. 21 --Ken Balendra will at the end of November resign as chairman of Sri Lanka's state-run Bank of Ceylon, the Daily Mirror reports quoting sources.

Sri Lanka to seek more international support, not just money, at Oslo meeting

Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 21- The Sri Lankan government said Thursday it will seek not just money at next week's international donor meeting in Norway, but more political commitment for its plan to end the country's 19-year civil war.

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