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

Indias support for Oslo parley

The Sunday Leader:The government of India will this week come out with a statement strongly supportive of the government's peace process as well as the donor conference scheduled to be held on November 25 in Oslo.

Transport of essential items to un-cleared areas continues

One hundred and Nineteen lorry loads of food and other essential items had been dispatched to un-cleared areas in the northern province during the period 08 November – 14 November 2002, according to Sri Lankan Army News release.

Thai PM:Leader change in China would not affect bilateral relations

Bangkok, Nov 16 (TNA) - Change of the Chinese top leader is unlikely to affect bilateral relations between China and Thailand, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra.

Lionair introduces ‘Super Class Service’ to Jaffna passengers

The Island: Lionair operating the only western aircraft to Jaffna has introduced a ‘Super Class Service’ with hot meals, refreshments and beverages.

PM, Balasingham meet boost to peace process

The IslandA meeting between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and chief Tiger ‘diplomat’ Anton Balasingham in Oslo a week before the next round of face-to-face talks in Norway will give a tremendous boost to the peace process, political sources said.

LTTE demands pass for top Tiger’s bodyguard

by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

The Island: The LTTE refused to send a key military commander to a crucial security meeting at army controlled Tellipallai to review existing security measures in the Jaffna peninsula and the islands unless the government agrees to permit him to be escorted by his bodyguard. The LTTE also demanded that ‘colonel’ Theepan in charge of its cadres deployed in the Jaffna theatre must be allowed to carry his side arm to the meeting, informed sources said.

Rehabilitation sub committee meets tomorrow in Kilinochchi

The first sub-committee level meeting on immediate humanitarian and rehabilitation needs in North and the East between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam will take place tomorrow, Monday November 18.

Thai PM invites local political parties to jointly host meeting of Asian political parties

Bangkok, Nov 17 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday invited political parties in Thailand to join his Thai Rak Thai Party in jointly host the second meeting of Asian political parties, to be held in the kingdom later this month.

Presidents party says peace talks leading to division of Sri Lanka

By Dilip Ganguly, Associated Press Writer

Yhoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 15 - Sri Lanka's opposition party on Friday questioned Norway's neutrality in peace talks between the government and the Tamil rebels and expressed concern that the talks may lead to creation of a separate Tamil state.

Norway no longer impartial - Kadirgamar

Colombo, Nov. 15:“The PA views with concern the role currently being played by the Norwegian Government in the negotiation process and we feel that they are no longer visibly impartial,” former Foreign Minister and Presidential Advisor Lakshman Kadirgamar said today.

President briefed on second round of talks

Colombo, Nov. 15: Minster Milinda Moragoda today briefed President Kumaratunga on the outcome of the second round of talks between the Government and the LTTE which concluded November 3 at the Rose Garden Resort near Bangkok, Thailand. Presidential Advisor, Lakshman Kadirgamar was present at the briefing.

Thailand-Macau to sign visa-free pact

Bangkok, Nov 15 (TNA) - Macau and Thailand will sign an agreement on visa exemption, aimed to promote the tourism industry of the kingdom and the business island.

The play a great success but the audience a failure.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

When the English Playwright Oscar Wilde arrived at his club
lat at night after witnessing the first presentation of a
play that had been a complete failure, someone asked. "How
did your play go tonight, Oscar?

Thailand organizes “World Hom Mali Rice Harvest Day”

Roi-Et, Thailand, Nov 16 (TNA) – The northeastern province of Roi-ET organizes the “World Hom Mali Rice Harvest Day at Thung Kula Rong Hai” to promote the world’s best Hom Mali Rice that can only be grown in Thailand.

Bangkok Action Plan is to be based on plans to enhance Asian Political Parties Cooperation

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok Nov. 16: Almost all the chief delegates of the political Parties participating in the forthcoming, Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties (2nd ICAPP) will be given the opportunity to address the Conference. The Conference will be held on November 22-24 , 2002 at Shangri-la Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand and the organizers, the Thai political Parties who are hosting this conference, it is learnt , are busy making last minutes adjustments and arrangements for the Conference.

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