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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2761

Solution in Sri Lanka

A Boston Globe Editorial

Boston Globe: Nov. 10One Of The longest and bloodiest conflicts in the world, the civil war between Sri Lanka's government and the guerrilla movement known as the Tamil Tigers, could finally be nearing a negotiated settlement. Leaders on both sides deserve praise and encouragement for engaging in peace talks that have made great strides toward the goal of peaceful coexistence for all Sri Lankans.

Indian arms shipment arrives in Rangoon

The Indian authorities handed over weapons and ammunition to the SPDC (State Peace and Development Council) army in Tamu on 2 November reports Democratic Voice of Burma(DVB) in its broadcast from Oslo, Norway.

Actress Nandar Hlaing robbed

A Mon national, Naing Myat Han died on the 4th of this month as the result of heavy-handed beatings and interrogation by Mudon police, according to Mon News agency. He allegedly took part in a robbery of an actress, Nandar Hlaing.

Displaced persons survey completed

by Dilanthi Jayamanne - The Island

The Island:The data collection, which was carried out on internally displaced persons (IDP), in the Anuradhapura District, was handed over to the Policy Planning and Co-ordination Unit (PPCU) at the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees (MRRR) last week. PPCU Chief Dr. A.S. Kunasingham said yesterday that it had been a four-month exercise co-ordinated by the MRRR and the Unit in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) which monitored the whole process.

Canadian police concerned about fundraising by LTTE

Ottawa, Canada — Canadian police authorities are concerned about the fundraising campaign of Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Canada, the National Post newspaper reported Saturday.

Mine Clearance works continues in the North of Sri Lanka.

During the period between 03 – 09 November, a total of 803 Anti Personnel Mines had been recovered from the general areas of Colombuthurai, Chemmanikulam, Eluthumadduwal, Chiviateru, Kandiramanalkadu, Matipankulam and Achchelu in the Jaffna Peninsula.

I have borne my cross and have not complained.

Compiled by V.Rajeny

Poor Johnson had spent his life making wrong decisions. If
he bet on a horse, it would lose; if he chose one elevator
rather than another, it was the one he chose that stalled
between floors; the line he picked before the bank teller's
cage never moved; the lane he chose in traffic crawled; the
day he picked the picnic was the day of a cloudburst; and
so it went, day after day, year after year.

Prabakarans fingerprint, the clinching evidence

By V.S. Sambandan - The Hindu

The Hindu: Colombo NOV. 10. - The fingerprint of the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), V. Prabakaran, on a gift reportedly given by him to one of the LTTE cadre involved in the 1996- Central Bank bombing was the crucial evidence that led to the 200-year jail term for the rebel leader, a newspaper said today.

Sri Lankan foreign correspondents want reconsideration of British journalist visa denial

Yahoo News: colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 09 - Foreign correspondents appealed Saturday for Sri Lanka to reconsider its denial of a visa extension to a British journalist who says the government may have turned him down because of his critical coverage

US pledges continuing support for peace process

Sunday Times: Minister Milinda Moragoda on Friday briefed U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage during a meeting in Washington on the progress made during the second session of the first round of talks held in Thailand early this month.

Bridge to Rameshwaram a reality soon, says Karu

By Chandani Kirinde - Sunday Times

Sunday Times:The bridge linking Sri Lanka and India will soon become a reality, Power and Energy Minister Karu Jayasuriya said.

Paul Harris hopes to return

By Harinda Vidanage - Sunday Times

Sunday Times:The British High Commission in Colombo had opted to stay out of the controversy regarding the Daily Telegraph correspondent Paul Harris. A spokesman for the High Commission said they did not do anything on this matter but advised Mr. Harris to abide by the law.

LTTE returning gold to 40,000 families

By Chris Kamalendran - Sunday Times

Sunday Times:In a different form of a golden hand shake with the people,the LTTE has decided to return the gold it had collected from about 40,000 families for the war effort six years ago.

Reactions on Pinheiro report

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma express his concerns about slow release of political prisoners, the condition of Burma's prisons and the humanitarian conditions and security situation of civilians and refugees living in border areas, particularly in the Shan state at the UN general assembly in New York, on Nov 6, 2002.

Appeal againsts Court Sentence, by Ne Win family members.

Rangoon, Nov.10:According to sources in Burma, Rangoon Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Tuesday November 12, relating to the death sentences given to former military dictator Ne Win's relatives, U Aye Zaw Win and his three sons for the coup attempt.

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