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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 2994

Tiger radio: CBK to deal directly with Norway PM

By The Sunday Times Diplomatic Correspondent

Sunday Times: President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga will write this week to Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik to apprise him of her serious concerns over the role played by their Embassy in Colombo in helping Tiger guerrillas acquire sophisticated radio broadcasting equipment.

Army supports peace process

Sunday Times: Army Commander Lt. Gen. Lionel Balagalle yesterday defended the Army’s position on the issue on 'High Security Zones' in the Jaffna peninsula and said it firmly believes that advising the Government on matters of National Security is its public responsibility.

Core issues at next round of talks

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti

The Sunday Leader: The crucial fourth round of peace talks between the Sri Lanka government and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) will be held in Thailand from January 6-9 to discuss core issues including the unit of devolution.

Jaffna Library reopening postponed

The Sunday Leader: The reopening of the destroyed Jaffna Library which was restored at the cost of Rs. 120 million has been postponed.

PM brushes aside nicknames given by local media

Bangkok, Dec 28 (TNA) - Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday brushed aside nicknames given to him and his administration by the press, saying that the government will perform better next year.

Thai army repatriates dissidents to Myanmar

Bangkok, Thailand, (AP), Dec. 28: - About 100 Myanmar exiles who had sought refuge in Thailand are hiding out in the jungles just inside Myanmar after being evicted by the Thai military, one of the exiles said Saturday.

Tigers criticise presence of Army in Jaffna

Colombo, (PTI), Dec. 28: Sri Lanka’s peace process seemed to be heading for a major crisis after Tamil Tiger rebels flayed ceasefire monitors for justifying the heavy Army presence in the Jaffna peninsula by ruling out removal of high security zones on security grounds.

He can not wear regular glasses; he only has one eye and one ear

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A policeman was interrogating 3 blondes who were training to
become detectives. To test their skills in recognizing a
suspect, he shows the first blonde a picture for 5 seconds and
then hides it. "This is your suspect, how would you recognize
him?"

20th world scout conference officially begins.

Chonburi, Dec 29 (TNA): The 20th World Scout Conference, held at Yao Beach of Sattahip district in this eastern province of Chonburi, was inaugurated last night with tightened security and well-prepared medical and public health services, according to TNA reporter.

Three Iraqis killed in a raid against Southern Iraq; Questioning head of Technology University

Baghdad, Dec. 27: The UN inspectors yesterday made the second special interview with one of the Iraqi scientists working in the Iraqi chemical, biological and nuclear programs.

The doctor had both hands on my shoulders

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A man with stomach pain goes to the doctor. The doctor tells
him it's constipation and he'll have to use suppositories. The
man is instructed to drop his pants and bend over, whereupon
the doctor shoves the tablet up his ass.

Preparation completed for 20th world scout gathering

Chonburi, Dec 27 (TNA) - Preparation for the 20th World Scout Conference, to be held in this eastern province of Chonburi, is now completed.

PM:2003 will be the year of dignity of Thais

Bangkok, Dec 27 (TNA): The dignity of Thais will be recognized in the international community in the year 2003, according to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Myanmar Rejects US State Department’s Accusation

Yangon, Dec. 27: Idea of Using Rape to Achieve Objectives Alien to Myanmar Culture It is Completely Illogical to Allege that it Could Commit Acts that Would Result in Discord Among the National Races .

State Dept. Confirms Myanmar Rapes

Washington, (AP), Dec. 27: - The State Department has confirmed the systematic rape of ethnic Shan minority women and girls by the military in Myanmar and says it is appalled.

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