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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 103

Legal action against transmitter to LTTE?

by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Island: Strongly accusing Norway for collaborating with the LTTE in boosting the group’s clandestine radio — Voice of Tigers (VOT) — the PA yesterday said it was considering legal action against the government.

I am glad to see you believe in yourselves.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A professor stood before his class of twenty senior organic
biology students, about to hand out the final exam. "I want
to say that it's been a pleasure teaching you this semester.
I know you've all worked extremely hard and many of you are
off to medical school after summer. So that no one gets
their GPA messed up because they might have been celebrating
a bit too much this week, anyone who would like to opt out
of the final exam today will receive a 'B' for the course."

Tigers splitting money of the refugees and amassing for the purchase of arms will not be tolerated.

By K.T.Rajasingham

We will not either tolerate or allow those very destructive forces, which were responsible for the destruction of the country, to divide the donor-booty between them. This was declared emphatically by S.C.Chandrahassan of the Organization For Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OFERR) and of the Protection of Eelam Tamils against Genocide (ProTeg), the two non-governmental organizations based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Australia Supports Returnees

Colombo:The Australian Government has agreed to provide 20 million rupees to UNHCR to assist the relocation and reintegration of Sri Lankans internally displaced by conflict.

Suu Kyis party accuses Myanmar junta of obstructing her tour

By Aye Aye Win, Associated Press Writer

Yangon, Myanmar, (AP), Dec. 19: - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's ongoing tour of a northwestern state has been marred by harassment of her supporters by military authorities, her party spokesman said Thursday.

Amnesty International condemns the death sentences handed down to attackers of Indian Parliament

Amnesty Internal the human right watchdog organization based in London express its dismay and discontentment over the death sentence handed down to the three people accused of the 13 December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament.

Why dont you just wear a watch like everyone else?

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Paul was planning a move into his new house, which is only
two blocks away from his present house. So he called a moving
company for an estimate. All that Paul wanted the moving
company to move was his big, old grandfather clock. But the
moving company wanted to charge $350. for this, so Paul decided
that he would move it himself.

Mismanagement and Misadministration in Burma is flayed

The National Coalition Government’s flak was directed against the administration of the army generals in Burma in the statement issued on the 12th anniversary of the establishment of the National Coalition Government.

Oil spills to be cleared over the next few days.

Chonburi, Dec 19 (TNA): Oil spills in the sea of this eastern province of Chonburi will be wiped out over the next few days, according to the Royal Thai Navy.

SET hopes to increase market cap to 2.8 trillion next year.

Bangkok, Dec 20 (TNA): The Stock Exchange of Thailand sets a target to increase the market capitalization of the bourse to 2.8 trillion baht next year from 2 trillion expected for this year.

Sri Lankas Tamil-majority northeast cut off due to floods

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 19: Torrential rains have cut off roads in northeastern Sri Lanka, forcing Tamil Tiger rebels to take up relief and rescue work, news reports from the area said Thursday.

Government suspects Sri Lankas fire tragedy might not have been accident.

By Krishan Francis, Associated Press Writer

Colombo, Sri Lanka, (AP), Dec. 19: A fire that killed 20 people and raged through a shopping hub in Sri Lanka's capital might have been caused by a grenade or hidden explosives, the interior minister said Thursday.

Cambodians flock to relics of the Buddha

Hundreds of thousands of people have flocked to a Cambodian hilltop shrine north of the capital, Phnom Penh, to catch a glimpse of Buddha relics.

General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back after state visit to Bangladesh

Chairman of State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing arrive back after state visit to Bangladesh.

Long dreamed of highway from India through Myanmar gets go ahead for survey

By Thet Khaing and Win Kyaw Oo

Myanmar:Thailand and India have agreed to begin survey work early next year for a highway linking the three countries, a senior official at the Foreign Affairs Ministry said last week.

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