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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2523

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I will not budge an inch from Jaffna­ — Douglas Devananda

The Sunday Leader:Eelam Peoples’ Democratic Party (EPDP) Leader Douglas Devananda says he will not budge an inch from the Jaffna peninsula adding it is his birthright to do politics there.

Gujarat Elections Results: BJP recorded a stunning victory with more than two third majority.

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday swept back to power in Gujarat with a massive two-thirds majority.

Bangladesh Victory Day Celebrations in Bangkok tomorrow

Bangkok Dec. 15 The Bangladesh residents in Thailand are to celebrate the Bangladesh Victory Day tomorrow with patriotic zeal, joy and festivity.

Need for integrated plan is stressed as solution for the resettlement of Internally displaced people

Colombo, Dec 15: At the second meeting of the sub-committee on de-escalation and normalisation held yesterday at Muhamali, in Jaffna district, the matter of High Security Zones, especially in Jaffna peninsula, was discussed at length. The parties agreed that a solution to the resettlement of internally displaced people in present High Security Zones and other areas presently perceived as inaccessible to the public could only be solved through integrated plans of action agreed upon by the two parties. These plans will include both security issues as well as humanitarian needs.

Naga festival 2003 will take place in Lahe, Myanmar.

The New Year celebrations of the Nagas for 2003 would be held in12th to 16th January 2003, at Khamti District, Saggaing Division, Lahe Township, in Myanmar. The New Year festival is held annually in January at Leshi, Lahe, Khamati and Hatmanthi take turns in hosting the festival.These celebrations are part of their culture that the Naga will continue to preserve with all the pride of men living closest to nature.

Bangladeshi leader ends official visit to Thailand

Chiang Mai, Dec 15 (TNA): Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Saturday ended her three-day official visit to Thailand, with bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries strengthened.

Many expect economy to be affected by war next year

Chon Buri, Dec 15 (TNA) – Executives in the private and public sectors have shared common views the country’s economy next year would be affected by a Middle East war, which is very likely to break out.

When he started the feeling married, ended up in disappointment.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

The new husband had booked sleeping arrangements on the train,
thinking he was going to have a roomette or compartment, only to
find out he was on one side of the sleeping car in an upper bunk
and his wife was in the other one across from him. About 12
o'clock he started feeling married so he said to his wife, "Hey
honey, hey honey, why don't you come over here?"

Maheswarans booze for MPs

The Sunday Leader:Hindu Affairs Minister, T. Maheswaran last week took the job of Santa Claus. He left each MP a gift pack courtesy of his Ministry and the Palmyrah Board soon after the committee stage debate on his Ministry was concluded. The package came in a nice bag and included bottles of palmyrah arrack for the enjoyment of the members. Some members were happy to take multiples of the brew home.

Time to unite, not to fight - Fowzie

The Sunday Leader:Former Transport Minister and PA Parliamentarian A. H. M. Fowzie has appealed to both factions of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) to cast their differences aside and unite for the sake of safeguarding Muslim rights.

Sri Lankan Government hoping to integrate the extra- institutions of the LTTE

Colombo, Dec. 15:Sri Lankan Defence Minister said that any apprehensions about the peace talks between the government and the Tamil tigers should be put aside. He insisted that a formula was being worked to integrate the LTTE institutions that virtually run a parallel government in the northern parts of the country.