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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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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

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.