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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

Navy-Sea Tiger pow-wow at Muhamalai

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The Island:A meeting to sort out "common concerns" between the Navy and Sea tigers is to be held at Muhumalai tommorrow following Sunday’s Omanthai meeting of the Sub Committee on De-escalation and Normalisation(SDN).

Give us speedy hearing as for LTTE suspects – Welikade prisoners

by Chitra Weerarathne - The Island

The Island:"Give us the same speedy hearing as to the LTTE suspects charged under the PTA laws", the remand prisoners of the Welikada prisons have complained to the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and a few other persons in authority.

Looking for a Halloween Costume?

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

There's a man with a baldhead and a wooden leg who gets invited to a Halloween party. He doesn't know what costume to wear to hide his head and his leg so he writes to a fancy costumer company to explain the problem. A few days later he receivesa parcel with a note.

Political Parties in Asia opt for an international Organization of their own


A total 137 delegates from 54 political parties from 22 Asian countries have so far indicated their desire to participate in The Second International Conference of Asian Political Parties conference. The enthusiasm shown by the Political Parties in Asia to participate in the conference shows their desire for an institutional organization.

Thailand ready to be a link for national reconcilation in Myanmar - Thai Foreign Minister

Seoul, Nov 12 (TNA): - Thailand is ready to be a coordinator for all parties concerned for the sake of the success of the national reconcilation in Myanmar, according to Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.

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.

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