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

Iraqi oil for SL tea?

by Himngi Jayasundera - The Island

The IslandMinister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Ravi Karunanayake is exploring possibilities of trading tea for oil with Iraq

LTTEers may face contempt charges

Daily MirrorSome groups are planning to take legal action against certain LTTEers who challenged the recent judgment sentencing Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran to 200 years imprisonment.

Japanese Prime Minister insists Than Shwe to Further the efforts on Democratization.

The Government of Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi already have had 107 meetings. Aung San Suu Kyi is free to engage in political activity in any part of the country and she is free to travel to any part of the country, and she has been traveling to various parts of the country for political activities.

Changed from Republican to Democrat when the eyes were opened.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

American President George Bush was out jogging one morning
when he came across a little boy sitting on the White House
lawn with a box full of newborn puppies. They were so cute
and the President stopped to look at them.

LTTE Supporters in Canada and Australia Should Give Up, Threat and Intimidation

Asian Tribune Editorial Board

Asian Tribune has been forced into this unwanted controversy by V.Thangavelu, an accountant by profession and since of late claims to be an Eelam Tamil journalist and supposed to be one of the stalwart of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Canada.. Thangavelu was desultory in the presentation of his criticism against a Sri Lankan Tamil journalist Selliah Nagarajah, who at present resides in Australia with his wife and two children.

The Death of a News Paper - LTTE Terrorism in North America

This is the reply to V.Thangavelu’s letter criticizing Selliah Nagarajah – the Sri Lankan Tamil Journalist who resides in Australia. Thangavelu, an Eelam journalist wrote that DBS Jeyaraj folded up his paper because because the advertisement and sales dried up. He further wrote that the mistake committed by DBS Jeyaraj was his thinking that he can criticize the LTTE, antagonize the mainstream Tamil Canadians and yet get away with it. That is what really happened. As for the assault, some over enthusiastic Thamil youths took the law into their own hands.

Sri Lankan police belatedly initiate action over LTTE’s threats against the SEP

By K. Ratnayake - World Socilaist Web Site

World Socialist Web Site: Nov. 04 -Sri Lankan police have been finally forced to respond to complaints issued by the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) over death threats against its members made by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) officials on Kayts Island and a physical attack on an SEP member, Nagarajah Kodeeswaran, on October 8. The police actions, which follow growing support for the World Socialist Web Site campaign to defend the SEP, have, however, been limited.

Tigers arrested with lethal cargo: Law will be enforced to the letter — John

by Norman Palihawadana - The Island

The Island:The law will be enforced to the letter in respect of the six Sea Tigers arrested along with a trawler, containing 35 claymore mines in their possession, which were being transported by sea from Kumburupiddy to Sampur in the Trincomalee district, Interior Minister, John Amaratunga said.

Kanjirankudah CO, 13 officers transferred

The Island:Fourteen officers including the commanding officer of the Kanjirankudah STF camp were transferred in connection with last month’s incident where shots were fired at protesters who stormed the camp.

Karuna gives Hakeem undertaking at Thailand Peace Talks: LTTE to return N-E Muslim lands in two mont

by Zacki Jabbar - The Island

The Island:The LTTE has undertaken to hand over land and property belonging to Muslims now being cultivated or occupied by Tamils in the North-East province back to the Muslims in about two months' time.

Karenni, Rangoon begin preliminary peace talks

The NationA Burmese ethnic rebel group has started preliminary peace talks with the military government, seven years after their cease-fire broke down, rebel officials said yesterday.

Asian Leaders to arrive in Bangkok for the 2nd Asian Political Parties Conference.

By K.T.Rajasingham

Bangkok, Nov. 05:The second international conference of Asian political parties, scheduled for November, is expected to be attended by representatives of 59 parties in 22 countries. Several Asian Leaders are expected to attend the conference. The Conference is expected to be one of the leading and important events for Asia.

Proposed defence reforms will remove security powers – Presidents Secretariat

The Island:The Presidential Secretariat on Friday said that the defence sector reforms proposed by the government would remove all powers and functions relating to security from the executive head of state. The release added that the committee report did not contain recommendations on the extension of services of army officers or a procedure for army procurements as requested by the President.

Hindu Congress’ Deepavali message

The Island:The All Ceylon Hindu Congress in its Deepavali message said:

Groaner Of The Day: (groooaaaaan...........)

Compiled by V.Rajeny

One day this mechanic was working late under a car and some brake
fluid dripped into his mouth. "Wow! That stuff isn't too bad tasting",
he thought. Next day he told his buddy about tasting the brake fluid.
"Not bad," he said. "Think I'll have a little more today."

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