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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

UNP politicians responsible for Maligawatte incidents must be arrested — JVP

The Island:The tragic incidents at Maligawatte are highly condemned and the UNP politicians responsible for this incident must be arrested forthwith, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna said in a press release yesterday.

PA noncommittal on Prabhakaran’s conviction

by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The Island:The PA yesterday said that it was waiting for the government’s position on LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran, following a high court decision sentencing him to 200 years in prison on Thursday.

Sri Lanka peace talks resume to finalize details of key panels

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Yahoo News: Nakhom Pathom, Thailand, Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's Tamil rebels and government ministers resumed peace talks on Saturday to finalize details of two key committees that will oversee development and security in areas ravaged by a 19-year civil war.

Movement of Essential Food items to the Uncleared areas of Vanni.

According to Sri Lankan Army, so far, One hundred and fifty seven lorry loads of food and other essential items had been dispatched to un-cleared areas in the northern province during the period 25 October - 31 October 2002.

Activists criticize ASEAN leaders for avoiding dialogue”

Phnom Penh, Nov.02:- Regional activists today criticised Asean leaders at the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Summit for avoiding dialogue with people’s organisations.

Sri Lanka to begin de-escalation; address political issues

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP), Nov. 02 - Sri Lanka's warring parties made a breakthrough in their peace talks with agreement on a joint move to resolve thorny political issues and start de-escalation.

Sri Lanka government, Tamil rebels discuss problems of Muslims at peace talks

By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer

Yahoo News:Nakhon Pathon, Thailand, October 31 - The Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels agreed during peace talks Thursday to take key steps to ensure the safety of minority Muslims who have often been caught in the crossfire of the island nation's 19-year ethnic conflict, a Cabinet member said.

Prabhakaran, five others get 200 year sentence

by Kumar Wethasinghe and Indeewara Thilakarathne - Daily News

Daily News: Colombo November 01 -The High Court of Colombo Sarath Ambepitiya yesterday convicted and imposed 200 year jail sentence to six LTTE cadres including LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran with conspiring to and carrying out the bombing of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka killing over 78 persons and causing extensive loss and damage to private and public property on January 31,1996.

Smelling ladies shoes aroused the Israeli man

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

Tel Aviv – Israeli police arrested a 33-year-old man,
after they found 205 pairs of ladies shoes, as well
as ladies socks and undergarments, in his attic.

Dr. Cynthia Maung Received 2002 Magsaysay Award

Bangkok, October 31 -The Magsaysay Award Foundation held the Ceremonial Conferment of 2002 Award for Community Leadership to Dr. Cynthia Maung on October 28, 2002 at Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mahinda Wijesekera-LTTE pow-wow on improving fisheries sector

by Shamindra Ferdinando - The Island

The Island:Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Wijesekera over the weekend held talks with LTTE representatives in Mannar to explore ways and means of improving the fisheries sector.

Sri Lanka peace talks second day focus on rehabilitation, security

Yahoo News: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand (AFP) Nov. 01 - Sri Lanka's latest round of peace talks went into their second day with the former foes taking up security and rehabilitation issues, official sources said.

Sri Lanka to resume ferry service with India

Yahoo News: Colombo, Sri Lanka, Nov. 01 - Sri Lanka will resume a ferry service linking its capital Colombo with the southern Indian port town of Tuticorin, the government said Friday.

Press Release Highlights Agreed Measures to Improve the Security Situation in the East


Nakom Pathom, Thailand, November 01:In a Press Release issued by the Royal Norwegian Government this evening, regarding the on-going peace talks in Nakom Pathom, Thailand, it is highlighted as both the negotiating parties have agreed to a set of measures to improve the security situation, inter-ethnic cooperation and respect of human rights in the North and Eastern Provinces.

Clarification on Terminology used to Describe Peace Talks

The Peace secretariat has come up with a new terminology regarding the peace talks that are being held between the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Historical meeting that took place in Thailand on September 16-18 is now termed as the First Round - first meeting and talks that begins today (31 October) is no longer 2 nd Round, but it is to be called as the Second meeting of the First Round.

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