The Lanka Academic

 
APRIL 5, 2000
 
THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER OF LACNET
 
VOL. 1, NO. 2
 

Nivaththaka Chethiya MV Photo Gallery

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New Linux Server

LacNet has recently acquired a Gateway server class computer to function as its web server. Loaded with RAM, this computer carries a SCSI-based disk interface enabling it to supply LAcNet visitors with fast updates of news and multimedia files. LAcNet volunteers are currently in the process of bringing up this computer, nilwala.lacnet.org, on the internet. It will be a sister server to LAcNet's existing server, walawe.lacnet.org.

Fighting Raging in Northern Jaffna

From LAcNet special correspondent in Sri Lanka. Government troops and Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam fought pitched battles east of Vadamarachi last night, when troops broke out their forward defence lines to launch a limited operation.

The military's official arm, the Operational Headquarters spokesman in Colombo said that they were awaiting for reports from the wart-torn northern province.

Thousands of Refugees block government officials distributing relief items.

Hundreds of thousands refugees displaced due to the on-going battles between government troops and LTTE blocked the vehicles of Jaffna Kacheri officials demanding they been relocated in safer areas.

The blockade begun, when the officials arrived at a village in Kilai to distribute three lory loads of dry rations to those who fled Pallai, a village east of Kilali where troops and LTTE cadres have been involved in bitter fighting for the past one week which had left hundreds of soldiers dead and another 600 wounded.


Monks to protest

From LAcNet special correspondent in Sri Lanka. At least 2,000 Buddhist monks will take onto the streets of Colombo tomorrow to protesta against the Norwegian government's attempts to bring a political settlement between the government and the LTTE.

The protesters will converge at the Lipton Circus and are expected to march to Temple Trees, the official residence of President of Chandrika Kumaratunge to hand over a peitition signed by those opposed to the mediation.


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