The Lanka Academic

MAY 4, 2001 EST, USA
VOL. 2, NO. 28

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Collin Powell reaffirms US commitment to Sri Lanka's unity
Bandula Jayasekara in New York, New York time 5.50 p.m Friday 4 May. US secretary of state General Collin Powell reaffirmed United States commitment to Sri Lanka?s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity when he met his Sri Lankan counterpart Lakshman Kadiragamar in Washington today. A press release said that Kadiragamar briefed secretary Powell on the current situation in Sri Lanka and on the efforts of the Sri Lankan government to seek a negotiated political settlement to the ongoing conflict. Secretary Powell appreciating the efforts of the Sri Lankan governments effort to resolve the ethnic conflict had expressed hope that cessation of hostilities would be arranged and that, for its part the government of Sri Lanka would do all it could do to assure that the conflict would be brought to a close. Kadiragamar had expressed Sri Lanka's appreciation to the US government for its consistent policy of supporting Sri Lanka's unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity. The release also said that minister Kadiragamar extended an invitation to Secretary Powell to visit Sri Lanka. General Powell had visited Sri Lanka briefly in the early eighties and while recalling that visit he had told the Sri Lankan minister that he looks forward very much in visiting Sri Lanka again.
Published: Fri May 4 19:52:56 EDT 2001
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Lanka not to declare ceasefire
The Hindustan Times, Colombo, May 4. THE SRI Lankan government is unwilling to declare a ceasefire in response to the LTTE's threat that it would not enter peace talks unless a bilateral ceasefire was in place. "There is no change in the government's position," said the cabinet spokesman, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, when asked whether the government was contemplating a formal or informal ceasefire. More...
Published: Fri May 4 17:55:21 EDT 2001 Back to the top

5 Sri Lankans held for helping U.S. journalist
The Hindu (International), Saturday, May 05, 2001. Ms. Colvin was wounded in the skirmish between Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels when she tried to get back across government lines on April 17 after spending several days in rebel territory. ``We arrested one of the suspects almost immediately and the other four on information we got from him,'' said the military spokesman, Brigadier Sanath Karunaratne. More...
Published: Fri May 4 17:27:17 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Jonathan Steele - The Guardian ; UK
The Guardian, May 4. Top place in this league of unreported wars surely goes to the struggle between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who want their own homeland. Close to 300 troops were killed in a single battle last week. Armies tend to inflate their claims of enemy dead and underplay their own, but here was the government acknowledging the loss of 221 men, while the Tigers admitted losing 75. More...
Published: Fri May 4 18:55:03 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Curfew Imposed in Sri Lankan Capital After Clashes
Nothern Light, Friday, May 04, 2001 7:50 AM EST . Authorities imposed a curfew on Friday in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo and the surrounding areas after Muslim demonstrators clashed with police in a protest against ethnic riots in a central town. Huge traffic jams were created by workers streaming out of the center of Colombo to get home before the curfew and clogged telephone systems delayed calls. Police said the curfew in the country's Western Province aimed to help restore order and would keep people off the streets after disturbances broke out in several parts of the city. More...
Published: Fri May 4 09:12:18 EDT 2001 Back to the top
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Clashes in Colombo  - The Hindu (International)
Curfew clamped in Colombo after violent Muslim protest  - India Abroad
Sri Lanka's capital under curfew  - BBC South Asia
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Kadiragamar to meet Powell at 11.00 this morning
Bandula Jayasekara in New York, NY Time 10.00 a.m Friday 4 May. Sri Lankan foreign minister Lakshman Kadiragamar will meet American secretary of state General Collin Powel at 11.00 this morning, at the US State Department Treaty room in Washington. The Lanka Academic sources in New York said that Sri Lankan Foreign Minister would discuss bilateral issues concerning the two countries with his American counterpart. The Lanka Academic sources also revealed that Kadiragamar's meeting with General Powell was planned well in advance and not sudden as speculated in some media reports. Foreign minister Kadiragamar is expected to leave for Sri Lanka tomorrow.
Published: Fri May 4 10:05:32 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Case against Premadasa's son-in-law
The Hindu (International), Saturday, May 05, 2001. Fixing the trial of Mr. Rohan Jayakody, the late President's son- in-law for November 6, the Colombo High Court Judge, Mr. Eric Basnayake, granted him bail on a surety of Rs.100,000 yesterday. The Attorney General had sought the indictment against Mr. Jayakody for alleged misappropriation and misuse of an artefact placed in the presidential house. More...
Published: Fri May 4 17:26:32 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Tigers return 29 bodies of troops killed in major battle, May 04 2001 18:45 IST. Tamil Tiger guerrillas Friday returned the bodies of 29 government soldiers killed by them during a major battle in northern Sri Lanka last week, the defence ministry said. With the latest batch of bodies returned to the military following last week's major fighting in the Jaffna peninsula, the death toll among government troops rose to 250 killed, spokesman Sanath Karunaratne said. He said another 13 troopers were still listed as missing in action. Losses among Tiger rebels were estimated at 200 killed and about 400 wounded, he said. More...
Published: Fri May 4 10:23:44 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Muslims clash with police in Sri Lanka capital
Yahoo, May 3. A Sri Lankan soldier guards a burnt out shop in the central town of Mawanella May 3, 2001. Mawanella, about 80 km east of the capital Colombo, went up in smoke on Wednesday after riots broke out between Sinhalese and Muslims and the government moved in troops to restore order. More...
Published: Fri May 4 19:54:19 EDT 2001 Back to the top
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Lanka says, ready for talks with LTTE, May 04 2001 17:08 IST. Colombo, May 4 - The Sri Lankan government Friday reiterated its readiness to enter into peace talks with the Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) but rejected the rebels demand for cessation of hostilities and de-proscription of the group. 'The government has made its position very clear There is no change in its stand,'' Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa told reporters here. More...
Published: Fri May 4 08:19:41 EDT 2001 Back to the top
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Sri Lanka ready to end hostilities?  - The Hindu (International)
Envoy leaves with hope after mooting truce in Sri Lanka  - Yahoo India

Lankan cricket board chief files police complaint
Times of India (Breaking News), Friday 4 May 2001 . COLOMBO: Sacked president of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board Thilanga Sumathipala has filed a police complaint against members of the Government-appointed interim management for handling the board's funds without authority and trespassing on its property. Sumathipala, who was sacked along with his entire executive on the night of March 28 by the Sports Minister, has contended that nobody could touch the money belonging to a dissolved board. More...
Published: Fri May 4 05:22:41 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Britain to scrutinize Tamil visitors closely
Minelle Fernandez, London, May 03. British immigration officials have been authorized to discriminate against Tamils arriving in the country. They have been included in a list of eight national and ethnic groups which the home office says pose a particular risk to effective operation of immigration control. Immigration Minister Barbara Roche told parliament on Tuesday ''I have made an authorization permitting members of the Immigration Service' to discriminate, where necessary in the examination of passengers belonging the following ethnic groups: Tamils, Kurds, Pontic Greeks, Roma, Somalis, Albanians, Afghans and ethnic Chinese presenting a Malaysian or Japanese passport or any other travel document issued by Malaysia or Japan.'' The authorisation exempts immigration officials from certain areas of Britain's Race Relations Act which places a statutory duty on public officials to promote racial equality and prevent discrimination. A home office spokesman says Sri Lankan and Indian Tamils will face close scrutiny. He said intelligence and operational practice have shown that people belonging to the groups named by the minister are more likely to present themselves as nationals of another country in order to enter Britain. The home office says specific groups have been listed since the alternative would be to subject all passengers arriving in Britain to stringent checks, causing major delays. Ms Roche told parliament that the decision on a passenger's right to enter the United Kingdom will continue to be made on merit according to immigration ruled. The authorisation according to her simply allows the immigration service to conduct examinations in order to make those decisions. The home office says the authorisation will be reviewed by ministers every month. Instructions for immigration officials about the authorization are currently being drafted.
Published: Thu May 3 10:44:23 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Lanka to probe alleged kickbacks in arms deals
India Abroad, May 04, 2001 16:05 Hrs (IST) . SRI Lanka will appoint a parliamentary select committee to investigate charges of kickbacks in arms procurement deals in the wake of demands made by opposition political parties, the government said Friday. Information Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said after a cabinet meeting that the committee of lawmakers would probably go into purchases made in previous years. The terms of reference were yet to be defined. Justice Minister Batty Weerakoon recently charged that senior administration officials were being paid kickbacks by arms dealers. The government spent some $400 million on the emergency purchase of weapons last year to fight Tamil Tiger separatists. More...
Published: Fri May 4 10:07:56 EDT 2001 Back to the top
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Lanka decides to probe graft in army purchases  - Deccan Herald
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Muslims stage protest in Colombo
India Abroad, May 04, 2001 18:40 Hrs (IST) . HUNDREDS of Muslims threw stones, held up traffic and staged a noisy demonstration in the Sri Lankan capital on Friday protesting the alleged assault of a Muslim shopkeeper by government supporters. The rioting broke out after Muslims had gathered at city mosques in the Pettah and Maradana neighborhoods for the Friday prayers. Police used teargas to disperse the crowds, which spilled out of the mosques, hurling stones at passing cars, damaging at least a dozen. The protestors tried to take out a procession but were stopped by anti-riot squads, rushed in to supplement the police. The rioting was a sequel to reports that a Muslim shopkeeper in the central province town of Mawanella was allegedly roughed up by supporters of a government politico on Tuesday when he refused to give them cigarettes free of charge. More...
Published: Fri May 4 10:16:28 EDT 2001 Back to the top
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Muslims Attack Sri Lanka Policemen, Sinhalese Shop Owners  - Yahoo Asia
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Lankan town calm following "rare riots"  - Yahoo India
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Probe begins into Sinhala-Muslim clashes in Lanka  - Times of India

Sri Lanka Railroad Workers Arrested For Blocking Trains
Yahoo Asia, Friday, May 4 6:11 PM SGT . Disruption in train services left thousands of commuters stranded. Hundreds of railway workers were irked by the government refusal to pay their monthly wages by Monday to help them celebrate the Vesak holiday, commemorating the birth and death of Buddha. More...
Published: Fri May 4 07:25:40 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Less lotus-eating and more sweat: Lanka Central Bank
India Abroad, May 04, 2001 17:20 Hrs (IST) . A little less lotus-eating and a little more sweat on the part of Sri Lankans will improve productivity, says the country's Central Bank, urging drastic cuts in the number of national holidays. The bank, in its annual report released this week, has recommended the move as part of a larger plan to "modernize and streamline" the public service, echoing what has become an almost constant refrain from the business community. Sri Lankan government servants can put their feet up on 130 days this year, including Saturdays and Sundays and 26 religious and national holidays thrown in under the Holidays Act. The private sector follows close with only a small shortfall. "The large number of public holidays could be reduced to levels in other countries by providing a special quota of short leave to those who wish to engage in religious observances," the report said. More...
Published: Fri May 4 10:18:00 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Sri Lankan mission skittish over Tigers
Malaysiakini, May 4. Of late, there has been too much interference by the Sri Lankan High Commission in the internal affairs of Malaysia. While the Sri Lankan government is concerned about the support local Tamils might be giving to the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), it has taken a bold and unsolicited step by going beyond the norms of diplomatic conduct to interfere in the local affairs of the country. More...
Published: Fri May 4 09:50:03 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Sri Lankan town goes up in smoke over cigarette
Yahoo, May 4. It began with an argument over a cigarette, but before troops could quell a bloody bout of ethnic rioting, Sinhalese and Muslims in the Sri Lankan town of Mawanella had to watch their lives go up in smoke.Members of both communities say the flash-point was a dispute over the price of a cigarette sold by a Muslim merchant who was severely beaten by angry Sinhalese customers. That's all the two sides can agree on. More...
Published: Fri May 4 09:48:33 EDT 2001 Back to the top

CID uncovers major evidence into Jounalist murder
Dharisha Bastians in Colombo, 18:00 SLT Thursday May 03. The Criminal Investigation Department says it has uncovered valuable evidence, in it's attempts to unravel the murder of Jaffna-based journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan. CID sources said they had discovered the fingerprints believed to belong to persons involved in the murder, on an abandoned bicycle at the scene of the crime. The sources added, that since Nimalarajan received death threats shortly before he was slain in October last year, CID officials were due to question Telecom officers who were on duty on the nights he received the threats. CID officers who traveled to Jaffna to conduct the investigations last Friday, are reported to have returned, after having questioned 7 people in connection with the incident. Headway into the investigation has been made in the past two weeks, shortly after the Jaffna magistrate issued stern orders to police personnel, demanding that the suspects involved in the murder be arrested as soon as possible. The progress also comes after two international media organizations appealed to President Chandrika Kumaratunge, to expedite the inquiry into Nimalarajan's murder. Nimalaranjan, who was a Jaffna correspondent for several local media organizations and the BBC, was slain on the night of 19th October at his home in Jaffna town, by an unidentified gunman.
Published: Thu May 3 08:07:52 EDT 2001 Back to the top

LTTE demands recognition from government
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 7.10 a.m. SLT Thursday May 3. LTTE theoretician Mr. Anton Balasingham is reported to have told Norwegian peace envoy Eric Solheim that the Lankan government must give the rebel group due recognition and respect before peace talks can begin.

Balasingham had reiterated that the government having treated the recent rebel initiated cease-fire with scant regard had led to the present upsurge in the conflict situation.

The tiger spokesman however had not ruled out negotiations while battles rage in the country's northern peninsula, only saying that during talks a de-escalation of the conflict would be necessary.
Published: Thu May 3 13:16:27 EDT 2001 Back to the top

US re-labels LTTE as terrorist organization
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 8 a.m. SLT Thursday May 3. The latest report by the US State department on Global terrorism has once more labelled the LTTE as a terrorist organization. Citing the recent cease-fire and upsurge in violence since April this year, the US points out that the LTTE are responsible in the last year alone for killing some 100 people including former Trade Minister C. V. Gooneratne and his wife.

The department further cites the killing of some 20 persons by the LTTE in June last year and a number of attacks on naval craft which killed sailors.
Published: Thu May 3 13:16:28 EDT 2001 Back to the top

SAARC Foreign Secretaries to Meet in Colombo Next Month
Nothern Light, Friday, May 04, 2001 10:38 AM EST . NEW DELHI, May 3, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) foreign secretaries will meet next month in Colombo for the first time since the Kargil crisis to discuss a broad agenda of economic and social issues. This will be an occasion during which India and Pakistan are expected to establish first-ever direct contact in two years. "We don't have official confirmation of the two sides having any structured agenda. But certainly such encounters do take place, " visiting Kathmandu-based Secretary General of SAARC, Nihal Rodrigo, told reporters when asked about forum's view on the much speculated meeting. More...
Published: Fri May 4 17:28:35 EDT 2001 Back to the top
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Condon report to be made public on May 23
Yahoo India, Thursday May 3, 6:45 PM. The interim report of the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) is likely to be made public on May 23, two days after the ICC Code of Conduct Commission hands it over to the ICC Excecutive Board. The report was handed over to Lord Griffiths, Chairman of the Code of Conduct Commission yesterday.The report suggests that only India has been seen as making a wholehearted effort against match-fixing. A number of countries including South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and the West Indies have been seen as dragging their feet despite increasing evidence that some of their leading players were involved in misconduct. More...
Published: Thu May 3 16:26:32 EDT 2001 Back to the top
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Cricket-Match-fixing questioning ends for Ranatunga, de Silva  - Yahoo India
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Sri Lanka marks press freedom day with calls for tax cuts, May 03 2001 19:01 IST. Sri Lankan newspapers marked International Press Freedom day Thursday with calls to cut taxes and seek possible UNESCO help to save the country's embattled publishing industry.I would like to ask of organisations and countries seriously interested in fostering democracy in the developing world to pause to think of how they can encourage in any way possible, a greater competitiveness in the sources of newsprint," Wijeya chairman, Ranjith Wijewardene, said. More...
Published: Thu May 3 10:21:13 EDT 2001 Back to the top

US newspapers blamed for inadequate world news coverage
Bandula Jayasekara in New York, NY Time 3.30 p.m Thursday 3 May. United States newspapers were accused today of inadequate coverage of world affairs at a panel discussion on ?Celebrating diversity in the media?. The discussion was held at the First Amendment Center in New York, organized by the Freedom Forum international to celebrate the 10th World Press freedom day. The panelists, all journalists, Polia Alexandrova from Bulgaria, Alder Aristilde from Haiti, Churchill Ottieno from Kenya and Helena Puljiz from Croatia were, all in agreement and blamed the American newspapers for ignoring international events and inadequate media coverage. Moderator Joan Mower of the International division of the Freedom Forum said that they had taken up the matter with the editors of American newspapers some time back and their answer had been that they give their readers only what is required by them. Mower said that the Freedom Forum has plans to discuss the matter with American newspaper editors in the future. Many members of the audience agreed with the panelist regarding the inadequate media coverage. They expressed hope that the situation would change soon.
Published: Thu May 3 15:30:02 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Lanka to watch but not worry over Tamil Nadu elections
India Abroad, May 03, 2001 11:25 Hrs (IST) . Sri Lanka will closely watch the state Assembly elections in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, but will not be overly perturbed by the outcome, analysts and politicians here say.he Sri Lankan government will not be ruffled by a victory for either the state's ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) or the main opposition All India Anna Dravida Munethra Kazhagam (AIADMK), they say. More...
Published: Thu May 3 09:09:20 EDT 2001 Back to the top

AIDS is the last thing South Asia needed after Independence says Indian expert
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, May 3. Aids is the last thing South Asia needed after independence. It will become a catastrophe in 5 years to come if the governments do not take adequate measures soon. India leads the way in the region with 4.5 million Indians already infected with Aids. 300,000 Indians die of Aids each year the figure may go up to half a million deaths per year! Said Siddarth Dube, development specialist and journalist and the author of "Sex, Lies and Aids" speaking at the South Asian Journalists Associations monthly meeting yesterday, in New York. Dube who has worked with UNAIDS, UNCIEF and the WHO said what is required to prevent Aids is a top-level political commitment and for a mass movement to talk openly against the threat of Aids and sufficient amount of funds. He said India has already borrowed $300,000 from the World Bank since 1992 and received another $100,000 from donors for Aids prevention. But, that is not enough. The main reason for high rate of Aids in India is due to the enormous gap between reality and the myth in sexual behavior and our political leaders must talk about this in the open.? Dube hailed Indian premier Vajpayee for highlighting the threat in his Independence Day speech last year. Speaking to the "Lanka Academic" Dube said "As for Sri Lanka I cannot give the exact figures right now. I hope to undertake a study soon on Sri Lanka and I am in the process of making the necessary contacts"
Published: Thu May 3 12:16:17 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Cricket - Lankan tour itinerary announced
Yahoo, Thursday May 3, 8:28 PM. According to information received here today the venues of India's three Test matches against Sri Lanka have been finalised with Galle, Kandy and Colombo hosting one match each.India who tour Sri Lanka from July 15 to September 3 will play a triangular one-day series with New Zealand as the third team apart from the three Tests. More...
Published: Thu May 3 12:04:30 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Dancing with the enemy
The Guardian, May 3. Sitting in his wheelchair in a dressing room before the rehearsal, 27-year-old Upul Samantilleke explains how his legs were blown away when he and five army comrades were hit by shells in Sri Lanka four years ago. "My buddy died immediately. I was thrown 10 feet into the air, and when I landed I felt for my legsSamantilleke is Sinhalese but, as he tells his story, the young Tamil actor sitting with us listens intently. Her memories are equally horrendous. Thangeshwari Sellathamby watched as planes dropped bombs on her family's village. Her father was hit by shrapnel and died outright. and found nothing there. More...
Published: Thu May 3 09:28:32 EDT 2001 Back to the top

Canadian diplomat meets Tamil Tiger rebel leaders in Sri Lanka
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Thursday, May 03, 2001. A Canadian envoy has met Tamil Tiger rebel leaders for the first time and conveyed her country's desire for a political settlement to the 17-year civil war. More...
Published: Thu May 3 10:20:06 EDT 2001 Back to the top

RSF Annual Report Slams SL Government and Tamil Tigers
Saroj Pathirana in London, Thursday 03/05/01 1110 GMT. During the year 2000 Sri Lanka’s press freedom was dealt a blow by the government, Paris based Human Rights Group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. Publishing its annual report on World Press Freedom Day, the RSF slams SL governments tactics to stop the free flow of information by imposing a media censorship.

"Censorship was applied to all media and BBC broadcasts were banned. Three publications, namely Sunday Leader, Irida Peramuna and Udhayan, were banned by the authorities in subsequent weeks, for "not respecting censorship". A few days after the general election the last remaining journalist working for the foreign press in Jaffna, Mylvaganam Nimalarajan was murdered in his home, despite it being located in a military security zone." The RSF report states.

The media watchdog slams Tamil Tigers, too. "Anton Mariyadasan, a journalist with the SLBC, was shot at by an unidentified person in Vavuniya while covering the new year ceremony for his radio station. The murderer may be a member of the LTTE"

Assault on BBC journalist Elmo Fernando by the supporters of the Sinhalese extremist organisations, assault on Valampuri journalist Velupillai Thavachelvam, by soldiers in Jaffna, death threats to Sri Lal Priyantha, sentencing Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunga and Sinha Ratnatunga, editor of the Sunday Times, for their articles critical of the government are also highlighted in the report.
Published: Thu May 3 07:15:32 EDT 2001 Back to the top

BBC highlights Namalarajan Assassination On Press Freedom Day
Saroj Pathirana in London, Thursday 03/05/01 1110 GMT. "My Children have a father, but Nimalarajan?s haven?t" said Priyath Liyanage, editor of BBC?s Sandeshaya in a press freedom day commemorative programme. BBC Domestic television?s Newsnight programme yesterday highlighted the fate of Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, who was assassinated at his home in Jaffna by armed men during nightly curfew.

"The civil war in Sri Lanka goes largely unreported. The journalists are not allowed to go to the battle areas. In most cases, there are no independent confirmations of events. This gap is filled by a few dedicated journalists who live in the area. One such person was my dear friend and colleague, Mylvaganam Nimalarajan.

He reported about the killings, rape, mass graves and election rigging. He was threatened by all warring parties from time to time. On the 19th October last year, he was killed by two assailants in his own house. Today my children have a father, but his children do not." Mr. Liyanage added.
Published: Thu May 3 07:15:31 EDT 2001 Back to the top

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