The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 148

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Prime Minister confirms agreement with JVP and says parliamentary group approval needed.
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1431 slt 01.09.01. Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake has written to the JVP and confirmed that the government was in agreement with the JVP conditions to support the government in parliament for one year." The PM said they would be willing to sign an understanding once the PA parliamentary group approved the deal" Wimal Weerawansha said. Mr.Weerawansha said once the government signs the agreement to two parties will have to decide on a time table for implementation. "They agreed to bring four commissions- Police, Elections, Government service and the Judiciary immediately but wanted time to further discuss the Media commission" he said. The Government has also agreed to the JVP conditions that the Presidential system should be abolished and that elections must be held under a care taker government. end
Published: Sat Sep 1 04:38:54 EDT 2001
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PA accedes to JVP demands
Gulf-News, September 2. The government had agreed to all the demands of the Janata Vimukta Perumana (JVP), but has not agreed on time frames on implementing the proposals... Back to the top

Government agrees to JVP demands in principle. Formal agreement tomorrow
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1156 slt 01.09.01. The Government last night agreed in principle to JVP demands to support the minority People's Alliance for one year... Back to the top

The Lanka Academic - Prof.Rajiva Wijesinha, September 2. The main news this week in Colombo was that the talks between the PA and the UNP had failed... Back to the top

General Daluwatte tipped to head new mission in Brazil
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 9.45 a.m. Saturday September 01. Head of the Joint operations command, General Rohan de S Daluwatte is tipped to head Sri Lankas new mission in Brazil diplomatic sources told The Lanka Academic... Back to the top

A new publication by University Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna)
The Lanka Academic, September 2. Written by Dr. Rajan Hoole, a co-author of The Broken Palmyra, the focus of which was inwards - within Tamil society - the present volume examines primarily the Sri Lankan State... Back to the top

The Lanka Academic - Capt.Elmo Jayawardana, September 2. Our island was called Lanka in pre King Vijaya times... Back to the top

Political quagmire
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, September 2. Sri Lanka’s economic woes sank to an all time low, and the political crisis escalated over the last few weeks while President Chandrika Kumaratunga was busy collecting undated letters of resignation from her deputy ministers Back to the top

'Talks, only way to solve Sri Lankan strife'
The Hindu NUS, New Delhi, Sept. 1. (PTI). There cannot be a military solution to the long-drawn ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, which must be resolved only through dialogue between the Lankan Government and the Tamil rebels, experts said today... Back to the top

Protest against HR abuse in Lanka
chennaionline, September 1. International human rights campaigners have protested against what they describe as the "genocide" of the Tamil people in the north and east of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Lankan business community says enough is enough
Asia Times, September 1. Sri Lankans are a worried people these days... Back to the top

Yemen still detaining two suspected refugee boats from Sri Lanka, Sep 01 2001 19:39 IST. ADEN, Yemen, Sept 1 (AFP) - Yemeni authorities said Saturday they were still detaining two decrepit boats seized three weeks ago carrying at least 110 suspected Sri Lankan refugees... Back to the top

Sri Lanka cabinet to look at offshore oil bids
WorldOil, September 1. Sri Lanka will announce plans to commence offshore oil and gas exploration once cabinet approval is obtained, with a production and bidding round set for 2002, an official said... Back to the top

Lanka: One killed as apprehended boat explodes
Indiainfo, September 1. A boat apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy for fishing in an unauthorised area off the Northern Jaffna peninsula exploded while being escorted to the shore on September 1, killing one person on board and wounding two others, military sources said... Back to the top

India slump late in the day, struggling at 217-6
newindpress, September 1. A humiliating innings defeat was staring the Indians in the face on the fourth day of the third and final cricket Test match against Sri Lanka here on Saturday as they suffered yet another middle order collapse to be struggling at 217 for six in their second innings at stumps... Back to the top

Seven Indian fishermen hurt as Lankan Navy opens fire
The Hindu NUS, Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), Sept. 1. (UNI). Seven Indian fishermen were grievously injured and their boat got sunk when Sri Lankan Naval forces opened fire on them near Katchativu islet in the Palk Straits on Thursday... Back to the top

Early dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament on cards
The Hindu (International), 01-09-2001 . Sri Lanka's embattled People's Alliance (PA) Government may opt for an early dissolution of Parliament followed by elections as a way out of facing a no-confidence motion... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to open new mission in Brazil this year
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 9.00 a.m. Saturday 1 September. The government of Sri Lanka will open a new mission in Brazil before the end of this year foreign secretary G... Back to the top

'We are exploring all options to stay in power'
The Hindu, August 31. After the failure of its talks on power-sharing with the United National Party (UNP), the minority People's Alliance Government is now exploring ``all options'' for its survival when the prorogued Parliament reopens on September 7... Back to the top

Two crew members hurt in spice route ship re-enactment, Sep 01 2001 15:09 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 1 (AFP) - Two female crew members were hurt as their 17th century replica ship ran into rough weather while trying to re-enact a 400-year-old journey, organisers said Saturday... Back to the top

FEER, 31 August. SRI LANKA'S floundering economy suffered four major shocks this year and, as a result, is likely to record the lowest growth in a decade... Back to the top

S.Lanka Needs Global Aid Effort to Battle Drought
Nothern Light, Friday, August 31, 2001 11:23 AM EST . Sri Lanka will need a major international relief effort to help more than a million of its people, many of them children, battle its worst drought in half a century, aid agencies said Friday... Back to the top

Dying to get back home: Saurav
TOI, August 31. Room No. 231 is a special address in Taj Samudra - the majestic edifice on the Galle Road where both the Indian and Sri Lankan teams are staying. It's been the home of Gangulys - the first family of Indian cricket for the last one-and-a-half months now... Back to the top

Nine Sri Lankan people-smugglers face Australian jail term
Yahoo Asia, Friday, August 31 3:12 PM SGT . Nine Sri Lankans who dumped 24 countrymen in a dinghy off the Western Australian coast earlier this year were warned Friday they faced jail terms... Back to the top

2 hurt as Lankan Navy fires at Indian fishermen
Indiainfo, August 31. Two fishermen suffered bullet injuries and two of their colleague sustained minor injuries when Sri Lankan naval men opened fire at them and also beat them up off Rameswaram coast on August 31, police said... Back to the top

Aug. 31 (17 :24) Citizens donate books for children in Sri Lanka - HASHIMOTO
Kyodo News, August 31. A library-support group in Hashimoto, Wakayama Prefecture in western Japan, on Friday sent 131 picture books donated by local citizens to an organization in the city supporting education for Sri Lankan children, the group said... Back to the top

Australia gets offers of help for asylum seekers
Times of India , Augusut 31. Australia: Australia on Friday sought a multi-nation solution to a standoff over a Norwegian freighter crammed with unwanted asylum seekers and East Timor and New Zealand offered to help... Back to the top

Final Test: Sri Lanka heap miseries on Indians
Yahoo India, August 31. India's agony in the third and final cricket Test match continued as Sri Lanka reached an imposing 430 for six at lunch on the third day in Colombo today... Back to the top

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