The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 154

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Parliamentary Speaker says no-confidence motions must be re-submitted
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1525 slt 07.09.01. Parliamentary Speaker Anura Bandaranaike said today that the no confidence motions against the government and Minister Mahipala Herath must be re-submitted by the opposition with fresh signatures. In a written ruling the Speaker said that the two motions were invalid after President Kumaratunga prorogued parliament for two months.
Published: Fri Sep 7 05:32:39 EDT 2001
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Colombo's deal with Marxists raises doubts
Asia Times, September 7. Sri Lanka's ruling People's Alliance (PA) has cobbled together a working arrangement with the country's Marxists, which appears to salvage a tottering government but could create more woes for the war- and drought-hit country... Back to the top

A Difficult Alliance in Sri Lanka
IHT/NYT, September 7. To save her government from collapse, Sri Lanka's president has made a deal for the support of a small leftist party... Back to the top

Ships seized in Yemen
BBC South Asia, Friday, 7 September, 2001, 22:45 GMT 23:45 UK. Security and port officials in Yemen say that a ship seized by the authorities after entering Aden illegally had tried to escape during Thursday night with more than 50 Sri Lankan men aboard, but was stopped... Back to the top

Somawansa Amerasinghe to return to Sri Lanka?
Saroj Pathirana in London, Friday 07/09/01 0755 GMT. Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amerasinghe may return to Sri Lanka as his party is now sharing power with the Poeples' Alliance(PA), political sources say... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Pvt Sector Gives Cautious Nod to Marxist Pact
Yahoo India, Friday September 7, 4:38 PM. COLOMBO (Dow Jones)--The political deal signed this week between Sri Lanka's People's Alliance government and a Marxist party fails to map out a strategy towards ending the protracted ethnic war that has drained this island-nation's economy, private sector officials and analysts said Friday... Back to the top

A historic visit to Jaffna
Yahoo India, September 7. Officials of the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka (CFSL) braved the scare of guns and bombs and returned home successfully after conducting a provincial tournament for junior chess players in Jaffna recently... Back to the top

JVP is against peace talks- Weerawansa
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 7.10 a.m Friday September 7. Vimal Weerawansa member of parliament and propaganda secretary of the JVP told The Lanka Academic this morning that the JVP as a policy is against any peace talks led by Norway or any other foreign powers even though the MOU signed with the PA the JVP have neither agreed nor disagreed to the government having peace talks... Back to the top

A tiger in the temple
NationalPost, September 6. Once inside Canada, some refugees devote themselves passionately to the conflicts gripping their homelands... Back to the top

Checkpoint shooting leaves four dead in Sri Lanka, Sep 07 2001 14:23 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 7 (AFP) - Three civilians and a soldier were killed Friday when Tamil Tiger guerrillas opened fire at a military checkpoint in northeastern Sri Lanka, the defence ministry said... Back to the top

Talks with the LTTE will go on-Chandrika
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 10.25 p.m Thursday September 6. President Chandrika Kumaratunge said today that talks with the LTTE will go on and there is no problem or objections from the JVP for it... Back to the top

Political horse-trading only worsens Sri Lankan crisis
Japan Times, September 7. Sri Lanka's politico-ethnic crisis worsened last week when talks between the minority government and the opposition failed... Back to the top

Government JVP agreement released to the public
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1913 slt 06.09.01. The government today released its agreement with the JVP for a one year caretaker government... Back to the top

Lanka House reconvened
Gulf-news, September 7. Sri Lanka's parliament reconvened yesterday after a two-month suspension, with the main opposition reviving moves to topple the government, even as the administration's pact with the Marxist Janata Vimukti Perumana (JVP) to stave off an ouster vote seemed to develop cracks... Back to the top

Cricket-Sri Lanka's 555 leaves Bangladesh facing defeat
Yahoo India, Friday September 7, 12:53 PM. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka piled on a massive 555 runs before declaring on Friday, leaving Bangladesh in line for another heavy innings defeat at tea on the second day of their Asian Test Championship match... Back to the top

Probe into Lanka's '83 riot seen as ploy
Dawn, 7 September 2001. Sri Lanka, struggling through nearly two decades of ethnic strife, may be finally coming to grips with the devastating race riots in July 1983 through the formation of a Truth Commission along the lines of the South African model... Back to the top

Tap The Toddy!!
The Economic Times, September 7. Properly handled, toddy could give IMFL a run for its money... Back to the top

Bullock carts on the road to extinction
Asia Times, September 7. Bullock carts have been plying the streets of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, for many centuries... Back to the top

Indian hand-rolled cigarettes outpacing Lankan brands
TOI, September 7. The Sri Lankans are switching over to cheap hand-rolled Indian cigarettes called "bidis", causing a huge loss to local manufacturers... Back to the top

United by common feelings
Yahoo India, 7 September 2001. WHAT is Asian cinema? Do films made in Asian nations as far apart as Lebanon and Taiwan have any links at all? Can people, divided by race, colour, language, religion, history, myth and creed, have much in common? President Sumitra Peries, hoping to resume her interrupted film career after her stint as Sri Lankan Ambassador in France, has over 40 years experience in the field... Back to the top

Lanka govt denies Marxist pact hits privatisation
TOI, September 6. Sri Lanka's ruling alliance Thursday denied its survival pact with a Marxist party would affect Norway's attempts to broker peace in the island or hamper moves to reform state-owned enterprises... Back to the top

War takes its toll on Lanka children
TOI, September 6. Nearly a quarter of Sri Lanka's children living in conflict areas have lost a parent in the years of fighting between government soldiers and Tamil Tiger rebels and child rights activists say the country is hardly equipped to cope with the increasing number of children traumatised by the war... Back to the top

Details of the MOU between the JVP and the PA for coalition government.
The Lanka Academic, September 6. The agreement is only valid for one year commencing 5 September 2001... Back to the top

LTTE prepares for all-out war as JVP rules out talks, 06 September 2001. With the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, the new partner of the Peoples Alliance government, rejecting any talks with the Tamil Tigers during the one-year probationary government, the LTTE appears to be preparing for an all-out war against the security forces... Back to the top

Sri Lankan soldiers push for peace
BBC, 6 September. An association representing 4,000 disabled soldiers in Sri Lanka has asked the leader of the Tamil Tiger rebel group for a meeting to discuss a citizens' peace iniative... Back to the top

Sri Lanka government faces fresh ouster bid as parliament reconvenes, Sep 06 2001 18:25 IST. Sri Lanka's parliament reconvened Thursday after a two-month suspension with the main opposition reviving moves to topple the government, despite the administration's pact with a Marxist party to stave off an ouster vote... Back to the top

UNP to introduce no confidence motion after independent commissions are set-up
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1921 slt 06.09.01. The main opposition UNP today decided to re-introduce the no confidence motion against the government after the independent commissions are set up in the third week of this month... Back to the top

Sri Lanka pulls out of loan deal with Deutsche Bank, Sep 06 2001 17:19 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 6 (AFP) - Sri Lanka has cancelled a deal to raise a 200 million-dollar loan syndicated by Deutsche Bank because the terms were unfavourable, a senior government official said Thursday... Back to the top

ICRC office in Muttur attacked
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 1.55 p.m Thursday September 6. The ICRC office in Muttur was attacked this morning at about 12.30 damaging some windows and a vehicle parked at the office, ICRC spokesman Harasha Gunewardane told The Lanka Academic... Back to the top

Kumaratunga's Government to Survive
Nothern Light, Thursday, September 06, 2001 2:22 AM EDT . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- President Chandrika Kumaratunga's governing alliance and a Marxist group on have signed an agreement that will save her minority government from a defeat in Parliament Forgetting past animosities, government ministers and the People's Liberation Front leaders lighted oil lamps Wednesday to invoke blessings and shook hands... Back to the top

Japan Pledges 375,000 U.S. Dollar Aid to Sri Lanka
Nothern Light, Thursday, September 06, 2001 12:26 AM EST . Japan has approved the allocation of 33,752 million rupees (around 375,000 U... Back to the top

Sri Lanka 246 for one
The Hindu NUS, Thursday, Sept. 6, 13:47. Colombo, Sept. 6. Sri Lanka were 246 for the loss of Jayasuriya's wicket (89) at close of play -- in response to Bangladesh's 90 -- on the first day of the Asian test championship match on Thursday... Back to the top

Indian Govt Grants Sri Lanka 100 Mln US Dollar Credit Line
Nothern Light, Thursday, September 06, 2001 12:26 AM EST . The Indian government has granted Si Lanka a credit line of 100 million U... Back to the top

SRI LANKA PRESS: Natl Devt Bk Gets Comml Banking Licence
Yahoo Singapore, 6 September. Sri Lanka's National Development Bank Ltd... Back to the top

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