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Sri Lanka condemns US terrorist attacks
Yahoo Singapore, September 11. Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the United States and urged the international community "redouble" efforts to combat terrorism.Kumaratunga in a message to US President George Bush said Sri Lanka shared the anguish of the American people fully and "unreservedly condemned the dastardly attack.""These attacks once again highlight the paramount necessity for concerted action by the international community for the suppression of terrorism," Kumaratunga said. "We should redouble our efforts in combating this menace." More...
Published: Tue Sep 11 15:33:13 EDT 2001
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Vignettes of From NYC, D.C. Attacks
Yahoo, September 11. Outside the Hyatt Hotel in the Central Business District, where cabs usually pull in one after the other to take people to the airport, all was quiet... Back to the top

In pictures: Terror strikes America
BBC, September 11. It will be remembered as the morning terror struck at the heart of America... Back to the top

Timeline of attacks on U.S.
CBS Marketwatch, 5:38:00 PM BST Sep 11, 2001. NEW YORK (FTMW) - Here is a timeline of the events in what President Bush called an apparent terrorist attack on the United States in which hijacked jets were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington... Back to the top

Planes ram WTC, Pentagon Blast in Manhattan building Car bomb blast outside State Dept
TOI, September 11. Pictures from NY. Back to the top

US rocked by terrorist attacks
BBC, September 11. Two hijacked passenger jets have crashed into and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York City, while another plane has smashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC... Back to the top

Terror attacks hit U.S.
CNN, September 11. Terrorists struck the United States Tuesday morning in harrowing, widespread attacks that included at least three commercial jet crashes into significant buildings... Back to the top

The Aftermath, 12 September 2001. Photo Gallery: Aftermath of the attack Back to the top

Tigers slam Sri Lanka's Marxist pact as blow to Oslo peace bid, Sep 11 2001 18:23 IST. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Tuesday condemned President Chandrika Kumaratunga's alliance with a Marxist party as a serious blow to Norwegian efforts to broker peace... Back to the top

Sri Lankan insurance surcharges reduced
BBC South Asia, Tuesday, 11 September, 2001, 13:51 GMT 14:51 . The ports minister, Ronnie de Mel, says the government has agreed to an independent audit of the security measures it has taken at Colombo's main port... Back to the top

Japan funds tube wells in drought-hit Sri Lanka, Sep 11 2001 17:53 IST. Japan is funding the construction of tube wells and water storage tanks in Sri Lanka's drought-hit southern regions as an immediate relief measure, the Japanese embassy here said Tuesday... Back to the top

Cabinet of 20 ministers to be sworn in tomorrow?
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 3.10 p.m. SLT Tuesday September 11. President Chandrika Kumaratunge is expected to announce her new cabinet of only 20 ministers tomorrow, Wednesday September 12, in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, last week... Back to the top

Sri Lanka migrants arrested on Russo-Kazakh border
Nothern Light, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 11:05 AM EST . NOVOSIBIRSK, Sep 11, Russian borderguards have arrested thirty-seven Sri Lanka migrants, who attempted to cross over illegally from Kazakhstan into Russia near the city of Omsk... Back to the top

Wedding bells for Murali
Yahoo India, September 11. Sri Lanka's record-breaking bowler Muttiah Muralitharan is reported to be on course to bowl his best maiden over which has by now become a talking point in South Indian society, a Tamil tabloid published in Sri Lanka reported last Sunday... Back to the top

LTTE sets fire to passenger ship at Trinco
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 3 p.m. SLT Tuesday September 11. According to the military the LTTE had set fire to a passenger launch last night, in an apparent retaliatory move against sections of Muslims who recently protested against Tiger atrocities in Muttur... Back to the top

Lankan govt revives peace process
TOI, 11 September 2001. The Sri Lankan government has had a meeting with Norwegian facilitators after a gap of three months in a bid to revive a stalled peace process to end a long civil war, embassy officials said on Tuesday... Back to the top

LTTE slam Lanka's Marxist pact as blow to peace
TOI, September 11. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels on Tuesday condemned President Chandrika Kumaratunga's alliance with a Marxist party as a hammer blow to Norwegian efforts to broker peace... Back to the top

Two skeletons found in Jaffna
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9 a.m. SLT Tuesday September 11. Jaffna sources said the remains of two skeletons including skulls were found yesterday in the rear end of the Jaffna Teaching hospital when construction workers were digging an area to build a new mortuary... Back to the top

Shipping lines return to Sri Lanka as war-risk charge eases, 11 September 2001. International shipping lines that pulled out of Sri Lanka with the imposition of high war-risk insurance premiums have begun to return, Ports Minister Ronnie de Mel said Tuesday... Back to the top

Norway poll sparks power struggle
BBC, September 11. Norway's Labour Party has suffered its worst election result since 1924, after an election campaign dominated by anger at high taxes... Back to the top

Britain eases Sri Lanka travel warning
123India, September 11. Britain has eased its tough travel advisory issued after a devastating Tamil rebel attack against Sri Lanka's only international airport, diplomats said Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka PM vows secret formula to end energy crisis, Sep 10 2001 14:06 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 10 (AFP) - Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake has vowed a secret formula to end Sri Lanka's hydro-electricity shortage caused by a severe drought, press reports here said Monday... Back to the top

The Queen's Gambit
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, September 09. In a bid to save her government, Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga decided to sup with the Janatha Vimukhti Peramuna (jvp), a party with a queer melange of extreme Marxist and right-wing ideas which had staged an abortive armed uprising against her mother's rule three decades back and allegedly assassinated her husband 12 years ago... Back to the top

Eden Project forges new links with Sri Lanka
Ananova, 11 September 2001. The 86 million Eden Project is forging new links with Sri Lanka to help preserve the island's unique environment... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeks aid to save drought-hit
gulf-news, september 10. Sri Lanka yesterday appealed through its UAE embassy for help from charities and Sri Lankan expatriates to save over a million people hit by the country's worst drought... Back to the top

Engineers protest - Treasury demands for CEB to buy emergency power
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 11.40 a.m. SLT Monday September 10. Dr. Susantha Perera, President of the Engineers Union at the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) said the Treasury is now pressurizing the CEB to renegotiate its earlier agreements with Agrekko Ltd and purchase emergency power... Back to the top

Fingers pointed as Lankan power crisis worsens
Asia Times , September 9. In temples, mosques, and churches, people are praying for rain as Sri Lanka suffers a drought that has not only cut water supply for consumption and irrigation, but also resulted in power shortages... Back to the top

Last batch of Indian fishermen released
Hindu, September 09. With the release of 13 Indian fishermen from the Jaffna prison, all the 70 who were arrested by Sri Lankan authorities for illegally poaching in Sri Lankan waters, have been sent back to India... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeks to kick-start peace
CNN, September 10. Clinging on to power via a deal with a minority Marxist party the Sri Lankan government is making moves towards resuming peace talks in a bid to end the country's 18-year-long civil war... Back to the top

Ceylon Electricity Board in a no win situation
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 11.30 a.m. SLT Monday September 10. Senior Officials at the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have warned that power cuts are likely to be increased over the next two weeks, as a severe drought and mismanagement of alternative resources for generating electricity has plunged the CEB into a no win situation... Back to the top

Clashes breakout between NUA and SLMC
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 11.20 a.m. SLT Monday September 10. Bitter rivalry between the leaders of the National Unity Alliance and its one time parent party, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, yesterday spilled over to supporters belonging to both parties in the Ampara district... Back to the top

Incidents continue in the North East
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 12 p.m. SLT Monday September 10. News reports posted on the Army website say that Muslim nationals in Muttur, in the Trincomalee district are continuing a protest campaign against atrocities committed by the LTTE against the Muslim community... Back to the top

Last batch of Indian fishermen released
Hindu, 11 September 2001. With the release of 13 Indian fishermen from the Jaffna prison, all the 70 who were arrested by Sri Lankan authorities for illegally poaching in Sri Lankan waters, have been sent back to India... Back to the top

Katunayake attack jeopardises hurdle queens career
Saroj Pathirana in London, Monday 10/09/01 0900 GMT. The attack on Katunayake air base and international airport not only consumed countries ailing economy, but also the sports arena... Back to the top

World Bank to fund Sri Lanka mine clearing, irrigation, Sep 10 2001 14:09 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 10 (AFP) - The World Bank announced Monday it was planning to fund a UN-led program to clear mines from Sri Lanka's embattled northern regions and release fertile agricultural lands to farmers... Back to the top

World Bank expresses concern over Indian fishing in Sri Lanka
Yahoo news (AFP), Monday September 10, 4:37 PM. The World Bank Monday expressed concern that trawlers from neighbouring India were poaching in Sri Lanka's embattled northern waters while the island's own people were denied fishing rights... Back to the top

The players have to get their due: Ranatunga
Yahoo Sport, Monday September 10, 12:00 AM. He continues to be the `Anna' of Sri Lankan cricket... Back to the top

Indian nightingales fly to Sri Lankan hospitals
yahoo, September 9. The language is unfamiliar and the local food is not quite their usual fare, but these nurses from India's Kerala state have found their pot of gold in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

17 killed in two days in northern Sri Lanka
thenewspapertoday, 10 September 2001. hirteen LTTE rebels and four Sri Lankan soldiers have been killed in different skirmishes in northern Sri Lanka in the last two days, the military said on Sunday... Back to the top

UNESCO holds summit on sacred Asian mountains
yahoo, september 9. Across Asia mountains such as Tibet's Mount Kailash or Adam's Peak in Sri Lanka, are revered as sacred sites, yet are strewn with garbage or have been commercialized to an unholy extent... Back to the top

LTTE using temple for fundraising
India abroad, 10 September 2001. The Ganesh Hindu temple in Ontario, re-opened after a $3 million renovation only last week, is being used to raise funds for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam, says a full-page report in the September 6 edition of The National Post... Back to the top

Southeast Asia's largest sitting Buddha opens in Malaysia's Islamic state
yahoo, september 5. Southeast Asia's largest sitting Buddha was formally inaugurated Sunday in Malaysia's Islamic opposition-ruled state of Kelantan amid a debate over Islamic extremism... Back to the top

Cricket-Losses raise concern over Bangladesh status
Yahoo India, 10 September 2001. Bangladesh's heavy defeat by Sri Lanka in the Asian Test Championship on Saturday -- their fifth reverse in as many matches -- will have raised further doubts over the wisdom of their test status... Back to the top

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