The Lanka Academic

 
SEPTEMBER 12, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 159

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JVP says separatists concerned about its pact with the PA
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.30 p.m. SLT Wednesday September 12. General Secretary to the JVP, Tilvin Silva says the party's pact with the government is a cause of concern for separatists.

Separatist statements, Silva claims, have condemned the pact. In a meeting with the chief priest of the Malwatte Chapter this morning, Tilvin Silva had asserted that his front would act according to the agreement although some minor shortcomings have already been revealed.

Silva had further pointed out that the government has already fulfilled two major demands made by the JVP.

Tilvin was responding to concerns expressed by the LTTE's Anton Balasingham in London this week. Balasingham has been quoted as saying that the PA - JVP pact is a serious blow to peace.

The LTTE theoretician asserts that one of the clauses in the MOU rules out any negotiations and devolving of power during the one year probationary period. Balasingham maintains that this is a serious drawback to finding a political solution to the Tamil national question.
Published: Wed Sep 12 08:44:13 EDT 2001



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Sri Lankan's Narrow escape from the world trade center
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, September 12. Srinath Jinadasa a Sri Lankan structural engineer had a narrow escape from the World Trade center yesterday... Back to the top

Arthur Clarke calls for unity against terrorists
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 8.29 PM SLT Wednesday Sept.12,2001. Sir Arthur C.Clarke,the science visionary,hopes that the catastrophic terrorist attack in the United States will "unite the whole world in an effort to stamp put" those responsible for it. "It has been said that every catastrophe is an opportunity and one can only hope that this atrocity will unite the whole world in an effort to stamp out those responsible," he said in a statement here today... Back to the top

New Cabinet to be sworn in on Friday
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 12 p.m. SLT Wednesday September 12. The new probationary government according to the Memorandum of Understanding between the JVP and the PA is expected to be sworn in on Friday September 14, 2001 and not today... Back to the top

US attacks shock South Asia
BBC, 13 September 2001. South Asian nations have united in condemnation of the devastating attacks on the United States... Back to the top

Deadline to prune Sri Lanka cabinet extended
123India.com, Sep 12 2001 10:53 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 12 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's minority government has extended by two days the deadline set on it by a new Marxist ally to prune the jumbo cabinet, officials said Wednesday... Back to the top

Lanka intensifies security
The Hindu NUS, Wednesday, Sept. 12. 13:26GMT. Security has been beefed up, especially at the country's only international airport and the twin-tower World Trade Centre (WTC) here following terrorist attacks on the US... Back to the top

Sri Lanka president cancels UN visit amid domestic problems
123India.com, Sep 12 2001 12:36 IST. Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga has cancelled a visit planned for next week to the United Nations in New York because of domestic political problems, officials here said Wednesday... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Britain eases travel ban on Sri Lanka
MSNBC, 12 September. Britain on Tuesday eased a travel ban on Sri Lanka imposed after a high-profile rebel attack on the country's sole international airport more than six weeks ago... Back to the top

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
Age.com, 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
123India.com, 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

US seeks collective strike against terrorism
TOI, September 12. US Secretary of State Colin Powell at a news conference here called for an international coalition to fight terrorism... Back to the top

Japan funds tube wells in drought-hit Sri Lanka
123India.com, 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
123India.com, 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

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

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