The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 163

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Tamil Tiger suicide attacks kill 29 in Sri Lanka, Sep 16 2001 17:28 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 16 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Sunday staged suicide attacks against a ferry carrying 1,200 soldiers triggering intense sea battles that left 29 people killed and several more missing, officials said.A cluster of at least 20 boats from the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) attacked the military-chartered ferry, the MV Pride of South, off northern Sri Lanka, defence ministry spokesman Sanath Karunaratne said. More...
Published: Sun Sep 16 09:32:37 EDT 2001
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Boatpeople 'could be Sri Lankan'
The Australian, September 16. MORE than 60 asylum seekers intercepted at the Cocos Islands yesterday could be from Sri Lanka, Defence Minister Peter Reith said... Back to the top

Govt considers excluding Cocos Is from migration zone
ABC Newsonline, September 16. The Federal Government will consider excluding Cocos Island from Australia's migration zone after a boat load of asylum seekers landed there last night... Back to the top

Sri Lanka in Throes of Power Crisis
The Australian, September 16. Sri Lanka's state-run electricity company Saturday extended nationwide power cuts from three hours to eight and warned that the country's hydroelectric reservoirs were drying rapidly due to a prolonged drought... Back to the top

Minister defends refugee system
The Toronto Star, September 16. Faced with mounting pressure to tighten Canada's immigration and refugee system, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan warned yesterday against bowing to a ``knee-jerk'' reaction sparked by trauma and fear... Back to the top

Fears grow in Asia as war approaches
Yahoo India, September 16. Peter Wee, a 54-year-old Singaporean shop owner, sympathises with the pain Americans feel after last week's deadly terror assault... Back to the top

Sri Lanka expands cabinet breaching marxist pact, Sep 16 2001 18:55 IST. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga Sunday violated a pact made with a Marxist ally to limit the number of ministers in her cabinet to 20, officials said... Back to the top

Buddhist relics to go on display in Sri Lanka to bring rain, Sep 16 2001 13:39 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 16 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's most sacred Buddhist temple is planning a rare exposition of sacred relics from Buddha in the hope of ending a prolonged drought in the island, officials said Sunday... Back to the top

THE WAR AGAINST Terrorism U.S. Must Push for Global Alliance Against Terrorism - Editorial
Newsday, September 15. It's unlikely that Colombian leftist terrorists would pose a catastrophic threat to Miami, or that Tamil terrorists would ever go much beyond the borders of Sri Lanka, but we must make it clear that in a global war against terror, our resources and those of an eventual coalition would help all governments threatened by terrorists... Back to the top

Terrorism: The threat to Canada
The Toronto Star , September 15. Fraudulent Use of Travel Documentation... Back to the top

Sri Lanka PM says power plan scuppered by US attacks, Sep 16 2001 16:00 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 16 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's premier has said his plan to end the country's power shortage by importing generators has been scuppered by the terrorist attacks on the United States, it was reported Sunday... Back to the top

Coast Guard nabs 5 Sri Lankans
The Hindu (Southern States), 16-09-2001 . Five Sri Lankans who entered Indian waters with ``doubtful intentions'' were apprehended and their `fishing boat' was seized by Coast Guard off the Tiruchendur coast on Friday... Back to the top

US attacks - a space gallery
BBC, Friday, 14 September, 2001. The horror of the suicide aircraft attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC is captured by Earth-observing satellites in orbit... Back to the top

Madonna calls for peace at Los Angeles concert
Yahoo, September 15. Pop diva Madonna led a prayer for peace Friday at a sold-old concert in Los Angeles, urging President Bush to show restraint in retaliating for Tuesday's attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center... Back to the top

Terrorism expert says America again must lead the fight against evil
Las Vegas Review, September 15. After spending all day and much of the night watching the televised events of the awful aftermath of Tuesday's horrific terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, UNLV professor N... Back to the top

'Attack on Pentagon a lesson for govts'
TOI, September 15. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebels in Sri Lanka have said that the Tuesday's terrorist attack on Washington was a lesson for governments that battle freedom fighters, newspaper reports said on Saturday... Back to the top

LTTE denies hailing attack on US
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Sept. 16. (PTI). The LTTE has denied reports in the Sri Lankan State media that it issued a statement in Jaffna describing the attacks on the US as a warning to the country and a lesson for the Sri Lankan Army... Back to the top

Britain is 'safe haven' for world terrorism
The Telegraph, September 15. OSAMA BIN LADEN'S terrorist group, Al'Qaeda - which is suspected of involvement in the American attacks - has supporters in Britain and has used London as a centre for raising funds... Back to the top

Safeguards abroad: Living in danger but less fear
Seattle Times, September 15. Long before airborne suicide attackers dealt the United States a series of staggering blows on Tuesday, people in many other countries had become accustomed to security measures affecting their most mundane activities... Back to the top

With friends like us
National Post , September 15. It is shocking to think Canada may have had an indirect role in Tuesday's terrorist attack on the United States... Back to the top

A will to die: the deadliest weapon of all
The Age , September 12. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan-born terrorist better known as Carlos the Jackal, who is now languishing in a French jail, was the frightening face of global terrorism in the 1970s... Back to the top

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