The Lanka Academic

 
SEPTEMBER 17, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 164

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Chandrika's plea to the West on terrorism
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 11.31 SLT Monday,Sept.17,2001. The Sri Lankan President Mrs.Chandrika Kumaratunga has said that while terrorism must be fought tooth and nail, one should address and solve the underlying problems which had given birth to it.

Speaking at a function to commemorate the late Mr.M.H.M.Ashraff, founder of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the National Unity Alliance (NUA) here on sunday,President Kumaratunga said:" Perceived injustices if allowed to persist will get transformed firstly into terrorism and thereafter into violence.It is not sufficient to seek the perpetrators of terrorism and merely deal with them.It is equally important to understand the deep rooted causes that lead to terrorism and to resolve them as the only effective means of eliminating terrorism."

While endorsing a global crusade against terrorism,Mrs.Kumaratunga said that the super powers must drop their "double standards" and treat Third World terrorism on par with terrorism in the developed world."When countries like Sri Lanka were fighting against terrorism, the developed nations worried only about human rights of Terrorist Organizations " she pointed out.
Published: Mon Sep 17 01:32:22 EDT 2001

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Tamil Tigers have staged 66 suicide bombings: Sri Lanka
123India, September 17. The latest attack against Sri Lanka's navy was the 66th high-profile suicide bombing carried out by Tamil Tiger guerrillas, the defence ministry said Monday... Back to the top

Emirates suspends flights to Colombo
123India.com, Sep 17 2001 16:20 IST. DUBAI, Sept 17 (AFP) - Dubai's Emirates airline announced Monday it will suspend all flights between Dubai and Colombo from September 19 until further notice because of high war-risk insurance premiums... Back to the top

General Lohan Gunewardane ask the army to accept the law of armed conflict
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 5.45 p.m Monday September 17. Major General Lohan Gunewardane Deputy Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka army said today that "International humanitarian law is not a mere academic subject and that it must be constantly retained, practiced and refreshed at grass root levels by all officers and soldiers... Back to the top

`Prudent strategies boost Lankan tea export'
Yahoo India, September 17. FRIENDLY Government policies, good infrastructure, best packaging and transparent auction system have helped the Sri Lankan tea industry to stay in the forefront despite the country's dependence on exports, Mr Dickie Juriansz, Chairman of brokers James Finlay, said at session on tea at the recently-held UPASI annual conference in Coonoor... Back to the top

Newly appointed Minister resigns
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.35 a.m. SLT Monday September 17. Mangala Samaraweera, a close confidante of President Kumaratunge resigned his new portfolio over the weekend despite having being re-appointed as Minister for, Urban Development, Public Utilities and Sports... Back to the top

Global tender for feasibility study on Sethusamudram canal project
Yahoo India, September 17. THE Union Government has floated a global tender to select a consultant for the purpose of conducting a detailed feasibility study of the planned Sethusamudram ship canal project in Tamil Nadu... Back to the top

Females outnumber males in Sri Lanka:Census report
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 11.35 SLT Monday Sept.17, 2001. Females outnumber males in Sri Lanka,atleast in the districts outside the war torn North and East... Back to the top

LTTE warns Batticaloa residents to vacate their homes
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 10.10 a.m. SLT Monday September 17. Reports today allege that the LTTE have warned residents in certains areas of Batticaloa to vacate their homes... Back to the top

JVP objects to ministers being added to the new cabinet
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.30 a.m. SLT Monday September 17. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) are reported to have objected to President Chandrika Kumaratunge increasing the newly appointed cabinet of ministers from 20 to 23... Back to the top

UNP says, Judiciary must resign before bill on JSC is passed
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 10 a.m. SLT Monday September 17. The United National Party (UNP) has suggested another change to the 17th amendment of the Constitution with regard to the establishment of an independent Judicial Services Commission (JSC)... Back to the top

Constitutional council hangs in the balance
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.55 a.m. SLT Monday September 17. The establishment of a politically independent Constitutional Council hangs in the balance after President Chandrika Kumaratunge last week pressurized joint opposition political parties to allow her to nominate one individual to the Council... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Tigers admit suicide attacks against troops
123India.com, Sep 17 2001 11:14 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 17 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers Monday admitted launching sea-borne suicide attacks against government forces and losing six of their elite suicide bombers and another six rebels... Back to the top

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
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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
123India.com, 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
123India.com, 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
123India.com, 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

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

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