The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 166

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Raising funds for terrorism to become a crime
Toronto Star, September 20. The government plans to make it a criminal offence to raise funds in Canada for terrorist groups, Justice Minister Anne McLellan says. The measures McLellan is proposing go beyond legislation already before Parliament that would strip charitable status from groups that are believed to be raising money for terrorism. McLellan told reporters yesterday a series of new counter-terrorism measures could be introduced in the House of Commons as an omnibus bill. And she said the delicate balance between protection of individual rights and collective security has shifted toward security after last week's terrorist attacks. ``After last Tuesday's events, one can make a compelling case that that balance has shifted,'' McLellan said. More...
Published: Wed Sep 19 21:56:51 EDT 2001
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Sri Lankans join hands for peace
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 3.00pm SLT, Sep.19, 2001. Office workers hold hands in Colombo’s streets urging Sri Lankan government to start peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels in the biggest ever show by hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans of all ethnicity's, asking for an end to the war that has cost more than 64,000 lives... Back to the top

"Anti-Terrorists" Launch "Terrorist" Attack- Ceylinco Chief
Saroj Pathirana in London, Wednesday 19/09/01 1725 GMT. Sri Lanka’s business leaders who organised "Sri Lanka First" peace campaign were furious as supporters of Sihala Urumaya (SU) and National Movement Against Terrorism (NMAT) assaulted female employees of Seylan Bank who took part in the campaign... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Empty promises, empty reservoirs
Asia Times, Wednesday 19th September 13:38GMT. Bold promises by the Sri Lankan premier that he would solve the country's power and water shortages were initially greeted with relief, which soon turned to despair when he had to back down, citing the crisis in the United States... Back to the top

Newly appointed cabinet ministers in a tizzy
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 2.30 p.m. SLT Wednesday September 19 . Heavy hearts have greeted the appointment of 21 new cabinet ministers... Back to the top

Sri Lanka opposition backs reforms
Gulf-News, September 20. Sri Lanka's main opposition party yesterday vowed to back constitutional reforms aimed at depoliticising the police, the election body, the judiciary and the public services, but called on the government to ensure that the proposed commissions are independent... Back to the top

Police disperse NMAT protestors marching towards US embassy
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 4.10 p.m. SLT Wednesday September 19. Police this afternoon were forced to disperse a crowd of demonstrators who were marching towards the US Embassy in Colombo 3... Back to the top

Sri Lankans Stage Big Peace Rally, Hawks Protest
Nothern Light, Wednesday, September 19, 2001 4:27 AM EST . COLOMBO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of war-weary Sri Lankans took to the streets across the country on Wednesday in an unprecedented demonstration demanding a revival of efforts to end the island's 18-year ethnic conflict... Back to the top

Sri Lankan human smugglers get prison term in Australia
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 11.07 a.m Wednesday September 19. The captain and eight crew members of a ship which carried twenty four illegal Sri Lankan immigrants to Australia in April were sentenced to 5 1/2 years and 3 1/2 years in prison by a court in Perth this morning... Back to the top

Britain is 'safe haven' for world terrorism
Telegraph UK, September 19. 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

Horror in the World Trade Center
Srinath Jinadasa, September 19. September 11, 2001 began as a typical working day. I dropped off my daughter, Sayuri, at her high school in Rahway, NJ shortly before 7am and drove over to the local train station to start my commute to the World Trade Center in New York City... Back to the top

Lankan scribe picked up by state police
newindpress, September 18. Keerthi Kalegama, a Sri Lankan journalist who sought political asylum in India last September was picked up for questioning by State police in the city on Monday... Back to the top

Australia unveils laws to keep out asylum-seekers
Indipendent UK, September 19. John Howard's government stepped up its campaign against unauthorised asylum-seekers yesterday, unveiling increased penalties for "people smugglers" and tough laws to deter those seeking sanctuary in Australia... Back to the top

Government determined to appoint 17th amendment with presidential nominee
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 6.40 p.m. SLT Tuesday September 18. The government and its new cabinet of ministers were scheduled to meet today to discuss the implementation of the 17th amendment to the constitution and the establishment of a Constitutional Council... Back to the top

Suicide terrorism comes of age New generation is older, tends to never lose sight of martyr goal
SF Cronicle, 19 September 2001. A new generation of suicide terrorists older, better educated and able to sustain faith in their deadly mission for years represents a more sophisticated human weapon than ever seen, experts say... Back to the top

Gulf Air suspends flights to Colombo
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 11 a.m. SLT Tuesday September 18. Gulf Air today said it is forced to suspend all flights to Colombo as a result of massive war risk premiums that have been slapped on all inbound air travel to Sri Lanka following a devastating terrorist attack on the country's single international airport at Katunayake... Back to the top

Sri Lanka offers loan relief to tourism sector in wake of rebel
Hoovers online, September 17. The government gave loan relief Monday to tourism sector businesses that have suffered losses since the July 24 attack by Tamil Tiger rebels on the country's only international airport... Back to the top

Restive Sri Lanka coalition juggles cabinet posts
MSNBC, Tuesday, Sept 18 11:36 GMT. COLOMBO, Sept. 18 — Sri Lanka's embattled president swore in a new minister on Tuesday in the latest in a dizzying succession of appointments and resignations designed to placate restive partners in the minority ruling coalition. The new appointment takes the number of cabinet members to 21, one more than allowed by the coalition deal between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her new parliamentary allies, the Marxist Peoples' Liberation Front (JVP)... Back to the top

Airlines again leaving Sri Lanka as war-risk insurance hiked, Sep 18 2001 14:42 IST. COLOMBO, Sept 18 (AFP) - International underwriters have sharply raised war-risk insurance on flights to Sri Lanka's rebel-hit airport and two airlines have already announced suspension of service, officials said Tuesday... Back to the top

Emirates, Gulf Air suspend flights to Colombo, Sep 18 2001 09:53 IST. Emirates Airways and Gulf Air announced Monday they were suspending all their flights to Sri Lanka due to high war-risk insurance premiums... Back to the top

S.Lanka-Electricity crisis
Nothern Light, Monday, September 17, 2001 9:32 AM EST . Sri Lanka which is suffering a severe electricity crisis consequent on the acute drought that had dried up catchment area hydro power reservoirs is seeking ways and means to augment the national grid power supply... Back to the top

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