The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 175

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UNP hands over new motion of no confidence against the government
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1621 slt 28.09.01. The UNP today handed over a fresh motion of no confidence against the government. The motion was signed by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya, Assistant leader Gamini Athukorala, W.J.M. Lokubandara and Tyronne Fernando. The UNP has asked the Speaker to take up the motion on the earliest possible day. Parliament is to meet again on October 9th.
Published: Fri Sep 28 06:38:00 EDT 2001

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Sri Lanka coalition faces no-confidence vote
MSNBC, 29 September 2001. Sri Lanka's main opposition party tabled a no-confidence motion against the country's minority government on Friday, three months after a similar ouster bid led to the suspension of parliament... Back to the top

Supreme Court says NUA has no power to sack members
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1630 slt 28.09.01. A three member bench of the Supreme Court held today that the National Unity Alliance led by Fariel Ashraff had no power to sack any member... Back to the top

Lankan war taking its toll on children
Dawn, 28 September 2001 Friday . JAFFNA - This northern Sri Lankan city, the seat of a Tamil revolt for an independent state, once produced the best students seeking entry into universities... Back to the top

JVP sold itself to the devil- JVP's international Boss
Saroj Pathirana in London, Friday 28/09/01 1015 GMT. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has sold itself to the rotten Sinhalese bourgeoisie when they signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ruling Peoples Alliance (PA), Vienna based International Leninist Current (ILC) said... Back to the top

International outrage on slavery of Sri Lankan workers
Saroj Pathirana in London, Thursday 27/09/01 1715 GMT. South Korean garment factory owners in the Free Tarde Zone exploit Sri Lankan workers as slaves in their sweat shop factories, a Trade Union leader said... Back to the top

'Fundamentalist’ mosque demolished in east
Tamilnet, 28 September 2001. A group of Muslim youth in Oddamavadi, 34 kilometres north of Batticaloa, demolished a mosque built by a ‘fundamentalist’ Islamic sect Wednesday, Police sources in the eastern town said... Back to the top

U.S. Policy on Terrorism: Think Globally and Don't Interfere Locally
IHT, 28 September 2001. An abrupt shift in Western policy on Chechnya, suggesting that Moscow should have a freer hand in dealing with separatist insurgents, highlights a nuance in the anti-terrorist campaign of the Bush administration... Back to the top

Commonwealth summit postponed
TOI, 28 September 2001. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to take place in Brisbane, Australia between October 6 and 9 has been postponed "due to unforeseen circumstances", the Commonwealth Secretariat said in a statement issued here Friday... Back to the top

Alpha Airports 'in good shape' but too early to predict result of US attacks
Ananova, 28 September 2001. Alpha Airports Group PLC said it is too early to predict the full consequences of the recent terrorist attack in the USA but the group is in good shape to meet both the challenges and opportunities which arise... Back to the top

Another ‘fake’ doctor arrested
Yahoo India, 28 September 2001. Yet another fake doctor has been arrested by a special police team, led by north Chennai joint commissioner C Sylendra Babu, during its intensive drive against quacks operating in various parts of the city today... Back to the top

LTTE air wing leader killed in Wanni
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Sept. 27. (UNI). LTTE's air wing leader Vythiyalingam Sornalingham alias Shankar was killed when his vehicle was hit by a Claymore mine in Oddusuddan in northern Wanni area yesterday... Back to the top

Taliban locates Laden; officially delivers clerics' decision
tamilnadulive, 28 September. Afghanistan's ruling Taliban tonight said it has finally located Osama bin Laden, prime suspect in September 11 terror strikes in the US, and officially delivered him the decision of the Islamic Clerics Council asking him to leave Afghanistan voluntarily in order to spare the country from US attacks... Back to the top

Toothless, at home and abroad
Nationalpost, 25 September 2001. George W. Bush's war against terror marches on. Yesterday, he took aim at its financial foundations, freezing the assets of 27 individuals and groups the U... Back to the top

Euronet Enables Seylan Bank to Be First in Sri Lanka to Offer Visa Cards
Nothern Light, Thursday, September 27, 2001 1:06 PM EST . Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (Nasdaq:EEFT), a leading provider of secure electronic financial transaction solutions, has implemented the Euronet Integrated Credit Card System and the Euronet Integrated Debit Card System at Seylan Bank, Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Turning Colombo Port into Regional Shipping Hub
ADB, 28 September 2001. The Asian Development Bank today approved a US$10 million loan to Sri Lanka for a project to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of its major port at Colombo... Back to the top

U.S. points the finger due north
The Globe & Mail, 28 September 2001. The Americans are looking for a villain and it is us... Back to the top

Cronje can work as commentator: UCB
Tamilnadulive, 28 September 2001. The United Cricket Board of South Africa today submitted that former South African captain Hansie Cronje can enter any cricket ground in the country and work as a cricket commentator without having any dealings with the Cricket Board... Back to the top

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