The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 177

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LTTE may be plotting deadly retaliation: reports
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Sept. 30 (PTI). Enraged by the alleged killing of one of its senior leaders by the Sri Lankan Army, the LTTE may be plotting a deadly retaliation, media reports said today. Vaithialingam Sornalingam, alias Shankar, a close confidant of LTTE supremo V Prabhakaran and who had set up the LTTE's communication network, naval arm and anti-aircraft wing over the years, was killed in a Claymore mine explosion at Oddusuddan in northern Vanni region on Sept. 26. His death may very well be the breaking or turning point, The Sunday said. More...
Published: Sun Sep 30 15:56:10 EDT 2001
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Sri Lanka writes off farmer loans
123India, October 1. Sri Lanka's government has agreed to write off loans to farmers, implementing a key condition of a Marxist party propping up the ruling coalition, officials said Sunday... Back to the top

Pre-marital sexual activity in Sri Lanka worries demographer
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 11.25 PM SLT Saturday September 29,2001. A leading demographer has drawn attention to the fairly alarming degree of pre-marital sexual activity in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Tamil Tigers plan to avenge leader's killing
NDTV/MSNBC, 30 September. Enraged by the alleged killing of one of its senior leaders by the Sri Lankan Army, the LTTE may be plotting a deadly retaliation, media reports said today... Back to the top

Cricket-Sharjah series planned with higher prize money
Yahoo India, September 30, 4:21 PM. New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are to feature in a triangular series with increased prize money at the desert venue, tentatively scheduled for April 10-19 next year... Back to the top

Euronet Enables Seylan Bank to Be First in Sri Lanka to Offer Visa Cards
Stockhouse, September 30. 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

US may freeze student visas for six months
TOI, 30 September 2001. The United States may impose a six-month moratorium on inflow of foreign students into the country following the September 11 terrorist attacks... Back to the top

Small tea growers resent govt apathy
Yahoo India, 01 October 2001. The All-Assam Small Tea Growers’ Association has decided to launch a statewide agitation against the government for failing to fix a standard price for green tea leaves... Back to the top

S.Lanka Government Absolved of Indemnity to Airlines
People's Daily, Saturday, September 29, 2001, updated at 14:2. The Sri Lanka n government was absolved on Friday of the 1.45 billion U... Back to the top

Asylum seekers found in van
BBC South Asia, Saturday, 29 September, 2001, 14:52 GMT 15:52. A group of 26 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has been found in a "poor condition" in the back of a van at the port of Dover... Back to the top

Driver held as 26 Sri Lankans found in van
excite, 30 September 2001. Police have arrested a German woman driver after 26 would-be illegal immigrants were found in a van that arrived at the port of Dover in Kent... Back to the top

Yemen deports 116 Sri Lankans after illegal entry
Yahoo India, September 29. Yemen on Saturday deported 116 Sri Lankans who had arrived at Aden last month aboard ships whose captains are now on trial for entering the port illegally, the the port authority said... Back to the top

Chandrika speaks to PM
The Hindu, 30-09-2001 . India and Sri Lanka today exchanged notes on the fall-out of the terrorist attacks in the U... Back to the top

UNP rejects appeal to invite LTTE
NDTV/MSNBC, 30 September 2001November 2000. Sri Lanka's main opposition party has rejected the ruling People's Alliance's appeal to extend a joint invitation to the LTTE to come forward for talks saying it was "illogical", but said it would support any agreement the government might reach with the rebel group... Back to the top

US will use few men, 'copter borne: Kalkat
Yahoo India, 30 September 2001. CNBC India spoke to General A S Kalkat, who earlier led the Indian peace keeping force, IPKF, in its battle against the LTTE in Sri Lanka, to discuss the kind of war the world is going to witness... Back to the top

13 Sri Lankan fishermen released
The Hindu NUS, Madurai, Sept. 29. (PTI). Thirteen Sri Lankan fishermen, who were arrested in December last for crossing into Indian territorial waters, have been released from the Central Prison here following a court order Back to the top

Lankan Opp leader, 4 MPs submit no-confidence motion agst govt
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Saturday, September 29, 2001. Sri Lanka's main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and four MPs belonging to his United National Party (UNP) have handed over a fresh no-confidence motion against the PA government to the Parliamentary secretariat... Back to the top

Sri Lanka at odds with US over 'terrorism'
Asia times, 29 September 2001. When the attacks took place in the United States on September 11, most of world stood up and condemned the strikes... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: THE UNTOLD STORY Chapter 8: Pan Sinhalese board of ministers - A Sinhalese ploy
Asia Times, 29 September 2001. The first State Council, which came into existence on July 7, 1931, was scheduled to be dissolved on June 23, 1935, but its life was extended until December 7 of that year... Back to the top

Indians, Lankans in UAE being registered
Dawn, DUBAI, Sept 28. The Indian and Sri Lankan missions have started registering their nationals residing in the UAE... Back to the top

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