The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 180

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Opposition blasts Martin for attending Tamil event
National Post, October 3. The Canadian Alliance renewed year-old charges against Finance Minister Paul Martin on Wednesday that he inappropriately attended a fundraising dinner organized by a group linked to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, considered by Western governments to be a terrorist organization."If Mr. Martin made a mistake by attending that meeting that was possibly raising funds for that particular group, then he should admit that," Alliance Leader Stockwell Day told reporters outside the House of Commons. More...
Published: Wed Oct 3 21:55:37 EDT 2001
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UNP woos PA dissidents
Gulf-News, October 4. The main opposition United National Party (UNP) has begun lobbying dissident members of the ruling People's Alliance (PA) to push through the proposed no-confidence motion against the government... Back to the top

US navy checks out Sri Lanka port to assess security, Oct 03 2001 19:39 IST. A team of US navy personnel has arrived in Sri Lanka to conduct a security survey of the island's main sea port, a US embassy spokesman said Wednesday... Back to the top

'Plane hijacking in India was an exercise'
Ananova, 04 October 2001. The hijacking of an Alliance Air flight CD7444 in India was an exercise by the country's commandos... Back to the top

US sticks to its guns on Sri Lankan policy
Asia Times, Wednesday, 3rd October 14:41 GMT. While Sri Lanka's ruling party wants to support the United States in its war on terrorism, its Marxist allies, who hold the balance of power, have warned that they will not accept any move to allow the US to establish bases on Sri Lankan soil... Back to the top

A closer look: terrorism, October 4. President Bush announced an ambitious plan Monday to track and seize the assets of groups affiliated with terrorists... Back to the top

Sinhala program in Melbourne
The Lanka Academic, October 4. The 'Voice of Dandenong' radio station in Melbourne,Australia will start their first Sinhalese program on October 14... Back to the top

Sri Lankans say they escaped rebel labour camp
MSNBC, Wednesday, 3rd Oct 15:26 GMT. A group of Tamil civilians sought refuge in an army camp in eastern Sri Lanka on Wednesday, saying they had escaped from a forced labour camp run by Tamil Tiger guerrillas, military officials said... Back to the top

Gang leader suspected of fraud
Globe & Mail, October 4. A man cited by an Ontario judge as a notorious Tamil gang leader has been arrested in an alleged sophisticated credit- and debit-card scam that used pin-hole cameras to record PIN numbers at Toronto-area gas stations... Back to the top

Gang war link to killing sought
The Toronto Star, October 4. Toronto homicide detectives are trying to determine if the slaying of a Tamil man is linked to other recent killings, and whether it is part of a war between rival gang factions... Back to the top

Creating "Supervision" ministerial posts do not violate the MoU- JVP
Saroj Pathirana in London, Wednesday 03/010/01 1305 GMT. The proposed scheme of offering supervision ministerial posts to the deposed ministers and deputy ministers does not violate the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Peoplesí Alliance (PA) government, the JVP said... Back to the top

Political leaders meet with Speaker today
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 10.15 a.m. SLT Wednesday October 3. Leaders of all political parties independent of the United National Party and the Peoples Alliance will meet with Speaker Anura Bandaranaike today to hand over names of individuals the parties have chosen as a nominee to the Constitutional Council... Back to the top

Matugama court set on fire
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 10.10 a.m. SLT Wednesday October 3. An unidentified group this morning is reported to have lobbed hand grenades at the Matugama Court Complex setting the court room on fire... Back to the top

Lanka, India agree on common line
Gulf-News, October 3. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee have agreed to a "common action programme" towards the U... Back to the top

India should fight its own terrorism war: Experts
yahoo, October 1. "We have been told that Jammu and Kashmir would be the focus in phase II, phase I being Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaida network... Back to the top

Tamil gang member gunned down
The Toronto Star, October 3. Tamil gang violence has apparently claimed another victim as a 23-year-old man was shot dead on the steps of his girlfriend's house last night... Back to the top

Politicians choose their nominees to council
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.25 a.m. SLT Monday October 1. Leaders of all political parties including the minority parties are focused this week on choosing nominees to the constitutional council which now needs to be established by October 5, 2001... Back to the top

Tamil women get grassroots aid in self-exam training
The Toronto Star, October 3. A group of 20 women from Toronto's Tamil community are being trained in breast self-examination, thanks to a grant from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation... Back to the top

Neglecting neighbours - An Opinion
The Hindu, October 3. The pertinent point for the present is that the Indian political class in general and the makers of policy and opinion in particular ought to take greater interest in and show more empathy with neighbours like Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka than has been the case so far... Back to the top

Norway signs UN-Convention against financing of terrorism
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 8.00 p.m. Tuesday 2 October=20. Norwegian government has signed the United Nations convention against financing of terrorism today... Back to the top

Muslim MP's death causes more trouble for Sri Lanka parliament, 02 October 2001. An opposition Muslim legislator died of kidney failure Tuesday, plunging Sri Lanka's parliament into a legal battle over succession, officials said... Back to the top

LTTE may play anti-Islamic card to get US ban lifted
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 2.22 PM SLT Tuesday October 3, 2001. The LTTE may play up its anti-Islamic credentials as well as its commitment to the Norwegian brokered and US backed peace process in Sri Lanka to win the support of the United States and get the ban on it in that country lifted, a write up in "The Sunday Leader" says... Back to the top

Annan warns of nuclear attacks, 03 October 2001. The possibility of terrorists acquiring nuclear, biological and chemical weapons was the greatest danger facing the world, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's battle with the LTTE will not figure in America's global war against terror
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 12.20 p.m. SLT Tuesday October 2 . Sri Lanka's battle with Tamil Tiger rebels will not figure in America's new war against terrorism... Back to the top

Rough times ahead for Kumaratunga
Dawn, october 2. Thirty years ago revolutionary youth launched an armed insurrection to overthrow the world's first female prime minister, Sirima Bandaranaike of Ceylon, now called Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lanka opposition demands emergency plan for oil
Yahoo India, 02 OCtober 2001. Sri Lanka's main opposition Tuesday demanded an emergency plan for oil to avert an energy crisis in the event of the U... Back to the top

Sri Lanka ready to play series in Pakistan
Yahoo India, 02 October 2001. Sri Lanka has agreed to play a mini series in Pakistan this month, according to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Tauqir Zia... Back to the top

Players to be paid despite missing tour
Yahoo India, Wednesday October 3, 7:00 PM . Wellington, Oct 3 (AP) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has agreed to compensate its players for a tour of Pakistan that was called off due to heightened security concerns over the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States... Back to the top

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