The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 182

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Al-Qaeda, LTTE figure in US State Dept. terror list
yahoo, October 5. The network headed by Osama bin Laden, the LTTE and several Palestinian groups were cited by the US State Department today as foreign terrorist organisations. "Every one of these groups has continued to engage in terrorist activity over the past two years," department spokesman Richar Boucher said. And most of them have carried out murderous attacks on innocent people, he said in a statement. More...
Published: Fri Oct 5 17:09:54 EDT 2001
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Powell issues U.S. list of 'foreign terrorist organizations'  - Globe&Mail
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Shell Sri Lanka Unit Welcomes Competition,Urges Fair Play
Yahoo India, 04:00GMT 6th Oct 2001. Shell Gas Lanka Ltd. said Friday that it welcomes competition in Sri Lanka's liquefied petroleum gas market, but urged "fair play" between new entrant Laughs Gas Co... Back to the top

Lankan forces claim to have killed 25 rebels
yahoo, October 6. ri Lankan military claimed to have killed 25 LTTE rebels in a sea battle today with the Navy off the island's north-eastern coast but the rebels denied that there were any casualties... Back to the top

FAC hit in sea battle off Mullaithivu -VoT
Tamilnet, October 5. A Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Fast Attack Craft was damaged in heavy fighting with the Sea Tigers in the seas 36 kilometres off the Mullaithivu coast Friday, the Voice of Tigers radio (VoT) said in its night newsbroadcast... Back to the top

Constitutional council formation delayed
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1650 slt 05.10.01. The formation of the constitutional council has been delayed after minority tamil parties failed to agree on its nominees... Back to the top

Tamil nominate lawyer, express reservations on council
TamilNet, October 5. The three opposition Tamil parties in the Sri Lankan Parliament Thursday night unanimously elected Mr... Back to the top

Cricket-Sri Lanka tour to Pakistan cancelled
Yahoo India, October 5. Pakistan have cancelled a one-day cricket series against Sri Lanka in October because of safety fears following the September 11 attacks in the United States... Back to the top

Parties divided over naming panel member
Gulf-News, October 5. Smaller parties in Sri Lanka's Parliament are heavily divided over nominating a solitary member to a body that will be responsible for the depoliticisation of key state institutions, in keeping with constitutional amendments passed last week... Back to the top

UNP appoints committee to study economic crisis
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1233 slt 04.10.01. UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has appointed a 15 member committee to study the economic crisis gripping the country... Back to the top

Tamil group received $11M in federal aid, October 4. The federal government gave $11 million in immigrant aid over the last seven years to a Toronto Tamil association linked to another group the Senate and the U... Back to the top

PM and Opposition leader to meet tomorrow to finalise the constitutional council
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1905 slt 04.10.01. Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremenayake and Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet tomorrow to finalise the appointment of five independent people to the constitutional council under the 17th amendment to the constitution... Back to the top

Emirates cuts surcharge on Lankan fares
Gulf-News, October 4. Emirates and SriLankan Airlines lowered costs for passengers yesterday by modifying insurance surcharges on fares for travel to the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo... Back to the top

McLellan warns of targeting innocent
Toronto Star, October 3. ustice Minister Anne McLellan warned against tarnishing reputations unfairly in the fight against terrorism Wednesday, while the Canadian Alliance dusted off year-old claims that Finance Minister Paul Martin attended an event not knowing it was organized by a group linked to Tamil terrorists... Back to the top

Kazakhstan trounce Sri Lanka 134-20 in Asian women's basketball
Yahoo India, Friday October 5, 4:11 PM. Kazakhstan destroyed Sri Lanka 134-20 on the second day of the 19th Asian Women's Basketball Championships here Friday... Back to the top

Fighting terrorism on the home front - An Editorial
National Post, October 4. The government must also reform itself by jettisoning its left-liberal prejudice that prompts it to suspect, and occasionally denounce, legitimate concerns about terrorists as sublimated racism... Back to the top

New bill protects journalists
National Post, October 4. The four young men in the lobby of David Jeyaraj's apartment block did little to conceal their target, interrogating every tenant of South Asian descent who entered or left the building... Back to the top

Aging Sri Lanka faces an uncaring future
Asia Times , October 4. Sri Lanka's demographers are warning that the nation's aging population faces difficult times ahead, given the cuts in state-run pension schemes and the lack of traditional care at home... Back to the top

A window to Tamil guerrilla leader Prabhakaran
yahoo, October 4, 3:40 PM. Feared Sri Lankan Tamil guerrilla leader Velupillai Prabhakaran may be one of the world's most wanted men, but he would pass off as a "mild-looking, self-effacing civilian" if he walked on the street... Back to the top

Toronto Tamils call for end to wave of violence
Cnews, 04 October 2001. Tamil community leaders are beginning to give up hope on their efforts to curb gang violence... Back to the top

US Navy team survey Colombo Port
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1240 slt 04.10.01. A US navy team has carried out a survey of the Colombo port to study the feasibility of US ships using the port... Back to the top

Tamils flee Tiger labour camp: military, 04 October 2001. A group of Tamil civilians have escaped from a Tamil Tiger camp where they had been forced to work in guerrilla-run farms in eastern Sri Lanka, the defence ministry said Thursday... Back to the top

Windies tour of Sri Lanka & Pakistan still on?
Yahoo India, Thursday October 4, 11:20 AM. The Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have decided to defer their decision on the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka and Pakistan to Mid-October when they will meet with representatives of the Sri Lanka and Pakistani Boards at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting... Back to the top

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