The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 183

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PA - JVP pact 'no snag to peace with rebels'
gulf-news, October 7. The Government has informed the main opposition United National Party (UNP) that their recent pact with the Marxist Janata Vimukti Perumana (JVP) does not preclude them from proceeding towards a negotiated settlement with the Tamil guerrillas of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and that the JVP concurs with this position. In a letter delivered to the UNP hierarchy on Friday night, a five member delegation of the People's Alliance which last month held talks with the UNP said that they had discussions with the JVP on Wednesday and that the JVP cleared the government proceeding with talks with the LTTE. More...
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Sri Lanka government in bitter survival battle
123India, October 7. A new bid to oust Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has exposed the instability of her government, just one month after she was thrown a political lifeline by a Marxist party... Back to the top

Lanka parliament dissolution ruled out
Gulf-News, October 6. The ruling People's Alliance (PA) has ruled out the possibility of dissolving parliament as a method to evade an opposition sponsored no confidence motion against them, as the main opposition yesterday intensified its campaign to ensure the motion is passed and the government is defeated... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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

Sri Lankan Illegal Immigrants in Italy Back Home
Nothern Light, Saturday, October 06, 2001 12:19 AM EST . COLOMBO, Oct 6, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A total of 200 Sri Lankan illegal immigrants in Italy were back home on Friday and they will remain in custody pending inquiry, The Island newspaper said on Saturday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka daily blackouts reduced to three hours
MSNBC, 6 October, Saturday. Sri Lanka's Ceylon Electricity Board will be shortening daily power cuts to three hours from Saturday night as reservoirs were filling up due to improved rainfall, a local newspaper reported on Saturday... 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

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

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