The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 184

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LTTE concerned over Lanka’s proximity with US
Deccan Herald, 08 October 2001. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is extremely concerned over the possibility that the United States and Sri Lanka will draw closer to each other militarily if the US uses Sri Lanka as a refuelling stop in its impending attack against Afghanistan, media reports said. With this in mind, the LTTE high command has ordered an increase in attacks against the Sri Lankan armed forces, in an attempt to make the US government to believe that US forces would not be safe during even a brief stop in this country. These attacks include assaults on the armed forces in the North-East, and possibly bomb attacks in other parts of the country. More...
Published: Sun Oct 7 23:50:54 EDT 2001

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Raids successful: Afghan opposition, 08 October 2001. The overnight USled military strikes launched on Taliban targets in Afghanistan were accurate and there have been no reports of civilian casualties, the Afghan opposition's main spokesman said today... Back to the top

Lanka's economy heads for record slump
The Daily Star, October 7. A dismal second quarter has left Sri Lanka's economy needing a sharp rebound in the second half of 2001 to meet the central bank's growth target of two per cent... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Leftist Party Agrees to Start Peace Talks With Tamil Rebels
People's Daily, Sunday, October 07, 2001, updated at 14:01(GM. Sri Lanka n government has informed the main opposition United National Party (UNP) that its recent agreement reach with leftist JVP or People's Liberation Front does not preclude it from proceeding towards a negotiated settlement with separatist Tamil Tiger rebels, the Sunday Times said... Back to the top

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

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

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