The Lanka Academic

 
OCTOBER 17, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 194

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Tiger rebels attack security outpsost in Sri Lanka
123India.com, 18 October 2001. Tamil Tiger guerrillas attacked two security outposts in northeastern Sri Lanka Thursday, leaving at least one trooper missing and seven others wounded, the defence ministry said. Gunmen of the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) staged the pre-dawn attacks against the Puvarasanthivu and Samachchativu posts in the district of Trincomalee, ministry spokesman Sanath Karunaratne said. More...
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Former sports minister joins UNP
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1 p.m. SLT Wednesday October 17. Former Sports Minister Lakshman Kiriella today became a member of the United National Party... Back to the top

Ex cricket captain to enter election fray
Frederica Jansz in Colombo. The ruling Peoples Alliance is to field Sri Lanka's former cricket captain, Arjuna Ranatunge to contest in the Colombo district in an apparent attempt to give a facelift to the ailing coalition... Back to the top

Minority party's ready for elections
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 8.15 a.m. SLT Wednesday October 17. The Ceylon Workers Congress, led by Arumugam Thondaman and the Upcountry Peoples Front (UPF) will contest upcoming elections on December 5, this year together... Back to the top

Political Fervor Primes Sri Lanka Suicide Blasts
IHT, October 17. They appear on foot, by truck or boat, carrying hidden explosives... Back to the top

Christopher Ondaatje
National Post, 18 October 2001. Christopher Ondaatje has moved to London and given away millions... Back to the top

5 killed in LTTE attacks in Lanka
TOI, 18 October 2001. Tamil Tiger rebels shot to death three soldiers and two civilians in a northeastern village on Wednesday, police said... Back to the top

Nimalarajan Commemorative Lecture in London
Sroj Pathirana in London, October 17. Nimalarajan Foundation in London is to commemorate the first death anniversary of murdered journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan... Back to the top

Elections raise tour doubts
BBC, Wednesday, 17 October, 2001, 15:00 GMT 16:00 . Parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka have created a major problem for the West Indies' tour... Back to the top

Polls could reschedule West Indies games in Sri Lanka
123India.com, Oct 17 2001 08:32 IST. The snap parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka may force the re-scheduling of some of the games during the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, cricket officials said... Back to the top

Lankan board terminates agreement with WSG Nimbus
Yahoo India, October 17, 9:18 AM. The Sri Lanka cricket board (BCCSL) has announced that it has terminated the master rights agreement with WSG Nimbus Private Limited... Back to the top

INTERVIEW: Sri Lanka Eyes Trade Chances From US Attacks
Yahoo India, October 17, 9:53 AM. Link Only Back to the top

LTTE-backed group warns Tamil parties against disunity
South Nexus, Wednesday, Oct 17 09:11GMT. A shadowy Tamil group, believed to be a cover for the LTTE, has asked mainstream Tamil parties in Sri Lanka to fight the December Parliamentary elections as a single alliance, and warned that failure to do so might lead to their "elimination from the homeland... Back to the top

Former Speaker joins ruling PA
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 6.35 p.m. SLT Tuesday October 16. Speaker Anura Bandaranaike today resigned his membership from the main opposition United National Party... Back to the top

SLMC with UNP, NUA with PA
tamilnet, 17 October 2001. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) led by former Kandy district parliamentarian Mr... Back to the top

Former Lankan speaker quits opposition party
Gulf News, 17 October 2001. Former speaker of parliament Anura Bandaranaike, the only brother of President Chandrika Kumaratunga, has quit the main opposition United National Party (UNP) and was set to rejoin his sister's crumbling Peoples Alliance (PA) coalition as reports indicated that the opposition UNP was not willing to accommodate him in their national list for the forthcoming parliamentary elections in December... Back to the top

Sweeping anti-terror powers unveiled
Toronto Star, October 16. A far-reaching anti-terrorism bill was introduced in the Commons yesterday that would give police and courts widespread powers... Back to the top

Ruling party plans to rig elections, charges Oppn
southnexus, October 16. The opposition in Sri Lanka voiced fears that the ruling party might rig the December five Parliamentary elections and engineer violence during polling, and said it would do its best to stop it through legal means... Back to the top

Ex-cricket official claims $55m damages from sports minister
Gulf News, 17 October 2001. A former cricket administrator, now backing the main opposition party in Sri Lanka has denied allegations he was instrumental in making payments to ruling party's defectors to cross over to the opposition and is claiming damages from a minister who made the allegation... Back to the top

Nimalarajan commemorative workshop in Colombo for North-East journalists
Saroj Pathirana in London, October 16. BBC World Service and a group of journalists are holding a two day workshop [Oct 16th and 17th] in Colombo for journalists from North and the East to commemorate the first anniversary of murdered journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan... Back to the top

For suicide squads, itís noble death
Economic Times, 17 October 2001. THEY appear on foot, on a truck or aboard a boat, carrying hidden explosives... Back to the top

NAM a dead horse, no point in meet: Bangla
Indianinfo, October 16. Bangladesh's new government of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has decided not to host a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) due to be held here next year, officials said on October 16... Back to the top

UK to enact new law for suspected terrorists
Indianinfo, October 16. In an effort to tighten the noose on terrorists, Britain, so far considered a safe haven for terrorists and extremists, would enact a new law under which suspected terrorists could be detained without trial, possibly for years... Back to the top

ADB: Helping displaced people in Sri Lanka
Nothern Light, Tuesday, October 16, 2001 5:59 AM EST . The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a US$25 million loan to help people affected by Sri Lanka's 19-year conflict in the worst-affected northern and eastern provinces... Back to the top

Transfers of senior cops begin
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.40 p.m. SLT Tuesday October 16. The transfer of a number of cops in charge of police stations outside Colombo are being transferred on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Lucky Kodituwakku... Back to the top

PA nomination list ready this week
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.35 p.m. SLT Tuesday October 16. The ruling Peoples Alliance is expected to have ready its list of candidates that will contest the forthcoming general elections on the PA ticket by the end of this week... Back to the top

US diplomat empathizes with Lankans
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 12.25 p.m. SLT Tuesday October 16. Ashley Wills, America's Ambassador to Sri Lanka on yesterday empathized with Sri Lankans, saying that "the US had come to know as Sri Lanka had, the heartlessness of terrorist attacks... Back to the top

Ranatunge to contest Kaduwela?
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 10.20 a.m Tuesday 18 September. World cup winning former Sri Lankan cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunge had met President Chandrika Kumaratunge yesterday to discuss the possibility of getting an appointment as the chief PA organiser for Kaduwela electorate a news item in the Daily Mirror said today... Back to the top

Lankan Oppn charges ruling party with bid to rig polls
Deccan Herald, 16 October 2001. The Opposition in Sri Lanka today voiced fears that the ruling party might rig the December five parliamentary elections and engineer violence during polling, and said it would do its best to stop it through legal means... Back to the top

Int'l Ozone Parley Opens in Colombo
Nothern Light, Tuesday, October 16, 2001 10:18 AM EST . The 13th Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol, also known as International Ozone Parley, opened here on Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka names 15-member squad for Sharjah tournament
123India.com, 16 October 2001. Sri Lanka Monday named a 15-member squad led by Sanath Jayasuriya for the tri-nation Sharjah Cup cricket tournament that will also involve Pakistan and Zimbabwe... Back to the top

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