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VOL. 2, NO. 197

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Claymore attacks point to cracks within LTTE
The Hindu (International), 21-10-2001 . By Nirupama Subramanian COLOMBO, OCT. 20. Yet another claymore mine attack deep inside LTTE-controlled territory in eastern Sri Lanka aimed apparently at a senior leader of the group has seriously raised the possibility that cracks have developed within its monolithic organisation.The claymore mine went off seconds after a vehicle, said to be used by Mr. Karikalan, the LTTE's political wing leader for Batticaloa, passed the spot. According to reports, Mr. Karikalan was not in the four-wheel drive at the time, and both the vehicle and its driver escaped unscathed. There is no word yet from the LTTE on the incident. More...
Published: Sat Oct 20 22:59:37 EDT 2001
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Nominations open for Sri Lankan polls
The Hindu (International), 21-10-2001 . Nominations for Sri Lanka's forthcoming parliamentary elections opened today but major political parties are expected to submit their lists of candidates only next week... Back to the top

Tight security for ex-minister
Gulf-News, October 21. A former cabinet minister in Sri Lanka who crossed over to join the opposition has been given additional security by the government's Human Rights body after he claimed his life was under threat... Back to the top

Tamil community breathing easier
Toronto Star, October 20. The first news of the arrest was broadcast over a local Tamil radio station... Back to the top

Nimbus plans to sue Lankan cricket board
Yahoo India, October 20. WSG Nimbus, the production house, which saw its three-year television, radio and sponsorship deal with the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka (BCCSL) terminated on Tuesday, has now threatened to sue for damages... Back to the top

Public servants hail honest politicos
CDN, October 20. A massive crowd of Government employees gathered at the Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo yesterday to welcome the Government's decision to grant an interim allowance of Rs.1200 for public servants and Rs... Back to the top

Thousands demonstrate in Colombo in support of the ruling party
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 2112 slt 19.10.01. Thousands of people demonstrated in Colombo this morning in support of the ruling party... Back to the top

Tamil parties realign for polls in Sri Lanka
The Hindu (International), 20-10-2001 . Sri Lanka's Tamil parties are repositioning themselves ahead of the December 5 general election in order to prevent a repeat of last year's election when the minority vote got fragmented between a dozen or so contestants in all the districts of the north-east... Back to the top

Elections Commissioner under pressure to exercise powers of the 17th amendment
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 2110 slt 19.10.01. Elections Commissioner came under further pressure to exercise powers vested on him under the 17th amendment to the constitution... Back to the top

Norway's Change of Government No Bar to Sri Lankan Peace Process
Xinhua, 20 October 2001. The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo has said that the change of government in Norway would not affect its role in the peace process in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Top Lankan tea brand eyes Indian market
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 1.33 PM SLT Saturday October 20,2001. Dilmah,the exclusive Sri Lankan tea brand,is set to enter the top end of the Indian tea market... Back to the top

People's Alliance to absorb
Gulf-News, October 19. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's People's Alliance (PA) coalition decided to recruit nearly 40,000 state sector workers on the eve of a general election scheduled for early December... Back to the top

UAE signs tax accord with Lanka, 19 October 2001. The UAE and Sri Lanka yesterday signed a draft but comprehensive double-taxation agreement in a bid to boost investment and economic ties between the two countries... Back to the top

Athletics-Sri Lanka sprinter blocks movie about her life
Yahoo Singapore, Saturday October 20, 12:17 AM. Sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe, who gave Sri Lanka its first Olympic medal in 50 years in Sydney last year, obtained a court order on Friday blocking the production of a movie about her life... Back to the top

Nominations open for Sri Lankan election
Kyodo News, 20 October 2001. The Sri Lanka elections commissioner started accepting nominations Saturday for parliamentary polls to be contested Dec... Back to the top

Ire from Lankan Muslims
Deccan Herald, October 20. Emotions are running high among Sri Lankan Muslims who claim that the air strikes on Afghanistan led by the United States are cruel and unjustifiable... Back to the top

ICC decides to impose 2 m. dollar penalties on fixture breakers
Yahoo India, 20 October 2001. The International Cricket Council (ICC) today decided to impose whopping penalties to the tune of 2 million US dollars on its affiliates who break its ten-year fixtures programme and also gave the green signal to staging international matches in independent venues as its response to the impact of global conflict... Back to the top

2 missions in Colombo receive suspicious mail
The Hindu (International), 20-10-2001 . The U.S. Embassy and the Australian High Commission here received mail on Thursday containing a substance suspected to be anthrax... Back to the top

Sri Lanka journalist killing appeal
BBC South Asia, Friday, 19 October, 2001, 15:50 GMT 16:50 UK . Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has been pressed to pursue an investigation into the killing of a journalist who contributed to the BBC and several local media organisations... Back to the top

Defectors reach accord with UNP
Gulf-News, October 19. The group of government defectors have entered into a 24 point Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with United National Party (UNP), the main opposition in Sri Lanka, in preparation for the forthcoming parliamentary elections... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Opposition Distorted Parliamentary Democracy: Former Speaker
Nothern Light, Friday, October 19, 2001 12:35 AM EST . Former Sri Lankan Parliament Speaker Anura Bandaranaike has charged that the main opposition United National Party (UNP) had distorted all norms of parliamentary democracy by getting businessmen to buy over government ministers and politicians... Back to the top

S Korean companies accused of exploitation
BBC, October 19. An international clothing workers' union has accused some South Korean firms of exploiting and abusing their workers... Back to the top

UAE signs tax accord with Lanka
Gulf-news, October 19. The UAE and Sri Lanka yesterday signed a draft but comprehensive double-taxation agreement in a bid to boost investment and economic ties between the two countries... Back to the top

Windies cleared for Sri Lanka tour
BBC South Asia, October 18. The West Indies will depart for Sri Lanka as scheduled at the end of October, the cricket team's board insisted on Thursday... Back to the top

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