The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 198

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Lankan Navy destroys three Tamil rebel boats
TOI, October 22. A sea battle on Sunday off Sri Lanka's northern coast destroyed three rebel boats and either killed or seriously wounded 20 guerrillas, the military said.Several navy boats patrolling off the coast of Point Pedro in the Jaffna Peninsula spotted a flotilla of rebel boats and opened fire, navy spokesman J. Ranasinghe said. More...
Published: Sun Oct 21 14:37:20 EDT 2001
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No offensive against LTTE: Kadirgamar
The Hindu (International), 22-10-2001 . By Nirupama Subramanian COLOMBO, OCT. 21. Reiterating Sri Lanka's offer of ceasefire to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam before the peace talks, the Foreign Minister, Mr... Back to the top

Bicycle spokes,knitting needles used in Lankan abortions
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 11.18 AM SLT Sunday October 21,2001. Sri Lankan quacks,who carry out a record 1,000 illegal abortions every day,use bicycle spokes,knitting needles and stems of herbs,as instruments... Back to the top

Govt. helpless in pursuing peace: Kadirgamar
Hindu, 22 October 2001. Sri Lanka has renewed its call to the LTTE to agree to a mutual ceasefire, but expressed helplessness in pursuing peace in the face of the LTTE's `intransigence'... Back to the top

Tamil parties make talks with LTTE common campaign plank
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Sunday, October 21, 2001. Four moderate Tamil parties in Sri Lanka have signed an agreement for contesting the December five Parliamentary elections under a single symbol and said their main campaign plank will be that the next government should talk solely with the LTTE for a political solution... Back to the top

Sri Lanka halts military operations
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Oct. 21. (UNI). Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, who feels that there should be an immediate halt to hostile military operation by both sides, has said that there would be no offensive military operations from the government side and that would remain unless something happens on the part of the Tamil Tigers, which could disturb the situation... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anthrax Fears Hit U.S., Australian Embassies in Sri Lanka
Nothern Light, Saturday, October 20, 2001 1:39 AM EST . The United States and Australian embassies in Sri Lanka have received letters which may contain deadly anthrax, the state-run Daily News said on Saturday... Back to the top

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