The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 199

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'UNP Govt will solve ethnic crisis'
South Nexus, Monday, Oct 22 19:13 GMT. Sri Lanka's main Opposition party has said, it will form a multi-party coalition Government if voted to power in the December 5 election, and promised economic recovery, an end to the ethnic conflict by devolution of power and restoration of law and order. "We want to salvage this country and prevent the three volcanoes of economic depression, the north-east war and the anarchy prevailing in the country," United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe told a party rally here on Sunday More...
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Cop, Home Guard killed in Sri Lanka mine attack
The Hindu NUS, Monday, Oct. 22. 19:12 GMT. A policeman and a Home Guard were killed in a Claymore mine attack at Dutuwewa in Vavuniya district today... Back to the top

Indian High Commission in Colombo receives anthrax?
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 9.33 PM SLT Monday October 22,2001. The Indian High Commission in Colombo today received by post three envelopes containing a white powder suspected to be anthrax,mission officials said... Back to the top

Anthrax scare at French Embassy in Colombo
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 4.10 p.m. SLT Monday October 22. A letter carrying a white powder like substance was received in a letter posted to the French embassy in Colombo this morning... Back to the top

59 cops being rotated according to the dictates of politicos
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.25 p.m. SLT Monday October 22. At least 59 police officers in a pre poll phase are being given fresh duties to comply with orders by political masters... Back to the top

Elections chief to possess supreme powers
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.20 p.m. SLT Monday October 22. The Elections Commissioner shall have the power this time to recommend to the President regarding any deployment of armed forces to prevent, control, any action and incidents which may be prejudicial to holding a free and fair election... Back to the top

'War on terrorism' worth another look
SunSpot, October 22. WHEN THE war against international terrorism is over, will the Irish Republican Army remain? Will the Tamil Tigers still slaughter, the Basque separatists deliver bombs to Spanish officials? No doubt all that will remain, to the continuing anxiety of the people of Ireland, Sri Lanka and Spain... Back to the top

No Foreign Media Survives Without People Like Nimalarajan- BBC War Correspondent
Saroj Pathirana in London, 22 October 2001. International media institutions cannot be successful in their coverage without local correspondents like murdered journalist Mylvaganam Nimalarajan, a senior BBC journalist said... Back to the top

Suicide bombers perish in Sri Lanka sea battle, Oct 22 2001 10:36 IST. Five members of an elite Tamil Tiger suicide squad were killed in a sea battle with the navy off Sri Lanka's northern coast, the rebels said Monday... Back to the top

Former MPs question bank's waiver of interest on loan
Gulf News, 22 October 2001. Four former parliamentarians met the chairman of the country's largest state bank and questioned him on a recent decision by the bank to waive the interest due from a loan given to an UK-based Sri Lankan... Back to the top

Lanka poll chief gets more powers
Gulf-News, October 21. Sri Lanka's elections commissioner has been given the green light by the attorney general to make use of powers vested under a recently introduced constitutional amendment enabling him take steps towards conducting free and fair elections... Back to the top

Lanka willing to halt operations against LTTE
Gulf_news, October 22. Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has reiterated his government's willingness to "jointly halt hostile military operations" with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militants fighting for a separate state in the island's north and east... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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

Lara fit for Sri Lanka
BBC South Asia, 22 October 2001. West Indies batsman Brian Lara has been passed fit to play in the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka... 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

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