The Lanka Academic

 
OCTOBER 25, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 202

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Arjuna Ranatunga enters politics
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 3.30pm SLT, Oct.25, 2001. Former Sri Lankan cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga speaks to media in Colombo on Thursday. Ranatuga, who captained the national cricket team to victory in the 1996 world cup announced that he would be contesting the December parliamentary elections as a candidate for Peoples' Alliance party. More...
Published: Thu Oct 25 08:16:22 EDT 2001
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Arjuna Ranatunga enters politics  - Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo
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Parliamentary spin for former Sri Lankan cricket captain  - 123India.com
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Cricket - Ranatunga ready to pad up for the polls  - Yahoo India


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SIMI, LTTE, others branded as terrorist groups
Indiainfo, October 25. The new prevention of terrorism ordinance brands Deendar Anjuman, Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), most Kashmiri and North-East militant outfits and Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as terrorist organisations and makes support to them an offence... Back to the top

Grenade attack in Lanka leaves 4 dead
TOI, 26 October 2001. Unidentified attackers threw a hand grenade at a house in the eastern Ampara district, killing four members of the same family, and injured another man with gunfire, police said on Thursday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka meet Zimbabwe
Gulf-News, October . Sri Lanka, hoping to extend their winning streak and establish themselves as the cricket champions of the desert, take on Zimbabwe today in the opening day of the Khaleej Times Trophy 2001 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium... Back to the top

Major parties start submitting nomination lists
Tamilnet, 26 October 2001. Major political parties have started submitting their lists of candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary elections from Thursday... Back to the top

Buddhist leaders oppose political negotiation with LTTE
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Thursday, October 25, 2001. Sri Lanka's three most venerated Buddhist religious leaders have opposed any political negotiation with the LTTE and flayed mainstream parties for failing to capitalise on the international anti-terrorism fight to defeat the LTTE... Back to the top

Mahanayakes want parties to clarify stand on separatist-terrorism
Roy Mendis in Colombo, 1.12 PM SLT Thursday October 25,2001. The Mahanayakes of three of the four Chapters of the Buddhist Maha Sangha have asked the Peoples' Alliance and the United National Party to clarify their stand on separatist terrorism ahead of the December 5 parliamentary elections... Back to the top

Sri Lanka reschedules West Indies, Zimbabwe matches for election
123india.com, 26 October 2001. Sri Lanka Thursday re-scheduled some matches in upcoming cricket tours by West Indies and Zimbabwe to avoid playing during the December parliamentary elections... Back to the top

Cricket - Jayasuriya looking for Sharjah hat-trick
yahoo, Thursday October 25, 3:37 PM. Sanath Jayasuriya's Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe in the opening match of the Sharjah Champions Trophy on Friday hoping to make it a hat-trick of titles at the venue... Back to the top

Sri Lanka meet Zimbabwe
Gulf News, 26 October 2001. Sri Lanka, hoping to extend their winning streak and establish themselves as the cricket champions of the desert, take on Zimbabwe today in the opening day of the Khaleej Times Trophy 2001 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium... Back to the top

Global Competitiveness Survey List
Lycos, 26 October 2001. Rankings of national economic growth prospects in the Global Competitiveness Report 2001, published by the World Economic Forum of Geneva and Harvard University Professors Jeffrey Sachs and Michael Porter... Back to the top

Emirates to resume all flights to Colombo
123India.com, Oct 25 2001 14:28 IST. Emirates airline said Thursday it will resume all flights between Dubai and Colombo from October 28 after the Sri Lankan government removed huge war-risk insurance premiums... Back to the top

More defect from Lanka ruling party
Gulf News, 25 October 2001. More members from the ruling People's Alliance crossed over to the main opposition United National Party (UNP) triggering off fresh problems for the opposition in accommodating the cross overs in the nomination list for the upcoming elections... Back to the top

15 cases of election related violence
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 2 p.m. SLT Wednesday October 24. The police elections secretariat said today that it had recorded 15 incidents of election related violence as of 6 a... Back to the top

Anthrax by mail
Deccan Herald, 25 October 2001. Sri Lanka's diplomatic corps appear to be the target of an anthrax scare even as reports of the bacteria continue to spread in the United States and Britain... Back to the top

Lt. Col and 6 other army officers killed today
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1 p.m. SLT Wednesday October 24. A lieutenant colonel and six other army officers are reported to have been killed this morning at around 11.30 a... Back to the top

Sri Lankan opposition leader files action against gov't press
Kyodo News, Wednesday, 24th Oct 12:22 GMT. A senior leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) complained Wednesday to the Supreme Court that state newspapers were publishing damaging reports about his party in the run-up to parliamentary elections... Back to the top

Asia Watch: Sri Lanka up on political hopes
FT, October 24. War-torn and, until recently, close to insolvent, Sri Lanka would not normally be the first choice for investors in the current tough economic environment... Back to the top

Pakistan to Sign Free Trade Pact With Sri Lanka Soon
Yahoo Singapore, October 25. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are close to signing a comprehensive free trade agreement to promote exports and imports between the two countries, a source in the Ministry of Commerce told newsmen... Back to the top

President Kumaratunga to campaign in Europe
Saroj Pathirana in London, Wednesday 24/10/01 1205 GMT. President Chandrika Kumaratunga is to leave for Europe this weekend... Back to the top

Windmills light up the lives of Sri Lanka's rural poor
Asia Times, Wednesday, October 25, 15:19 GMT. The welcoming response by the country's rural poor to new power-generating initiatives is understandable, since they are among the nearly 50 percent of Sri Lankan households in a population of 19 million that do not have electricity... Back to the top

Sri Lankan IGP, EC haggle over officers' transfer
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Oct. 24. (UNI). The issue of alleged political transfer of police officers, a major pre-poll issue in Sri Lanka, has got further entangled with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) informing the Election Commissioner (EC) that the latter had no authority to issue directives to him in this regard... Back to the top

Pakistan aim to grab title
Gulf News, 25 October 2001. A full strength Pakistan cricket team arrived here yesterday beaming with confidence and determined to win the Sharjah Champions Trophy... Back to the top

Anthrax Scare Hit British Embassy in Sri Lanka
People's Daily, Wednesday, October 24, 2001, updated at 08:42. The Anthrax scare hit the British High Commission in Sri Lanka n capital Colombo on Tuesday as it has become the fifth foreign mission here to receive suspicious letters... Back to the top

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