The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 205

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Sri Lanka opposition seeks French-style administration, Oct 28 2001 14:01 IST. Sri Lanka's main opposition Sunday expressed confidence of winning the snap parliamentary elections and said it hoped to establish a French-style "cohabitation" administration. Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said he was setting up a committee to maintain peace between rival political parties before and after the December 5 parliamentary elections. More...
Published: Sun Oct 28 12:37:00 EST 2001

No Connection Fee! Calls to Sri Lanka, only 39c/m!
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Cricket: The game that plays politicans in Sri Lanka, Oct 28 2001 10:15 IST. Sri Lanka's national sport is not cricket, but for this former British colony it is an obsession... Back to the top

Chandrika has breakfast with Frost
Dushy Ranetunge, October 28. President Chandrika Kumaratunga of Sri Lanka was interviewed in London on the BBC "breakfast with Frost" prime time Sunday morning (28th October) current affairs program that focused on international Terrorism... Back to the top

Oh, for a piece of Kandy
Yahoo India, October 29, 12:00 AM. A hill resort-cum-pilgrimage centre, Kandy in Sri Lanka is a tourist's delight, says Inder Raj Ahluwalia... Back to the top

Sri Lanka president leaves for London, Oct 28 2001 10:33 IST. COLOMBO, Oct 28 (AFP) - Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has left for London on a "working visit" after her party submitted nominations for the December snap parliamentary polls, officials said Sunday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka opposition leader to visit India, Oct 28 2001 15:45 IST. COLOMBO, Oct 28 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to visit the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu and hold talks with the new Chief Minister O... Back to the top

Sri Lanka troops shoot 10 rebels, sympathisers, Oct 28 2001 14:25 IST. Sri Lankan security forces shot dead at least 10 people, including six separatist Tamil Tiger rebels and four apparent sympathisers of the group, in various clashes, the defence ministry said Sunday... Back to the top

Nearly 5,000 to contest Sri Lanka election
123India, October 28. Sri Lanka's elections commission has begun allocating numbers for nearly 5,000 candidates after closing nominations for the December 5 snap parliamentary poll, officials said Sunday... Back to the top

Election Campaign Starts in Sri Lanka
Nothern Light, Sunday, October 28, 2001 12:52 AM EST . COLOMBO, Oct 28, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- An election campaign has been kicked off in war-torn Sri Lanka with the nominations for the forthcoming parliamentary elections due on December 5 concluded on Saturday... Back to the top

India to reduce Former Chief Minister Perumalís Security
Saroj Pathirana in London. Saturday 27/10/01 1650 GMT Indian authorities are to reduce security cover provided for Sri Lankaís controversial ex-Chief Minister of North-East Province, Vardarajah Perumal... Back to the top

Heart ills plague South Asians
Toronto Star, October 26. Canadians of South Asian descent, particularly women, develop life-threatening heart disease at a younger age and often have more complications than do people from a European background, says a new Toronto study... Back to the top

Sri Lankan President to Meet British Ministers
Saroj Pathirana in London. Saturday 27/10/01 1625 GMT Sri Lankan President Chandrika B... Back to the top

Campaigning kicks off in bitter Sri Lankan poll
Yahoo India, 28 October 2001. - Campaigning kicked off on Saturday for parliamentary elections in war-torn Sri Lanka that are expected to be violent and accompanied by widespread accusations of ballot stuffing... Back to the top

Media watchdog slams PA politicians threat to media
Saroj Pathirana in London. Saturday 27/10/01 Paris based media watchdog Reporters Sans Fronti'res (RSF) has expressed its deep concern over the recent threats by ex-deputy minister Mervyn Silva against the Divaina and The Island newspapers... Back to the top

A Srilankan Policeman Gives Directions to a Parliamentary Candidate in Colombo
Excite, 28 Ocrober 2001. A Sri Lankan policeman gives directions to Sabapathipillai Padmanadan (C), a candidate from the minority party Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), as he arrives to submit his nomination for the December parliamentary elections in Colombo October 27, 2001... Back to the top

Sri Lanka win in a hurry
Yahoo India, 28 October 2001. Sri Lanka mauled Pakistan in their first match in almost four months when the Sanath Jayasuriya-led men won the Champions Trophy encounter by a convincing seven wickets here on Saturday... Back to the top

Oct. 27 (00 :02) Sri Lanka's President Kumaratunga leaves for London - COLOMBO
Kyodo News, 27 October 2001. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Saturday left for London on what Media Secretary Janadasa Pieris called a ''working visit... Back to the top

Tiger watch
Yahoo India, 28 October 2001. ONLY TWO months before the terrorist attacks in the U.S., in Sri Lanka, an outfit proclaimed as a terrorist organisation by at least four countries including the U.S., struck at the island's only international airport, destroying commercial aircraft and military planes at the nearby airbase. It was the most audacious attack by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in its 20-year separatist campaign against the Sri Lankan state and it underlined its image as one of the most dreaded guerilla groups in the world... Back to the top

Nomination ends for Parliamentary polls in Lanka
South Nexus, COLOMBO, Oct 28. Sri Lankan political parties switch to the campaign mode from Saturday, as nominations closed in the afternoon for December Parliamentary election that may see the continuing ethnic conflict yet again as a key poll issue... Back to the top

French embassy in Colombo to reopen after anthrax scare
123India, October 27. The French embassy in Sri Lanka will reopen as normal at the start of the week after closing for a day over an anthrax scare, embassy officials said Saturday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka brush aside Zimbabwe in Champions Trophy opener
Yahoo Singapore, October 26. Sanath Jayasuriya's Sri Lanka opened their campaign in the Champions Trophy limited-overs tournament with a fluent 63-run win over Zimbabwe here on Friday... Back to the top

"Conflict index" warns when a nation faces civil war
NewScientist, October 27. The dictator General Pervez Musharraf leads a country on the brink... Back to the top

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