The Lanka Academic

 
OCTOBER 31, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 208

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Politicians take extra security precautions
Gulf News, 31 October 2001. Political parties and politicians in Sri Lanka contesting parliamentary elections have moved to take extra security precautions as police imposed a ban on late night meetings, a day after Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack in the capital. The move came as the death toll in Monday's Tamil rebel suicide bomb attack rose to five yesterday after one more civilian succumbed to his injuries at Colombo's National Hospital. The latest victim was identified as A. Armstrong, a businessman by profession. The bomb instantly killed the suicide bomber, two civilians and a policeman in the blast while at least 20 others were injured. More...
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Sri Lanka calls for action on Tamil Tiger funds
123India.com, Oct 30 2001 23:24 IST. LONDON, Oct 30 (AFP) - Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Tuesday with British Home Secretary David Blunkett to discuss her concerns over fund-raising and propaganda here by Tamil rebels... Back to the top

It's LTTE season once again
Gulf-News, October 30. Come December, and Sri Lankans will be asked to vote for the second time in two years for a government of their choice... Back to the top

Lankan graft-buster sacked
Gulf-News, October 31. Sri Lanka's ruling party in the run up to the upcoming parliamentary elections has suffered another major blow over the sudden removal of a top government official involved in investigating bribery and corruption... Back to the top

Sri Lanka graft buster grounded ahead of polls
123India.com, Oct 30 2001 17:38 IST. COLOMBO, Oct 30 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's top anti-corruption prosecutor announced Tuesday that he has been sacked by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, mid his investigations into key public figures... Back to the top

Suicide bombing sets tanker ablaze in Sri Lanka
123India.com, Oct 30 2001 23:34 IST. Tamil Tiger rebels staged a daring suicide bomb attack and set ablaze an oil tanker off Sri Lanka's northern coast Tuesday, leaving three security personnel missing, officials said... Back to the top

Tamil Tigers attack oil tanker in Sri Lanka
123India.com, Oct 30 2001 18:21 IST. COLOMBO, Oct 30 (AFP) - Tamil Tiger guerrillas attacked an oil tanker off Sri Lanka's northern coast Tuesday as it transported fuel to the Jaffna peninsula, the defence ministry said... Back to the top

'LTTE says no to peace talks despite concessions'
123India, October 30. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga on October 30 expressed willingness to hold talks with Tamil rebels without insisting on de-commissioning of weapons, but said they were refusing to negotiate... Back to the top

Government minister arrested and released
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 7.55 p.m. SLT Tuesday October 30. Minister Reggie Ranatunge, was arrested today and released on bail for allegedly assaulting a young man who succumbed to his injuries yesterday... Back to the top

Winning changes your attitude; like to win again...
Gulf-News, 31 October 2001. Sri Lankan skipper Sanath Jayasuriya is a celebrity in his own right... Back to the top

Sri Lanka steps up security in wake of suicide blast
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 5 p.m. SLT Tuesday October 30. Police sources say that security has been stepped up after the premier narrowly escaped being caught up in a terrorist suicide bomb attack yesterday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka steps up security as suicide blast toll rise
123India.com, Oct 30 2001 13:52 IST. COLOMBO, Oct 30 (AFP) - Sri Lanka stepped up security for politicians Tuesday after the prime minister narrowly escaped an assassination bid in a suicide bombing which claimed five lives, police said... Back to the top

ADB Approves Development Loans to China, Sri Lanka
Nothern Light, Tuesday, October 30, 2001 7:39 AM EST . MANILA, Oct 30, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Tuesday approves loans to three development projects in China and Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Migrant Lankan workers due to get right to vote
Asia Times, 31 October 2001. - Close to a million Sri Lankan migrant workers may finally get the chance to vote at a domestic election, after a local non-governmental agency succeeded this month in convincing the state's Human Rights Commission (HRC) that voting is a right of every citizen - wherever he or she is... Back to the top

Suicide bombers keep fear alive amid Sri Lanka campaign
123India.com, Oct 30 2001 09:42 IST. COLOMBO, Oct 30 (AFP) - Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake narrowly escaped a deadly suicide bombing by a few minutes, but the abortive attack is seen as a grim warning of more bloodshed in the run-up to Sri Lanka's December polls... Back to the top

Sri Lanka wants talks with Tamil Tigers: president
123India.com, Oct 30 2001 12:08 IST. COLOMBO, Oct 30 (AFP) - Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga Tuesday expressed willingness to hold talks with Tamil rebels without insisting on de-commissioning of weapons, but said they were refusing to negotiate... Back to the top

Cricket - Security tightened at Sharjah tournament
Yahoo India, 31 October 2001. Security has been stepped up at the Sharjah Champions Trophy involving Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe... Back to the top

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