The Lanka Academic

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

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Opposition accused of links with Tigers
Gulf-News, November 1. Sri Lanka's ruling party is concentrating on an anti-Tamil militant campaign and branding the country's main opposition party as sympathisers of the militant movement in a bid to woo the votes of the majority Sinhala community during the run up to the upcoming parliamentary elections.The ruling People's Alliance chief candidates and its main campaigners are depending more on branding the main opposition United National Party (UNP) as a party which has links with the militants, than offering a solution to the ethnic conflict. More...
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Prof. G. L. Peiris condemns removal of bribery dir. gen.
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.20 p.m. SLT Wednesday October 31. Addressing a press conference today Prof. G. L... Back to the top

Two suspects surrender in the wake of Rodrigo's death
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.35 p.m. SLT Wednesday October 31. Two suspects surrendered themselves to the Gampaha police today following the death of Lionel Rodrigo who died on Monday October 29, after suffering severe assault injuries to his head... Back to the top

175 complaints of election violence
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 9.30 p.m. SLT Wednesday October 31. The police elections secretariat has received 175 complaints of election related violences up to date... Back to the top

Downer Condemns LTTE Suicide Bomb Attack
Media Release - Australian FM, October 31. I condemn and deplore Monday’s suicide bomb attack in Colombo which appears to have been directed at Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mr Ratnasiri Wickramanayake... Back to the top

Amnesty International condemns Tiger suicide bombing
123India.com, Oct 31 2001 10:07 IST. Amnesty International Wednesday condemned a suicide bombing apparently carried out by Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas this week and urged the rebels not to attack civilian... Back to the top

Opposition accused of links with Tigers
Gulf News, 01 November 2001. Sri Lanka's ruling party is concentrating on an anti-Tamil militant campaign and branding the country's main opposition party as sympathisers of the militant movement in a bid to woo the votes of the majority Sinhala community during the run up to the upcoming parliamentary elections... Back to the top

ADB approves $ 25 mn soft loan to Sri Lanka
Yahoo India, Wednesday October 31, 11:29 AM. The Asian Development Bank, ADB, has approved a soft loan worth about $ 25 million to Sri Lanka, to support state lending to agriculture-based enterprises, reports Agence France-Presse, AFP, quoting the Philippines-based bank... Back to the top

LTTE cell busted
HT, 01 November 2001. Sri Lankan police claim to have busted a key suicide bomber hideout of the rebels in the vicinity of the Bandaranaike International Airport, which was the target of a devastating terrorist strike on July 24... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Tigers claim their first suicide bombing against an oil tanker
123India.com, Oct 31 2001 17:13 IST. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger guerrillas Wednesday admitted they carried out a suicide attack against an oil tanker, losing four members of their elite Black Sea Tiger squad... Back to the top

UK urged to curb LTTE fund-raising exercise
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Oct. 31. (PTI). Sri Lanka stepped up diplomatic efforts for concerted action against the LTTE's terror tactics, as the rebels latest suicide attack attracted domestic and international condemnation... Back to the top

West Indies on a sticky wicket in Sri Lanka
Yahoo India, 01 November 2001. The West Indies arrives in Sri Lanka for its first full tour of the country on Thursday with key batsman Brian Lara in the pack but the rest of the cards stacked firmly against them... Back to the top

Sri Lanka anthrax scare turns out a hoax
123India.com, Oct 31 2001 09:50 IST. The anthrax scare triggered by suspicious white powder mailed to diplomatic missions in the capital Colombo turned out to be a hoax, the Medical Research Institute here said Wednesday... 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

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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