The Lanka Academic

 
NOVEMBER 2, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 210

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Warrant issued for arrest of Reggie Ranatunga
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 9.00pm SLT, Nov.01, 2001. Nermala Wickramasinghe weeps during the funeral of her husband Lional Rodrigo at a cemetery in Gampaha on Thursday. Rodrigo died on Monday October 29, after suffering severe assault injuries to his head. Rodrigo was brutally beaten up last Wednesday October 24, allegedly by former Government Minister Reggie Ranatunga and his supporters. The Gampaha Magistrates court ordered today the arrest of former minister for the death of Lionel. Ranatunga, the father of the former Sri Lankan cricket captain Arjuna Ranatunga was the minister for food in the PA government. Arjuna Ranatunga is also contesting the Dec.5 General Elections on the PA ticket.

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Rajiv Gandhi's would-be assassin backs Sri Lanka ruling party
123India.com, Nov 02 2001 09:30 IST. COLOMBO, Nov 2 (AFP) - A Sri Lankan naval rating who tried to assassinate former Indian Premier Rajiv Gandhi has given up contesting elections and decided to support President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party at December polls... Back to the top

Court orders arrest of Lankan minister
Gulf-News, November 2. The court ordered the arrest of a deputy minister of the ruling party in Sri Lanka for allegations of murder of an opposition supporter as sporadic violence hit the country's parliamentary election campaign, police said yesterday... Back to the top

Talks with LTTE alone will not solve problem: Muslim leader
South Nexus, Thursday, Nov 01 15:31GMT. Sri Lanka's largest Muslim party opposed a Tamil party alliance demand that the Government should not talk to anybody other than the LTTE to settle the island's ethnic conflict... Back to the top

Opposition leader demands free and fair elections
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1913 slt 01.11.01. Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today demanded that the government hold free and fair elections... Back to the top

Self exiled JVP leader issued a passport
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1918 slt 01.11.01. Exiled leader of the JVP Somawansha Amerasinghe has been issued with a Sri Lankan passport by the Government, The TNL TV reported today... Back to the top

Interview With Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga
CNN, Aired October 30, 2001 - 12:30:00 ET. Let me start by asking you how do you think the United States is handling its war on terror? KUMARATUNGA: Well, it's not for me to comment, but what I would like to say is that after the horrendous strikes that occurred in the United States on the 11th of September, the sovereign of America had to react with military force at the outset... Back to the top

11 dead as Tigers hit Sri Lanka police post
123India.com, Nov 01 2001 17:24 IST. Tamil Tiger rebels launched a major attack against a police post in north-eastern Sri Lanka Thursday, killing at least 11 constables and wounding another 19 people, officials said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Muslims say candidate shot by government activists
123India.com, Nov 01 2001 14:24 IST. Sri Lanka's main Muslim party Thursday said one of its candidates in next month's national election had been shot and critically injured by members of the ruling People's Alliance... Back to the top

Anti-Terrorist Venture Launched to Guard Shipping
Excite, 01 November 2001. A new international security group was launched on Wednesday to protect shipping, spurred by growing fears that terrorists could use fuel-laden tankers as floating missiles against coastal cities... Back to the top

JVP outlines conditions for talks with LTTE
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Nov. 1. (UNI). The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has stressed that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) should give up its demand for a separate State of Eelam and surrender their weapons before holding talks with the Government... Back to the top

Security around Lanka VOA station tightened
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Nov. 1. (UNI). With the protest against the United States' strikes on Afghanistan increasing all over the world, security measures have been ramped up around the Voice of America (VOA) relay station at Iranawila, in Chilaw in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Anthrax scare delays Saudi plane in Sri Lanka
123India.com, Nov 01 2001 17:18 IST. A Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from Colombo was delayed more than three hours Thursday after an anthrax scare aboard the plane that turned out to be a hoax, airline officials said... Back to the top

US withdraws travel warning for Sri Lanka
123India.com, Nov 01 2001 18:13 IST. The United States Thursday withdrew a warning for its citizens to defer nonessential travel to Sri Lanka but reminded them that the run-up to the December elections could be violent... Back to the top

Cricket - Worried Windies arrive for Sri Lanka tour
Yahoo India, November 1. Security, injuries and Muttiah Muralitharan were the main worries for West Indies as they arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday for their first full tour of the troubled island... Back to the top

Northern Civilians Badly Affected by Rebel Attack on Oil Tanker
Nothern Light, Wednesday, October 31, 2001 11:55 PM EST . The suicidal attack on an oil tanker transporting oil to the northern Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lanka by separatist Tamil rebels has badly affected civilians in the north of the country, the state-run Daily News said on Thursday... Back to the top

Jayawardene Stamps his Class
Yahoo India, November 1. Mahela Jayawardene's deft touch and discrete elegance gets brighter with experience... Back to the top

S.Lanka's Northern Civilians Badly Affected by Rebel Attack on Oil Tanker
Nothern Light, Wednesday, October 31, 2001 11:55 PM EST . The suicidal attack on an oil tanker transporting oil to the northern Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lanka by separatist Tamil rebels has badly affected civilians in the north of the country, the state-run Daily News said on Thursday... Back to the top

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