The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 217

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JVP sets three pre conditions for talks with the LTTE
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1913 slt 09.11.01. The JVP said today that the LTTE will have to agree to three pre conditions if peace talks are to be held. Wimal Weerawansha, the propaganda secretary of the JVP told a news conference that the LTTE must give up the claim for a separate state, stop all military activity and training during the talks and set a firm time table to hand over weapons.
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S.B.Dissanayake's statement recorded by the bribery commission
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1903 slt 09.11.01. The bribery commission today recorded the statement of former PA minister S... Back to the top

Sri Lanka opposition leader fears assassination bid, Nov 09 2001 20:08 IST. Sri Lanka's main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe Friday raised fears for his safety and accused the military of training four men to assassinate him... Back to the top

ADB: Helping displaced people in Sri Lanka
Nothern Light, Friday, November 09, 2001 6:16 AM EST . COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, Nov 09, 2001 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on 16 October 2001 a US$25 million loan to help people affected by Sri Lanka's 18-year conflict in the country's northern and eastern provinces... Back to the top

Canada puts Sri Lankan rebels on terrorist list
MSNBC, 9 November. Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels have been listed as a terrorist organisation by Canada, the Canadian diplomatic mission in Sri Lanka said on Friday... Back to the top

Suicide bomber misses target in Sri Lanka, Nov 09 2001 13:55 IST. A suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber jumped in front of a police vehicle in eastern Sri Lanka Friday and detonated explosives he was carrying, but failed to hit his target, police said... Back to the top

Suicide bombers infiltrate Colombo
The Hindu NUS, Friday, Nov. 9. 15:42 GMT. Over 60 LTTE suicide bombers have infiltrated Colombo and other parts of southern sri Lanka to target politicians during the election campaign, according to a report... Back to the top

Kadirgamar to meet Norwegian Foreign Minister in New York
PTI, 10 November 2001. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar will meet his Norwegian counterpart in New York next week in a bid to revive the deadlocked peace process, a newspaper report said today... Back to the top

Sri Lanka state television boss quits ahead of polls, Nov 09 2001 09:02 IST. COLOMBO, Nov 9 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's state-run television chief has resigned following allegations that the network was being used for a smear campaign against ruling party opponents ahead of next month's polls... Back to the top

PA for stronger military action against LTTE
Gulf-News, 09 November 2001. The ruling People's Alliance (PA) will take stronger military action against the Tamil guerrillas and have ruled out any conditional talks with the guerrillas to end the minority ethnic conflict... Back to the top

S.Lankan Government Handles Economy Well: President
Northern Light, Friday, November 09, 2001 11.27GMT. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga said on Thursday night that her government had handled the country's economy well during its seven year tenure despite recession suffered by Thailand, Malaysia and other Asian countries... Back to the top

Chandrika's posers to Wickremesinghe on LTTE
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Friday, November 09, 2001. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has asked her rival Ranil Wickremesinghe to come clean on whether he plans to sign a secret accord with the LTTE and whether he has accepted the outfit's demand for a separate "Tamil homeland... Back to the top

Bid to revive Sri Lankan peace process
NDTV, Friday, November 9, 2001 . Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar will meet his Norwegian counterpart in New York next week in a bid to revive the deadlocked peace process, a newspaper report said today... Back to the top

'No constitutional crisis'
Gulf-News, 09 November 2001. Sri Lanka's main opposition party has dispelled fears, mainly created by the government, that the country would head for a constitutional crisis in the event of the opposition winning next month's parliamentary elections... Back to the top

16 Rebels Killed in Sri Lanka Fighting
Nothern Light, Thursday, November 08, 2001 8:22 AM EST . Fighting escalated between government troops and Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka's north, leaving 16 rebels and two soldiers dead, a government spokesman said Thursday... Back to the top

India to keep an eye on Sri Lanka polls
Asia Times, Thursday, 08th November, 13:27GMT. India announced on Thursday that it will send election officials to Sri Lanka to help oversee voting for parliamentary polls scheduled for next month, joining observers from the European Union... Back to the top

Rail services come to a standstill
Gulf-News, 09 November 2001. Sri Lanka's railway services came to a standstill after a strike by a section of its workers amidst allegations the trade union action was politically motivated ahead of elections... Back to the top

HT, 09 November 2001. The Mahanayakes of the Malwatte and Asgiriya chapters of the powerful Buddhist Maha Sangha have said that they will probe allegations that the opposition United National Party has a secret deal with the Tamil separatist LTTE and take action if there is any truth in them... Back to the top

Tamil Nadu to ban two pro-LTTE extremist groups
Yahoo India, 09 November 2001. The southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has decided to ban two extremist organisations suspected to have links with the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Plot to kill scribes: Chandrika, ex-Minister trade charges
Hindu, 09 November 2001. The Sri Lankan President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga and a former Minister, who is now in the Opposition, are accusing each other of once planning to attack journalists who were writing against the Government... Back to the top

Indigenous people in Sri Lanka to boycott elections, Nov 08 2001 12:01 IST. Sri Lanka's indigenous people have voiced disgust with all political groups which have ruled the island since independence from Britain 53 years ago and will boycott the December polls... Back to the top

US, Lanka ink open skies agreement
Yahoo India, 09 November 2001. ANY American passenger carrier flying to and from Sri Lanka with stops in the country may carry local traffic between India and Sri Lanka from January 1, 2007, according to the open-skies aviation agreement reached recently between the US and Sri Lanka... Back to the top

First Ashoka images found on Orissa Hill
Asian Age, 09 November 2001. The face of Emperor Ashoka, shrouded in mystery for millennia, may now be revealed... Back to the top

Striving for peace
Deccan herald, 08 November 2001. The United Kingdom has pledged to support a political peace process in Sri Lanka in order to bring about lasting peace... Back to the top

Cricket - Sri Lanka name three spinners to face West Indies
Yahoo India, 09 November 2001. Niroshan Bandaratilleke has joined fellow spin bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Thilan Samaraweera in the Sri Lanka squad for next week's opening test against the West Indies... Back to the top

South Asia summit set for January 4 - Nepal
Yahoo India, 08 November 2001. Nepal said on Wednesday a summit meeting of seven members of a South Asian economic cooperation group would be held in Kathmandu from January 4 next year... Back to the top

Cricket - Shoaib reported for suspect action
Yahoo India, 08 November 2001. Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been reported for a suspect action during the recent Sharjah Champions Trophy tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday... Back to the top

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