The Lanka Academic

 
NOVEMBER 10, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 218

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Alliance questions why assets not frozen
The Toronto Star, November 10. The Canadian Alliance challenged the federal government yesterday on why it has not frozen the assets of a Canadian Tamil group identified by the government as a terrorist front.Alliance finance critic Jason Kenney suggested political reasons are behind the absence of FACT (Federation of Associations of Canadian Tamils) a group the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) calls a "front" for the Tamil Tigers on the list of terrorist supporters. Kenney said the attendance 17 months ago by Finance Minister Paul Martin and Maria Minna, minister for international co-operation, at a Toronto dinner sponsored by FACT is "problematic" for the government. More...
Published: Sat Nov 10 21:19:31 EST 2001
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Sri Lanka politics: playing with fire
123India.com, Nov 11 2001 07:17 IST. Sri Lanka's politicians brace for elections in December armed to the teeth... Back to the top

Sri Lanka army denies assassination bid on opposition leader
123India.com, Nov 10 2001 19:07 IST. COLOMBO, Nov 9 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's army chief Saturday denied that a military intelligence unit was training men for an alleged assassination of the country's main opposition leader ahead of next month's elections... Back to the top

Tamil Tiger attacks kill eight in Sri Lanka
123India.com, Nov 10 2001 18:08 IST. COLOMBO, Nov 10 (AFP) - Tamil Tiger guerrillas carried out a spate of attacks against government forces in north-eastern Sri Lanka Saturday, killing six soldiers and two children, defence officials said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka pleased Canada brands Tamil Tigers as terrorists
Canadian Press, November 9. A Sri Lankan military spokesman said Friday it was welcome news that Canada has listed Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels as a terrorist organization, fulfilling a long standing demand from Colombo... Back to the top

Anti-Terrorism List
Dept of Finance - Canada, November 9. Finance Minister Paul Martin and Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley today announced that the Government has listed an additional 83 individuals and organizations linked to terrorism whose property are to be frozen and reported to the relevant authorities... Back to the top

Sri Lanka welcomes Canadian ban on Tamil Tigers
123India.com, 10 November. Sri Lanka on Saturday welcomed a Canadian ban on Tamil Tiger guerrillas and said the move could block millions of dollars that would otherwise go to finance their war in the island... Back to the top

Chandrika diverting attention from real issues: Ranil
Hindu, 10 November 2001. The leader of the Opposition, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, today asserted that his campaign was unhurt by a People's Alliance propaganda blitz to link him to the LTTE in the run-up to the December 5 parliamentary elections... Back to the top

LTTE in terror list
Hindu, 10 November 2001. Canada has included the LTTE in a fresh list of 83 terrorist groups and individuals whose property will be frozen and reported to the relevant authorities... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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
123India.com, 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

Suicide bomber misses target in Sri Lanka
123India.com, 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

Sri Lankan Women Cash In With Small Loans
Yahoo, 10 November 2001. Enterprising rural women in Sri Lanka are cashing-in on a small loans link-up with the United States which helps them set up a business... 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

Migrant groups form alliance
Gulf-News, 10 November 2001. One hundred and twenty migrant groups from 23 countries including Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines ended their four-day International Migrants Conference yesterday with a resolution forming an International Migrants Alliance (IMA)... Back to the top

Sri Lanka state television boss quits ahead of polls
123India.com, 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

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