The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 222

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Surge in poll-linked violence in Lanka
Gulf-News, 15 November 2001. Sri Lanka saw a surge in election-related violence with a series of incidents reported from various parts of the island, police said. Till yesterday evening police received over 750 complaints as election monitors said that the trend of violence was higher than in previous elections. At least three supporters of the ruling People's Alliance were shot and injured in clashes with UNP supporters in the Negambo area, north of the capital. More...
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Difficult to work with UNP Ministry: Chandrika
South Nexus, Wednesday, Nov 15. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has warned the nation of a possible constitutional deadlock after next month's parliamentary polls, if her main political rival gets enough numbers to take control of the legislature... Back to the top

Prof. G. L. Peiris says present situation a serious threat to a free and fair election
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 3.05 p.m. SLT Wednesday November 14. Media spokesman for the United National Front and former cabinet minister, Prof... Back to the top

STF unhappy over providing political protection
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 10.00 p.m Wednesday 14 November=20. The Special Task Force (STF) is unhappy that the government has asked them to give protection to certain politicians during the run up to the December 5 general elections... Back to the top

Mail bomb at home of Sri Lanka's Mrs World, Nov 14 2001 16:35 IST. The residence of a Sri Lanka beauty queen who has been involved in election campaigning for the opposition was bombed Wednesday, officials and family members said... Back to the top

'Silumina' editor axed
Island, 15 November 2001. The editor of the weekly Silumina Sujeeva Dissanayake resigned yesterday... Back to the top

70 incidents of election related violence in the last 24 hours
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 2. 10 p.m. SLT Wednesday November 14. The police elections secretariat said today that 70 incidents of election related violence has been reported in the last 24 hours ending at 6 a... Back to the top

Sri Lanka heads for Tiger talks after vote, Nov 14 2001 14:05 IST. Norway's attempts to broker peace in Sri Lanka could be revived after elections in December irrespective of who comes to power, diplomatic and Tamil political sources here said Wednesday... Back to the top

UN Treaty on banning the use of child soldiers to be implemented
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 12.15 p.m. SLT Wednesday November 14. The United Nations treaty banning the use of child soldiers will be ratified in February 2002 after New Zealand also becomes a signatory... Back to the top

Cricket - Madugalle to head ICC's elite referee panel
Yahoo India, 15 November 2001. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle has been appointed head of the new international panel of referees, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Wednesday... Back to the top

37 Sri Lankans deported from Australia
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 10.10 a.m. SLT Wednesday November 14. Thirty seven Sri Lankans who had attempted to enter Australia illegally returned home this morning on a special flight chartered by the Australian government... Back to the top

Australia sends back 37 Sri Lankan boat people, Nov 14 2001 15:05 IST. Australia Wednesday repatriated by plane 37 Sri Lankans who tried to enter the country illegally, officials here said... Back to the top

Tamil parties ready to forget LTTE killings
Hindu, 14 November 2001. The Tamil National Alliance of four parties contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka says it is prepared to forget the systematic decimation of its leaders by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and accord it pride of place as the only group entitled to talk on behalf of the Tamil people for a solution to the ethnic conflict... Back to the top

Priest protest against transfer of home guards to Kalmunai
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 9.30 a.m. Wednesday 14 November. The chief incumbent of the Lahugala Rajamaha viharaya has protested to the ministry of defence and the home guard service regarding the transfer of 27 home guards trained to protect Lahugala to Kalumani... Back to the top

LTTE deadlocked Norwegian process: Chandrika
Hindu, 14 November 2001. The Sri Lankan President, Ms. Chandrika Kumaratunga, today said the Norwegian facilitation for peace talks had stalled since June because the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) believed her Government was on its way out and accused the separatist group of contributing to the efforts to topple it... Back to the top

Atapattu cautious in Sri Lankan reply
BBC South Asia, Wednesday, 14 November, 2001, 11:43 GMT . First Test, Galle, day two (stumps): Sri Lanka (103-1) trail West Indies (448 all out) by 345 runs... Back to the top

Nehru's bust unveiled at Indian mission in Colombo
Press Trust of India, Wednesday, November 14, 2001. A bust of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was unveiled at the Indian High Commission premises here today by Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga to mark the leader's 112th birth anniversary... Back to the top

Pre-poll violence spills over to Jaffna
The Hindu NUS, Tuesday, Nov. 13. (UNI). Pre-poll violence in Sri Lanka has now spilled over to the war-ravaged Jaffna peninsula where a grenade thrown at an election campaign vehicle injured five civilians... Back to the top

Tamil moderates push for peace talks after Sri Lanka vote, Nov 13 2001 11:26 IST. COLOMBO, Nov 13 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's moderate Tamil parties Tuesday formally launched their campaign for December general elections promising to pressure a new government to enter peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels within two weeks of the vote... Back to the top

Tamil alliance walks tightrope in Sri Lanka polls
Yahoo, 14 November 2001. Sri Lanka's minority Tamil parties issued a call for peace talks on Tuesday, kicking off an election campaign that will have to tread cautiously between a brutal rebel group and an increasingly hawkish government... Back to the top

Sri Lanka president Kumaratunga invites Tamil rebels to talks
Yahoo India, Tuesday November 13, 7:46 PM. Sri Lanka's president on Tuesday issued a fresh invitation to Tamil Tiger guerrillas to open peace talks, but ruled out compromise on issues that derailed a Norwegian-brokered peace bid... Back to the top

Clarke at Comdex 2001/Photo
Yahoo, 14 November 2001. DS Chairman and CEO Dick Brown (L) introduces famous science fiction author Arthur C... Back to the top

Lifting a Veil: 5 Years of Darkness End in Capital
IHT, 14 November 2001. The widowed mother of four wants to shed the long flowing burqa that covers her from head to toe... Back to the top

Alliances of opportunity
Frontline, 14 November 2001. It all began when the dissension and disgruntlement in the ranks of the P... Back to the top

Socialist Equality Party contests Sri Lankan general election
Yahoo, 14 November 2001. The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) is fielding a slate of 24 candidates in the Colombo district in the Sri Lankan general elections to be held on December 5... Back to the top

Sri Lanka welcomes int'l pressure on LTTE
Kyodo News, Tuesday, 13 Nov, 10:37 GMT. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has welcomed moves by the United States, Britain and Canada to freeze the assets of the Liberation Tigers Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels, saying it would help drain their funding and enable the government to draw them into negotiations, according to remarks published Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Party politics a threat to peace
Asia Times, Monday, Nov 12 . The recent Canadian decision to place the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam on a list of terrorist organizations has played right into the hands of Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga just weeks away from crucial national elections... Back to the top

Cricket - West Indies 316-3 v Sri Lanka at close
Yahoo India, Tuesday November 13, 3:10 PM. West Indies were 316 for three wickets at the close of play on the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday... Back to the top

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