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VOL. 2, NO. 223

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Sri Lanka 343 for three wickets
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 5.00pm SLT, Nov.15, 2001. Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara celebrates as he reaches his century during the third day of the first cricket test against West Indies on Thursday at Galle International cricket ground in Galle, Sri Lanka. Sangakkara was unbeaten on 126 runs at the end of the day’s play as Sri Lanka made 343 runs for three wickets. More...
Published: Thu Nov 15 06:19:25 EST 2001
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Sri Lanka raises welfare aid ahead of poll
MSNBC, Thursday, Nov 15 13:38GMT. The Sri Lankan government on Thursday increased payments under the country's biggest state-run welfare scheme in the run-up to parliamentary elections, state radio said... Back to the top

Five soldiers killed in eastern Sri Lanka
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Thursday, November 15, 2001. Three soldiers were killed and nine others seriously wounded when a suspected LTTE suicide bomber blew himself up today in eastern Sri Lanka while two other government troops were shot dead by the rebels in another incident in the region, police and army officials said... Back to the top

UNP activist killed in pre-poll violence
Gulf-News, 16 November 2001. A supporter of the United National Party (UNP) was killed when a vehicle knocked him down during a clash between supporters of the UNP and the ruling People's Alliance (PA) which left at least 20 injured at Negombo, 30 kilometers north of the capital... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Opposition Rejects Army Chief's Denial
Nothern Light, Wednesday, November 14, 2001 11:08 PM EST . Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has rejected Army Commander General Lionel Balagalle's denial of an alleged attempt to assassinate its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe by using four separatist Tamil Tiger rebels who had defected, reported The Island newspaper on Thursday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to see Internet IPO early next year
Yahoo Singapore, November 13, 6:26 PM. A new Sri Lankan Internet firm, eChannelling Ltd, said on Tuesday it would provide patients a way to make doctor's appointments over the Internet and was planning an initial public offering next year... Back to the top

Fear stalks candidates ahead of elections
Hindu, 16 November 2001. Rising incidents of violence and intimidation blamed on rival parties and the LTTE are casting a long shadow on Sri Lanka's upcoming parliamentary elections... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Power Crisis Eased
Nothern Light, Wednesday, November 14, 2001 11:01 PM EST . Sri Lanka's power crisis which resulted in upto eight hour cuts per day from early July has eased considerably following the commissioning of a state of the art gas steam power plant in Kelanitissa, Colombo on Wednesday, the official Daily News said Thursday... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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

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

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

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

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