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VOL. 2, NO. 224

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Sri Lanka: Jobs for the boys, doles for the rest
The Hindu, November 16. With just three weeks to go before the parliamentary election, the Sri Lankan Government is handing out doles, jobs and other incentives undeterred by Opposition protests that it is bribing voters. The state-run radio Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation announced today that the Government was giving a grant of Rs. 25,000 each to 2,000 people who lost their jobs in a general strike two decades ago. More...
Published: Fri Nov 16 22:35:32 EST 2001

No Connection Fee! Calls to Sri Lanka, only 39c/m!
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Sri Lanka 590 for nine wickets.
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 6.30pm SLT, Nov.15, 2001. Sri Lankan batsman Hashan Tilakaratne celebrates as he completes his century during the fourth day of the first cricket test against West Indies on Friday at Galle cricket ground in Galle, Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Another kill plot against Chandrika unearthed
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Friday, November 16, 2001. Sri Lankan police have unearthed an LTTE plot to assassinate President Chandrika Kumaratunga during the election campaign... Back to the top

Sri Lanka threatens to close television channel ahead of polls
123India, November 16. The Sri Lankan government Friday warned a private television station it would be shut down if it "worked towards the victory" of the country's main opposition in next month's national elections... Back to the top

Nov. 16 (21 :17) Sri Lanka shares hit year's high on election speculation - COLOMBO
Kyodo News, November 16. he benchmark index of stocks in Sri Lanka hit the year's high Friday, rising 3.3% on what brokers called positive speculation on the Dec... Back to the top

Election violence increase to 802
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1225 slt 16.11.01. The number of election related violent incidents reported up to 6 a... Back to the top

2000 teachers to be hired for the north and east
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1231 slt 16.11.01. The Cabinet of ministers have approved the hiring of 2000 new teachers to fill vacancies in the north and east... Back to the top

Sri Lanka police call on army troops ahead of polls, Nov 16 2001 13:54 IST. COLOMBO, Nov 16 (AFP) - Police in Sri Lanka have sought the help of army reinforcements to quell rising campaign-related violence ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, a top police official said Friday... Back to the top

Government doctors stage nationwide strike
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1208 slt 16 11.01. Government hospitals through out the country were crippled today after doctors staged a 24 hour strike... Back to the top

Sri Lanka lowers fuel prices, raises salaries ahead of vote, Nov 16 2001 15:06 IST. COLOMBO, Nov 16 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's government Friday sharply reduced oil prices, increased allowances paid to state employees and offered permanent jobs to thousands more ahead of next month's parliamentary elections... Back to the top

Sri Lanka build lead
BBC South Asia, 16 November. Sri Lanka's strategy continued to pay off as Hashan Tillekeratne and Thilan Samaraweera carried them into the lead in the afternoon session... Back to the top

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

Obituaries in the News
yahoo, November 16. Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, an American who became an international Hindu leader and was publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, died Monday at his home on Kauai... Back to the top

TN govt to seek TNLA, TNRP ban
COL, November 16. The Tamil Nadu government would impress upon the Union government, the need for a nationwide ban on the Tamil National Liberation Army and Tamil National Retrieval Troops, Chief Minister O Paneerselvam said tonight... 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

Muralitharan stars in Sri Lankan fight-back with six-wicket haul
Yahoo Singapore, Wednesday November 14, 9:02 PM. Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan led a Sri Lankan fight-back with a six-wicket haul on the second day of the first cricket Test against the West Indies... Back to the top

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