The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 225

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Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 10 wickets
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 5.00pm SLT, Nov.17, 2001. Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, left celebrates with teammates after the presentation of awards on the final day of the first cricket test between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Saturday at Galle cricket ground in Galle. Muralitharan, who took eleven wickets for 169 runs, was named the man of the match as Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 10 wickets.

Published: Sat Nov 17 05:58:29 EST 2001

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Sri Lanka Opposition Candidate Shot Dead
Nothern Light, Saturday, November 17, 2001 10:21 AM EST . Gunmen shot dead on Saturday a Sri Lankan opposition candidate campaigning for the country's parliamentary elections next month, police said... Back to the top

EPDP leader calls for 'separate state'
Gulf-News, 18 November 2001. A constituent partner of the ruling PA coalition led by President Chandrika Kumaratunga has called for a "separate state" (Eelam) in the strife-torn north and eastern region raising a fresh controversy... Back to the top

Dismal outlook for Sri Lanka's president
Japan Times, November 17. The political crisis is Sri Lanka appears to be worsening, and in the latest government's call for a ceasefire with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam -- fighting a long and bloody battle for the independence of the island's minority Tamil-speaking population -- one can sense a state of near panic, given the kind of terrorism that is now spreading the world over... Back to the top

Hundreds of cases of pre-poll violence in Lanka
Deccan Herald, NOvember 17. Belying police claims that they are confident of ensuring a free and fair general election in Sri Lanka, 802 cases of pre-poll violence have already been recorded... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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

Forthcoming elections and the politics of LTTE
Daily Star, 17 November 2001. Prabakaran, the supreme commander of the LTTE, has expressed readiness to 'talk with the United National Party (UNP) without a facilitator, if it comes to power'... 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: The untold story Chapter 15: Turbulence in any language
Asia Times, 17 November 2001. When the Western colonial powers, the Portuguese, Dutch and British, captured the littoral regions of Ceylon, they administered the North and East, the traditional habitat of the Tamils, as a single, whole and distinct unit, keeping intact the homogeneity and the indivisibility of the region... 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

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

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