The Lanka Academic

 
NOVEMBER 20, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 228

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Two protesters die in clash with Sri Lanka police
Yahoo India, November 20. At least two people were killed on Thursday when police clashed with local fisherman during a protest in a suburb of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.Police opened fire on the crowd. I know of two people who were killed and around 15 others were injured," said John Amaratunga, an opposition member of parliament for the area. More...
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LTTE attitude confounds Sri Lankan candidates
The Hindu, November 20. The sphinx-like silence of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leadership on the upcoming parliamentary election while its cadres, especially in eastern Sri Lanka, continue to kill, extort and recruit, has left candidates contesting the elections, analysts and voters totally confused about its intentions... Back to the top

The things they say on the campaign trail......
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 6.15 p.m. SLT Tuesday November 20. Speaking at a Tissamaharama election rally, President Chandrika Kumaratunge said recently, "we have been patient and long suffering for seven years... Back to the top

Grounds Possible for Impeachment in Sri Lankan President's Speech
People's Daily, Nov 20. ormer Cabinet Minister G.L. Peiris, now in the opposition, said that a statement made by Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga at an election rally that they will kill the people who are killing them violated the law of the country and was possible grounds for impeachment, The Island newspaper reported on Tuesday... Back to the top

Ranatunga's father gets bail
Gulf_news, 21 November 2001. A deputy minister of the ruling People's Alliance government, who was held for allegedly murdering an opposition supporter, was released on bail after the key witness in the case backtracked and retracted his own statement... Back to the top

Tamil parties campaign in rebel areas
BBC South Asia, Tuesday, 20 November, 2001, 16:53 GMT . Members of the Tamil National Alliance - formed this year to fight the election on a common platform - visited four Tamil Tiger-controlled villages in the eastern Batticoloa district on Monday... Back to the top

Lanka troops kill 16 Tigers: defence ministry
TOI, November 20. Fighting escalated between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka's north, killing 16 rebels and two soldiers, a government spokesman said Thursday... Back to the top

NLF Slams PA-JVP Election Campaign as Racist
Saroj Pathirana in London, Tuesday 20/11/01 1820 GMT. Ruling Peoplesí Alliance (PA) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) plan to install a Sinhala Buddhist racist government after the December 5 general elections, New Left Front (NLF) claimed... Back to the top

Astrologers fall out over Sri Lanka vote prediction
123India.com, Nov 20 2001 18:30 IST. The editors of a Sri Lankan astrological magazine Tuesday publicly accused each other of making partisan predictions for next month's parliamentary elections... Back to the top

LTTE attitude confounds Sri Lankan candidates
Hindu, 21 November 2001. The sphinx-like silence of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) leadership on the upcoming parliamentary election while its cadres, especially in eastern Sri Lanka, continue to kill, extort and recruit, has left candidates contesting the elections, analysts and voters totally confused about its intentions... Back to the top

Three killed one injured in claymore mine blast
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 11 a.m. SLT Tuesday November 20. Three police officers were killed and one civilian injured at Anuradhapura this morning when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a claymore mine... Back to the top

Kumaratunga's revenge call overshadows Sri Lanka poll
Yahoo, NOvember 20. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's urging members of her political party to avenge violence while campaigning for the December general election has raised stakes in a poll already marked by bloodshed... Back to the top

EIC working on export pacts with Lanka, Australia
Yahoo India, 21 November 2001. THE Export Inspection Council of India (EIC) is working towards an ``equivalence agreement'' with its Sri Lankan counterpart to enable as many as 80 Indian export items get ``green channel'' entry, a senior EIC official said on Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeking UN peacekeeping jobs for soldiers
123india.com, 20 November 2001. Sri Lanka is trying to secure UN peacekeeping jobs for its troops once the Tamil Tiger separatist conflict is over and they are demobilised, President Chandrika Kumaratunga said Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to lure Chinese tourists
The Pioneer, november 20. Sri Lanka's tourism industry, hit hard by cancellations after the September terrorist attacks in the United States, is trying to lure visitors from China, a trade official said on Tuesday... Back to the top

PM seeks military support to foil 'conspiracy' to split country
Gulf-News, 20 November 2001. Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake has called for the support of the armed forces to fight against any 'conspiracy' to offer an interim administration in the northern and eastern parts of the country, a key promise given by the main opposition party ahead of elections... Back to the top

SriLankan Airlines posts negative net worth
Kyodo, 21 November 2001. SriLankan Airlines total liabilities exceeded total assets in the year ended March 31, 2001, and its auditors have cast doubts ''the company will be able to continue as a going concern,'' the beleaguered airline's annual report revealed Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka president faces flak over eye-for-eye call
123India.com, Nov 19 2001 15:43 IST. Sri Lanka's main opposition Monday called for legal action against President Chandrika Kumaratunga after she publicly urged ruling party supporters to murder those who try to kill them... Back to the top

Election violence continues in the South
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.35 p.m. SLT Monday November 19. Once more, trouble erupted in Matara with supporters of UNP candidate Sagala Ratnayake... Back to the top

Socialist Equality Party contests Sri Lankan general election
Yahoo, November 20. 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

Election violence erupts in the hill country
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1 p.m. SLT Monday November 19. On Monday November 12, a clash occurred between Arumugam Thondaman, former minister and the leader of Ceylon Workers Congress and the PA Candidate for Pussellawa, S... Back to the top

EU team fears more poll violence
gulf-news, 20 November 2001. An European Union delegation currently in Sri Lanka for monitoring elections expressed "deep disappointment" that its recommendations made last year had not been implemented and observed that violence could be high this time, compared to the elections held last year... Back to the top

Child Soldier Ban to Take Effect in February
Yahoo, 20 November 2001. The United Nations top security body is tomorrow due to tackle the thorny issue of child soldiers following a major boost to a global treaty banning the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict... Back to the top

Cricket - Muralitharan not so sweet on Kandy
Yahoo India, Nov 20. KANDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Muttiah Muralitharan is hoping to end Sri Lanka's losing jinx at his hometown venue of Kandy in the second test against West Indies starting on Wednesday... Back to the top

G L Peiris alleges election fraud and misuse of public property
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 12.50 p.m. SLT Monday November 19. Media Spokesman for the United National Front, Prof. G. L... Back to the top

Lanka police official blames LTTE for unrest
Indiainfo, 20 November 2001. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is bent on creating chaos during elections in Sri Lanka by killing candidates and subverting the security situation, a senior police officer has cautioned, after an Opposition United National Party (UNP) nominee was gunned down in Eastern Sri Lanka on November 17... Back to the top

Lanka, US Intelligence probing forgery of dollar notes
AIR, NOvember 19. n Sri Lanka, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is probing large-scale forgery of dollar notes and has discovered the largest stock of such notes hitherto found in Asia... Back to the top

Police unravel air base attack plot
Hindu, 20 November 2001. A call made from a cellular phone by one of the key suspects in the LTTE attack on the Katunayake air base has helped police detectives unravel the plot... Back to the top

Our meaning of Eelam is different, says EPDP
Island, 20 November 2001. The EPDP in a press release states the election manifesto of the EPDP has been released in Tamil... Back to the top

EU monitors arrive in Lanka to oversee Parliament poll
HT, 20 November 2001. Election monitors from the European Union have arrived in the Sri Lankan capital ahead of the December 5 parliamentary poll, a spokeswoman for the union said on Monday... Back to the top

Sri Lankan's concerned about the economy - want peace
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 11.30 p.m. SLT Monday November 19. A Canadian funded survey report has stated that seventy seven percent of Sri Lankans want peace and approve of negotiations with the LTTE... Back to the top

Election violence in the central province
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.25 p.m. SLT Monday November 19. On Sunday, November 11, at Talathu Oya in the central province a group of UNP supporters were attacked while travelling in a convoy of vehicles to Kandy to attend an election meeting... Back to the top

Sri Lanka recall Chandana for second Windies Test
Yahoo Singapore, November 19, 7:01 PM. Sri Lanka on Monday recalled leg-spinner Upal Chandana for the second cricket Test against the West Indies... Back to the top

LTTE wants to create chaos during polls: Police
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Monday, November 19, 2001. The LTTE is bent on creating chaos during elections in Sri Lanka by killing candidates and subverting the security situation, a senior police officer has cautioned, after an opposition United National Party nominee was gunned down in eastern Sri Lanka on Saturday... Back to the top

Election violence in the north
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 1.15 p.m. SLT Monday November 19. In Vavuniya, supporters of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and an independent group had clashed last Sunday, and left three people seriously injured... Back to the top

New security feature in ballot paper
GulfNews, November 19. Sri Lanka's polls chief is introducing an extra security feature in the ballot paper for next month's elections in order to prevent stuffing of ballot boxes, but he is also being challenged in courts for failing to take sufficient measures to hold free and fair elections... Back to the top

Buddhist monk dies in landmine blast
Gulf_news, November 19. A prominent Buddhist monk was killed when his vehicle was caught up in a landmine explosion planted by Tamil guerrillas in the north central part of Sri Lanka amidst fresh reports of attacks by the guerrillas ahead of next month's elections, military officials said yesterday... Back to the top

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