The Lanka Academic

 
NOVEMBER 21, 2001 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 2, NO. 229

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Stop the money that murders
Dulshan de Silva in Colombo, November 21. In Ottawa this past weekend, delegates at the Group of 20 meeting of the world's biggest economies met to discuss a range of topics, including how to crack down of the financing of terrorism. The high-level meetings come on the heels of Canada putting together a list of terrorist organizations whose assets are to be frozen by financial institutions.We applaud the efforts of Canada, the United States, Britain and other G-20 members in aggressively pursuing the supporters of global terrorism. Yet there is a weapon in the arsenal that lies unused. It is the 1999 United Nations International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism, a treaty seeking to eliminate the financing systems on which terrorism depends. More...
Published: Wed Nov 21 22:48:25 EST 2001


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Current Results
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Former MP arrested over bomb attack charges
Gulf-News, November 22. A former opposition MP contesting the forthcoming elections has been arrested and remanded over allegations of a bomb attack on a ruling party politician in the north western part of Sri Lanka, police said... Back to the top

LTTE's main Heroes day celebrations in Canada Cancelled
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 7.10 a.m Thursday November 22. LTTE's Heroes day celebrations planned by the World Tamil Movement at the National Trade Centre in Canada on 27 September has been cancelled Lanka Academic sources in Canada said today... Back to the top

The threat is real - An Editorial
National Post , November 22. The United States and its allies may have bombed the Taliban senseless, captured Kabul and bagged one of Osama bin Laden's closest advisors, but their prosecution of the war on terrorism has been positively meek compared to the performance of Canadian politicians, intellectuals and interest groups in the war on anti-terrorism Bill C-36... Back to the top

Lankan police fire at homes, killing 4 Tamil civilians
South Nexus, BATTICALOA, Nov 22. Sri Lankan police, anticipating an attack by Tamil Tiger rebels, fired at houses near this Easter town, killing four Tamil civilians, including an 11-year-old boy, witnesses and a police official said on Wednesday... Back to the top

Former MP arrested over bomb attack charges
Gulf-News, 22 November 2001. A former opposition MP contesting the forthcoming elections has been arrested and remanded over allegations of a bomb attack on a ruling party politician in the north western part of Sri Lanka, police said... Back to the top

PA accuses SB's brother of unleashing violence
Island, 21 November. The People’s Alliance Election Campaign and Media Coordinating Unit (PEMCO) alleged that S... Back to the top

Somawansa Amerasingha to Lead JVP Campaign
Saroj Pathirana in London, Wednesday 21/11/01 1645 GMT. Exiled leader of the pro-Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to arrive in Colombo shortly, a senior party leader said... Back to the top

UNP appeals to elections commissioner
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 5.25 p.m. SLT Wednesday November 21. The United National Party in a letter set to the Elections Commissioner, Dayananda Dissanayake today indicates that a police security contingency requested by the government printer is not being acceded to by the Inspector General of Police... Back to the top

Sri Lanka 193 for 5
The Hindu NUS, Kandy, Sri Lanka, Nov. 21 (Reuters). Mahela Jayawardene and Hashan Tillakaratne rescued Sri Lanka with a century stand on the opening day of the second test today after the West Indies had paceman Colin Stuart forced out of the attack for bowling beamers... Back to the top

Norwegian Provides Aid for Rural Integrated Development Programs in Sri Lanka
Xinhua, 21 November 2001. The Norwegian government has offered 800 million rupees (around 8.8 million U... Back to the top

Election violence tops 1000 mark
Frederica Jansz in Colombo, 3.15 p.m. SLT Wednesday November 21. The Police Elections Secretariat said today that pre poll violence had now topped the 1000 mark... Back to the top

NPC project has nothing to do with political parties- European Commission
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 4.30 p.m Wednesday 21 November.. European Commission Information Officer in Colombo Manique Mendis denied that National Peace Councils project has anything to do with elections and political parties in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Sri Lanka, India mull over Colombo-Tuticorin ferry service
Yahoo, November 21. Sri Lanka and India are examining the feasibility of launching a passenger ferry service between the island's capital Colombo and the southern Indian port of Tuticorin, officials said... Back to the top

SU complains to Kadiragamar against EU
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 12.45 p.m Wednesday 21 November. Sihala Urumaya made a complaint today to foreign minister Lakshman Kadiragamar against the European Union for giving funds to the National Peace Council to counter pro-war politcal groups to ensure that pro-war political parties would loose elections... Back to the top

Sai Baba to keep birthday low key
Yahoo India, November 20. .Sai Baba’s 76th birthday is going to be a low-profile event following threats issued by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Unlike the last two years, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is not expected to attend the celebrations... Back to the top

Four New Fisheries Harbors Under Construction in Sri Lanka
Nothern Light, Tuesday, November 20, 2001 10:54 PM EST . Sri Lanka is to get four new fisheries harbors at a cost of 1, 300 million rupees (around 14.4 million U... Back to the top

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... 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

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

Rain Interrupts 2nd Test: SL 193/5
Cricinfo, 21 November 2001. The second test between Sri Lanka and West Indies was interrupted by rain at Asgiriya stadium in Kandy... 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

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

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