The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 233

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Sri Lanka takes an unbeatable lead in the test series
Leo de Lile in Colombo, 6.30pm SLT, Nov.25,2001. Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, center celebrates with captain Sanath jayasuriya and teammates just after beating West Indies by 131 runs on the final day of the second cricket test between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Sunday at Asgiriya cricket stadium in Kandy. With this victory, Sri Lanka has an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three test series. More...
Published: Sun Nov 25 07:58:52 EST 2001
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To vote, or not to vote - Sri Lanka awaits key speech
Yahoo India, 26 November 2001. Rebel leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran will make one of the most important decisions of Sri Lanka's election campaign on Tuesday when he reveals whether Tamils should vote... Back to the top

LTTE plot to bomb Trincomalee port busted
TOI, 26 November 2001. The Sri Lankan military has successfully thwarted a LTTE plan to stage a major assault at the north-eastern port of Trincomalee and the adjoining naval base following the surprise arrest of a man who was exhorting money from Tamils in the area... Back to the top

Ruling party poll candidates get commando protection
Gulf-News, 26 November 2001 . Government has intensified security to some of the ruling party candidates providing them with police commandos following intelligence reports their lives were under threat from Tamil guerrillas or rival politicians, but opposition candidates whose lives are genuinely threatened have been forced go to court to get security... Back to the top

SU object to EU and PAFFREL monitors
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 9.00 a.m Sunday 25 November. Sihala Urumaya has objected to EU and PAFFREL election monitors accusing them of close association with the National Peace Council of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Bullets call the shots ahead of Sri Lanka ballot, Nov 25 2001 07:41 IST. Suicide bombings and murder are routine during Sri Lankan election campaigns, but local and foreign monitors fear the final dash for next month's polls could be bloodier than ever... Back to the top

Lanka President denies plot to kill PM to pave way for brother
South Nexus, Colombo,Saturday, November 24, 2001. Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has denied an opposition leader's allegation that she was plotting to assassinate her own Prime Minister to pave the way for her brother, Anura Bandaranaike, to succeed him... Back to the top

India helped me escape: Lankan leader
TOI, 26 November 2001. A prominent Sri Lankan Marxist leader, who returned to the island ending a 12-year self-imposed exile in Europe, has said that India helped him flee a government crackdown on his party's second insurrection against the state in 1987-89... Back to the top

Exiled Marxist leader addresses massive rally
Tamilnet, 25 November 2001. Mr. Somawansa Amarasingha, the leader Marxist Janata Vimukthi Peramuna, who returned from a 12-year exile from the United Kingdom yesterday, addressed a massive public rally Friday evening in Kalutara, a large town south of Colombo... Back to the top

War-torn northern Sri Lanka braces for election
MSNBC, 25 November 2001. It is election time in war-torn northern Sri Lanka, but armoured personnel carriers still outnumber campaign trucks on the streets of Jaffna peninsula, convulsed by a nearly two-decade insurgency... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Marxists admit mass killings, Nov 24 2001 10:05 IST. Sri Lanka's main Marxist party contesting next month's general elections admitted for the first time carrying out mass murder and warned it could rearm, a report said Saturday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka press for victory after Lara controversy
Yahoo India, 26 November 2001. Brian Lara was dismissed in controversial circumstances, caught off a bump ball, as Sri Lanka pressed to wrap up the second test and the series against West Indies on Sunday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka astrologers make hay as politicians look to the stars, Nov 25 2001 09:15 IST. Sri Lanka's astrologers are being accused of adding to "loony politics" in the lead up to elections, but most politicians prefer the star-gazers to opinion polls when assessing their chances... Back to the top

JVP leader calls for arming party cadres
Gulf-News, 25 November 2001. Returning to the island after 12 years of self-exile the JVP's 'Godfather' Somawansa Amara-singhe called party cadres to "arm themselves" at the appropriate time in the event of a breakdown of law and order... Back to the top

S.Lankan Govt Rejects EU Election Observation Mission's Statement
Xinhuanet, 25 November 2001. The Sri Lankan government has rejected a statement made by the European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission (EOM) that EU was deeply disappointed at the government's failure to implement the recommendations following the last October parliamentary elections... Back to the top

Monk rejects evidence to link UNP with LTTE
Gulf-News, 25 November 2001. A senior Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka has refused to accept evidence presented by the ruling party in Sri Lanka to prove allegations that there were links between the Tamil guerrillas and the main opposition... Back to the top

The LTTE's 'baby brigade'
Frontline-Nirupama Subramanian, 25 November 2001. BATTICALOA district in eastern Sri Lanka hangs tensely between the security forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)... Back to the top

Preserving the flavour of 'Ceylon' tea
Gulf_News, 24 November 2001. He is probably the world's only chief executive who makes his own tea - from collecting the fresh leaves right down to the finished product... Back to the top

Sri Lanka tighten grip after Vaas takes 4-56
Yahoo India, Nov. 24 . KANDY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas produced a lethal post-lunch spell of reverse swing bowling as West Indies were dismissed for a paltry 191 one hour before tea on the fourth day of the second test on Saturday... Back to the top

Vajpayee Likely to Meet Musharraf in Kathmandu
Xinhuanet, 25 November 2001. "If the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit held in Kathmandu and I go there and he (Pervez Musharraf) comes there, then we could meet," Vajpayee told reporters in an informal chat at a luncheon hosted by BJP spokesman... Back to the top

Two PA supporters gunned down
Gulf-News, 25 November 2001. Two supporters of the ruling People's Alliance (PA) were shot dead in north western Sri Lanka on Friday raising the death toll of election related incidents to 10 within the past five weeks, heightening concerns over rising violence in the upcoming December 5 parliamentary elections... Back to the top

A socialist platform for the 2001 Sri Lankan election
Yahoo, 24 November 2001. The Socialist Equality Party is fielding a slate of 24 candidates in the Colombo district to advance a socialist solution to the ever-deepening social and economic disaster confronting ordinary working people as a result of the policies of the Peoples Alliance, the United National Party and their various coalition partners... Back to the top

Cricket - World game close to test nation split
Yahoo India, 24 November 2001. - World cricket was braced for an unprecedented civil war on Friday as South Africa and India, in open defiance of the International Cricket Council, went ahead with their unofficial test at Centurion... Back to the top

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