The Lanka Academic

VOL. 2, NO. 260

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Peace in Lanka soon: Wickremesinghe
Yahoo India, december 22. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said here today that "there will be peace in the Island nation, for which we have to work hard". "There is going to be peace in the island and all of us in Sri Lanka have to work hard," he said in a brief chat with mediapersons on his arrival here en route to New Delhi to begin his three-day visit to India. More...
Published: Sat Dec 22 20:47:39 EST 2001
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A bridge Ranil wants to build
Yahoo India, December 23, 12:00 AM. BUILDING bridges between two countries is a task leaders routinely seek to do in a metaphorical sense... Back to the top

Japan welcomes Sri Lanka truce, hopes for peace talks, Dec 22 2001 17:49 IST. COLOMBO, Dec 22 (AFP) - Japan Saturday welcomed a truce in Sri Lanka between government forces and Tamil Tiger guerrillas and expressed the hope for early peace talks in the embattled nation... Back to the top

Sri Lanka president leaves on foreign vacation, Dec 22 2001 13:48 IST. Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga left here Saturday on a private visit to Europe, officials said... Back to the top

President and Chief Justice to be impeached says the Ravaya newspaper
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1621 slt 21.12.01. The government has decided to impeach President Kumaratunga and Chief Justice Sarath Silva, the Ravaya newspaper reported today... Back to the top

Australia targets Harkat, LTTE
The Hindu, December 22. The Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, responsible for the December 2000 hijack of an Indian Airlines flight to Kandahar, and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) have been listed by Australia on a list of ``recognised foreign terrorist organisations''... Back to the top

World Optimistic on Sri Lanka’s bilateral truce
Saroj Pathirana in London, Friday 21/12/01 1740 GMT. International community including Great Britain and India welcomed Sri Lankan government’s positive response to LTTE’s truce by declaring a month -long cessation of hostilities... Back to the top

'We see Sri Lanka to India as Hong Kong is to China'
Yahoo India, december 22. Mr Milinda Moragoda, Sri Lanka's Minister for Economic Reforms Rasheeda Bhagat in Colombo EVEN while in the Opposition the United National Party had strong links with India... Back to the top

A votary of Ambassador in Sri Lanka
Yahoo India, December 22. AT a time when that old warhorse called Ambassador is finding fewer takers among Indians, who seem to prefer the flashier, sleeker and much more expensive Hondas, Fords and Opels, a Minister in the new Sri Lankan Government has decided to do the unthinkable for politicians of this tiny island nation - import two Ambassador cars for his personal use... Back to the top

Lanka moves to woo visitors from India
Yahoo India, COLOMBO, Dec. 21 . VISA on arrival in Colombo and no hassle of getting foreign exchange for use in Sri Lanka, while on a business or a holiday trip to this lovely little island nation, because you will be able to use the Indian rupee here... Back to the top

'We see Sri Lanka to India as Hong Kong is to China'
Yahoo India, december 22. Mr Milinda Moragoda, Sri Lanka's Minister for Economic Reforms Rasheeda Bhagat in Colombo EVEN while in the Opposition the United National Party had strong links with India... Back to the top

Differing political stances
Deccan Herlad, December 22. An uneasy partnership - one that neither wished - has evolved between the new Prime Minister for Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremasinghe and his political counterpart President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge... Back to the top

Government pledges to lift embargoes
Saroj Pathirana in London, Friday 21/12/01 1735 GMT. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has pledged to remove sanctions imposed on LTTE controlled areas in the North and the East, a leading Tamil politician said... Back to the top

Colombo matches Tiger offer
Gulf-News, December 21. The Sri Lankan government, reciprocating to a ceasefire offer by the Tamil separatists, has announced a month-long truce, beginning on Christmas Day, the Prime Minister's Office said yesterday... Back to the top

Local government elections to be held at end of February
Waruna Karunatilake in Colombo, 1617 slt 21.12.01. The UNF government has decided to hold local government elections by end February and in the first week of March... Back to the top

Army recruitment on hold amid Sri Lanka truce prospect, Dec 21 2001 13:04 IST. Sri Lanka's military has suspended plans to launch a major recruitment drive amid prospects of a Christmas ceasefire with Tamil Tiger guerrillas, defence sources said Friday... Back to the top

India seen keeping distance from Sri Lanka conflict
MSNBC, Friday, 21st Dec, 09:08 GMT. India on Friday welcomed moves to launch a fresh peace process in Sri Lanka but said it was not likely to mediate in the ethnic conflict, a day before Sri Lanka's new prime minister arrives in New Delhi for talks... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Government Offers Amnesty to Recover Illegal Weapons
Nothern Light, Friday, December 21, 2001 12:44 AM EST . COLOMBO, Dec 21, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Sri Lankan government will offer an amnesty to recover a large number of automatic weapons and explosives which are illegally in the hands of politicians and criminals,the official Daily News said on Friday... Back to the top

Asian regional group denounces terrorism, Dec 21 2001 17:34 IST. Delegates from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand wrapped up a one-day ministerial meeting Friday with pledges to fight terrorism and enhance economic cooperation... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to Seek War Risk Surcharge Exemption
Nothern Light, Thursday, December 20, 2001 11:23 PM EST . The Sri Lankan government will make representations to the London-based War Risk Ratings Committee for exemption of the war risk surcharge imposed on the Colombo port, the state-owned Daily News said on Friday... Back to the top

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