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VOL. 2, NO. 264

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Sri Lanka Asks Norway to Broker Peace
Nothern Light, Wednesday, December 26, 2001 6:53 AM EST . COLOMBO, Dec 26, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Wednesday formally asked Norway to help the country start peace talks with separatist Tamil Tiger rebels. Wickremesinghe told reporters that he has asked Norway to revive the peace process in the country to bring an end to the 18-year ethnic conflict. He said that he wanted a firm foundation for the peace process and the first steps must be slow and steady. More...
Published: Wed Dec 26 16:00:32 EST 2001
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More Sri Lankan troops remanded over killing of Muslims, Dec 26 2001 17:04 IST. COLOMBO, Dec 26 (AFP) - Sri Lankan police on Wednesday arrested 16 soldiers for alleged involvement in the massacre of 10 Muslim youths during parliamentary elections earlier this month, officials said... Back to the top

Sri Lankan PM says LTTE talks in March at earliest
MSNBC, Colombo,Wednesday, December 26, 2001. New Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that talks with Tamil Tiger rebels were unlikely to take place until March at the earliest... Back to the top

Vote for peace revives Sri Lanka's hopes in late year change
Press Trust of India, Colombo,Wednesday, December 26, 2001. It was a year of political chaos, economic stagnation and deadlocked peace efforts in Sri Lanka, but the people signalled their desire to lift the nation out of a morass of despondency by opting for a change of regime and voting for peace and economic revival... Back to the top

UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka says India to help in energy, trade
Yahoo Singapore, December 26, 7:01 PM. New Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday that New Delhi was going to help Indian companies invest in Sri Lanka's faltering energy sector, which suffers daily blackouts due to a severe power shortage... Back to the top

SAARC talks to skirt Indo-Pakistan row - Sri Lanka
Yahoo India, december 26. New Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Wednesday tensions between India and Pakistan would not be discussed at a South Asian regional meeting in January... Back to the top

Sri Lanka seeking to build bridge to India, Dec 26 2001 19:20 IST. COLOMBO, Dec 26 (AFP) - India has agreed to a feasibility study on building a bridge across the Indian ocean to Sri Lanka, the island's Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, said Wednesday... Back to the top

Lanka to give Indians visas on arrival
HT, 26 December 2001. A decision to unilaterally give Indian passport-holders visas on arrival in the island is likely to be announced by the Sri Lankan government soon... Back to the top

Cease-fire holds
Amantha Perera in Colombo, 8.00p.m. SLT Tuesday December 25. The first 20 hrs of the cease-fire declared by both the LTTE and the UNF government passed without any incidents, according to military spokesperson Brig Sanath Karunaratne... Back to the top

Changes in military high command in the offing
Amantha Perera in Colombo, 12.15 p.m. SLT Tuesday, December 25, 2001. The New Year is likely to witness several changes in the military high command, military sources revealed... Back to the top

Troops, Tigers honour truce amid peace hopes, Dec 25 2001 11:15 IST. Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tiger rebels Tuesday began observing their first bilateral truce in six years, raising hopes of talks to end decades of bloodshed, officials said... Back to the top

Shoe-bomber’s identity still a mystery
HT, 26 December 2001. United States officials said the man who tried to ignite explosives in his shoes on a flight from Paris to Miami on Saturday had no known address as investigators in the US and Europe struggled to determine his identity, nationality and motive... Back to the top

'Shoe bomber not Sri Lankan'
The Hindu NUS, Colombo, Dec. 25 (Reuters). A man suspected of trying to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami by detonating explosives packed into his shoes is not Sri Lankan, the country's Foreign Ministry said today... Back to the top

Ranil upbeat; wants fast-track economic integration
Yahoo India, 26 December 2001. THERE was no time left for dessert at the dinner. But as the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mr Ranil Wickremesinghe, and his delegation hustled out of Trident Hotel in Chennai on Monday night to catch the Sri Lankan Airlines flight back to Colombo, they knew they had missed little else on a "most satisfying" three-day visit to India... Back to the top

New Delhi to work for peace in Lanka
Gulf News, December 25. India will work for a "peaceful solution" to decades of ethnic fighting in Sri Lanka, where the government and Tamil rebels have declared a truce, Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh said yesterday after talks with Sri Lanka's new prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe... Back to the top

Whither peace in Sri Lanka?
Yahoo India, 26 December 2001. THIS Christmas will be a memorable one for Sri Lanka, or so hope its people... Back to the top

Police officer shot dead by rebels
Gulf-News, 25 December 2001. A police officer was shot dead by suspected Tamil guerrillas in the north-western part of the country, hours before a month-long cessation of hostilities announced by the Sri Lankan government and the guerrillas was due to come into effect... Back to the top

Sri Lanka restores Norway as peace broker for talks with Tigers, Dec 26 2001 14:05 IST. COLOMBO, Dec 26 (AFP) - Sri Lanka Wednesday sought help from Norway to revive a moribund peace process in the embattled nation and said talks with Tamil Tiger guerrillas could start after March... Back to the top

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