The Lanka Academic

JUNE 27, 2004 EST, USA
VOL. 5, NO. 83

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Sri Lanka Army to leave for Haiti next month to assist UN’s peace keeping
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, June 27, 2004, 11.06 p.m.. Army Commander and Chief Defence Staff Lt. Gen. Lionel Balagalle said that a group of military personnel of the Sri Lanka Army is to leave for Haiti next August to assist the United Nation’s peace-keeping programme. “About 750 military personnel will leave for Haiti most probably in August to engage in peace keeping work”, the Commander said. He said that they already have selected personnel to take part in this exercise and currently these troops are undergoing necessary training. Commander Balagalle also said that this is the largest contingent the Sri Lanka army is sending for peace-keeping work.
Published: Sun Jun 27 13:24:52 EDT 2004

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Russia wants more joint ventures with Sri Lanka
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, June 27, 2004, 11.08 p.m.. Russian authorities are currently exploring the possibilities of launching joint ventures with Sri Lanka and to increase their investments in the country. This was disclosed at a meeting between Sri Lankan foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, state television reported today.

A top level Russian delegation would visit Sri Lanka shortly to discuss matters pertaining to Russian investment opportunities and joint ventures. They will focus attention on local food and vegetable processing, production of fruit juices, rubber products, garments, leather and plastic items, electrical and electronic appliances. The two foreign ministers also discussed ways and means to attract more Russian tourists to Sri Lanka with emphasis on sporting activities, which the younger generation of Russian tourists enjoy.
Published: Sun Jun 27 13:23:09 EDT 2004 Back to the top

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Two week long multinational platoon exercise comes to an end
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, June 27, 2004, 11.05 p.m.. Army Commander and Chief Defence Staff Lt. Gen. Lionel Balagalle today said that Sri Lanka marked yet another milestone in Sri Lanka Army’s contribution towards UN peace keeping missions. Speaking at the conclusion of the UN-Sri Lanka sponsored Multination Platoon Exercise at Kukuleganga; the Commander said “today peace keeping operations faces legal, administrative, social and military challenges. This means the peace keeping operations are much more intensive in terms of variety as well as the quantum of resources required”. He also said that for those involved in peace keeping operations it means difficult and often, dangerous work in very challenging and confronting situations and conditions. Military personnel from five countries, Sri Lanka, United States, Mongolia, Nepal and Bangladesh participated in the two weeklong Multination Platoon Exercise.
Published: Sun Jun 27 13:19:04 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Norway tries to salvage Sri Lanka 's peace bid as war fears loom
Associated Press, Sun June 27, 2004 06:14 EDT . SHIMALI SENANAYAKE - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A top Norwegian envoy will try to salvage Sri Lanka - 's peace process during his visit starting Monday, amid fears that the island could soon slip back into civil war, officials said... Back to the top

LTTE flays Sinhala politicians over Karuna affair, June 27 . Colombo, June 27 (UNI) Tamil Tigers have accused Sinhala political leaders of seriously damaging the peace process by supporting renegade LTTE commander Colonel Karuna... Back to the top

Sri Lanka rebels resume child recruitment, says UNICEF+
Associated Press, Sat June 26, 2004 08:51 EDT . - - COLOMBO, June 26 (Kyodo) The U.N. Children's Fund accused Sri Lanka - 's Tamil Tiger rebels Saturday of ''indiscriminate'' child recruitment in the country's northeast... Back to the top

Joint opposition to meet Speaker on Monday
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, June 26, 2004, 7.28 p.m.. The joint opposition is to meet Speaker W. J. M... Back to the top

MDMK will not demand lifting of ban on LTTE, june 26. Chennai, June 26. (PTI): MDMK today said it was of the firm opinion that there was no need for a ban on the LTTE in India, but it would not demand lifting of the ban... Back to the top

Undercover revolution as Sri Lanka women opt for sexy lingerie, june 28. COLOMBO : Sri Lanka has been making exotic lingerie for western markets for decades, but some is now slipping into local clothing stores at low prices, triggering an undercover revolution... Back to the top

Judge further extends injunction on JHU’s monk
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, June 26, 2004, 7.24 p.m.. Colombo district judge S.M.S. Samarakoon yesterday extended the restraining order issued against the Ven... Back to the top

‘Courageous’ now in the hands of ‘true professionals’ – US Admiral
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, June 26, 2004, 7.23 p.m.. After handing over the United States Coast Guard Vessel “Courageous” to the Sri Lankan Navy Commander Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri, US Coast Guard Admiral Thomas Collins said that the vessel was now in the hands of ‘true professionals’... Back to the top

Major fire at Sri Lanka govt. press, June 26. A major fire broke out at the Sri Lanka Government Printers in Colombo Saturday evening... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Navy Chief Ends US Visit
Bandula Jayasekara in Colombo, SLT 11.30 A.M Saturday 26 June. Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Daya Sandagiri ended his visit to the US where the US transferred a 210 foot cutter to the Sri Lanka Navy... Back to the top

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