The Lanka Academic

JULY 3, 2004 EST, USA
VOL. 5, NO. 89

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Iran agrees to help Sri Lanka's infrastructure projects
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 3, 2004, 05.42 p.m.. Iran has agreed to help Sri Lanka develop its basic infrastructure, while expanding bilateral ties between two nations.

Visiting Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia-Pacific Affairs Mohsen Aminzadeh made this comment when he met President Chandrika Kumaratunga in Colombo, a spokesman for the Presidential Secretariat said.

He also said that the two leaders during their discussion highlighted the expansion of bilateral in economic and cultural fields. Mr. Aminzadeh also held talks with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.
Published: Sat Jul 3 07:45:41 EDT 2004

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Sri Lanka to ban ‘sili sili’ bags in public places
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 3, 2004, 05.41 p.m.. With a view to contain environmental problems, the Sri Lankan government will bring in laws banning the use of certain ‘sili sili’ type bags, plastic and decoration in public place soon.

The Cabinet has already approved the ban of shopping bags thinner than 12 microns and Environment Minister A.H.M. Fowzie will present a Bill to the Parliament to make the ban effective.

According to the proposed Act, the use of plastic and sili sili bags will be prohibited in all public places such as forests open to the public, schools, religious sites and public playgrounds.
Published: Sat Jul 3 07:44:44 EDT 2004 Back to the top

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Government to establish ‘Sangaadhikarana’ with legal powers
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 3, 2004, 05.40 p.m.. Minister of Buddhasasana Ratnasiri Wickremanayake said that the government has decided to establish a Sangaadhikarana with total legal powers.

Minister Wickremanayake said that establishing such an institute would have pave the way for the betterment of the Buddhasasana and urged the support from all political parties to his endeavor.
Published: Sat Jul 3 07:43:49 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Australia wins first test by 149 runs
Associated Press, Sat July 3, 2004 01:47 EDT . - - DARWIN, Australia (AP) Australia beat Sri Lanka - by 149 runs Saturday on the third day of the first cricket test at Marrara Oval: Australia 207 and 201; Sri Lanka - 97 and 162... Back to the top

Baneng eyes China Sri Lanka for apparel production bases, july 3. Fabric and apparel manufacturer Baneng Holdings Bhd plans to acquire existing garment factories in China and Sri Lanka early next year, to attain company's leadership position in international market, said Betty Lim Choon Hiok, Managing Director... Back to the top

Six alleged Indian poachers escape from local custody in Mannar
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 2, 2004, 04.53 p.m. Six Indian fishermen detained in Mannar remand prison for poaching in the Sri Lankan waters, escaped from the custody on Thursday... Back to the top

LTTE accuses govt of proxy war in Eastern Lanka, july 2. Colombo: The LTTE has accused the Sri Lanka government and its army of conducting a 'proxy war' using auxiliary forces in the Eastern part of the country, in violation of the existing truce agreement... Back to the top

Govt to bring no confidence against Speaker
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 2, 1004, 04.13 p.m. The government is planning to bring a no-confidence motion against Speaker W... Back to the top

Sri Lankan peace talks faces another setback, July 2, 2004. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s faltering peace process suffered another setback on Tuesday when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) gave an ultimatum to the government to either stop supporting the rebel Tiger leader Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, aka Karuna, or risk war... Back to the top

Sri Lankan TV rights up for grabs, July 2, 2004. The Sri Lankan board has officially launched the bid process for the sale of its broadcasting and sponsorship rights for a four-year period starting in January 2005... Back to the top

Gilchrist puts Australia in winning position in first test
Associated Press, Fri July 2, 2004 05:40 EDT . - - DARWIN, Australia (AP) Acting captain Adam Gilchrist scored 80 runs before being run out just before stumps Friday to put Australia in a commanding position over Sri Lanka - in the first cricket test... Back to the top

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