The Lanka Academic

 
JULY 18, 2004 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 5, NO. 104

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Germany assures ‘fullest support’ to peace talks
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 18, 2004, 11.52 p.m.. The German government today assured its fullest cooperation to the Sri Lankan Government’s efforts of resume peace talks with the LTTE. German foreign minister Joschka Fischer gave this assurance today evening when he met his Sri Lankan counterpart Lakshman Kadirgamar in Colombo. The two foreign ministers also discussed ways and means to improve German investments in Sri Lanka. The German foreign minister had also agreed to grant two million euros to Sri Lanka to set up an information technology network among SAARC countries.
Published: Sun Jul 18 13:54:25 EDT 2004

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India promises to continue supporting peace process and future economic developments
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 18, 2004, 11.47 p.m.. India’s Finance Minister P. Chithambaram today extended his Government’s fullest corporation to the Sri Lankan peace process and future economic developments.

He made this pledge when he met Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse today. Premier Rajapakse is on a three-day official visit to India. The aim of the Sri Lankan prime minister's visit is to obtain Indian assistance for the country’s peace process and economic affairs. The Indian finance minister also agreed to provide assistance for Sri Lanka's agriculture, trade and highway projects. The Sri Lankan Premier and the Indian Minster also agreed to effectively implement the Indian line of credit and the Indo-Lanka trade agreement.
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Tigers remove foundation stone of Jaffna Court complex
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 18, 2004, 11.17 p.m.. LTTE cadres have taken away the foundation stone, which was laid by Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva to construct a modern state-of-the-art multi-storied Court Complex near the Nallur Kovil, in Jaffna. The Legal and Judicial Reforms Project of the Ministry of Justice and Judicial Reform funded by the World Bank and International Development Agency had funded approximately Rs. 200 million towards this construction. The incident occurred yesterday and police are yet to make an arrest in this regard.
Published: Sun Jul 18 13:20:29 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Sri Lanka noncommittal on support to Germany for U.N. Security Council seat
Associated Press, Sun July 18, 2004 11:28 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - Sunday declined to commit support for Germany's bid for a permanent seat on the United Nation's Security Council... Back to the top

Norway in new attempt to save Sri Lanka peace bid
deepikaglobal.com, July 18 . Colombo, July 18 (PTI) Norway's deputy foreign minister Vidar Helgesen is expected in Sri Lanka at the next weekend in a bid to revive the island's faltering peace process, diplomats said today... Back to the top

Sri Lanka downs India to top group, Pakistan coasts to second win
Associated Press, Sun July 18, 2004 15:47 EDT . SANDEEP NAKAI - Associated Press Writer - DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - defeated World Cup finalist India by 12 runs Sunday to move atop the Pool B in the Asia Cup, while defending champion Pakistan routed Hong Kong by 173 runs for its second straight victory... Back to the top

World News: India, Sri Lanka to enhance economic cooperation
keralanext.com, july 18. New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka Sunday discussed enhancing and expanding bilateral economic cooperation, covering agriculture, horticulture, dairy development and highways... Back to the top

Government committed to peace
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 18, 2004, 12.11 p.m.. The Government is very much committed to the peace process and is currently working on a strategy to resume peace talks with the LTTE as soon as possible, said Government’s peace secretariat Chief Jayantha Dhanapala... Back to the top

President to appoint an advisory committee on peace process
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 18, 2004, 11.07 p.m.. President Chandrika Kumaratunga has decided to establish an advisory committee, which would focus on the peace process... Back to the top

Sri Lanka sets India an imposing target in Asia Cup encounter
Associated Press, Sun July 18, 2004 10:08 EDT . SANDEEP NAKAI - Associated Press Writer - DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka - (AP) A rapid century stand between Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara helped Sri Lanka - set India an imposing target in the Asia Cup preliminary league match Sunday... Back to the top

World News Attacks on journalists in Sri Lanka decried:
newkerala.com, July 17, 2005,08:40 EDT. Colombo, July 17 (IANS) : Attacks on journalists have soared in conflict-torn eastern Sri Lanka with around a dozen reporters attempting to flee the country, reports OneWorld... Back to the top

International cricket authority objects to former Indian captain appearing as commentator
Associated Press, Sun July 18, 2004 10:46 EDT . - - ``I am extremely disappointed to see Mohammad Azharuddin doing commentary in the ongoing Asia Cup in Sri Lanka - ,'' Press Trust of India news agency quoted ICC president Ehsan Mani as saying in New Delhi... Back to the top

Sri Lanka 's peace hopes dimmed but not deadened
Associated Press, Sun July 18, 2004 05:42 EDT . SHIMALI SENANAYAKE - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) The government and the Tamil Tiger rebels aren't likely to give up efforts to end the country's two-decade civil war despite a series of attacks this month, analysts said Sunday... Back to the top

India News Sri Lanka to recreate India s dairy revolution:
newkerala.com, July 17, 2005,08:40 EDT. Anand (Gujarat), July 17 (IANS): Gujarat's dairy cooperative movement that revolutionised milk production in India and bettered the lives of millions of farmers may be replicated by Sri Lanka... Back to the top

German FM in Colombo to lobby for UN security council seat
tamilnet.com, July 18, 2004 11:15 EDT. German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer arrived in Sri Lanka Saturday night for a two-day visit as part of his ten- day tour in Asia... Back to the top

Sri Lanka forced to rethink team composition
cricinfo.com, July 17, 2005,08:40 EDT. Charlie Austin July 17, 2004 Sanath Jayasuriya won't be bowling for a couple of weeks © Getty Images Sri Lanka have been forced to re-think the composition of their side for the Asia Cup because Sanath Jayasuriya, a key allrounder in the one-day game, has suffered a side strain that will prevent Back to the top

US, Sri Lanka to cooperate in attempt to curb illicit movement of radioactive materials, XINHUA
Associated Press, Fri July 16, 2004 12:26 EDT . - - xfdws US-SRI-LANKA - sked US, Sri Lanka - to cooperate in attempt to curb illicit movement of radioactive materials, XINHUA ASIA WorldSources, Inc... Back to the top

Sri Lanka bats first after stand-in skipper Jayawardena wins toss
Associated Press, Sat July 17, 2004 05:04 EDT . - - DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - elected to bat first Saturday after stand-in skipper Mahela Jayawardena won the toss in the cricket Asia Cup Pool B preliminary league match against United Arab Emirates... Back to the top

In-form Sri Lankans offer Windies tough final tune-up
jamaicaobserver.com, July 16, 2004. SHENLEY, England (CMC) - With precious little time and opportunity to prepare for the Test series - in stark contrast to previous tours of England - West Indies take on an in-form Sri Lanka A-Team in their final tune-up before the first Test at Lord's mindful that there is much improvement to be made on the evidence of their last match... Back to the top

Asia Cup: India need 283 to win against Sri Lanka
ndtv.com, July 18, 2004 11:15 EDT. India are chasing a target of 283 to win against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup encounter in Dambulla today... Back to the top

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