The Lanka Academic

 
JULY 19, 2004 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 5, NO. 105

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Ally urged to launch anti-Karuna campaign
gulf news, july 20. Tamil guerrillas have directed the Parliamentary group supporting them to launch a counter campaign against renegade leader V. Muralitharan alias Karuna who is set to form his own political party. Political Wing leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) S.P. Thamilselvan told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs from the eastern province during a meeting in Kilinochchi that they should carry out a political campaign to ensure the LTTE is recognised as the sole Tamil representative. At the three-hour meeting the MPs and others also discussed the current security situation with Batticaloa paramilitary wing leader Ramesh and Political wing leader Kaushalyan. Thamilselvan said the people had given a mandate to the TNA members to carry out the policies of the LTTE and therefore they should get closer to the eastern people who had been distanced due to the presence of Karuna loyalists. He said that due to Karuna's activities the people in the east were concerned about their security and the LTTE needed to reassure the people. More...
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Democratic Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – Karuna’s new political party.
Asian Tribune , july 20. Colombo, 20 July: Democratic Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is the name finalized by Muralitharan Venayagamoorthy alias Colonel Karuna Amman’s group for the new political party for which they have already made necessary legal arrangements to launch shortly. According to the information passed on to “Asian Tribune”, there would be a total of 9 working committee members including the President and the Secretary General of the Party. The Executive Committee has already named Muralitharan Venayagamoorthy as the President of the Party. More...
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Make yourself clear, Opposition Leader tells Government
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 19, 2004, 9.03 p.m.. Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today criticised the Government’s failure to adopt a clear stand on the Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) and the Peace Process. He made these comments today noon during a party leaders meeting.

Mr. Wickremesinghe charged that even though certain sections of the United peoples Freedom Alliance Government were making statements to the effect that a ISGA will be granted and the peace process will resume soon, the Alliance’s main ally, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has openly opposed the granting of an ISGA, and the JVP has stated that any plans by anyone to grant the ISGA will be blocked by them.
Published: Mon Jul 19 11:07:48 EDT 2004 Back to the top


Sri Lanka waiting for Tamil Tiger response to resume peace talks, president says
Associated Press, Mon July 19, 2004 09:26 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - 's president said Monday the Tamil Tigers have not responded to her proposed agenda for peace talks to end a two decade civil war... Back to the top

Tamils are denied dividends of peace – Thamilselvam
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 19, 2004, 8.57 p.m.. LTTE Political Wing Leader S.P. Tamilselvan today emphasised that the delay on the part of the government to recommence negotiation on the basis of the Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) proposals is seriously viewed by the Tamil people who have been denied the dividends of peace for such a long time, the LTTE peace secretariat announced today... Back to the top

S.Lankan Tamil rebels want development assistance before resuming talks, XINHUA
Associated Press, Mon July 19, 2004 15:01 EDT . COLOMBO, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka - 's Tamil Tiger rebels on Monday urged the World Bank to extend financial assistance to the war-ravaged north and east pending kick starting the stalled peace bid... Back to the top

India, Sri Lanka to expedite military pact
keralanext.com, 19-July-2004 . New Delhi, India and Sri Lanka Monday agreed to expedite the proposed defence cooperation agreement and expand economic cooperation... Back to the top

Banks softens up Sri Lanka - Monday 19, July-2004
nationnews.com, July 19, 2004, 13:15 EDT. Allrounder Omari Banks starred with bat and ball yesterday as the West Indies kept control over Sri Lanka A in their three-day warm-up match at the Denis Compton Oval, Shenley, in England... Back to the top

India News India, Sri Lanka to expedite military pact:
newkerala.com, July 19, 2004, 13:15 EDT. New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) : India and Sri Lanka Monday agreed to expedite the proposed defence cooperation agreement and expand economic cooperation... Back to the top

Business News, India: India extends $250 mn credit to Sri Lanka ...
keralanext.com, July 19, 2004, 13:15 EDT. 19-July-2004 New Delhi, India Monday extended to Sri Lanka two credit lines totalling $250 million to repair and improve the island's highways and to offset the impact of the rise in world oil prices... Back to the top

Sri Lanka looks for India s support for infrastructure development
xinhuanet.com, July 19, 2004, 13:15 EDT. NEW DELHI, July 19 (Xinhuanet) -- Sri Lanka sought Monday India's economic as well as technical assistance for rural reconstruction and infrastructure growth... Back to the top

World News United colours of India and Sri Lanka on Colombo ...
newkerala.com, July 19, 2004, 13:15 EDT. Colombo, July 19 (IANS) : Apart from the large number of other Indian connections in Sri Lanka, the presence of so many India-made three-wheelers and trucks give an Indian visitor here a sense of familiarity... Back to the top

Lankan premier Rajapakse meets Indian leaders
webindia123.com, July 19, 2004, 13:15 EDT. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse today met External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh and National Security Advisor J... Back to the top

Indian delegation to visit Sri Lanka to strengthen FTA
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 19, 2004, 9.00 p.m.. A high-powered Indian delegation is expected to visit Sri Lanka next month to strengthen and expand the Free Trade Agreement (FTA)... Back to the top

President goes before Press Complaints Commission
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 19, 2004, 8.03 p.m.. President Chandrika Kumaratunga has lodged a complaint with the Press Complaints Commission against the Sunday Times newspaper... Back to the top

Jaffna bound mail by air
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 19, 2004, 8.00 p.m.. The Sri Lanka Postal Department is looking into the possibility of dispatching they are transported through road... 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

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