The Lanka Academic

 
JULY 21, 2004 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 5, NO. 107

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Government staffers aided suicide bomber
gulf news, july 22. Colombo: The suicide bomber who made an abortive attempt to assassinate a cabinet minister of the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) early this month was assisted by a group of government employees to prepare forged identity cards, a court inquiry has revealed. A court investigating the incident has been told that certain government officials of the National Identity Card office (Registrar of Persons) were involved in preparing the forged documents after accepting a bribe from the suicide bomber and her accomplice. The suicide bomber exploded herself at a police station after being detected before she reached her target while the accomplice was arrested at Minister Douglas Devananda's office whom the bomber was targeting. The court was told by the Criminal Investigations Department official that all documents related to the illegal transaction of preparing the forged identity card had been removed from the department. More...
Published: Wed Jul 21 22:13:57 EDT 2004

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Tigers kill Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman in Akkaraipattu
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 21, 2004, 8.20 p.m.. Tamil Tigers today evening gunned down a senior Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) cadre, who is also the Chairman of the Alaiyadivembu Pradheshiya Sabha in Akkaraipattu. He was shot amidst a strong security ring, provided to him by defence authorities. Police said that the victim was 31-year-old V. Raveendran alias Kamalan. At the time of his death, four armed police personnel had been deployed to protect him. Police said that two LTTE cadres had suddenly appeared from nowhere and fired at him. A few months ago another Chairman also from the same Pradeshiya Sabha was shot dead by LTTE, and Mr. Ravindran was his replacement.
Published: Wed Jul 21 10:38:33 EDT 2004 Back to the top
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Sri Lankan Government promotes Islamic ‘head scarf’
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 21, 2004, 8.29 p.m.. The Sri Lankan Government has decided to promote the Muslim head scarf (Hijab), worn by a majority of Muslim women. As the first step to this, the Government in the future will provide an additional yard of school uniform material to all Muslim females, so that they can make use of this material for their head scarf.

Cultural and National Heritage Minister Vijitha Herath submitted a proposal to the cabinet last Wednesday, seeking approval to grant female Muslim students with extra uniform material for their head scarf. The proposal was approved by the Cabinet. Officials noted that up to date successive Governments had only been issuing uniform material to Muslim girls for their school dress but not for their head scarf, which is considered compulsory according to Islamic norms. Minister Herath is a member of the Government’s main ally, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna.
Published: Wed Jul 21 10:31:58 EDT 2004 Back to the top


Sri Lanka Rebels Say They Will Fight Back if Provoked
www.voanews.com, July 21, 2004, 15:45 EDT. The Tamil Tigers say they will not re-start fighting with Sri Lanka's government, but will retaliate if Colombo imposes war on them... Back to the top

Sri Lanka on the brink of war, warns Tamil Tiger rebel leader
Associated Press, Wed July 21, 2004 05:10 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A top Tamil Tiger rebel leader has warned that Sri Lanka - is at the ``edge of war,'' renewing fears of an end to the island's fragile cease-fire, rebel officials said Wednesday... Back to the top

1500 new postmen to boost Sri Lanka’s postal service
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 21, 2004, 8.16 p.m.. The government has decided to recruit over 1500 new postmen to the Postal Department to boost the country’s postal service... Back to the top

Sri Lanka defeats Pakistan by seven wickets in Asia Cup
Associated Press, Wed July 21, 2004 11:03 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - defeated defending champion Pakistan by seven wickets Wednesday in the Asia Cup's second round league match... Back to the top

Tiger rebels commit thousands of cease-fire violations in Sri Lanka
Associated Press, Wed July 21, 2004 02:34 EDT . SHIMALI SENANAYAKE - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Tamil Tiger rebels have violated a two-year-old cease-fire nearly 2,500 times, largely through recruiting child soldiers, while Sri Lanka - 's military has committed 112 violations, truce monitors said Wednesday, amid fears the country could slip back into civil war... Back to the top

Hit squads hound renegade leader Karuna
gulf news, july 20. Colombo : The renegade guerrilla military wing leader V. Muralitharan alias Karuna, believed to be living in the city, is being hounded by suicide bombers sent by the Tamil Tigers leadership in the north, police investigations have revealed... Back to the top

SLMM Chief to meet Thamilchelvan
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 21, 2004, 8.21 p.m.. Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) chief Major General (retired) Trond Furuhovde will fly to LTTE controlled Kilinochchi tomorrow to discuss matters pertaining to the peace process... Back to the top

Buddhist monks present anti-conversion laws in Sri Lanka Parliament
Associated Press, Wed July 21, 2004 08:36 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A political party led by Buddhist monks Wednesday submitted a bill in Parliament seeking to outlaw religious conversions based on offers of cash or other incentives... Back to the top

Government fails again to prove its majority in Parliament
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 20, 2004, 11.59 p.m.. The United Peoples Freedom Alliance Government today once again failed to show their majority in Parliament, when it resumed today morning... Back to the top

Sri Lanka sides hold rare talks
bbc.co.uk, July 20, 2004, 15:40 EDT. Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger officials have held a rare high-level meeting in the capital, Colombo... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Government Holds Talks With Rebel Official, AFP Says
bloomberg.com, July 21, 2004, 07:45 EDT. July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka's government held its first meeting with a leader of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam as Norway tries to revive peace talks to end the county's two decades of civil war, Agence France-Presse said... Back to the top

Sri Lankan govt decides to compensate ethnic violence victims, XINHUA
Associated Press, Tue July 20, 2004 13:19 EDT . - - ry of the ethnic riot, her office said in a statement... Back to the top

Cricket-Pakistan crash to lowest total against Sri Lanka
cricmania.com, July 21. 2004. COLOMBO (AFP) - Pakistan opened their Asia Cup super league campaign on a disastrous note when they crashed to their lowest-ever total of 122 against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium here... Back to the top

Lankans skittle out Pakistan for a paltry 122
thatscricket.com, July 21 2004. Colombo: Pakistan's hopes of redeeming their champion reputation lay in tatters after being bowled out for a paltry 122 against Sri Lanka in a Super League match of the Asia Cup One-day cricket tournament in Colombo on Wednesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka outplays reigning champion Pakistan; easy win for India
Associated Press, Wed July 21, 2004 11:54 EDT . SANDEEP NAKAI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - outplayed reigning champion Pakistan by seven wickets and India, last year's World Cup finalist, drubbed Bangladesh by eight wickets as the Asia Cup's second round league started Wednesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka did the little things better
rediff.com, July 21, 2004, 07:45 EDT. The culmination of the first round or Phase 1 of the Asia Cup ended in a dramatic win over favourites India by the host nation Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Six new MPs takes oaths in Parliament
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 20, 2004, 11.57 p.m.. The swearing in of six new Parliamentarians took place today morning when parliament met under the patronage of Speaker W... Back to the top

Parliamentary debate on ISGA postponed
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 20, 2004, 11.57 p.m.. The leaders of all political parties yesterday agreed to postpone the debate on the LTTE's Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) proposal indefinitely... Back to the top

India to set up milk powder factory in Sri Lanka , XINHUA
Associated Press, Wed July 21, 2004 10:05 EDT . - - India to set up milk powder factory in Sri Lanka - , XINHUA ASIA WorldSources, Inc... Back to the top

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