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JULY 24, 2004 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 5, NO. 110

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Sri Lankan lawmaker denied entry by Indian immigration officials
Associated Press, Sat July 24, 2004 14:11 EDT . K.N. ARUN - Associated Press Writer - Madras is the capital of Tamil Nadu state, which has centuries-old ties with the Tamils living in Sri Lanka - .

After his return to Colombo, Eelavendhan could not be reached for comments.

One of his colleagues in Colombo, who also confirmed the incident, said Eelavendhan was arrested in India in 1997 on charges of smuggling medicines for the Tamil rebels. He was later deported to Sri Lanka - . At the time, he was not a lawmaker.
Published: Sat Jul 24 20:58:37 EDT 2004

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Road accident kills 10 in southern Sri Lanka
Associated Press, Sat July 24, 2004 09:57 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) About 10 people were killed when a passenger bus and a family van crashed head-on in southern Sri Lanka - on Saturday, police said.

The crash occurred when the van swerved when a tire burst and crashed into the bus, said a policeman in Tissamaharama, 260 kilometers (160 miles) southeast of capital Colombo.

Four people have been admitted to hospital with injuries, he said.
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Lankan MPs part with subsidized meals
Dawn, COLOMBO, July 23. In response to bitter criticism by the people, parliamentarians of all Sri Lankan parties on Thursday agreed to pay market prices for subsidized luxury meals they get in the canteen. This came after a private TV channel showed MPs having six-course five-star meals, but the chief government whip and commerce minister claimed that the TV clips were from a five-star hotel. More...
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Donít play with fire, Norway warns Lanka
dailytimes.com.pk, july 24. OSLO: Norway dampened hopes of any quick fix to stalled peace talks in Sri Lanka on Friday, warning that escalating violence could shatter a fragile ceasefire and throw the island back into civil war... Back to the top

Monitoring team head, Tamil leader in talks to protect truce
gulf News, july 24. Colombo: The head of the Scandinavian monitors has met with the Tamil guerrilla political wing leader in northern Sri Lanka to discuss measures to protect the truce as fresh allegations poured in about guerrillas building up around a northeastern port city... Back to the top

Anura claims he did not take Karuna to Singapore
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 23, 2004, 11.17 p.m.. Minister of Tourism and Investment promotion Anura Bandaranaike today rejected a statement made by Tamil National Alliance MP K... Back to the top

TNA MPs to convince Indians leaders that LTTE is not heading for separate state
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 23, 2004, 11.16 p.m.. A group of parliamentarians from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will leave for India shortly in their bid to convince Indian leaders that the LTTE is not fighting for a separate state... Back to the top

Protestors parade coffin outside Norway's Embassy to protest Tamil Tiger killings
Associated Press, Fri July 23, 2004 10:57 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Hundreds of supporters of a Tamil political party paraded the coffin of a slain party member outside the Norwegian Embassy on Friday to protest political killings they allege the Tamil Tiger rebels have committed... Back to the top

Norwegian deputy FM to visit Sri Lanka for resuming peace talks, XINHUA
Associated Press, Fri July 23, 2004 13:52 EDT . - - Norwegian deputy FM to visit Sri Lanka - for resuming peace talks, XINHUA ASIA WorldSources, Inc... Back to the top

China to become No.1 inbound tourist source of Sri Lanka by 2010, XINHUA
Associated Press, Fri July 23, 2004 14:07 EDT . - - China to become No.1 inbound tourist source of Sri Lanka - by 2010, XINHUA ASIA WorldSources, Inc... Back to the top

Sri Lankan president regrets anti-Tamil riots that started civil war
Associated Press, Fri July 23, 2004 01:45 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - 's president has called for national reconciliation and expressed her regret for anti-Tamil riots that broke out 21 years ago, spawning the island nation's protracted ethnic civil war, a news report said Friday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka stock market hits record high+
Associated Press, Fri July 23, 2004 09:31 EDT . - - COLOMBO, July 23 (Kyodo) Despite uncertain peace prospects, the Colombo Stock Exchange hit an all time high Friday with the benchmark All Share Price Index closing at 1,440.65 to make the market Asia's best performer and the fourth best in the world, the exchange announced... Back to the top

S. Lanka Tamil legislators back rebel blueprint for interim power sharing, XINHUA
Associated Press, Fri July 23, 2004 12:04 EDT . - - xfdws S.LANKA - -TAMIL sked S.Lanka - Tamil legislators back rebel blueprint for interim power sharing, XINHUA ASIA WorldSources, Inc. 322 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE 2ND FLOOR, NE WASHINGTON, DC 20002 COPYRIGHT 2003 BY WORLDSOURCES, INC., A JOINT VENTURE OF FDCH e-Media, INC. AND WORLD TIMES, INC... Back to the top

Another killing as Sri Lanka Tigers sound war warning
abc.net.au, July 23, 2004 06:20 EDT. Violence between rival factions of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels has claimed another life when a man was gunned down in the east of the country... Back to the top

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