The Lanka Academic

 
JULY 25, 2004 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 5, NO. 111

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LTTE kill 8 rivals
indiatimes.com, July 25, 2004 20:50 EDT. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels on Sunday killed eight rivals here in the worst outbreak of violence in three months as Norway prepared to launch a fresh bid to save the island's peace process. More...
Published: Sun Jul 25 20:45:01 EDT 2004
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No direct funding to LTTE says World Bank
gulf news, July 25. Colombo: The World Bank has reassured Sri Lanka that it would not provide direct funding to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), despite speculation that it was preparing to implement its proposed development plans in the uncleared areas with the Tigers. A spokesman for the World Bank office in Colombo said they would continue to channel their funds through the Central government. The controversy came after World Bank country director Peter Harrold visited the LTTE in the north and handed over a Tamil translation of the Country Assistance Strategy which includes projects to be introduced in the northern and eastern province, including the uncleared areas. More...
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Lanka stock exchange 'Asia's best performer'
gulf daily news, july 25. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is run by a shaky Marxist-backed minority government, the island's peace process is in tatters with Tamil Tiger rebels warning of war, but the country's stock market is racing. The tiny Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) hit an all time high at close on Friday to emerge Asia's best performer this year and the fourth in the world, according to the CSE. Retail investor speculation is said to be driving the bullish performance in the absence of fundamentals to back the gains in the past three months. Sri Lanka's rupee has lost nearly seven per cent against the dollar this year and inflation and interest rates are on the rise after record falls since 2002. "Aggressive retail investor speculation on low priced shares...has been responsible for most of the top gains, with retail exuberance increasing by the day," Asia Securities said in a report. More...
Published: Sun Jul 25 22:08:46 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Singapore trip: “Karuna was escorted by Government’s special security,” claims pro-LTTE MP
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 25, 2004, 11.05 p.m.. The LTTE today insisted that its renegade leader Karuna and Minister Anura Bandaranaike, had travelled in the same plane to Singapore... Back to the top

RSF condemns midnight raid at Tamil journalist’s home
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 25, 2004, 10.22 p.m.. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has once again expressed its fear for the safety of Tamil journalists in Sri Lanka, following a sudden police raid at the home of journalist Dharmaratnam Sivaram, who is also the editor of the news website Tamilnet, for the second time in three months... Back to the top

Nedumaran cautions India against military pact with Lanka
newindpress.com, Monday July 26 2004 00:00 IST. BANGALORE: The World Tamil Confederation on Sunday cautioned the Union government that signing a military pact with Sri Lanka would result in serious consequences... Back to the top

Special focus on impediments to the ceasefire agreement, during Helgessen’s stay
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, July 25, 2004, 10.47 p.m.. Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesson who arrived in the country today afternoon will focus special attention to the recent violent incidents in the Eastern province, when he meets Government and LTTE leaders, as such incidents are an impediment to the existing ceasefire agreement, sources told the Lanka Academic... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to use ‘new radiation detection system’
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, July 25, 2004, 10.19 p.m.. Sri Lanka will be the first country in South Asia to utilize a new radiation detection system to be installed under the “Mega Ports Initiative”... Back to the top

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 - ... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Sri Lanka s stock market is Asia s top gainer despite fears of war
channelnewsasia.com, July 25, 2004 10:50 EDT. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka is run by a shaky Marxist-backed minority government, the island's peace process is in tatters with Tamil Tiger rebels warning of war, but the country's stock market is racing... Back to the top

Sri Lanka thrash listless Pakistan by seven wickets :
123bharath.com, July 25, 2004 10:50 EDT. Sports India > Colombo, July 21: Twice winners Sri Lanka Wednesday easily defeated defending champions Pakistan by seven wickets in a second-round day-night match of the Asia Cup at R... Back to the top

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