The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 23, 2004 EST, USA
VOL. 5, NO. 140

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LTTE alleges army inflicting irreparable damage to peace process
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 23, 2004, 10.06 p.m.. LTTE political wing leader S.P. Tamilselvan today alleged that the Sri Lanka Army is colluding with elements opposed to the Tamil cause and inflicting irreparable damage to the peace process and the integrity of the Ceasefire Agreement.

Tamilselvan in a letter to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission, referring to the two recent killings of two LTTE members in Batticaloa also claimed that the Army carried out these killings. He also noted in his letter that the Army was encouraging activities of armed groups thereby violating several clauses in the Ceasefire Agreement.

“ Our fear in this context is that if the relevant authorities do not take effective measures to end the activities of the armed groups, it will inevitably lead to crisis situation. As pointed out by us in our discussions, it is the military intelligence personnel in collaboration with various armed groups, who are engaged in this type of destructive actions. We believe that our direct charge that the SLA and its military intelligence wing are responsible for the Vakarai incident and several other similar killings, is sufficient for the SLMM to be pro-active in this matter and effectively interact with the relevant GOSL authority immediately,” he said. While adding that the Army’s role of accommodating and encouraging the activities of the armed groups, is a serious threat to normalcy and maintaining the integrity of the ceasefire agreement.
Published: Mon Aug 23 12:22:11 EDT 2004

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Violence continues in Sri Lanka s east, August 23, 2004 07:50 EDT. COLOMBO, Aug. 23 (Xinhuanet) -- Violence that has plagued Sri Lanka's eastern region continued on Monday when a government soldier came under gunfire, defense officials said. The soldier on a road patrol at Mankerni north of Batticaloa was injured when More...
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University students destroy large portrait of President
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 23, 2004, 8.47 p.m. . Students of the Jaffna University is reported to have destroyed a huge portrait of President Chandrika Kumaratunga last week as a protest against her Government’s failure to grant demands made by the LTTE. This incident comes just days after the LTTE demanded the students of the Jaffna University to remove the picture of the President from the University’s public hall. The LTTE has cited reasons as, the President is responsible for not evicting the High Security Zones and her failure to grant the Interim Administration and hence the picture should be removed. The general procedure in Sri Lanka is to display the picture of the country’s President and Prime Minister at all Government Departments, Statutory Boards and any other Government related institution.
Published: Mon Aug 23 10:54:54 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Ship seized for cutting Lanka s internet link, August 24, 2004 - 10:08AM. Sri Lanka's high court has ordered the seizure of an Indian cargo vessel which allegedly cut a submarine cable connecting the island's telecommunications subscribers with the rest of the world... Back to the top

New cuppa for kings makes the cup overflow for Sri Lanka tea maker, Tuesday, August 24, 2004. By Amal Jayasinghe , Agence France-Presse COLOMBO—Inspired by a French perfumer and egged on by an English aficionado, a Sri Lankan master tea maker has revived a centuries-old Chinese tradition to make a brew that few but an emperor could afford... Back to the top

SL govt. to provide VIP security to all Judicial Officers
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 23, 2004, 8.36 p.m.. The government had decided to form a separate Security Division, similar to the Ministerial Security Division to provide security to all Judicial Officers... Back to the top

Ex LTTE cadre shot dead in Colombo, August 23. An ex cadre of the Liberation Tigers who had been working with the Sri Lanka military intelligence was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in a Hindu Ashramam in Wellawatte, a largely Tamil suburb of Colombo, Monday night around 10, Police said... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Trade Deficit Widens Sharply, More Pressure Seen On ..., August 23, 2004 11:25 EDT. COLOMBO, Aug 23 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened by 60 percent in the first half of 2004 to 1.13 billion dollars, the Central Bank said Monday, due partly to soaring global Back to the top

Sri Lanka court holds back Indian ship, seeks $5mn in damages, August 23, 2004 11:25 EDT. Advertisement A Sri Lankan court ordered that an Indian ship, which allegedly damaged a submarine cable severing the island's main internet access with the rest of the world, be held at the port of Colombo till a a case seeking five million Back to the top

Sri Lanka: UNESCO Condemns Journalist s Murder, August 23, 2004 07:50 EDT. The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the murder of a Sri Lankan journalist, whose newspaper Back to the top

Foreign concerns over Sri Lankan peace, August 23, 2004 07:50 EDT. * Diplomates urge Tigers to settle internal differences without jeopardising peace efforts COLOMBO: Tiger rebels have stepped up attacks against rivals and government forces despite a truce, amid growing international concern for Sri Lanka’s faltering peace process, officials Back to the top

SriLankan ponders return to Australia, August 23, 2004 07:50 EDT. SriLankan Airlines is considering launching direct flights from Colombo to Australia next year... Back to the top

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