The Lanka Academic

 
SEPTEMBER 11, 2004 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 5, NO. 159

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LTTE kills a 64-year-old father of four in Jaffna
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 11, 2004, 7.15 p.m.. An LTTE pistol gang killed a sixty-four year old father of four at Ponnalaikadduvan in Jaffna on Friday night. According to Army reports, the LTTE had killed this father in an act of vengeance because they were unable to kill his son, whom they initially targeted. Army said, “this 64 year old father of one son and three daughters was shot dead at close range by LTTE pistol men while he was at his residence at Ponnalaikkadduvan South, Evainai, situated in the Jaffna peninsula. The assassins have reportedly tried to kill the victim’s son at first after firing at him but he escaped death after fleeing the area, and so they killed his father,” said Army reports. The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has been informed about this incident.
Published: Sat Sep 11 09:20:25 EDT 2004

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Solheim here on Monday
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 11, 2004, 7.12 p.m.. Norwegian Special Envoy Erik Solheim will arrive on Monday, he will be in Sri Lanka till September 17th, said a Norwegian Embassy news release. However while noting that this will be one of Mr. Solheim’s regular visits, sources said that he would once again attempt to revive the country’s stalled peace process between the Government and the LTTE.

He is also scheduled to meet President Chandrika Kumaratunga during his stay her and will also meet with other senior Government representatives, and Opposition Parliamentarians.

He is expected to meet LTTE political Wing Leader S.P. Tamilselvan in Kilinochchi on September 16th, Solheim will be accompanied by the Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar on his trip to meet the LTTE leadership.
Published: Sat Sep 11 09:17:21 EDT 2004 Back to the top


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Japan’s Yasushi Akashi in Sri Lanka next month
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 11, 2004, 7.08 p.m.. Japan’ s special peace envoy Yasushi Akashi is scheduled to arrive in the country next month. During his stay in Sri Lanka, Mr. Akashi will meet both Government and LTTE representatives. This will be Akashi’s eighth visit to Sri Lanka, since former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe signed the Ceasefire Agreement with LTTE Leader Vellupillai Prabhakaran in February 2002.
Published: Sat Sep 11 09:14:11 EDT 2004 Back to the top

No peace until self-rule -S.Lanka rebels
deepikaglobal.com, September 11, 2004, 18:30 EDT. KILINOCHCHI, Sept 11 (Reuters) Sri Lanka's stalled bid to cement a lasting peace after two decades of bloody civil war is doomed to failure unless minority Tamils are granted interim self-rule, a top Tamil Tiger rebel leader has warned... Back to the top

Chandrika s peace trap
thesundayleader.lk, September 11, 2004, 18:30 EDT. KILINOCHCHI, Sept 11 (Reuters) Sri Lanka's stalled bid to cement a lasting peace after two decades of bloody civil war is doomed to failure unless minority Tamils are granted interim self-rule, a top Tamil Tiger rebel leader has warned... Back to the top

Army trying to provoke LTTE and disrupt the entire peace process
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 10, 2004, 11.09 p.m.. LTTE political Wing Leader S.P. Tamilselvan in a letter to the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) today claimed that the LTTE and the Tamil people are in a state of fear and suspicion wondering whether the Sri Lanka Army was engaged in ceasefire violations with a view to provocate the LTTE thus leading to the disruption of the entire peace process... Back to the top

A new Minister and Deputy sworn in today another Deputy Minister to be sworn in next week
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 10, 2004, 10.43 p.m.. Two Parliamentarians of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) were sworn in as Minister Estate Housing, Infrastructure and Community Development and Deputy Minister to this ministerial post this morning... Back to the top

Lankan Govt to study impact of Indian sea canal project
hindustantimes.com, September 11, 2004, 10:00 EDT. The Sri Lankan government will get its environmental experts to study the impact of the ambitious Indian project to dig a canal linking the Gulf Back to the top

Army says forces were not involved in any attack, which left eight LTTE cadres dead
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 10, 2004, 10.38 p.m.. The Sri Lanka Army today denied charges levelled against them by the LTTE that they had some involvement in an attack, which killed at least eight LTTE cadres in Batticaloa early this week... Back to the top

Tigers kill another army informant in Jaffna
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, September 10, 2004, 8.23 p.m.. The LTTE has gunned down another military informant at Ariyalai in Jaffna... Back to the top

Lankan Minister terms boat burning incident, LTTE ploy
deepikaglobal.com, Sep 10. Colombo, Sep 10 (UNI) Sri Lanka's Fisheries Minister today blamed the LTTE for trying to create a diplomatic row between the Sri Lankan and Indian governments by attacking Indian fishing trawlers... Back to the top

Shriram ties up with Lankan firm
com, Sept 10. Chennai-based Shriram group, a leading player in the financial services sector, is foraying into the insurance business through a strategic tie-up with Sri Lankan firm Ceylinco Insurance Company... Back to the top

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