The Lanka Academic

 
SEPTEMBER 12, 2004 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 5, NO. 160

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Sri Lanka marks peace talks anniversary amid fears of war
channelnewsasia.com, September 12, 2004, 10:40 EDT. COLOMBO : Norway is set to make a fresh bid to salvage Sri Lanka's peace process two years after kicking off internationally-backed negotiations with hopes of ending three decades of ethnic bloodshed. In contrast to the highly publicised launch of talks between Colombo and Tiger rebels at the Sattahip naval base in Thailand on September 16, 2002, peace broker Norway this time round is launching a quiet bid to save the country from returning to war. Norway's peace envoy Erik Solheim is due here Monday on a five-day visit aimed at jump-starting the stalled face-to-face discussions, diplomats said. More...
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Ranil to not join Chandrika s peace-committee
hindustantimes.com, September 12, 2004, 19:40 EDT. The Sri Lankan Leader of the Opposition, Ranil Wickremesinge, has decided not to join President Chandrika Kumaratungaís More...
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Sri Lanka s Tamil rebels warn govt troops of engaging in ceasefire ...
people.com.cn, September 12, 2004, 10:40 EDT. Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebels have warned that the government troops' attack against them is in violation of the ongoing ceasefire and could lead to the disruption of the Norwegian-brokered peace process in the country. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels More...
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LTTE likely to replace its Eastern Commander
deepikaglobal.com, September 12, 2004, 19:40 EDT. Colombo, Sep 12 (UNI) Eastern province continues to be the LTTE's headache as reports here today suggested that the Tigers' top leadership had effected structural command change... Back to the top

India Navy chief visiting Sri Lanka:
newkerala.com, September 12, 2004, 10:40 EDT. [India News] New Delhi, Sep 12 : India's navy chief Sunday began an official visit to Sri Lanka to firm up military-to-military contacts amidst growing concern in both countries about a maritime force put together by the Tamil Tiger rebels... Back to the top

LTTE issues new warning
dailytimes.com.pk, September 12, 2004, 10:40 EDT. KILINOCHCHI: Sri Lankaís 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

Fisherman hurt in Lankan Navy `attack
newindpress.com, September 12, 2004, 10:40 EDT. RAMANATHAPURAM/COLOMBO: A fisherman from Rameswaram was hit by a bullet when Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly opened fire on Indian boats at Katchathivu on Wednesday night... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

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... Back to the top

Japanís Yasushi Akashi in Sri Lanka next month
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 11, 2004, 7.08 p.m.. Japaní s special peace envoy Yasushi Akashi is scheduled to arrive in the country next month... Back to the top

Not fast, not furious, but whacky version of polo produces jumbo fun
Associated Press, Sat September 11, 2004 21:43 EDT . VIJAY JOSHI - Associated Press Writer - The rules of the game have been drafted by the World Elephant Polo Association, which was set up in 1982 to stage annual games in Nepal... Back to the top

Cricket-Sri Lanka clash massive says Vaughan
cricmania.com, 12th September 2004. BIRMINGHAM, England (AFP) - England captain Michael Vaughan said Friday's crucial Champions Trophy clash against Sri Lanka offered his side a chance to take a step towards ending a "fantastic summer" in style... 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

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

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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