The Lanka Academic

 
SEPTEMBER 27, 2004 EST, USA
 
A NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BY LACNET
 
VOL. 5, NO. 175

IN MEMORIAM:
MR. WIJE HEWAVITHARANE
TLA FEATURE CORNER
RESEARCH CULTURE IN SRI LANKA How can we stimulate a culture of research and innovation in Sri Lanka today? Countries such as India, Korea and China have come a long way since about 10 years ago in fostering a culture of research and innovation. Sri Lanka is still lagging behind. Here is your chance to change the future course of Sri Lanka by influencing the policy makers. Please complete this survey here.
THE LATEST SURVEY RESULTS AND ANALYSIS ARE HERE!
Headline Summary
F R E E      C L A S S I F I E D S
T  O  P      H  E  A  D  L  I  N  E
LTTE guns down EPRLF member in Jaffna
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, September 27, 2004, 8.27 p.m.. A senior member of the EPRLF Valli Sundaram was shot dead this evening by LTTE gunmen at Inuwil in Jaffna. An army spokesman said that 66-year old Sundaram was on his way to the EPRLF office at Inuwil by motorcycle, when two gunmen on a motorbike fired at him with a pistol. The victim was also member of Valikamam-North Pradeshiya Sabha in 1990. This latest killing comes just three days after the LTTE killed senior EPDP member Somasundaram Warnakulasingham at Wellawatta.
Published: Mon Sep 27 10:31:05 EDT 2004
Related News Stories
·
LTTE kills 61-year-old EPRLF activist  - hindustantimes.com

No Connection Fee! Calls to Sri Lanka, only 39c/m!

O  T  H  E  R      H  E  A  D  L  I  N  E  S
Norway going soft on LTTE: Devananda
The Hindu (International), Tuesday, Sep 28, 2004. COLOMBO, SEPT. 27. The Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) today warned that ``turning a blind eye'' to the ``terrorism of the LTTE'' could only usher in the ``peace of the graveyard'' in Sri Lanka at the cost of democracy, pluralism and human rights of the island nation's Tamils.

The EPDP blamed Norway for adopting a soft approach. Registering their protest, the EPDP demonstrators took to the streets here and placed the coffin of their latest victim, Somasundaram Varnakulasingham — who was shot dead here on September 23 — outside the Norwegian Embassy for a short while. However, after the Norwegian Envoy, Hans Brattskar, spoke to the EPDP general secretary and Cabinet Minister, Douglas Devananda, the demonstrators continued the funeral procession. More...
Published: Mon Sep 27 21:30:39 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Related News Stories
·
Sri Lankan party members place body of slain official outside Norwegian Embassy  - Associated Press

Send Money Home and Call Home Free!

Over 533,000 children economically active in Sri Lanka
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 27, 2004, 10.56 p.m.. Lack of opportunity, poor social infrastructure, high population growth and low income has resulted in some over 533,000 children between the ages of 10 to 19 to be economically active in Sri Lanka.

Around 33,000 children between the ages of 10 and 14 and almost 500,000 children within the range of 15 and 19 years are economically active in the country, said the Sri Lanka Child Protection Society. Child labor is most popular in Colombo. Even though Sri Lankan law prohibits the employment of children under the age of 15, many children especially from rural villages are employed in urban homes as servants most of them are between the ages of 11 to 17.
Published: Mon Sep 27 13:01:05 EDT 2004 Back to the top


Sri Lanka takes precautionary measures against Mad Cow Disease
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, September 27, 2004, 10.57 p.m.. The Sri Lankan Government has banned the import of animals and animal products from 24 countries in a bid prevent the Mad Cow disease from entering the country... Back to the top

Sit-on fast demanding home guards release continues for fourteenth day in Trinco
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, September 27, 2004, 8.26 p.m.. The sit-on fast, launched by the North-East Sinhala Organization in the Trincomalee Town to protest against the detention of two Home Guards by the LTTE, reached its fourteenth today... Back to the top

HL:Sri Lankan Tamils rally at Queen's Park; demand Canada help peace process
Associated Press, Sat September 25, 2004 20:21 EDT . - - Canada is home to the largest Tamil population outside Sri Lanka - and India... Back to the top

Organizers claim Pongu Thamil in Toronto a Success
Special correspondent, September 27. Pro-LTTE groups in Toronto claimed the Pongu Thamil turned out to be a great success... Back to the top

Sri Lanka drop Malinga for triangular series
reuters.co.uk, September 27. COLOMBO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka have dropped paceman Lasith Malinga in favour of the more experienced Dilhara Fernando for their triangular series starting in Pakistan this week... Back to the top

Sri Lankan fishermen protest against LTTE attack
wsws.org, September 27, 2004, 08:56 EDT. Thousands of fishermen and their supporters at Gurunagar near Jaffna town in northern Sri Lanka protested at the beginning of the month against the actions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in firing on their boats and making several arrests... Back to the top

Paramilitary cadre shot dead in Jaffna
tamilnet.com, September 27, 2004, 08:56 EDT. A member of a paramilitary group working with the Sri Lanka army was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Jaffna Monday afternoon, Police said... Back to the top

Indo- Sri lanka MOU on export inspection operational
deepikaglobal.com, Sep 26 . New Delhi Sep 26 (UNI) The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on export inspection signed between India and Srilanka was made operational today... Back to the top

Talk to LTTE first, consult opposition later: Ranil to Chandrika
hindustantimes.com, September 27, 2004, 08:56 EDT. Thousands of fishermen and their supporters at Gurunagar near Jaffna town in northern Sri Lanka protested at the beginning of the month against the actions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in firing on their boats and making several arrests... Back to the top

UNP rejects council, urges talks on ISGA
tamilnet.com, September 27. Sri Lanka’s main opposition this weekend declined to join President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s ruling alliance in a ‘National Advisory Council’ on the Norwegian backed peace process, instead urging the government to resume talks with the Liberation Tigers on the basis of the latter’s interim administration proposals... Back to the top

Tamils seeking Canada's help
Toronto Sun, September 26. THOUSANDS OF local Tamils proudly displayed Tamil Tiger flags yesterday during a massive rally urging Canada to play a prominent role in the stalled Sri Lankan peace talks... Back to the top

Sri Lanka experiences heavy rainfall
tamilnet.com, September 27. Sri Lanka experienced heavy rain Sunday night inundating low-lying areas with flood in several parts of the island... Back to the top

Eastern Sri Lanka on the boil
The Hindu (International), Monday, Sep 27, 2004. COLOMBO, SEPT 26. With reports of internecine killing in parts of Batticaloa, which are under the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's control, eastern Sri Lanka continues to simmer... Back to the top

S Lanka to open fresh talks with LTTE
dailytimes.com.pk, September 27. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s main opposition, which holds the balance of power in parliament, pressed the government on Sunday to salvage stalled talks with Tamil Tiger separatists... Back to the top

© Copyright 2000-2003 Lanka Academic Network.