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VOL. 5, NO. 194

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Government going public on its counter proposals
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, October 16, 2004, 3.44 p.m.. The Government will initiate a propaganda campaign shortly to enlighten the public about their counter proposals to the LTTE’s Interim Self Governing Authority Proposals.

On Thursday Cabinet Spokesman Mangala Samaraweera announced that the Government had completed formulating its set of proposals on an interim authority. Government sources meanwhile said that the Alliance Government would keep its pledge that any matter on the peace process would be carried out in a transparent manner and the public will know everything that takes place between the Government and the LTTE.

“Not unlike the previous administration led by Ranil Wickremesinghe, where everything was carried out ‘hush hush’, this Government will enlighten the masses on all decisions and other important matters taken in connection to the peace process,” said the source.
Published: Sat Oct 16 05:46:25 EDT 2004

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LTTE denies dropping condition for beginning peace talks, Saturday, October 16, 2004. "The talks can begin only on the basis of the LTTE's proposal for an Interim Self Governing Authority (ISGA) submitted to the government on October 31, 2003. But in the course of the talks the government could place its counter proposal. We will be ready to consider that. This has been our stated position for long," Daya Master told Hindustan Times over the phone from Kilinochchi on Saturday. More...
Published: Sat Oct 16 10:22:39 EDT 2004 Back to the top
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Brilliant Jayasuriya helps Sri Lanka win triangular series
Associated Press, Sat October 16, 2004 12:43 EDT . RIZWAN ALI - Associated Press Writer - LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) Sanath Jayasuriya had a five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka - crushed Pakistan by a massive 119 runs in the day-night final of the triangular series Saturday. Pakistan successfully chased a 294-run target against Sri Lanka - under lights on Thursday, but disappointed around 20,000 supporters at the Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday with a dismal batting display.

``There wasn't much dew tonight like the other day when it was difficult for our bowlers to bowl with the wet ball and also it wasn't the same wicket,'' said winning captain Marvan Atapattu.

``In the final it is always difficult to chase when you put up a good total,'' he added.

Jayasuriya made his impact from the first delivery when he had Yousuf Youhana smartly stumped by Kumar Sangakkara in the 24th over and Pakistan struggled at 108 for four.

Jayasuriya also accounted for the wickets of Abdul Razzaq brilliantly snapped up by Tillekeratne Dilshan Shahid Afridi (11), Mohammad Sami (4) and the last man, Shoaib Akhtar, as Pakistan lost its last nine wickets for a mere 83 runs in a dramatic collapse.

``It was a good all round (Sri Lankan) performance, but Jayasuriya looked the star in the end with his five wickets,'' Atapattu said.

Openers Salman Butt and Yasir Hameed gave a sound start of 40 runs before medium fast bowler Dilhara Fernando also struck off his first delivery and uprooted Hameed's leg-stump. Butt made a fluent 40 with five boundaries before Chandana had him bowled and also removed dangerman Shoaib Malik (37) and Moin Khan to finish with three for 56.

Earlier, Sangakkara and captain Marvan Atapattu hit half centuries to help Sri Lanka - get 287 for seven.

``It's disappointing to lose after winning four consecutive matches. We gave away 20 to 25 extra runs and our middle-order batting collapsed completely,'' Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq told reporters.

``Today the wicket played differently and the ball was turning in the second session and was not coming onto the bat,'' he added.

Sangakkara top scored with 68 off 69 balls while Atapattu, who made a century in the last league game Thursday against Pakistan, made 66. Both players combined for a 106-run third wicket stand after Pakistan won the crucial toss.

Mahela Jayawardene (49) and Dilshan (39 off 37 balls) also scored useful runs and lifted the Sri Lankan total in the last 15 overs. Chaminda Vaas hoisted Afridi for a big six off the last ball of the innings to remain unbeaten on 18 off 10 deliveries.

Earlier, opener Saman Jayantha was needlessly run out in the first over while Jayasuriya (21) was caught by a diving Inzamam at short cover as Pakistan reduced Sri Lanka - to 35 for two in the first 10 overs.

Atapattu and Sangakkara steadied the innings with a century partnership before the captain was stumped off Malik's wide delivery in the 30th over.

Sangakkara was bowled off an inside edge after hitting seven boundaries in his strokeful innings.

Speedster Akhtar rejoined the Pakistan lineup, recovering from a hamstring injury after bowling just four overs in Pakistan's convincing six-wicket win Thursday.

Despite being given the new ball after three matches, the ``Rawalpindi Express'' returned wicketless in his three spells and conceded 41 runs off his seven overs. He was hammered for three boundaries twice by Dilshan and once by Jayawardene in his comeback over of the last spell before he was removed from the attack.

Afridi was the pick of Pakistan bowlers with two wickets but went for 60 runs off his 10 overs.
Published: Sat Oct 16 13:39:24 EDT 2004 Back to the top

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Tamil Tiger rebels release Sri Lankan security guards
Associated Press, Sat October 16, 2004 08:16 EDT . SHIMALI SENANAYAKE - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) In a surprise move, Tamil Tiger rebels on Saturday freed two government security guards held hostage for more than two months, a top peace monitor said... Back to the top

LTTE denies rift between Prabhakaran and his naval chief, October 16. The LTTE has denied widespread rumours that the supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran and the group's naval chief Soosai have fallen out... Back to the top

Selector s comments spurred us on says Sri Lanka skipper, Sat 16 October. LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Critical comments by Sri Lanka's chief selector Asantha De Mel spurred Sri Lanka on to win the three-nation one-day final against Pakistan on Saturday said captain Marvan Atapattu... Back to the top

Lanka IOC to come out with global ipo in November, 16th OCT 16:25 hrs IST. Chennai: Lanka IOC Ltd (LIOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, is aiming to increase its share of the Sri Lanka's petroleum product retail market from the existing 28 per cent to 50 by 2007... Back to the top

Senior LTTE intelligence cadre Killed in Batticaloa
K.S. Rajkumar from Jaffna, October 15. A senior member of the LTTE's intelligence unit and close confidante of the LTTE's intelligence chief Pottu Amman, was killed in an ambush attack in the Pancichankerni township in the Batticaloa district... Back to the top

New front formed against LTTE, Saturday, 16 Oct 2004. Chennai, Oct 16 - The Tamileela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), a political party launched by LTTE rebel leader Karuna, and Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) led by G Gnanasekaran joined together and formed an umbrella organisation Tamileela Iykkiya Viduthalai Munnani (TIVM) ‘‘to save the Tamil-speaking people from the LTTE dictator’s terrorism and to achieve the right of self-determination of the Tamils... Back to the top

Sri Lanka posts fighting total of 287 for seven against Pakistan in final
Associated Press, Sat October 16, 2004 08:38 EDT . RIZWAN ALI - Associated Press Writer - LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) Kumar Sangakkara and captain Marvan Atapattu hit half centuries Saturday to help Sri Lanka - post a fighting total of 287 for seven in the final limited-overs match of the triangular series against Pakistan... Back to the top

A giant leap for ties between India, Lanka
com, 16th October 2004. The inauguration of the direct link for international long distance telecom services between India and Sri Lanka today is yet another step in strengthening the growing bilateral ties between the two countries... Back to the top

Lanka IOC to go for global float in November, Saturday, October 16, 2004. Lanka IOC Ltd (LIOC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, aims to increase its share of Sri Lanka's petroleum product retail market from the existing 28 per cent to 50 per cent by 2007... Back to the top

Stocks hit record high in Lanka, 16 October 2004 . The All Share Price index breached the psychologically important 1,500 mark to close at 1,500.54 for the first time, recording a 33.2 per cent increase over a 12-month period... Back to the top

Tamil Tiger rebels delay release of Sri Lankan security guards
Associated Press, Sat October 16, 2004 04:14 EDT . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Tamil Tiger rebels say they will free two government security guards being held hostage on Monday, despite demands from European cease-fire monitors for their immediate release, a top monitor said Saturday... Back to the top

LTTE spy and another civilian shot dead
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, October 16, 2004, 12.09 a.m.. A senior member of the LTTE’s intelligence unit and another member, both said to be Wanni loyalists have been shot and injured on Thursday night in two separate incidents at Valachchenai... Back to the top

Arms cache founds in Polonnaruwa
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, October 16, 2004, 12.07 p.m.. Police recovered a stock of arms and ammunition, believed to have been abandoned in the general jungle area of Aralaganwila in Polonnaruwa... Back to the top

More killings in eastern Sri Lanka , XINHUA
Associated Press, Fri October 15, 2004 11:35 EDT . COLOMBO, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Two more killings took place in Sri Lanka - 's eastern area on Thursday night amid continuous internecine clashes between Tamil Tiger rebel rival factions, police said Friday. Two members belonging to the mainstream Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels were killed in a shooting incident that happened late Thursday night at the eastern Batticaloa district's Punkudawali area controlled by the LTTE rebels... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Slaps on Higher Imported Car Tax
Associated Press, Fri October 15, 2004 08:38 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - 's government on Friday imposed higher taxes on imported vehicles in an attempt to reduce fuel consumption amid rising oil prices... Back to the top

No split in LTTE command - Balasingham
Tamilnet, October 15. The Liberation Tigers’ Political Strategist and Chief Negotiator, Mr... Back to the top

Thailand, India vow to fight terrorism, plan closer aviation, trade ties
Associated Press, Fri October 15, 2004 05:34 EDT . - - Other countries who attended the meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation included Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka - , Nepal and Bhutan... Back to the top

Wet ball could be factor in Sri Lanka -Pakistan final
Associated Press, Fri October 15, 2004 07:22 EDT . RIZWAN ALI - Associated Press Writer - LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq says whoever wins the toss and bats first will have the advantage in Saturday's triangular series cricket final against Sri Lanka - , after dew caused fielding problems in Thursday's preliminary match... Back to the top

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