The Lanka Academic

 
MAY 20, 2006 EST, USA
 
QUAERE VERUM
 
VOL. 7, NO. 44

WESAK
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UPFA loses Colombo
TLA, May 20. Results released by the Elections Authorities indicate that the ruling party of President Rajapakse the UPFA has lost the CMC elections. More... Discuss this story
Published: Sat May 20 18:35:08 EDT 2006

Ten families quit Sri Lanka village after massacre
NewKerala, May 20. Colombo: At least 10 familes today fled their homes in a northern Sri Lankan village fearing that they could be targeted after identifying security personnel allegedly responsible for a massacre.

The civilians left the village of Alappidy in the northern islet of Kayts off the Jaffna peninsula, a local civil servant said when contacted by telephone.

He said some of the family members had identified naval personnel stationed on the islet as having been involved in the May 13 massacre of 13 civilians there.

"They feared that they will be killed because they have already pointed out the men responsible for the killing," the official said adding that local politicians were present while the civilians left their homes today. More... Discuss this story
Published: Sat May 20 17:56:13 EDT 2006 Back to the top

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Report: 10 Sri Lankan refugees feared dead near Indian coast
Associated Press, Sat May 20, 2006 09:53 EDT . NEW DELHI (AP) Ten refugees fleeing violence in Sri Lanka - were feared drowned after their boat capsized near the Indian coast early Saturday, a news report said. The United Nations estimates that more than 30,000 people have been made homeless by the violence in the north and east, Orla Clinton, U.N. relief coordinator in Sri Lanka - , said Saturday. Discuss this story
Published: Sat May 20 13:24:19 EDT 2006 Back to the top
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Sri Lanka refugees feared drowned  - bbc.co.uk

HL:Burnaby, B.C., realtor denies involvement with terrorism-related organization
Associated Press, Sat May 20, 2006 00:53 EDT . BURNABY, B.C. (CP) _ A Burnaby realtor says she has nothing to do with a terrorism-related organization raided by RCMP using a search warrant with her name on it... Back to the top

EU moves to put Sri Lanka rebels on terrorist blacklist
abc.net.au, May 19, 2006, 11:20EDT. The European Union has reportedly agreed in principle to put Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebel group on its list of terrorist organisations... Back to the top

Lanka troops, LTTE exchange artillery fire
zeenews.com, May 20, 2006. Colombo, May 20: Sri Lankan troops and Tamil Tigers exchanged artillery fire across a de facto front line in the island's north today, a defence ministry spokesman said... Back to the top

Aid, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka Report Launched in ...
usnewswire.com, 5/17/2006. WASHINGTON, May 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Yesterday in Washington, The Asia Foundation and the World Bank convened Sri Lankan senior policy makers, conflict experts and members of the diplomatic community to introduce the study, "Aid, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka," which analyzes the conflict in Sri Lanka since 2000 and the international response to it... Back to the top

Norway fears isolation over role in Sri Lanka peace process
lankabusinessonline.com, 19 May 2006 23:12:29. OSLO, May 19, 2006 (AFP) - The European Union's decision to place the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on its list of terrorist organisations risks isolating Norway, which has played a key role in the nation's peace process, chief negotiator Erik Solheim said on Friday... Back to the top

Closure looms on Lanka IOC on subsidy burden
financialexpress.com, May 19. MAY 19 : Lanka IOC Ltd, the Sri Lankan unit of India’s biggest oil refiner, said it had a fourth-quarter loss after setting aside funds to cover a subsidy owed by the government and may have to wind up operations if it is not paid... Back to the top

Fresh fighting kills 7 in Sri Lanka
irna.ir, May 19. Seven persons, including five Tiger rebels were killed Friday in fresh fighting in Sri Lanka's troubled regions... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's trade deficit widens
Xinhua, may 20. Sri Lanka's trade deficit has widened during the first three months of the current year, the central bank said Friday... Back to the top

Five Sri Lankan refugees drown off India
reuters.co.uk, Sat May 20, 2006 10:39 AM BST16. CHENNAI, India (Reuters) - At least five people drowned and four were missing after a boat carrying Tamil refugees fleeing violence-hit Sri Lanka capsized on Saturday, Indian police said... Back to the top

Colombo stocks perk on European Union ban on LTTE
lankabusinessonline.com, 19 May 2006 15:04:41. May 19, 2006 (LBO) – Sri Lankan shares crept up few ticks Friday as investors reacted cautiously over a European Union decision to blacklist the Tamil Tigers, brokers said... Back to the top

Abe, Sri Lanka 's Samaraweera discuss U.N. reform, peace process+
Associated Press, Fri May 19, 2006 04:17 EDT . - - TOKYO, May 19 (Kyodo) Japan asked Sri Lanka - on Friday to continue its support for U... Back to the top

Western governments unhappy with Sri Lanka too
DailyIndia, May 18. New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Western players in Sri Lanka's peace process are attacking the Tamil Tigers publicly but are also unhappy with the island's government... Back to the top

EU Calls for freeze on LTTE assets in 25 countries
com, May 18, 2006 at 10:00 pm. By D.B.S. Jeyaraj The European Parliament with 700 Members has in a unanimous resolution recommended a total freeze on LTTE assets in all its Member States... Back to the top

Dialog Telekom raises Sri Lanka investment by US$150m
btimes.com.my, May 19, 2006, - 21:22EDT. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s largest mobile phone operator, which is run by Telekom Malaysia, has announced a further US$150 million investment to strengthen its rapidly expanding network... Back to the top

Surging violence hampers Sri Lanka 's development projects, says World Bank
Associated Press, Fri May 19, 2006 10:16 EDT . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Renewed violence threatens to halt development projects in Sri Lanka - 's north and east aimed at rebuilding the region after 19 years of devastating civil war, World Bank officials said Friday... Back to the top

India steps up coastline surveillance
BBC, May 19. Following the increase in violence between Sri Lankan government forces and the LTTE in Sri Lanka, India had stepped up its surveillance measures both by sea and by air along the coastline between India and Sri Lanka... Back to the top

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka
com, May 18, 2006 at 9:12 pm. The European Parliament, – having regard to thearmed conflictwhich has torn Sri Lanka since 1983, taking over 60 000 lives and causing the displacement of more than 800 000 people, – having regard to its previous resolutions of 18 May 2000, 14 March 2002and 20 November 2003 on Sri Lanka, and of 13 January 2005 on EU aid after the tsunami disaster, – having regard to the Oslo Declaration of December 2002, in which the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) agreed to try to find a federal solution within a united Sri Lanka, – having regard to the Tokyo Declaration on Reconstruction and Development of 10 June 2003, which linked donor support to progress in the peace process, insisting on compliance with the Ceasefire Agreement, participation of the Muslim minority in the talks, promotion and protection of human rights, gender equality and progress towards a final political settlement, – having regard to the support given by the EU and the wider international community in reply to the devastating tsunami of 26 December 2004, – having regard to Rule 115(5) of its Rules of Procedure, A... Back to the top

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