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JUNE 20, 2006 EST, USA
 
QUAERE VERUM
 
VOL. 7, NO. 75

JAYANTHA DHANAPALA

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Sri Lanka accuses rebels of shooting at ancient Buddhist shrine to provoke backlash
Associated Press, Tue June 20, 2006 01:56 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - 's military accused the Tamil Tiger rebels Tuesday of shooting at an ancient Buddhist shrine to provoke a backlash by the country's Buddhist majority. There are about 14 million Sinhalese in Sri Lanka - , and about 3.2 million Tamils.
Published: Tue Jun 20 03:20:57 EDT 2006

Sri Lanka rebels attack temple
bbc.co.uk, 20 june. Sri Lanka's government has accused Tamil Tiger rebels of attacking a historic Buddhist temple in the eastern part of the country. government statement said that the rebels had fired small arms towards the Somawathi shrine, about 170km northeast of the capital, Colombo, on Monday. More...
Published: Tue Jun 20 03:20:48 EDT 2006 Back to the top

Sri Lanka rebels attack temple
bbc.co.uk, 20 june. Sri Lanka's government has accused Tamil Tiger rebels of attacking a historic Buddhist temple in the eastern part of the country. A government statement said that the rebels had fired small arms towards the Somawathi shrine, about 170km northeast of the capital, Colombo, on Monday. The rebels fled after security forces guarding the shrine returned fire, the statement said. The rebels have not commented on the incident yet. The government statement said that the "attack" was an attempt to "arouse the sentiments of the Sinhalese Buddhists against the innocent Tamils to cause Sinhalese-Tamil strife. More...
Published: Tue Jun 20 03:20:46 EDT 2006 Back to the top

FEATURE - Sri Lanka s Tamils turn to smugglers to flee conflict
today.reuters.com, Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:41 AM IST.

By Simon Gardner TALAIMANNAR, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Maduraweeran Kantharajah was so desperate to flee conflict between Sri Lanka's government and Tamil Tiger rebels that he sold his furniture and wife's jewellery to pay smugglers to sail his family to India... Back to the top

Sri Lanka military says it has repulsed rebel attack on navy base
Associated Press, Tue June 20, 2006 02:51 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) The Sri Lankan military said Tuesday it had repulsed an attack by the Tamil Tiger rebels on a navy base in northeastern Sri Lanka - ... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Army, Rebels Clash on Truce Line; Govt Wants Talks
Bloomberg, June 20. une 20 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka's army and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam clashed on the border dividing their forces under a 2002 cease-fire, as the government called for talks to prevent a return to civil war in the country... Back to the top

Sri Lanka calls for Tiger rebels to resume stalled peace talks
Associated Press, Mon June 19, 2006 04:42 EDT . DILIP GANGULY Associated Press Writer COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) _ The Sri Lankan government appealed Monday to the Tamil Tiger rebels to resume stalled peace talks before the country descends into full-scale war... Back to the top

Take steps to bring peace back to Sri Lanka, State parties urge ...
hindu.com, Jun 20, 2006. CHENNAI: Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and leaders of six political parties on Monday called upon the Centre to "do the needful" to ensure that peace returned to Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Tiger suicide bombers at ready if S.Lanka war resumes
Reuters, June 19. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said on Monday they would resort to any strategy -- including suicide bombers -- if all-out civil war resumes, and that the effects would be felt across the island... Back to the top

Government orders tight security as Sri Lankan schools reopen after vacation
Associated Press, Mon June 19, 2006 02:30 EDT . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) _ Sri Lanka's government on Monday ordered the country's thousands of schools, now reopening after a vacation break, to be on alert for possible terrorist attacks, officials said... Back to the top

Intel to soon pilot ‘rugged’ PC for rural Sri Lanka
lankabusinessonline.com, Mon, 19 June 2006. Intel Corp together with Sri Lanka’s ICT Agency will soon pilot a rugged alternative to the conventional PC for rural areas, running on a car battery if electricity goes out... Back to the top

New U.N. Human Rights Council debuts amid hopes, doubts
Associated Press, Mon June 19, 2006 10:41 EDT . SAM CAGE - Associated Press Writer - Many countries accused of rights violations, who had been members of the old commission, didn't even seek seats on the council, including Sudan, Zimbabwe, Libya, Congo, Syria, Vietnam, Nepal, Sri Lanka - , Eritrea and Ethiopia... Back to the top

Sri Lanka govt jets fly over rebel territory
reuters.co.uk, Mon Jun 19, 2006. Tamil Tiger rebels said Sri Lankan air force jets flew over their territory on Monday but did not drop bombs -- despite earlier saying that they had... Back to the top

Sri Lanka’s tourist board chief prevented from leaving the ...
lankabusinessonline.com, une 19, 2006. The chairman of the Sri Lanka’s tourist board was prevented from leaving the country at the Bandaranaike International Airport early Monday morning, an official said... Back to the top

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