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JULY 11, 2006 EST, USA
 
QUAERE VERUM
 
VOL. 7, NO. 96

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Home-grown solution sought to ethnic strife
gulfnews, july 12. Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday called on political parties to find a 'home-grown' solution to Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict bearing traditional values and heritage in mind.

He made the call while addressing representatives of a panel of experts drafting constitutional reforms aimed at ending the ethnic conflict.

The meeting was meant to be an all-party event, but the main opposition United National Party (UNP) has decided to boycott it.

"Finding a political and constitutional solution to the national question requires a multi-party effort and an inclusive approach. We need to devise a 'home grown' solution with the support of our people'," Rajapakse said. More... Discuss this story
Published: Tue Jul 11 22:44:08 EDT 2006

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Indian aid sought for Sri Lanka's northeast
ians, july 12. By M.R. Narayan Swamy, New Delhi: Sri Lanka's only Tamil cabinet minister, Douglas Devananda, is looking for Indian assistance for the economic development of the embattled northeast in his island nation.

Now on a visit to India, Social Service and Social Welfare Minister Devananda has met senior government and political leaders seeking help that could generate economic activity in the predominantly Tamil region.

"There are so many areas where India can provide immense help," Devananda told IANS. "There is housing, self-employment, hospitals, technology, teaching. There is a lot we can do with Indian assistance." More... Discuss this story
Published: Tue Jul 11 23:29:33 EDT 2006 Back to the top


LTTE men get invite to talk reforms in constitution
indiatimes.com, July 11, 2006 - 23:40 EDT. COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's president on Tuesday invited Tamil Tiger rebels to participate in reforming the country's constitution - a key demand of the insurgents _ saying it was the only way to achieve the aspirations of ethnic minority Tamils. President Mahinda Rajapakse extended the invitation during a meeting with a committee appointed by the government to suggest ways to grant more autonomy to Tamil areas, where rebels have pushed for a separate homeland. Hours before Rajapakse's comments, suspected rebels exploded a bomb in the Tamil city of Jaffna, killing a government soldier, the Media Unit of the defence ministry said. More...
Published: Tue Jul 11 23:38:06 EDT 2006 Back to the top

Sri Lankan Navy Destroys Tamil Tiger Boat
Associated Press, Tue July 11, 2006 09:58 EDT . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) _ The Sri Lankan navy destroyed an attacking Tamil Tiger boat Tuesday, killing four rebels, the military said... Back to the top

US urges 'radical changes' to government in Sri Lanka
afp, july 12. COLOMBO (AFP) - Outgoing US ambassador Jeffrey Lunstead called for "radical changes" in the way Sri Lanka is governed and urged the government and Tiger rebels to resume talks on ending decades of bloodshed... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's cricket politics throws tri-series in confusion
afp, july 12. COLOMBO (AFP) - A bitter battle to control Sri Lanka's cricket establishment has wrecked the schedule for next month's limited-overs tri-series against India and South Africa... Back to the top

Sri Lanka 's president invites Tamil rebels to discuss constitutional reforms
Associated Press, Tue July 11, 2006 03:56 EDT . KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - 's president on Tuesday invited Tamil Tiger rebels to participate in reforming the country's constitution a key demand of the insurgents saying it was the only way to achieve the aspirations of ethnic minority Tamils... Back to the top

Sri Lanka President says terror no path to peace
people.com.cn, July 11, 2006 - 07:50 EDT. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said Tuesday that the Tamil Tiger rebels must re- enter the process of negotiations as it was the only path to achieving peace in the island nation... Back to the top

Sri Lanka soldier killed as constitution talks start
reuters.com, 11 july. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed a Sri Lankan soldier in a mine ambush on Tuesday, the army said, while in the capital a meeting on constitutional reform began without the rebels or opposition... Back to the top

Sri Lankan troops kill 2 suspected Tamil guerrillas in northwestern Sri Lanka
Associated Press, Mon July 10, 2006 02:15 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan soldiers shot and killed two Tamil Tiger rebels Monday after they attacked a foot patrol in northwestern Sri Lanka - , the government said, in violence that threatens to drag the island back to full-scale civil war... Back to the top

Sri Lanka naval chief in India
dailyindia.com, July 11, 2006 - 07:50 EDT. The admiral, making his first visit abroad since assuming the post, arrived here Saturday and spent a quiet Sunday before beginning his official programme Monday... Back to the top

Sri Lankan govt convenes APC
Dawn, July 11, 2006 - 07:50 EDT. In a bid to lure the LTTE back to the negotiation process, a meeting of a multi-ethnic advisory board, tasked by President Mahinda Rajapakse to formulate political peace proposals, will be held on Tuesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka to talk constitution change, Tigers out
washingtonpost.com, July 10, 2006 - 06:25. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Monday it was aiming to push through constitutional reform to bring an end to two decades of civil war, but analysts said it would probably not be enough to bring Tamil Tiger rebels to talks... Back to the top

Sri Lanka’s energy minister asks Treasury for billions of rupees ...
lankabusinessonline.com, July 11, 2006 - 07:50 EDT. July 11 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s energy minister wants nine billion rupees from the Treasury to settle Ceylon Petroleum Corp’s subsidy bill, as the Treasury tries to free up pricing... Back to the top

Lanka IOC resumes trading, dismisses takeover rumours
lankabusinessonline.com, July 11, 2006 - 07:50 EDT. July 11, 2006 (LBO) – Shares of Lanka IOC resumed trading mid-Tuesday after the Indian oil retailer dismissed weekend news reports over a possible takeover by the Sri Lankan government... Back to the top

Anti-personnel mine blast kills 1 in Sri Lanka ; grenade attack on police fails
Associated Press, Tue July 11, 2006 02:58 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A mine exploded in Sri Lanka - 's northern city of Jaffna on Tuesday, killing one person, as a grenade lobbed at police missed its target, the military said... Back to the top

Why wary India is seeking a role in Sri Lanka
khaleejtimes.com, 11 July 2006. New Delhi can welcome the presence of Norway or the UN as facilitator in Nepal where it is concerned about China’s growing influence, or in Sri Lanka, but not the presence of a country that may not heed India’s concerns... Back to the top

Narayanasamy urges Centre to ban parties supporting LTTE
hindu.com, July 10, 2006. AICC General Secretary V Narayanasamy on Sunday, urged the Centre to impose a ban on political parties and groups supporting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)... Back to the top

Lanka Navy chief briefs Indian military brass
hindu.com, July 10, 2006. Sri Lankan Naval Chief Vice Admiral W K J Karnnagod today briefed Indian Military leaders on the situation on Island nation particularly stepped up activities by the Tamil Tigers on land and at sea... Back to the top

LTTE perfects suicide bombing
hindustantimes.com, July 10, 2006. Black Tigers' Day on July 5, the day on which the LTTE commemorates its first suicide bomber, has been an annual feature in the Tamil rebel group's blood-splattered calendar of events for many years... Back to the top

One in three malnourished
BBC News, July 10, 2006 - 12:12 EDT. The Sri-Lankan Government, the World Bank and independent development agencies has co-launched a national nutritional health program, designed to critically discuss and debate key nutritional issues facing the country... Back to the top

Sri Lanka main opposition to shun all party committee on ethnic ...
people.com.cn, July 10, - 06:25 EDT. Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) said Monday that the party would not take part in a special committee deliberations called as part of an effort to reach all political party consensus in dealing with the Tamil Tigers to present a political package to end the conflict... Back to the top

Lanka Indian Oil facing liquidity crunch: Behuria
com, July 10, 2006 - 10:20 EDT. New Delhi - Indian Oil Corp (IndianOil) hopes that pricing and subsidy issues relating to Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) would be resolved soon enabling the subsidiary to resume normal operations, its chairman and managing director Sarthak Behuria said Monday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka offers blocks to India, China
upi.com, July 10, 2006 - 10:20 EDT. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, July 10 (UPI) -- Sri Lanka has offered oil blocks for exploration off its northwestern coast to India and China... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Issues Ultimatum To IOC Subsidiary
tradingmarkets.com, July 10, 2006 - 06:25 EDT. (RTTNews) - The government of Sri Lanka issued a one-month ultimatum to Lanka Indian Oil Company, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation, to either resume retail operations or be ready for nationalization, according to media reports... Back to the top

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