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VOL. 7, NO. 162


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Create atmosphere for talks, says LTTE
hindu, september 15. COLOMBO: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in its first detailed reaction to the Sri Lanka Co-Chairs' statement two days ago that the rival sides in the island nation had agreed to hold unconditional talks in Oslo in October, said the Norwegian facilitators and the international community must ensure that the Government adheres to the territorial demarcations and the terms and conditions of the Ceasefire Agreement (CFA), to create a conducive atmosphere for talks.

Speaking to TamilNet web site, the head of the LTTE's political wing, S. P. Thamilchelvan, welcomed the Co-Chairs' insistence that the Government "must ensure that its military abides by the Ceasefire Agreement and implements the pledges from the Geneva meeting in February 2006." More... Discuss this story
Published: Thu Sep 14 22:24:18 EDT 2006

Apollo Hospitals exits Lanka after hostile bid
TOI, September 15. CHENNAI: Healthcare-major, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd (AHEL) on Thursday decided to exit from its Sri Lankan operations after failing to stave-off a hostile bid from a local businessman. In a BSE filing, Apollo said that it would tender its entire holding of 52 million shares or 33.22% stake in favour of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd (SLIC) at Sri Lankan Rs (SLR) 28 a share. More...
Published: Thu Sep 14 22:25:46 EDT 2006 Back to the top

Lack of cash pushes Sri Lanka to peace talks: analysts
afp, September 15. COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka appears to be dominating Tamil separatists on the battlefield, but a dwindling war chest may have forced it to enter peace talks ordered by foreign donors, analysts and diplomats say. "There is no doubt that the military enjoys the upper hand in current battles," says retired air force chief Harry Gunatillake. "But there is an economic compulsion to go for negotiations." More... Discuss this story
Published: Thu Sep 14 22:20:32 EDT 2006 Back to the top

Fighting between Tamil rebels, Sri Lankan troops kills 2
Associated Press, Thu September 14, 2006 06:19 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger rebels exchanged mortar rounds and gunfire in the restive north Thursday, killing two, amid international efforts to revive peace talks that collapsed in February... Back to the top

Police kill two Tamil rebels in northwest, government says
Associated Press, Thu September 14, 2006 05:26 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Special police forces on Thursday shot and killed two Tamil Tiger rebels in northwest Sri Lanka - after their base was attacked, an official said... Back to the top

Sri Lankan soldiers, Tamil rebels exchange fire; 1 soldier killed, military says
Associated Press, Wed September 13, 2006 23:48 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan forces and Tamil Tiger rebels exchanged mortar and artillery fire overnight in the volatile north, leaving one soldier dead, the military said Thursday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka violence continues
Reuters, Thu Sep 14, 2006 11:09am EDT. COLOMBO (Reuters) - Clashes between Sri Lanka's army and Tamil Tiger rebels and scattered violence have left at least a dozen people dead in Sri Lanka, the government said on Thursday, even as hopes rose for a resumption of peace talks... Back to the top

WITNESS-Sri Lanka's war returns to haunt civilians
Reuters, 14 Sep 2006 03:59:40 GMT. .
By Simon Gardner AL AYSHA REFUGEE CAMP, Sri Lanka, Sept 14 (Reuters) - It wasn't the rocket explosions or the air raids that brought Sri Lanka's civil war home to me. It was the pain in Nafeena Rahim's bloodshot eyes and the anger in her voice... Back to the top

Hundreds of Sri Lankans protest World Bank/IMF meeting in Singapore
Associated Press, Thu September 14, 2006 06:39 EDT . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Hundreds in Sri Lanka - rallied against the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Singapore, saying Thursday the organizations had failed in their country... Back to the top

Unidentified gunmen fatally shoot three youths in northern Sri Lanka
Associated Press, Thu September 14, 2006 01:27 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Unidentified gunmen fatally shot three youths near a northern Sri Lankan town on Thursday, police said... Back to the top

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