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SEPTEMBER 27, 2006 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 7, NO. 174

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LTTE supremo agrees to resume talks with Lankan Govt.
hindu.com, Wed, September 27, 2006 - 08:20 EDT. Colombo, Sept. 27 (PTI): Raising hopes for the revival of the peace process, Tamil Tiger supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran has agreed to open talks with the Sri Lankan Government and pledged "commitment" to the process.

"We need concrete positive commitments from the leader of the LTTE to resume talks. He has given that," Policy Planning Minister Keheloya Rambukwella told reporters here today. He declined to say how the "commitment" of the elusive Prabhakaran was conveyed to the government, but said a meeting Norway's ambassador Hans Brattskar had with the LTTE political leadership last week was positive.

"He came back with certain positive suggestions," Rambukwella said "The President is not available today and tomorrow, but he will look at it in the next few days." Rambukwella said President Mahinda Rajapakse wanted Prabhakaran himself to recommit to the peace process as the government could not accept More... Discuss this story
Published: Wed Sep 27 08:22:33 EDT 2006

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Bloomberg. Sri Lanka's Economy Probably Grew 7.4 Percent in Second Quarter
1, Sep 28, 2006. Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka's economy probably expanded more than 7 percent for a second straight quarter on higher farm exports and as roads and hotels damaged by the December 2004 tsunami were rebuilt.

The South Asian island's economy grew 7.4 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, after an 8.1 percent gain in the three months to March 31, according to the median forecast of six economists in a Bloomberg News survey. The central bank is due to release the figures in Colombo tomorrow at noon. More... Discuss this story
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Sri Lankan air force strikes Tamil Tiger rebel base in north
Associated Press, Wed September 27, 2006 06:49 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lankan warplanes pounded separatist Tamil Tiger rebel positions in the north on Wednesday, the military said. No information on casualties or damage was available. The Tamil rebels began fighting in 1983 for a separate homeland for Sri Lanka - 's largest ethnic minority, citing decades of discrimination by the Sinhalese majority. About 66,000 people died in nearly two decades of violence before the 2002 cease-fire.

Published: Wed Sep 27 08:06:35 EDT 2006 Back to the top


Pallone tips for peace in Sri Lanka
indiapost.com, 2006-09-27. BEVERLY HILLS: Voicing concern over the recent conflicts in Sri Lanka, India’s island neighbor, Democratic Congressman Frank Pallone of New Jersey’s sixth district was hosted by the IAFC in the VIP room of the newly opened Chakra Restaurant Saturday night... Back to the top

Ceypetco, Lanka Indian Oil Corp., drop fuel prices
lankabusinessonline.com, 27 September 2006 16:39:28. Sept 27 (LBO) – Sri Lanka's state oil giant Ceypetco dropped fuel prices on Wednesday to appease trade unions, but has been helped by falling world prices of crude oil... Back to the top

Tamil Tiger rebel defects, surrenders to Sri Lanka 's army, government says
Associated Press, Wed September 27, 2006 02:26 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Presss Writer COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) _ A man who joined the separatist Tamil Tigers in eastern Sri Lanka broke away from the rebel group and has surrendered to the country's army, claiming he was beaten by the insurgents, the government said Wednesday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka jets hit Tiger training camp
gg2.net, Wednesday, Septempber 27, 2006 - 06:48 EDT. SRI LANKAN war planes bombed a suspected Tamil Tiger training camp as the two sides exchanged artillery attacks across a de facto front line in the island`s north, the defence ministry said on Wednesday... Back to the top

‘Sri Lanka needs Indian teachers of Tamil’
expressindia.com, Wednesday, Septempber 27, 2006 - 22:00 EDT. Chandigargh, September 27: For neighbouring Sri Lanka, which is grappling with the problem of shortage of trained teachers, hope now comes from India... Back to the top

Tiger rebel leader agrees to talks: Sri Lanka
zeenews.com, September 27, 2006 . Colombo, Sept 27: Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has told the Sri Lankan government that he is committed to resuming talks on ending decades of ethnic bloodshed, a government minister said today... Back to the top

Roadside bomb kills an airman in northern Sri Lanka , military says
Associated Press, Tue September 26, 2006 00:07 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels on Tuesday detonated a roadside bomb in northern Sri Lanka - , killing an airman and wounding another, said the military, a day after a fierce sea battle off the country's east coast left 70 separatists dead... Back to the top

Fear, hunger stalk Sri Lanka s Jaffna Tamils
alertnet.org, Wednesday, Septempber 27, 2006 - 06:48 EDT. JAFFNA, Sri Lanka, Sept 27 (Reuters) - First driven from their homes by a Tamil Tiger warning, then forced to move back as the military emptied schools-turned-refugee camps, many residents in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula are hungry and afraid... Back to the top

COMBATING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY - Part 2
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Lanka s economy to touch 8 pc growth by 2008
hindu.com, Wed, September 27, 2006 - 08:20 EDT. Mumbai, Sept. 27 (PTI): The Central Bank of Sri Lanka today said it expects the Lankan economy to touch eight per cent growth by year 2008. "The economy growth in the first quarter of this current fiscal was 8.1 per cent and we should achieve a growth of 7.5 per cent by end of this fiscal... Back to the top

Why not call terrorists in Sri Lanka Hindu terrorists? : Musharraf ...
dailyindia.com, 26 september. Washington, Sep 26 (IANS) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf says he is against use of the term Islamist terrorists or 'Islamo-fascists' as such labelling can then be used for other terrorist outfits as well, like the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka who are Hindus... Back to the top

Sri Lanka : A separatist Tamil Tiger rebel surrenders to army, military says
Associated Press, Wed September 27, 2006 00:36 EDT . - - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) A man who joined the separatist Tamil Tigers in eastern Sri Lanka - broke away from the group and has surrendered to the country's army, the government said Wednesday... Back to the top

Tamils ask India to help end Lanka crisis
indiatimes.com, 26 Sep, 2006 1551hrs ISTIANS. NEW DELHI: Three Sri Lankan Tamil politicians on Tuesday urged India to play an active role to help resolve the island's ethnic conflict, with one of them saying that a solution to the crisis was very much in sight... Back to the top

New Sri Lanka monitoring chief shocked by recent violence
irna.ir, 26 sep. Sri Lanka's new Nordic peace monitoring chief Major Gen Lars Johan Solvberg says he "is disappointed by the nature of violence" that he has experienced since he took office... Back to the top

Absolute power has undermined basic rights in Sri Lanka
khaleejtimes.com, 26 September 2006. HUMAN rights watchers here and abroad are not so happy about the situation in Sri Lanka, although the state of affairs is not as bad as it was during the 1988-90 era of terror... Back to the top

Aid workers in Sri Lanka face escalating risk and red tape
csmonitor.com, September 27. MUTTUR, SRI LANKA – Although the Tamil Tigers and the Sri Lankan government recently expressed interest in renewed negotiations, the specter of brutal killings, abductions, and disappearances continues to hang over the island nation... Back to the top

Sri Lankan song writers and artistes lobby for more royalties ...
lankabusinessonline.com, 26 September 2006 21:41:43 . Sept 25 (LBO) – Sri Lankan song writers and other artistes are hoping a new licensing and royalty scheme being drawn up will help protect their creative work and prop up earnings... Back to the top

Tamil leader deplores Pakistan s role in Sri Lanka
teluguportal.net, Sep 26 . Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Tamils want India to play a more active role in Sri Lanka, but they want to keep Pakistan at bay, a Sri Lankan Tamil politician said here Tuesday... Back to the top

India seeks dropping of controversial umpire Hair from Champions Trophy
Associated Press, Tue September 26, 2006 11:03 EDT . SANDEEP NAKAI Associated Press Writer MUMBAI, India (AP) _ India has demanded that the International Cricket Council omit controversial cricket umpire Darrell Hair of Australia from next month's Champions Trophy as his presence might provoke spectators, the Indian cricket board said Tuesday... Back to the top

Muslim leaders respond about situation of Muslims in Sri Lanka
muslimnews.co.uk, Tuesday September 26, 2006 - 06:35 EDT. Muslim Guardian, The Voice of Sri Lankan Muslims

An often forgotten factor about the situation in Sri Lanka is the position and role of the Muslim community, the second largest minority community in the island and a critical part of the population of the conflict-affected areas of the north and east... Back to the top


Tamils ask India to help end Sri Lanka crisis
dnaindia.com, Tuesday September 26, 2006 - 10:50 EDT. NEW DELHI: Three Sri Lankan Tamil politicians on Tuesday urged India to play an active role to help resolve the island's ethnic conflict, with one of them saying that a solution to the crisis was very much in sight... Back to the top

AS-GEN--Sri Lanka-Monitor
Associated Press, Tue September 26, 2006 06:48 EDT . ANTHONY DEUTSCH - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - faces a ``dramatic and deteriorating'' humanitarian crisis caused by the worst violence since the inception of a 2002 cease-fire agreement, the head of a Nordic monitoring mission said Tuesday... Back to the top

Report: Some Refugees in Legal Paradox
Associated Press, Tue September 26, 2006 06:03 EDT . JEREMIAH MARQUEZ - Associated Press Writer - He said the Tigers showed up at his home along the coast of Sri Lanka - 's Jaffna Peninsula demanding his fishing boat in November 2004, court documents say... Back to the top

bc-NY-MD-MPGlobal-Tea 09-26
Associated Press, Tue September 26, 2006 08:13 EDT . - organic green tea from Sri Lanka - that's hand-plucked by local women farmers, packaged using banana fibers and tea leaves and full of various healthful benefits... Back to the top

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