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NOVEMBER 4, 2006 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 7, NO. 212

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We have lost a great mathe- matician, engineer, scientist, an old timer of SLNet/LAcNet and a former LAcNet director. Pubudu Dayawansa (Daya) was instrumental in carrying out many LAcNet projects. He was responsible in setting up "Colombo Calling" a website that was designed to carry weekly articles from Sri Lankan Academic community and Human Rights activists. [ More...]
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No Pakistan military advisors in Sri Lanka
hindustantimes.com, November 4, 2006. The Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka has denied that there are Pakistanis in the island who are advising Sri Lanka on military matters.

"We categorically deny the presence of any Pakistani military advisors or personnel in Sri Lanka," a statement from the mission said on Friday.

"It is a fabrication of extreme proportions," it stressed.

There had been reports of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) personnel advising the Sri Lankan Air Force (SLAF) on their bombing missions in the Tamil-speaking North East in past few months. More... Discuss this story
Published: Sat Nov 4 13:20:12 EST 2006


Tamil rebel bomb blast kills 2 sailors in eastern Sri Lanka , military says
Associated Press, Sat November 4, 2006 04:50 EST . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed two sailors Saturday in a roadside bomb attack in Sri Lanka - 's volatile east, the military said, a day after the air force bombed three rebel naval bases deepening a crisis that threatens to return the country to all-out war. The Tamil rebels, formally called the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, have been fighting since 1983 for a separate homeland for ethnic Tamils in the north and east of Sri Lanka - , citing discrimination by the majority Sinhalese. More than 65,000 people were killed before the cease-fire.

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Published: Sat Nov 4 07:14:39 EST 2006 Back to the top


Sri Lankan troops, Tamil rebels exchange artillery fire, 1 soldier wounded
Associated Press, Sat November 4, 2006 01:39 EST . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - infantry and Tamil Tiger rebels exchanged artillery and mortar fire overnight, a day after air force raids raids on rebel naval bases killed a separatist, a government official and a pro-rebel Web site said Saturday. Tamil Tigers have been fighting since 1983 for a separate homeland for ethnic Tamils in the north and east of Sri Lanka - , citing discrimination by the majority Sinhalese. More than 65,000 people were killed before the cease-fire.
Published: Sat Nov 4 07:16:06 EST 2006 Back to the top

Saudi Aid Sent to Displaced Muslims of Sri Lanka
arabnews.com, 4, November. RIYADH, 4 November 2006 The Kingdom yesterday sent a planeload of relief supplies for displaced Muslims in Muttur, eastern Sri Lanka, who fled their homes due to terrorist attacks... Back to the top

ICC decides to ban Australian Umpire Hair from international cricket: official
Associated Press, Fri November 3, 2006 15:50 EST . MUMBAI, India (AP) - The International Cricket Council on Friday decided to ban Australian umpire Darrell Hair from officiating international matches for his conduct at August's Pakistan-England clash that led to the first forfeit in Test cricket's 129-year history, an ICC official said... Back to the top

Sri Lankan president may visit India
dnaindia.com, Saturday November 04, 2006 - 07:20 EDT. NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse is likely to visit India soon, sources said on Saturday... Back to the top

Sri Lankan air force bombs three Tamil rebel naval bases in northwest and east
Associated Press, Fri November 3, 2006 02:51 EST . DILIP GANGULY Associated Press Writer COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) _ Sri Lanka's air force bombed three Tamil rebel naval bases Friday, a military spokesman said, deepening a crisis that risks plunging the island nation back into all-out war... Back to the top

Sri Lankan military says rebels plan offensive, 1 guerrilla killed in latest violence
Associated Press, Thu November 2, 2006 22:38 EST . DILIP GANGULY - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - 's military said Friday that Tamil rebels were planning an offensive in the country's east, a day after air force bombs killed five Tamils during an air raid in an insurgency stronghold... Back to the top

Indonesia prepared to investigate alleged illegal weapons shipments to Sri Lankan rebels
Associated Press, Fri November 3, 2006 04:41 EST . JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ Indonesia is ready to investigate claims that its waters are being used to ship illegal weapons to the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka, but it has so far found no evidence to support the allegations, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday... Back to the top

Iran to build 2 thermal power plants in Sri Lanka: minister
irna.ir, Nov 2, 2006. Iran will build two 300- and 500-megawatt thermal power plants in Sri Lanka, Iranian Energy Minister Parviz Fattah said here Thursday... Back to the top

Sri Lanka born ex-Computer Associates chief jailed in US for fraud
gg2.net, Nov 3, 2006. THE FORMER top executive of US technology firm Computer Associates was sentenced to 12 years in jail and fined $8m (4m) Thursday over a $2.2bn (1.1bn) accounting fraud... Back to the top

Sri Lanka s Jaywardene declared captain of the year
reuters.co.uk, Friday November 03, 2006 - 13:15 EDT. MUMBAI, India, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene was declared the inaugural captain of the year at the third International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards on Friday... Back to the top

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