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JUNE 20, 2008 EST, USA
VOL. 9, NO. 76


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High-profile Indian team in Sri Lanka
Hindu, Jun 20. COLOMBO: A high-profile Indian team represented by the National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan, Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon and Defence Secretary Vijay Singh arrived here on Friday afternoon on an unannounced two-day visit.

Sources on both sides maintained that the team was here for consultations with their counterparts in the island nation on matters of mutual interest and scheduled visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to participate in the SAARC Summit scheduled here for the first week of August. Both sides refrained from any on the record comment as per an agreement not to go public with the details of the talks.

The delegation would call on Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa at 10 a.m. on Saturday and exchange views on matters of bilateral relations and Dr. Singh’s visit. More...Discuss this story
Published: Fri Jun 20 21:33:19 EDT 2008

Chinese company gets contract for construction at Lanka port
IANS, june 20. Colombo, June 19 (IANS) The government of Sri Lanka has offered a leading Chinese company the contract to build a fuel tank farm and bunkering facility at the new harbour at Hambantota in the southern part of the country, a media report said here Thursday.

'The unsolicited project proposal sent by the China Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corporation for building the bunkering facility and tank farm at the Hambantota harbour has been approved by the project committee and the cabinet-appointed negotiations committee,' the state-run Daily News reported. More...Discuss this story
Published: Fri Jun 20 21:31:56 EDT 2008 Back to the top

29 LTTE cadres, two soldiers killed in Lanka clashes, Jun 20. Colombo, Jun 20 (PTI) At least 29 LTTE cadres and two soldiers were killed in intense battles across the embattled Northern Sri Lanka, officials said here today. At least two LTTE cadres were killed by the mortar attacks and sniper shots launched through out the day in Muhamalai in Jaffna yesterday, the military said.

Separately six LTTE cadres were killed and four others were wounded in an incident in Kuruvichchanalvu area in Vavuniya yesterday, it said.

Two tiger militants were gunned down in Wedatakulam area in Vavuniya, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said. More... Discuss this story
Published: Fri Jun 20 21:30:09 EDT 2008 Back to the top

S.Lanka shares up 1.1 pct on peace talk speculation, Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:37am EDT. COLOMBO, June 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares rose 1.11 percent to a one-week high on Friday, posting their first rise in 10 sessions as investors speculated on a resumption of peace talks between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels ... Back to the top

Colombo warns Lanka IOC of takeover
Hindu, june 20. COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Minister for Petroleum A.H.M. Fawzy on Thursday told Parliament that the Government would take over the more than 150 petrol/diesel stations operated by Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) if the company did not bring down the price of diesel on par with the state-owned Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)... Back to the top

As Sri Lanka's civil war escalates, so do attacks on its journalists
Associated Press, Thu June 19, 2008 03:19 EDT . BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI - Associated Press writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) With civil war raging in Sri Lanka, the journalists trying to cover the conflict find themselves increasingly under siege... Back to the top

U.S. lawyer lands in Toronto on Sri Lankan mission
Scarborough DM, june 20. Saying he's not a lobbyist for the Tamil Tigers, U.S. attorney Bruce Fein is in Toronto on a mission to bring three high-ranking Sri Lankan officials to face U... Back to the top

Canada Tamil group to appeal terrorist designation
reuters, june 19. TORONTO (Reuters) - The Toronto-based World Tamil Movement said on Wednesday that it plans to appeal a recent decision by the Canadian government to make the group the first non-profit placed on a list of terrorist organizations... Back to the top

TERRORISM: POLICE BLITZ AGAINST TAMIL TIGERS, 28 ARRESTS, june 20. AGI) - Naples, June 18 - Twenty-eight Sri Lankan residents of Italy of the Tamil ethnic group have been arrested in several regions in a blitz carried out by the police of Naples coordinated by the prosecutor's office in that city against a network of followers of the terrorist group "Liberation Tiger Tamil Eelam" (LTTE, also known as Tamil Tigers)... Back to the top

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