The Lanka Academic

MAY 9, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 33


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Four Assassins of Ex-Lanka FM Killed During War
outlook, May 10. Four suspected assassins of former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, who was shot dead in 2005, have died during the last phase of the war against LTTE, a court was told. Four hardcore LTTE suspects involved in the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar, have been killed during Eelam war IV that ended in May last year. This was stated during the hearing of the case at the Colombo High Court before Judge Kumudini Wickramasinghe yesterday. The Former Foreign Minister, 73, was shot dead by an LTTE sniper on the night of 12th August 2005, from the bathroom of the adjoining house, as he came out of the swimming pool at his residence. More...
Published: Sun May 9 22:29:09 EDT 2010

Rights group rejects S.Lanka war probe as smokescreen
AFP, May 9. COLOMBO (AFP) An international rights group Saturday called Sri Lanka's planned review of its final battle against Tamil Tiger rebels a smokescreen to avoid accountability for alleged war crimes.

President Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday said he would name a commission next week to assess lessons from the last stages of fighting in 2009 and recommend measures to prevent a return to conflict. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sat May 8 22:54:09 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Australia thrash Lanka to enter semis
NDTV, May 10. Cameron White smashed a gutsy 49-ball 85 as a rampaging Australia stormed into the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 after trouncing Sri Lanka by 81 runs in their Super Eights match here on Sunday. Battling all odds, White came up a with a stunner of an innings that lifted Australia to 168 for five from a calamitous start after electing to bat. More...
Published: Sun May 9 22:31:08 EDT 2010 Back to the top

A week before Rahul's visit, Sri Lankans detained TNN,
toi, May 9, 2010, 05.00am IST. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala police on Saturday stumbled on a human trafficking racket following the detention of 38 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from a lodge in Kollam district... Back to the top

Big B will attend IIFA Awards in Lanka: Official
ens, May 9. COLOMBO: Actor Amitabh Bachchan will attend the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards function at Colombo in June, even if just for a day, a top official of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board (SLTB) claims... Back to the top

Sri Lanka allowed Murali replacement
yahoo, May 9. Sir Lanka have been permitted to replace the injured Muttiah Muralitharan in their squad for the ICC World Twenty20, the organisers have confirmed... Back to the top

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