The Lanka Academic

JULY 20, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 105


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Suspected Tamil Tigers headed for Canada
Toronto Sun, july 20. OTTAWA - A ship believed to be carrying 200 Sri Lankan nationals, some of them suspected members of the terrorist Tamil Tigers, could be headed for Canadian shores. If the ship does reach Canada it is expected that those on board would attempt to claim refugee status. Officials with the foreign affairs department in Ottawa say they are monitoring the situation which they believe to be a case of human smuggling. “Those responsible for migrant smuggling will be pursued, investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of Canadian law and in accordance with the provisions of international Conventions and Protocols,” said Melissa Lantsman, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon. More...
Published: Mon Jul 19 22:13:48 EDT 2010

Assistant Secretary Robert O. Blake, Jr. Travels to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
US State Department, July 20. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. will travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka July 21 and Male, Maldives July 22. This is his first visit to the Maldives as Assistant Secretary. In Sri Lanka, Assistant Secretary Blake will have consultations with the Sri Lankan government, political parties, business leaders and civil society. More...
Published: Mon Jul 19 22:14:41 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Murali invites Indian doctor to witness his swansong Test
UNI, july 20. Galle, Sri Lanka, Jul 19 (UNI) World's highest wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan, who is going to retire after the ongoing Galle Test, has invited the Indian doctor Mandeep Singh Dhillon to attend his farewell match. Dhillon is an orthopaedic surgeon and was with the Sri Lankan team as its medical consultant. He helped Murali to clear his controversial bowling action, and is among the several close friends whom the Sri Lankan spin wizard has invited to attend the special ceremony marking the end of his two decades long Test career on the final day of the Galle Test More...
Published: Mon Jul 19 22:16:35 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Need for political settlement in the Sri Lankan Tamil issue
The Hindu, July 20, 2010. Internally-displaced Tamils in Sri Lanka should be settled again in their original places, R... Back to the top

Interpol notices for two LTTE leaders
HT, July 19. Documents recovered from a former LTTE base in the jungles of Northern Sri Lanka have revealed important information about its intricate international network... Back to the top

Why Murali chose to retire at Galle
toi, july 20. Jayananda Warnaweera has seen it all. He's played Test cricket from 1986 to 1994, admired the young potential in ex-teammate Muttiah Muralitharan, been at the receiving end of a young Sachin Tendulkar, raised the Galle stadium from scratch only to see it wrecked by the tsunami, then put it all back together again... Back to the top

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