The Lanka Academic

JULY 26, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 111


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Refugee ship could be boarded by US or Canada - Toronto Star, 2010-07-27 06:00:04 EST. VANCOUVER—A cargo ship allegedly carrying more than 200 Tamil refugees is being monitored by U.S. and Canadian officials as it makes its way to the British Columbia coastline after being turned away by Thai and Australian authorities. An intelligence source have told the Toronto Star that there is a potential for Canadian or American coast guards to board the vessel before it reaches Canadian waters as a way of deterring the vessel from landing. So far, no one in the Tamil communities in Canada have made contact with any of the migrants supposedly on the vessel, according to Gary Anandasangaree, one of the lawyers representing some of the Tamil migrants who arrived in Victoria by another ship last October. More...
Published: Mon Jul 26 23:37:04 EDT 2010

PM deputing official to Sri Lanka to study situation -, 2010-07-26 21:03:50 EST. Chennai, July 26 (PTI) India is deputing a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs to Sri Lanka to assess the progress of restoration of normal life in Tamil-dominated northern and eastern parts of the island at the end of the war against LTTE. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has conveyed this in a letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi who had recently urged him to send a special envoy to assess the "real situation" in the Tamil areas. "As a measure of our continuing interest and the importance that we attach to this (Tamils) issue, I am sending a senior official from the Ministry of External Affairs to visit Sri Lanka and to consult with our High Commissioner and the local authorities, visiting the northern and eastern provinces to measure progress in these areas," Singh said. A copy of Singh's letter, in response to Karunanidhi's July 17 missive expressing concern over the slow progress of the rehabilitation measures for the ethnic Tamils, was released to the media here. The slow progress had consequently made people continue to undergo the "ordeal" of camp life, Karunanidhi had said adding India should itself review the ground situation.. More...
Published: Mon Jul 26 20:51:33 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka Cabinet approves Broadland Hydropower Project - HydroWorld, 2010-07-27 06:29:54 EST. Sri Lanka government has decided to commence the construction of long pending Broadland Hydropower Projec (BHP)t of Laxapana Hydropower complex. The Cabinet has yesterday approved the project which is the last of the series of hydropower plants of Laxapana. This project has been stalled for 25 years due to environmental concerns. However, the government says that the project can prevent carbon emission by 86,000 metric tons per year. The state can earn US $ 2.4 million per year through carbon trading. The Broadlands Hydropower Project is a run-of-river type project planned to build on the Kelani River. The main work sites of the project are located about 90 km north-east of Colombo, near the town of Kithulgala.Ltd. More...
Published: Mon Jul 26 23:37:38 EDT 2010 Back to the top

India to send an official to Sri Lanka - Sify, 2010-07-26 22:31:51 EST. Chennai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to send an official of the external affairs ministry to Sri Lanka to consult the Indian high commissioner there and assess the progress of rehabilitation of Tamils living in refugee camps, according to his letter to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M... Back to the top

SRI LANKA: Fresh catch brings new life to former conflict zone -, 2010-07-26 17:40:17 EST. PANICHCHANKERNI, 26 July 2010 (IRIN) - Every day, more than 100 fishing boats launch into the waters off Panichchankerni in eastern Batticaloa District - four times the number when fighting re-erupted four years ago... Back to the top

Lankan selectors spring a surprise - Deccan Herald, 2010-07-26 21:07:55 EST. Sri Lanka created a first of sorts at the SSC grounds on Monday by putting out a completely rejigged bowling attack for the second Test against India... Back to the top

Centurions Sangakkara, Paranavitana flay India
The Hindu, 2010-07-26 23:30:00 EST. There was no respite for the beleaguered Indian attack at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground here on Monday... Back to the top

British Tamil embarks on Sri Lanka justice walk - The Guardian, 2010-07-26 18:58:02 EST. A British Tamil has embarked on a two-week walk from London to Geneva to ask the UN to initiate an independent investigation into allegations that war crimes were committed when the Sri Lankan government crushed the Tamil Tigers last year... Back to the top

Sri Lanka would look to reach 550 tomorrow: Dilshan - Rediff, 2010-07-26 19:02:41 EST. With Sri Lanka in the drivers' seat after the first day, senior batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan [ Images ] said his side would look to reach 550 on Tuesday so that their spinners can apply pressure on the Indians in the second Test in Colombo... Back to the top

Lanka to track down overseas rebel links - Gulf Times, 2010-07-25 01:59:55 EST. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) had received massive support from the Tamil diaspora living mainly in Western nations... Back to the top

'Plantation Tamil' to isle icon - Indiatimes, 2010-07-25 14:17:03 EST. Muralitharan's parents hail from Tiruchi in Tamil Nadu, but settled in Sri Lanka's central district of Kandy, where the future top wicket-taker was born... Back to the top

Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka: Is there a way forward? - Groundviews, 2010-07-25 11:41:32 EST. On 19 May 2009, President of Sri Lanka claimed military victory over the LTTE... Back to the top

Another tennis ball star from Lanka stable - Indian Express, 2010-07-25 01:12:39 EST. Sri Lanka is a country where some of the best talent is first spotted while playing tennis ball cricket... Back to the top

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Become Teachers in Sri Lanka - War On Terror News, 2010-07-25 02:03:46 EST. 07.23.2010 TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka – The sun beamed down on the Marines as they stood in full riot gear, facing sailors from the Sri Lankan Navy Special Boat ... Back to the top

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