The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 13, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 129


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Sri Lanka's Ex-Defense Chief Convicted, Dishonorable Discharge From Rank - RTT News, 2010-08-13 16:20:44 EST. (RTTNews) - Sri Lanka's court martial has convicted General Sarath Fonseka, former Army Chief and political adversary of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, ... More...
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Fonseka faces another Court Martial
The Hindu, 2010-08-14 03:10:00 EST. The former Sri Lankan Army chief, Sarath Fonseka, who was convicted on Friday by a Court Martial on charges of indulging in politics while in the Army, faces a second military court over allegatio... More...
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No country should depend on foreign army: SL Foreign Minister - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-13 14:20:11 EST. PTI With LTTE vanquished, Sri Lanka now says that the important lesson it learnt during the war with Tamil Tigers is that if a country wants to suceed ... More...
Published: Fri Aug 13 08:43:17 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Fonseka convicted in Sri Lanka amid delayed inquiry over Tamil Tigers war - Christian Science Monitor, 2010-08-13 22:52:12 EST. Former Sri Lanka Army chief Sarath Fonseka was convicted today of meddling in politics while on duty... Back to the top

Tamil migrant ship docks in Canada - The Associated Press, 2010-08-13 19:32:53 EST. VANCOUVER, British Columbia β€” A small cargo ship crammed with hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka docked at a Canadian navy base on Friday ... Back to the top

Anandasangaree Praises Sri Lanka Military, Humanitarian Work - Eurasia Review, 2010-08-13 21:13:52 EST. For whose protection?," Anandasangaree asked According to Anandasangaree, ex-LTTE combatants being detained by the government are not criminals as a ... Back to the top

Sri Lankan Minister moves court against proclamation order - The Hindu, 2010-08-13 23:37:56 EST. He said the trial court failed to see that there was an agreement between Sri Lanka and India dated July 29, 1987... Back to the top

Canadian Navy Boards Refugee Ship Said to Be Carrying Tamil Tigers Members - FOXNews, 2010-08-13 01:37:46 EST. The Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada sent a letter last week to top government officials in Ottawa warning them that Canadian Tamils would ... Back to the top

No reconciliation after Sri Lanka's civil war - Vancouver Sun, 2010-08-13 11:29:00 EST. A little over a year after Sri Lanka's civil war ended with an orgy of bloodshed on the island nation's northern beaches, there are no convincing signs the ... Back to the top

LTTE threat: Experts suggest joint patrol - Express Buzz, 2010-08-13 09:43:23 EST. QUALITY INTELLIgence: Among the key factors which enabled Sri Lanka to pulverise the LTTE's military machine in the island between 2006 and 2009 was β€œvery ... Back to the top

Rights group urges US, other countries to support UN rights panel on Sri Lanka - The Canadian Press, 2010-08-12 14:45:38 EST. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka β€” An international human rights group has urged the United States and other countries to support a UN panel investigating alleged rights ... Back to the top

Tri-series: Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 3 wickets - Times of India, 2010-08-13 21:01:05 EST. DAMBULLA (Sri Lanka): Sri Lanka huffed and puffed to a three-wicket win over New Zealand in the second ODI of the tri-series and helped India reclaim the ... Back to the top

Canada hospitals, jails prepare for Sri Lanka refugees
AFP, August 12, 2010. VANCOUVER — Canadian officials prepared hospital beds and jail cells Thursday hours ahead of the expected arrival of a cargo ship thought to be carrying hundreds of Tamil refugees fleeing Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Three Iranians arrested with narcotics in Sri Lanka - INDOlink, 2010-08-12 22:59:55 EST. He said this variety of narcotic was not in common use in Sri Lanka and suspected the country was to be used as a transit point to take the drug elsewhere... Back to the top

Hambantota will never be a military port, says Peiris
The Hindu, 2010-08-13 05:17:00 EST. Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Thursday dismissed Indian concerns that the Chinese-built deep-sea port at Hambantota was part of Beijing's policy to expand its strategic footprint in t... Back to the top

Pain of 1990 Muslim 'massacre' lingers in Sri Lanka - BBC News, 2010-08-12 18:08:45 EST. By Sivaramakrishnan Parameswaran BBC Tamil An apology has been issued by Tamil leaders in Sri Lanka to the country's Muslim minority for "massacres" ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka: US Report Shows No Progress on Accountability - Human Rights Watch (press release), 2010-08-12 03:44:44 EST. (New York) - A US State Department report released on August 11, 2010, shows that Sri Lanka has not yet conducted an effective investigation into ... Back to the top

China pledges support to Sri Lanka - The Hindu, 2010-08-12 20:39:03 EST. China has pledged its support to Sri Lanka against any international pressure for a United Nations-led probe into alleged war crimes, Sri Lankan Foreign ... Back to the top

Rights Group Urges Support for UN Sri Lanka Investigation - Voice of America, 2010-08-12 20:38:16 EST. The New York-based rights group said a US State Department report released this week shows Sri Lanka has not yet conducted an effective investigation into ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka the surprise package: Why Asia's forgotten destination is an ... - Daily Mail (blog), 2010-08-12 18:17:33 EST. The basic figures of Sri Lanka's existence make fine reading: A 'teardrop island' (as the description usually runs) of 25000 square miles, ... Back to the top

In pictures: Sri Lanka practise ahead of clash with New Zealand - Island Cricket (blog), 2010-08-13 00:53:57 EST. August 12, 2010 ( Team Sri Lanka gear up for their first match of the tri-series with a practise session at the Rangiri Dambulla ... Back to the top

HSBC, RBS Hired for $1 Billion Sri Lanka Bond Sale - San Francisco Chronicle, 2010-08-12 18:04:51 EST. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Sri Lanka hired HSBC Holdings Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc and Bank of America Corp... Back to the top

Home > Sports > Cricket > 2nd ODI - Sri Lanka v New Zealand preview and live ... -, 2010-08-12 21:00:45 EST. If you bet on Sri Lanka v New Zealand and your first bet loses, 888sport will refund your stake in full! The key to Sri Lanka winning the game could be ... Back to the top

Sangakkara impressed with Kiwis
The Hindu, 2010-08-13 01:00:00 EST. Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara was impressed with New Zealand's display against India in the opening match of the Mircomax ODI tri-series... Back to the top

Sri Lanka pins hopes on China-funded port - AFP, 2010-08-12 06:00:54 EST. HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka β€” Sri Lanka is preparing to open the first phase of a China-funded, 1.5-billion-dollar port project that has fuelled Indian concerns ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's civil war inquiry is 'eyewash', say Tamils - Independent, 2010-08-12 03:00:21 EST. Sri Lanka's investigation into the war against the Tamil Tigers – a conflict that left thousands of civilians dead ... Back to the top

Tamil refugee ship nears Canada -, 2010-08-12 09:52:36 EST. Sri Lanka's military defeated the LTTE last year, but accusations of rights abuses against civilian Tamils have continued... Back to the top

Statement by the Government of Sri Lanka on Ambassador Rapp's Report to Congress - PR Newswire (press release), 2010-08-12 03:31:34 EST. The Government wishes in this regard to observe that in May 2009, Sri Lanka defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), recognized globally as a ... Back to the top

Krishna to take up harassment of Indian fishermen by Lankan navy - Times of India, 2010-08-12 02:15:04 EST. NEW DELHI: The government will once again take up with Sri Lanka the harassment of Indian fishermen by its naval forces when external affairs minister SM ... Back to the top

Tamil Tigers' entry into Canada feared - Times of India, 2010-08-12 07:48:52 EST. The LTTE, I remind you, is an organization that has engaged in the widespread use of suicide bombings against civilian targets in Sri Lanka, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Foreign Reserves Increase to Record $5.8 Billion on Higher Aid - Bloomberg, 2010-08-12 14:34:33 EST. Sri Lanka's foreign reserves have risen to a record $5.8 billion due to higher aid and investment flows, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka police arrest Iranians in major drug bust - AFP, 2010-08-12 11:16:01 EST. "In Sri Lanka, this type of drug is new and the street value is tens of millions of dollars... Back to the top

Ashok leyland Grabs Order For Buses - Oneindia, 2010-08-12 16:12:00 EST. Ashok Leyland, one of India's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer grips Rs 120 crore order from the People's Leasing Company in Sri Lanka... Back to the top

CTC: Boat Carrying Tamil Refugees Fleeing Sri Lanka - Marketwire (press release), 2010-08-12 15:00:34 EST. 12, 2010) - The Canadian Tamil Congress has been advised that a boat carrying Tamil refugees fleeing Sri Lanka in search of safety and security is currently ... Back to the top

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