The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 15, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 131


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Sri Lanka's image is suffering - GulfNews, 2010-08-15 19:01:45 EST. ... Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse orchestrated a dishonourable discharge of his former general Sarath Fonseka. ... More...
Published: Sun Aug 15 18:08:09 EDT 2010

Lanka lauds India peace force, finally - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-15 23:53:19 EST. But it is also true that the IPKF landed in Lanka under a complex political agreement and ended up fighting the LTTE in the north and public anger in the ... More...
Published: Sun Aug 15 18:08:38 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Fonseka to appeal court martial verdict in civilian court
The Hindustan Times, 2010-08-15 11:30:48 EST. Sri Lanka's war hero and former Army chief Sarath Fonseka will approach a civilian court to seek the overturning of a military court's verdict that stripped him of his rank, pension and medals, his political alliance announced today. More...
Published: Sun Aug 15 14:44:43 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka: Business Picks Up in Northern Former War Zone - TIME, 2010-08-15 21:35:47 EST. After being cut off from the rest of the country for more than 25 years, commerce has arrived in this part of Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Tamil asylum-seekers identified as Tiger terrorists - The Australian, 2010-08-15 18:04:01 EST. Shanaka Jayasekara, who served as an adviser to the Sri Lankan government during peace talks with the LTTE, said the fighters had been identified based on ... Back to the top

Tamil group: Man died on migrant ship - The Associated Press, 2010-08-16 00:12:33 EST. VANCOUVER, British Columbia — A man died and was buried at sea last month as hundreds of ethnic Tamils fleeing Sri Lanka spent a grueling several months at ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka war hero's party to appeal conviction - AFP, 2010-08-15 10:01:42 EST. COLOMBO — Sri Lanka's former army chief Sarath Fonseka will appeal against a court martial conviction that stripped him of his rank, pension and prestige, ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka unveils new China-funded seaport in south - BBC News, 2010-08-15 17:46:59 EST. Sri Lanka has unveiled a new seaport, the showpiece among a series of big new infrastructure projects on the island... Back to the top

By Srilal Miththapala, eTN Sri Lanka tourism on the upswing - eTurboNews, 2010-08-16 01:47:42 EST. Back to the top

EU ends trade deal with Sri Lanka -, 2010-08-15 15:11:30 EST. The European Union has ended a special trade deal with Sri Lanka over concerns about human rights abuses during the civil war that ended in 2009... Back to the top

S.Lanka exporters brace for life without EU tax breaks - AFP, 2010-08-15 09:46:17 EST. DANKOTUWA, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan exporters braced for hard times as the EU's withdrawal of import concessions took effect Sunday after Colombo's refusal ... Back to the top

S Lanka ratifies Fonseka conviction -, 2010-08-14 15:32:26 EST. ... Eelam (LTTE) in 2009 after more than two decades of civil war... Back to the top

3nd ODI - Sri Lanka v India preview and live stream (Monday 09:30 BST) -, 2010-08-16 00:58:39 EST. If you bet on Sri Lanka v India and your first bet loses, 888sport will refund your stake in full! India (from): MS Dhoni (captain), V... Back to the top

Tamil boat people in good health - Toronto Star, 2010-08-15 05:32:35 EST. ESQUIMALT, BC—The 490 Sri Lanka migrants who made a harrowing journey across the Pacific on a cramped cargo ship are all in ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka launches new port built with Chinese financing - Sify, 2010-08-15 11:35:43 EST. The balance was financed by Sri Lanka state revenues. The harbour, with an approach channel 210 metres wide and 17 metres deep, is expected to the handle ... Back to the top

Human smuggling suspected aboard seized ship - CNN International, 2010-08-14 04:18:48 EST. Canadian officials had been monitoring the vessel, MV Sun Sea, after its departure from Sri Lanka nearly three months ago, according to Toews... Back to the top

Tamil boat refugees from Sri Lanka seeking asylum in Canada transferred prisons - TODAYonline, 2010-08-15 04:05:52 EST. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Scores of Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka who arrived in western Canada after three months at sea on a cramped cargo ... Back to the top

India in battle of survival -, 2010-08-15 12:54:57 EST. It has been frustrating for India after the drawn Test series against Sri Lanka, which ended just a couple of days before the ODIs... Back to the top

'Shocking' number on vessel - National Post, 2010-08-14 10:49:25 EST. A civil war for Tamil independence ended in May 2009, with the defeat of the Tamil Tigers rebel group, also known as the LTTE... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Tamils tell commission about rights abuse - Reuters Canada, 2010-08-14 16:35:14 EST. VAVUNIYA Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's minority Tamils testified before a government-appointed war commission on Saturday alleging ... Back to the top

Lanka looks to India for Phase II of port China built - Indian Express, 2010-08-14 02:02:49 EST. As it brings to close a sensitive port project in collaboration with China, Sri Lanka would like India to participate vigorously in the next phase of ... Back to the top

Russia's Moskva missile cruiser calls in at Sri Lanka for visit - RIA Novosti, 2010-08-14 02:28:46 EST. MOSCOW, August 14 (RIA Novosti) - The flagship of the Black Sea fleet, the RFS Moskva guided-missile cruiser, called in at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka war hearings in North - BBC News, 2010-08-14 11:15:34 EST. Sri Lanka's 37-year conflict with the Tamil Tigers ended last year... Back to the top

Don't know what kind of wickets India want: Curator -, 2010-08-15 11:39:37 EST. PTI Sri Lanka Cricket's national curator Anuruddha Polonowita has ridiculed Indian complaints against the practice pitches here, saying he does not know ... Back to the top

Yuvraj down with dengue, out of Lanka ODI -, 2010-08-15 14:06:42 EST. PTI In yet another blow to India's campaign at the ongoing cricket tri-series, Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday ruled out of Monday's ODI against Sri Lanka after ... Back to the top

India vs Sri Lanka: 3rd ODI Preview -, 2010-08-14 14:46:16 EST. India face hosts Sri Lanka in the third match of the tri-series at Dambulla... Back to the top

More migrant ships headed this way, Vic Toews warns - Toronto Star, 2010-08-14 10:00:34 EST. At least two other ships are believed to be heading this way in hopes of landing dozens, perhaps hundreds, of migrants from war-torn Sri Lanka seeking ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Releases Rebel Elders After Rehabilitation - Bernama, 2010-08-14 16:09:32 EST. COLOMBO, Aug 14 (Bernama) -- The Sri Lankan government has released more former Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) rebels to the society after ... Back to the top

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