The Lanka Academic

AUGUST 21, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 137


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Resettlement of Sri Lankans displaced in LTTE battle by September end: Official - Sify, 2010-08-20 16:33:42 EST. A top Sri Lankan official has said that the resettlement of those displaced in the country's battle against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would be finished by September end.

Chandra Fernando, a presidential advisor on north and east development, said that all efforts were being made to complete the process.

"We hope to be able to complete the resettlement before end of September. There are only 28,000 people left to be resettled in Mullaithivu and Kilinochchi (the former rebel strongholds in the north)," Xinhua news agency quoted Fernando, as saying. More...
Published: Sat Aug 21 00:12:42 EDT 2010

Vociferous Demonstration in Los Angeles Condemns Military Tribunal against ... - (blog), 2010-08-21 23:42:57 EST. A vociferous demonstration picketed the Los Angeles office of the Sri Lanka Consul General, condemning the military tribunal who gave a “blatantly partial ... More...
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Rajapaksa – All's Fine But Nothing's Right - Sunday Leader, 2010-08-21 22:38:43 EST. Last week saw the issue of war crimes committed in Sri Lanka hitting international headlines, despite the Sri Lankan government's effort in answering them ... More...
Published: Sat Aug 21 23:49:20 EDT 2010 Back to the top

One-sided, vindictive: Fonseka
The Hindu, 2010-08-20 03:22:00 EST. The former Sri Lankan Army Chief and parliamentarian, Sarath Fonseka, on Thursday said he expected to be jailed by the second court martial probing into the alleged irregularities in military purchases by the Army during his tenure as the Army Chief... Back to the top

With $50000, why didn't Tamils leave legally? - Hamilton Spectator, 2010-08-21 12:33:14 EST. I empathize with the refugees from Sri Lanka. We can only imagine how difficult life has been for them, and we can't blame them for wanting a better life in ... Back to the top

The 'impossible' voyage of a Tamil ghost ship - Globe and Mail, 2010-08-21 19:16:35 EST. Whispers about a boat headed to Canada began long ago in Thailands small and closely knit Tamil community... Back to the top

India expands presence in Sri Lanka - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-20 23:11:33 EST. India will soon have the widest network of diplomatic missions in Sri Lanka including one in the far south where China is rapidly completing a port on the strategic west-east Indian Ocean sea corridor... Back to the top

Sangakkara gets a clean chit from ICC - Calcutta Telegraph, 2010-08-21 02:02:01 EST. Calcutta/ Dambulla: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been found not guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka's Central Bank Lowers Reverse Repurchase Rate to 9% From 9.5% - Bloomberg, 2010-08-20 06:49:01 EST. Sri Lankas central bank unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate to the lowest level in almost six years, taking advantage of slowing inflation to boost economic growth... Back to the top

One boat is too many? - NOW Toronto, 2010-08-21 02:33:04 EST. I have no love for the brutalizing LTTE, believe me, but the minister knows well the human rights community has been warning against making LTTE membership, ... Back to the top

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