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AUGUST 23, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 139


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Karunanidhi seeks explanation from former LTTE leader - The Hindu, 2010-08-23 23:31:17 EST. eferring to the remarks of former LTTE leader Kumaran Pathmanathan on the role some politicians from Tamil Nadu in the efforts to arrive at a ceasefire in Sri Lanka's war against the LTTE, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said Mr. Pathmanathan has to explain the facts relating to the war. Mr.Karunanidhi pointed out that KP had contended that MDMK leader Vaiko had stood in the way of a ceasefire. Quoting KP, he also said that Mr.Vaiko influenced a change in the decision of the LTTE leadership to enter into a ceasefire because if a peace process began, then the DMK and Congress would get credit for such a development.. More...
Published: Mon Aug 23 23:50:21 EDT 2010

Tamil Tigers use human smuggling in bid to rearm - National, 2010-08-23 00:05:42 EST. ... of mass murder committed against the Tamils. “The fact is that the centre of gravity of the LTTE has shifted overseas from Sri Lanka,” Mr Gunaratna said. More...
Published: Mon Aug 23 00:25:16 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Adrian MacNair: Using our brains on the refugee problem - National Post, 2010-08-23 18:21:30 EST. Canada is a mighty long way from Sri Lanka, and there is a large expatriate Tamil community located in nearby India. But it must be acknowledged at some ... More...
Published: Mon Aug 23 23:54:05 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka expressway seen cutting transport costs - Lanka Business Online, 2010-08-23 11:48:27 EST. Aug 23, 2010 (LBO) - A planned expressway between Sri Lanka's capital Colombo and Kandy in the central hills will significantly reduce transport costs and ... Back to the top

US donates equipment to Sri Lanka Air Force - Sify, 2010-08-23 18:34:23 EST. Officials of the US embassy presented the Sri Lanka Air Force Rs.674 million ($6 million) in equipment to enhance maritime security, the embassy said Monday ... Back to the top

IMF Says Sri Lanka Program On Track - RTT News, 2010-08-24 07:04:54 EST. (RTTNews) - Sri Lanka's fiscal reform program with the International Monetary Fund is on track although key challenges remain, the lender said on Monday... Back to the top

Canada's illiberal turn on asylum - The Guardian, 2010-08-23 20:31:14 EST. Earlier this month, a boat carrying 492 Tamils claiming to be refugees from Sri Lanka's recently ended 26-year civil war arrived in Canada on the MV Sun Sea ... Back to the top

Sri Lanka flies doctors, flood relief to Pakistan - Hindustan Times, 2010-08-23 18:44:57 EST. Sri Lanka has reached out to aid Pakistan in its uphill task of providing relief to the millions affected by the country's worse flood in several decades... Back to the top

Vaiko thwarted Indian bid for ceasefire: KP
ENS, Aug 22. COLOMBO: Kumaran Pathmanathan, alias KP, who was the LTTEs international face, has said that MDMK leader Vaiko thwarted Indias bid to bring about a ceasefire ahead of the 2009 parliamentary polls in India... Back to the top

Sri Lanka stock price band seen curbing abuse, preventing bubble - Lanka Business Online, 2010-08-22 17:59:00 EST. Aug 22, 2010 (LBO) - A daily 10 percent price band imposed on Sri Lanka's tiny stock market should be continued as it helps curb rampant abuse by a few investors with deep pockets and prevent a bubble, news reports said... Back to the top

Tamil coalitions congratulate Canadian government's refugee stance -, 2010-08-23 02:02:39 EST. Authorities fear, however, that some of the migrants may be members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) or have connections to the group... Back to the top

CPI(M) legislator denies leaking ceasefire details to Vaiko - The Hindu, 2010-08-22 21:54:43 EST. Communist Party of India (Marxist) legislator K. Mahendran on Sunday denied reports that he was involved in the 2009 leak of details about the ceasefire proposed by India to end the war between Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)... Back to the top

Sri Lanka aims to revive historic silk route - GulfNews, 2010-08-22 22:51:24 EST. Abu Dhabi: Sri Lanka is reviving the historic silk route, which was used by Arabs to explore Asia with the opening of ... Back to the top

UN says Sri Lanka situation improving - Toronto Sun, 2010-08-22 09:02:44 EST. OTTAWA - As Canadians are being asked to accept 492 Tamils as refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is in the process of returning thousands of refugees to Sri Lanka and winding down some operations in that country... Back to the top

Persichilli: Why are Canadians so angry about Tamil migrants? - Toronto Star, 2010-08-22 08:17:32 EST. According to an Angus Reid poll, 63 per cent of Canadians believe that a ship carrying 492 Tamil migrants should have been sent back to Sri Lanka... Back to the top

Media boycotts Dhoni - The Hindu, 2010-08-23 00:29:57 EST. AP India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks back after Sri Lanka defeated India by 8 wickets during the Tri Series ODI cricket match in Dambulla... Back to the top

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