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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.32
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Timely intervention by security personnel prevented a shooting at a Minister's Colombo residence yesterday. A reserve police constable annoyed at being pulled up for sleeping on the job by a sub Inspector went for his gun in anger but was brought under control by other security personnel at the residence, official sources said.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.31 -(15.03.1987)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Several hand grenades of the same type issued to servicemen have been found in the suburbs and in areas close to Army camps during the past few weeks leading to speculation that they may have been pilfered from military establishments or sold by soldiers, police said.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.30 -(01.03.1987)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Would the time come soon for the people of the country to raise their heads and cry " Oh Lord save us from our Saviours" Not a day seems to pass without either a top ranking politician, some customs or police officers, forest, excise and many other officials that one can think of from various state sectors being involved in big time smuggling, currency rackets, dope dealing, timber felling, poaching ending up in thuggery and even murder in some cases
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.29 -(15.01.1987)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Spiralling Defence costs have forced the Government to impose a 11% freeze on expenditure by Ministries. The move decided by the Cabinet last Wednesday as an urgent measure, will mean every Ministry will have to save this amount from the monies voted for capital expenditure during the financial year 1987. Consequently some of the activity planned b y the Ministries will be halted, at least temporarily.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.28 -(01.02.1987)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
A hitherto unknown leftist radical group, fighting for secession of the Southern state of Tamil Nadu from India, was behind the blast of a railway bridge, killing 25 train passengers earlier this week, police said today. Tamil Nadu Police- Inspector- General : Rajasekharan said a 28 -.year - old activist belonging to the Tamil Nadu Liberation Army had been arrested and gelignite sticks. of the kind used in the blast' had -bean seized.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.27 -(15.01.1987)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
A foreigner by the name of Goldfarb Eric Ralph spent a night at the Lizzle Villa Guest House, Ella recently. He had left the following morning having settled his dues. Mr. M. D. Rodrigo, the owner of the Guest House, ' when tidying up the room occupied by the' foreigner found a wallet under the pillow on the bed used by the foreigner.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.26 -(01.01.1987)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
As government officials yesterday moved to provide dry rations to nearly 4000 families affected by last week's encounter between Special Task Force commandos and Tiger terrorists, a controversy broke out over the fate of a multi-million dollar prawn culture project. The government run media centre said on Saturday the "sea food" factory had been closed by " terrorist, action" and that Newton, "second in command of LTTE in Batticaloa" was occupying it forcibly.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.25 -(15.12.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Here is a page I lead news story that appeared in "The Island" Colombo of 25th January 1987. President J.R. Jayewardene responding to Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's claim that Sri Lanka was vacillating in finding a solution to the ethnic issue has quoted the words of the Buddha in an interview with "The Island" New Delhi correspondent S. Venkatanarayan.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.24 -(01.12.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
That was why they have wanted the parents of the captured soldiers, journalists and photographers to be present at their release. Kittu said they had earlier released two policemen unconditionally, also two run-away soldiers who had surrendered to them. They had also sent the bodies of nine soldiers killed in Mannar to the Jaffna Port camp, as a gesture, since they too had suffered casualties and they knew that parents would always want to have the last rites done for their sons killed in action.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.23 -(15.11.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
On October 20th afternoon I left for Jaffna to help secure the release of two army men who were taken prisoner by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the course of the fighting in Mannar the previous week. I had earlier received a telephone call from "Rahim" ( his real name I learned later was Kanagaratnam) promising to release the two soldiers to me in Jaffna.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.22 -(01.11.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
The Sri Lankan navy was alerted last night to the unannounced arrival of a foreign vessel which had anchored off Colombo and maintained strict radio silence for more than 12 hours. Only the funnel of the ship was visible to the port but vessels that passed it on the way reported that it carried the name "Conghul" and was flying a Chinese flag.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.21 -(15.10.1985)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Police yesterday took into custody a monk and another person in connection with the Galgamuwa bank heist and established the value of cash and jewellery robbed at five million rupees. The robbers stayed at the Panakaduwa temple in Wariyapola a day before the heist, police investigations have established.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.20 -(01.10.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
A solution to the ethnic problem is close at hand. The Muslims will not to be adversely affected by this. but stand to gain from a devolution of power, said Foreign Minister Mr A.C.S Hameed, yesterday at a gathering of Muslim leaders and organisations at the Islamic Centre in Maligawatte. The meeting was presided over by Transport and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister, Mr M H. Mohamed, who also spoke.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.19 -(15.09.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
The Jaffna Mothers' Front has expressed shock at the unseemly conduct of an Army Officer who had entered the labour room of a hospital in one of the islands off Jaffna, and by arrangement with the doctor in charge, had witnessed the delivery of a child. The Mothers' Front has also condemned the action of the doctor. It was stated that the Officer-in-charge of the Army Camp in the island had jocularly told the medical officer that he would like to see 'how a Tiger cub' is born!
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.18 -(01.09.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
More than 125,000 refugees, mostly from the north and east are to be resettled before the setting up of the Provincial Councils, the Ministry of Rehabilitation announced yesterday. The Ministry is also making arrangements for talks with Indian authorities to settle the 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees from Tamilnadu, Secretary Austin Fernando said.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.17 -(15.08.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
A solution to the ethnic problem is close at hand. The Muslims will not to be adversely affected by this, but stand to gain from a devolution of power, said Foreign Minister Mr A.C.S Hameed yesterday at a gathering of Muslim leaders and organisations at the Islamic centre in Maligawatte. The meeting was presided over by Transport and Muslim Religious Affairs Minister, Mr M.H Mohamed, who also spoke.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.16 -(01.08.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Construction here of a powerful new Voice of America Transmitter a key part of a planned 1.5 billion dollar expansion of the US Overseas Network has been delayed because the Government of Sri Lanka wants to change the site although ground has already been broken for the project. US officials here expressed confidence that the station designed to beam shortwave radio programmes to India, the Soviet Union, East Africa and China will be completed at the new site. But according to other sources the 100 million project is in trouble, mainiy because of regional political consfderatidns.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.15 -(15.07.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Mr J Dixit, India's High Commissioner in Colombo, questioned on the morality of allowing terrorists to operate from India at a luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Colombo said politics is not judged by morality. Apart from the unity, territorial integrity and sovereignty of Sri Lanka, which are non-negotiable and sacrosanct when it comes to solving the ethnic problem, the identity of every community is also non-negotiable.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.14 -(01.06.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
"The pens of journalists cannot build dams or cities. Nor can these pens build new roads." said Mahaveli Development Minister Gamin1Dissanayake at the openlng of a new medical centre at Siripura. Dehiattakandiya in System C of the Mahaveli Scheme on Sunday. Mr. Dissanayake who was critical of the "Divaina" carrying an article about threatening letters received by the settlers in System C. said that newspapers were out to highlight the shortcomings of the authorities but failed to recognise the difficult conditions under which the officers functioned.
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Publication: Sri Lanka- Situation report - Issue No.13 -(15.06.1986)
Posted Date: 20/04/2013 (Saturday)
Walking, instead of travelling in vehicles was the only answer to landmines which are responsible for 99 percent of deaths among the security forces in the North and East. This was said by Minister of National Security Lalith Athulathmudali after he declared open a factory for the production of white coconut fibre under the Export Production Villages Scheme at Seenimodera. Beliatte on Monday. The Minister said that security forces had studied various methods they could adopt to overcome the landmine hazard and had found that walking in readiness for combat was the best way landmines could be avoided. It should be done as a battle exercise in combat formation.
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