The Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) is investigating the incident.The passenger plane went missing soon after takeoff from Jaffna on 29 September 1998 and was not found since. The plane was carrying 48 passengers and 7 crew members. The wreckage of the plane was found in the sea off Iranamadu this month after an LTTE cadre in police custody had revealed the location from where the plane was shot down. The bodies of the victims of the Lion Air passenger plane believed to have been shot down by the LTTE in 1998, are to be exhumed for investigations, the police said.According to the police, a group of fishermen are believed to have recovered the bodies and buried them nearby following the incident. With the discovery of the wreckage further investigations had revealed the location where the bodies of some passengers of the flight had been buried.
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The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) acceptance of an election agreement between Harvard University and the Harvard Graduate Student Union-United Auto Workers (HGSU-UAW) clears the way for eligible students to vote Nov. 16 and 17 on whether they want the union to represent them on issues related to employment.This election follows a recent NLRB ruling that students in teaching and research positions at private universities can now be considered employees for the purpose of forming a labor union. Harvard students supporting unionization decided last year to affiliate with the UAW to form the HGSU-UAW. While students at other private universities also are organizing as a result of the NLRB decision, it appears that Harvard will be the first private university to vote following the NLRB action.An estimated 3,500 Harvard graduate and undergraduate students, across 11 Schools and more than 50 programs, are eligible to vote because they are in teaching or research positions. Undergraduate research assistants are not included. Students will cast secret ballots at locations in Cambridge, Allston, and the Longwood Medical Area, and the NLRB will manage the election. Students eligible to vote will receive information on where and when they can do so.“Only students eligible for union representation will be voting in this election,” said Harvard University Provost Alan M. Garber. “But the entire Harvard community should understand the importance of this vote. The results of this election will have consequences for our community for years to come. So we all have a responsibility to encourage full, open, and informed discussion.”The election will be decided by a majority of students who actually vote, not a majority of those eligible to vote. According to NLRB rules, if a simple majority of voters choose to unionize, then all individuals in positions covered by the bargaining unit would be represented by the union. There is no way an individual student can “opt out” of union representation.If the students vote to unionize, the University and HGSU-UAW would negotiate one contract to cover the approximately 3,500 students in the bargaining unit on “wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.” However, it is not clear what subjects would be considered negotiable, since the NLRB has not provided guidance in this area.At New York University (NYU), the only private university that chose to recognize a student union prior to the NLRB ruling, the union covers less than half the number of students who could be covered at Harvard. Among student unions in the United States, the breadth of the proposed HGSU-UAW bargaining unit appears to be unprecedented.“The time to ask questions and seek answers is now, before a single vote is cast,” said Garber. “Since all eligible students will be bound by the results, the day after the election is too late. We encourage students to examine the issues that matter most to them and cast informed votes.”
“It’s right up there, a once-in-a-career opportunity and we’re certainly aware of how big it is. A World Cup is the pinnacle of the game because you’re coming up against the best, but this would have to be a close second. “The build-up of the traditional tour where you are playing games against provinces is something that is unique to the Lions these days.” Australia have spoken all week about the storm they are expecting in the opening exchanges at the Suncorp Stadium and Horwill took up the theme at the eve-of-match press conference. “The early collisions are going to be very critical. We understand the Lions play a very physical brand of rugby,” the 28-year-old said. “We’ve seen throughout the games leading up to this one that they’ve been very confrontational. It’s up to us to match that up front and take the ascendancy there. “You have to make sure you work hard because in games of this magnitude there’s not a lot in it. “Everyone across both teams is incredibly skilful so it will come down to work rate. In a fixture like this the margins are going to be very small so you have to take your opportunities when they come because there won’t be many.” Australia captain James Horwill believes the Wallabies will make the most of a career highlight by taming the British and Irish Lions. Press Association The hosts have been installed as underdogs for the three-Test series that begins at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday morning and concludes in Sydney on July 6. It has been 12 years since Australia last faced the Lions, winning the series 2-1, and Horwill has stressed the importance of making the most of an event that is unique in modern rugby. “I think we’re going to win, I don’t know what the bookies say but I believe we’ll win,” the Reds second row said.