wants changes in Emirates deal
While a committee is urgently reviewing the SriLankan Airlines management
agreement with Emirates, Civil Aviation Minister Tilak Marapana
has also proposed some immediate changes in the deal.
live on state TV
National television is exploring the possibility of giving a live
telecast of the news conference to be given in Kilinochchi by LTTE
leader Velupillai Prabhakaran on Wednesday. Rupavahini Director
General Nimal Lakshapathiarachi said they were working on the ground
work to telecast the media conference live via satellite.
welcomes LTTE offer for peace talk
Minister and SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem yesterday welcomed an LTTE
invitation for talks to discuss grievances of Muslims of the north
and east. "Now that they have invited us we will certainly
talk to them. Prior to that we will be discussing matters with community
leaders representing other political groups," Mr. Hakeem said.
to guide TNA
LTTE Chief negotiator Anton Balasingham has declared that he intends
giving guidelines to the Tamil National Alliance parliamentarians
on conducting matters within parliament, a news report said.
respite for New Year, but a water cut looms
The CEB is to relax the power cut for the Sinhala and Tamil New
Year, despite little improvement in the power situation, Power and
Energy Minister Karu Jayasuriya said.
physio settles dues
The President's physio Mike Chomley who owes the State Rs. six million
for the lease of state land has paid this amount before the ultimatum
given him. However, the Government is losing at least Rs. two million
by way of interest.
faces midnight terror
The Mt Lavinia police is to file action in courts against a lawyer
cum bible reader of a Mt. Lavinia church for alleged harassment
and intimidation of a Sunday Times journalist.