mediator role for Norway in talks
The Government is expected to ask the Norwegian brokers of
the peace process with the LTTE to limit their role to that
of facilitator or moderator, and not play the role of mediator
in upcoming talks with the rebels, The Sunday Times learns.
From streetfighter to stateswoman
President Chandrika Kumaratunga has expressed willingness
to stay out of party politics while being the President of
Wanni: The Sunday Times exclusive continues
The Sunday Times Exclusive Inside Wanni - Situation Report
continues.This week, Iqbal Athas, reveals the working of the
"Tamil Eelam Police Force."
in India without his baggage
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who started a five-day
official visit to India yesterday arrived in Madras sans his
baggage, reports said.
extension for Army Chief
The Government is likely to allow Army Commander Lionel Balagalle
to serve an extended term in his office and also officiate
as Chief of Defence Staff of the Joint Operations Headdquarters.
moves: Blow hot, blow cold from PA
PA constituent parties have decided to adopt a common stand
on the peace process and resolved to keep out of any protest
campaign for the time being.
they work together, they could also light up the lives
of all Sri Lankans. That is the responsibility entrusted
to President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister
Ranil Wickremesinghe by the people of this country.
As though symbolising this joint responsibility, the
two leaders lit traditional lamps simultaneously at
the opening ceremony of the Apollo Hospital in Colombo
on Friday. Apollo chairman Pratab Reddy (extreme right)
is also in the picture. Pic by Gemunu Wellage