in make-or-break summit talks next week
No ten-day ultimatums, no deadlines, no conditions, and no
letters have gone from the Prime Minister to the President,
but a summit between the two leaders is scheduled for next
Tuesday or Wednesday for make-or-break talks on whether cohabitation
government can work, both the President's Office and the Prime
Minister's Office confirmed.
council or nothing: LTTE
Hot on the heels of talks a fortnight ago in London between
Minister Milinda Moragoda and LTTE's chief spokesman Anton
kept waiting for four hours
President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Friday kept the Malwatte
Mahanayake Thera waiting for four hours and eventually did
not turn up for the appointment.
blasts US again
SLFP front-liner Anura Bandaranaike, political adviser and
brother of President Chandrika Kumaratunga, has castigated
the United States of America once again - this time in a letter
to US Ambassador Ashly Wills.
President Chandrika Kumaratunga is holding back the appointment
of Minister John Amaratunga as the Christian Affairs Minister
despite Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe nominating him
for the job three weeks ago.
says President 'uncontactable'
In crucial talks this week between Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe and former foreign minister Lakshman Kadirgamar
to avoid Parliament calling for a snap election before December
5, the Premier complained that President Chandrika Kumaratunga
was "inaccessible" and "uncontactable".
brown cloud threatens Lanka, scientists warn
three-kilometre thick pollution cloud spreading over South
Asia is threatening the region's agriculture, health and rainfall
patterns and could do serious damage in the future, a group
of scientists has warned.
election now would cost Rs. 600 million
If a snap general election is held today it will cost the
state more than Rs. 600 million, according to Elections Department