ready with peace task forces
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra's Government has given
high priority for the upcoming peace talks between the Sri
Lankan Government and the LTTE in the Sattahip Naval complex
on the outskirts of the Pattaya beach resort.
case suspect also in swap
An LTTE cadre who has been charged with involvement in the
attempted assassination of President Chandrika Kumaratunga
two years ago is among 23 cadres whom the LTTE wants released
in exchange for seven security forces personnel.
want free rides
Despite orders by the Prime Minister that MPs should not demand
state buses free of charge, some government MPs have reportedly
asked for free buses to transport their supporters for tomorrow's
'Janabala Meheyuma' in Colombo.
guard for ex-IGP's grave
The Kanatte grave of the late police chief Lucky Kodituwakku
was put under armed guard for three days to prevent the coffin
being removed, police sources said.
peace talks failing
Efforts at bringing about agreement between the UNF coalition
and the PA on the constitutional amendment to clip the wings
of President Chandrika Kumaratunga dissolving Parliament at
her sole discretion appear to have broken down.
bill may be dropped
UNF coalition appears to have dropped a controversial move
to permit members of parliament a "conscience vote"
on matters of national importance.
picks Lankan brains in fight against terrorism
British security officers have sought advice from Sri Lanka
on how to meet the threat from suicide bombers, the Guardian
newspaper reported. British officers have visited Sri Lanka
and Israel to learn from the experiences of two countries
that have been in the front line of suicide bomb attacks by