crisis threatens UNF Government.
Already in crisis over its inability to strip President Chandrika
Bandaranaike Kumaratunga of her powers, the United National
Front Government is now facing a threat to its majority in Parliament.
attacks alleged robbers among her ministers
President Chandrika Kumaratunga has accused the government of
hounding four of her most efficient officers during her regime,
while ignoring some of the ex-ministers who she charged had
robbed during the PA regime.
to reflect; polls unlikely
Prime Minister Ranil Wickreme-singhe will reflect over the weekend
on future strategy of his fledgling government following this
week's major setback in the rejection of its moves to clip the
President's wings with regard to her powers to dissolve Parliament.
Amendment also rejected
The Supreme Court has knocked down as unconstitutional the entirety
of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and held overwhelmingly
against provisions of the 19th Amendment, causing two major
setbacks to the 11-month old UNF Government.
on as missing man returns home
The man who was supposedly abducted by Tamil rebels early this
week nearly sparking off another backlash between Tamils and
Muslims in the already volatile Eastern province is under investigation
after he turned up at his home on Friday.
to evacuate migrant workers in West Asia
The Sri Lankan government is working in consultation with West
Asian countries to map out plans for protecting and evacuating
our migrant workers in the event of a possible US attack on
Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a pensive mood yesterday
when he met foreign correspondents for tea and an-off
-the- record chat at "Temple Trees". Pic
by Gemunu Amarasinghe.