seizes Tiger bomb boat
A Sri Lanka Navy patrol intercepted a Tiger guerrilla boat
in the seas off Trincomalee with communications equipment
and an outboard motor but a subsequent search by the Harbour
talks move to committee stage
The government and the LTTE yesterday moved a significant
step ahead in the peace process with a decision to begin discussions
on a political settlement to the two decade-old ethnic conflict.
The man hired by the previous government to carry out a security
audit on the Bandaranaike International Airport and major
sea ports after Lloyds Underwriters in UK clamped down a crippling
seeks war crimes amnesty
Tamil rebels want war crimes pardoned on the grounds
that they were committed during a war situation in the country.
verdict: says Kadirgamar
Well founded suspicions that Tiger guerrilla leader Velupillai
Prabhakaran directed assassinations and mass murders of innocents
have transformed beyond reasonable doubt over one incident....
freeze alarms public servants
Government's decision to stop recruitment and abolish posts
in the government sector has drawn much opposition from public
servants who claim it would result in a major collapse of
the public service.
comment on court decision: Lokubandara
Responding to charges that he was silent over the sentencing
of LTTE leader Prabhakaran for the Central Bank bombing Justice
Minister W.J.M Lokubandara told...