Island under LTTE siege
guerrillas have laid siege to the Delft Island where some
5000 people live, demanding the withdrawal of their rival,
Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP).
keeps out of Oslo show, but pledges support for peace
India will not be represented at the Oslo meeting of donors
before bribery commission
Former PA minister Anuruddha Ratwatte has been summoned before
the Bribery and Corruption commission for an inquiry on Wednesday.
on defence reforms necessary
A roundtable discussion to review the first stage of recommendations
presented by the Defence Reforms Committee has raised concern
about possible implications of the proposals on the Constitution....
on why it boycotted Ranil's briefing
The JVP which boycotted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's
meeting with Opposition.....
granted in Athas case
The two former Air Force officers convicted for lurking house
trespass and criminal intimidation of The Sunday Times Consultant
Editor Iqbal Athas were enlarged on bail by the Court of Appeal
liquor in demand
A Cabinet minister's supporters had reportedly demanded tourist
hotels in the district supply local liquor claiming they wanted
to treat those who helped organise the recently concluded
sports festival on the Kalutara Esplanade.
school head alleges political hand
The rights application filed by a Kandy school principal who
stood surety for Lohan Ratwatte, alleging he had been demoted
to vice principal due to political victimisation by a minister.....