for HSZ withdrawal
The Security Forces have offered a phased withdrawal from
parts of the High Security Zone in the Jaffna peninsula for
civilian re-settlement if the LTTE agrees to disarming of
its cadres, withdraws artillery units and mortars and allows
Police full powers to operate in these areas.
satellite equipment for LTTE in VOT cargo
the raging controversy over broadcasting equipment the LTTE
has acquired duty free through the Norwegian Embassy in Colombo,
another serious irregularity has now surfaced.
PM to revive cohabitation
President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
will meet early January to discuss ways of reviving the co-habitation
securities scam snowballs
The country's alleged share market scandal that kept the city
guessing which way the wind was blowing on a major insider-dealing
exercise indulged in by some of the securities watchdogs themselves
is now heading for an apparent showdown and what might turn
out to be a snowballing scandal.
to give statement over alleged rubber fraud
Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake has agreed
to call over at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
and make a statement about an alleged fraud, at the Sri Lanka
Rubber Manufacturing and Export Corporation. He was Plantation
Industries Minister during that period.
minister faces damages suit
Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe is being sued for Rs. 50 million
by the President of the Association of Licensed Foreign Employment
Agents (ALFEA) for alleged defamatory statements made against
him in a weekend paper early this month.
coroner orders arrest of nurse
A 35-year-old pregnant mother and her baby in her womb died
after she suffered haemorrhage following rupture of the womb
when a nurse at the De Soysa Maternity Hospital allegedly
pushed her from the trolley.