PM hold separate crisis talks
As the Government and peace monitors were locked in a row
with Tiger guerrillas over the High Security Zone.....
SLMM stands by its HSZ view
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has reiterated its
stand on the 'High Security Zone' following a strong statement
by the LTTE accusing the monitors of siding with the government
to undermine the peace process.
radio: CBK to deal directly with Norway's PM
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga will write this
week to Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Bondevik to apprise
him of her serious concerns over the role played by their
Embassy in Colombo....
supports peace process
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Lionel Balagalle yesterday defended
the Armys position on the issue on 'High Security Zones'
in the Jaffna peninsula....
vultures to face tough penalties
Robbery or vandalism of the country's cultural artefacts may
soon carry tough penalties such as life imprisonment or a
massive fine of Rs. one million, an official of the Archaeology
Plaza security men attacked
A security firm handling the Liberty Plaza apartments has
accused the Kollupitiya police of failing to act against a
gang which attacked the security chief and others on Christmas
Bills will kill workers' rights
Opposition leaders have launched a full scale offensive
against three proposed labour bills which they see as going
against the interest of the working class.