Situation Report

Sunday, February 9, 2003

Government agencies pay taxes to LTTE
Tiger guerrillas have begun collecting "taxes" from Government organisations marketing goods in the Wanni and the Jaffna peninsula.

SLMM statement angers Indians
Indian authorities in Colombo yesterday slammed the Norwegian-led Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission for not double-checking facts before making pronouncements.

Sri Lanka loses Rs. 400m in Libyan tea deal
Sri Lanka has lost more than Rs. 400 million due to the latest controversy over alleged undercutting by tea exporters in a huge Libyan tender for Ceylon tea.

Mission for weapons ends in suicide
The Tiger guerrilla trawler that figured in an 18-hour drama off the Delft Island after the Navy seized it whilst being towed by another boat was one of many that had headed to deep seas some 150 nautical miles off Sri Lanka to unload military hardware from a ship.

Be Good, CBK tells the 'Boys'
Promise to be good boys - and you will be released by the Navy is what President Chandrika Kumaratunga has ordered this week.

SLFP appoints electoral organisers
The SLFP is strengthening the party structure by naming new organizers, including the former controversial PSD chief Nihal Karunaratne to vital areas, in preparation for a possible snap poll.

Turning new pages
The SLFP while negotiating to link up with the JVP to form a broader opposition alliance has stepped up its media campaign by launching a newspaper focused totally on the SLFP JVP alliance and will be re launching the official SLFP news paper Dinakara next Month.

SLRC assures coverage without no-balls
Uninterrupted coverage of all six balls of the over during the world cup cricket matches was assured to viewers by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation yesterday.


Political Column - Japanese get stuck in with more damage control

Situation Report -Leaks foil bid to capture arms ship

5th Column - Satellite flits from this to that thus confusing everyone

The Rajpal Abeynayake Column - Sri Lankans are jaded-not those in foreign climes

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis - Telecom shares: Who cut the foreign call?

Thoughts from London - One day in the future on our sunny isle

Focus on Rights - Guiding Principles on HR and Humanitarian Law

inside the glass house - UN dilemma: Go with US or be gone

POLITICAL SKETCHBOOK - The Chairman does everything he can for peace

Was it the Sinhala leaders who pushed Tamils to call for Eelam - By C. V. Vivekananthan

Nationalism-learning tour for Lankan ministers - By Susantha Goonatilake














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