flout pledge on child soldiers
Forced conscription of child soldiers by the LTTE continues
despite a categorical assertion to the contrary by its delegation
to this month's Berlin Peace talks.
groups mark truce day with hartals
Life in the Northern and Eastern provinces was crippled yesterday
as Tamil rebels staged protest campaigns in various parts
of the two provinces, claiming that they were not satisfied
with the progress of the implementation of the ceasefire agreement.
container unloaded at Colombo port
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority is saddled with a container
load of pesticide waste after it was dumped here by a ship
which developed a fire mid sea while on its way to Iran from
now remands a cop
The LTTE on Friday 'remanded' a police constable who was taken
into custody after he mistakenly ventured into an LTTE-controlled
area in the Jaffna peninsula.
prosecutor under probe by corruption commission
The Bribery and Corruption Commission has launched an investigation
into allegations against a very senior state prosecutor in
the Attorney General's Department.
show of force next month
The PA and the JVP who are planning to forge an alliance following
talks aimed at toppling the UNF government, are to stage a
mass demonstration rally in Colombo scheduled for March 10.
education dying slow death
While government schools have shut down at the rate of 50
per year, international schools have been opening at a rapid
pace with no institution even able to keep track of them.
case of school head alleging assault allowed
A fundamental rights application filed by a principal of a
government school, alleging assault by a Coordinating Secretary
to a Cabinet Minister was given the go ahead by the Supreme
Court on Friday.
in import of budded vehicles
At least 3000 assembled vehicles have been illegally imported
to Sri Lanka during the past few years, incurring losses of
millions of rupees as taxes to the government, Colombo Traffic
Police Headquarters revealed.