war takes toll on Lanka
The crunch of the three-day-old US led military campaign against
Iraq is beginning to affect Sri Lanka's economy as a Bill
just passed last week by parliament to curb escalating consumer
prices is yet to become law.
rift deepens over Ampara remarks
A section of UNP members including ministers are heading for
an open confrontation with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress after
making allegations that the Rauff Hakeem-led Congress was
blocking UNP work in the eastern province.
protests to Tyronne
China yesterday strongly protested to the government over
the Mullaitivu incident where suspected LTTE cadres attacked
a trawler, killing 15 Chinese nationals and three Sri Lankans.
merger faces major snag
Whilst the SLFP and the JVP have reached accord on the policy
that they would continue peace talks with the LTTE should
they regain power one snag still remains.
Long Ranger informant killed
The Army informant gunned down by suspected LTTE cadres on
the outskirts of Colombo while accompanying his 10 year old
son had lived under threat with the last of them coming on
the same day he was killed.
Karunanayake wants “Christian College”:Parents
The authorities of a leading school and parents of students
in the school are embroiled in a controversy over a voting
that was sought to change the name of the school back to its
2001 Referendum was invalid: Supreme Court
In a judgment delivered this week the Supreme Court held that
the proclamation made by President Chandrika Kumaratunga declaring
a referendum in August 2001....
on alert for SARS
Amidst reports of the outbreak of a mystery respiratory disease
that is highly infectious, the national carrier SriLankan
Airlines has decided not to take in passengers with severe
cough and respiratory ailments....