thorn in SLFP-JVP deal
An accord on the structure of the federal setup to settle
the ethnic conflict is holding up the SLFP-JVP memorandum
of understanding, which is widely speculated as the precursor
to snap parliamentary elections.
and sex for visas: Scandal rocks British High Commission
The British High Commission in Colombo has been rocked by
a money and sex-for-visa scandal amidst reports that Scotland
Yard detectives are probing the alleged racket.
chairman, police clash in Puttalam
Puttalam was thrown into turmoil and panic yesterday when
crowds led by Urban Council Chairman M. H. Hussain clashed
with police after they held a demonstration demanding the
transfer of the area ASP, V. Indram.
the ‘third force’: SLMM
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has called on the Government
and the LTTE to hunt for a 'third force' involved in the attack
on the Chinese fishing trawler after declaring that neither
the LTTE nor the Navy was involved in the incident.
for our MPs
Parliament will take a month long recess after its only sitting
day for next month on Tuesday.
over safety of Gulf migrant workers subside
Despite the Sri Lankan economy feeling the impact of the 10
day-old Gulf War, with petrol prices increasing by Rs. 2 per
litre, anxieties over the safety of an estimated 950,000 Lankans
working in the Gulf have decreased.