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Indian HC hopes commitment at peace talks would be translated into deeds

Sunday March 30, 2003

Federal 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.

Money 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.

UC 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.

Hunt 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.

Long-holiday for our MPs
Parliament will take a month long recess after its only sitting day for next month on Tuesday.

Fears 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.

What is happening here in a Colombo tea warehouse is a direct result of the war on Iraq. The Anglo-American invasion has disrupted the tea export market severely and supplies are not moving. The Colombo tea auction was badly hit this week, with 70 percent of tea unsold. Pic by Ishara. S. Kodikara.


Political Column - Long range vision on the LTTE

POLITICAL SKETCHBOOK  - In Diyatalawa, there is talk of canines and vision

5th Column - Sanath becomes a trend setter in another field

The Rajpal Abeynayake's Column - Exposing War on Iraq - US justifications are 'excuses'

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis - Adjusting to the global economic fallout

Focus on Rights - Ensuring electoral accountability
inside the glass house - Coalition of the willing: Who's doing what?

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