holds legal talks in London
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to seek expert legal
advice in London before formulating the UNF government's fresh
proposals to meet the Tiger guerilla demand for a 'politico
administrative interim structure' for the north-east.
says Corea well looked after
Former UNCTAD Secretary General Gamani Corea is "well
looked after, perfectly happy and not a prisoner as claimed",
a spokesman for Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kotelawala assures
in response to recent media reports that the internationally
renowned economist is being held in wrongful confinement at
his private residence in Colombo.
hit by mystery gas
The military has launched an investigation into the case of
a soldier falling ill after he is suspected to have inhaled
a poisonous smoke while being deployed at a Forward Defence
Line (FDL) in the Welioya area.
security beefed up
Positioning of a sniper at an elevated position at the residence
of Minister Milinda Moragoda, one of government's key peace
negotiators, is among the additional security provided to
the Minister from this week.
out hook and line
Northern fishing which has been swirling in troubled waters
since the war began has been plunged into further controversy
with the Minister in charge of Hindu Affairs being appointed
to take charge of it.
tells TULF to check LTTE
India has urged the TULF to stop supporting the LTTE's hardline
position and to use its influence to end the LTTE's killings
of rival party members. Indian High Commissioner Nirupam Sen
during a 90-minute discussion with TULF leaders also called
them to settle their internal disputes.
seeks top post in coalition
The JVP is demanding the top post in the proposed coalition
with the SLFP, prompting the SLFP to create a new position
with wide powers to accommodate President Chandrika Kumaratunga.