to clip President’s powers
The United National Front Government has once again armed
itself with a new draft law - a Higher Defence Control Act
- to secure control of the country's defence establishment
from the President.
State’ resolution at Pongu Thamil rally
The LTTE-backed Pongu Thamil event in Jaffna on Friday, attended
by two UNF government representatives, demanded an "
interim state" for the country's North and East.
directors make 'free Corea' plea
Five directors of the six-member Gamani Corea Foundation have
claimed that the well-known economist who heads the institute
named after him, has been reduced to a condition in which
he cannot act as a free agent on matters of vital importance
to the man.
rules Navy action is right
The Sri Lanka Navy has not violated the ceasefire by intercepting
the LTTE tanker which it sank in the north-eastern deep seas
on June 14.
to head LTTE at peace talks?
The resumption of Government -LTTE peace talks that now hinges
on the former presenting concrete proposals for an "interim
administrative structure" to the latter, may see the
emergence of new faces and a new format.
want second demand granted
With the Health Ministry resolving only one of two demands
- rectification of salary anomaly - put forward by the GMOA,
it is now lobbying for the continued payment of a risk allowance
to non-resident doctors working in the North and East.