500 fund-raising SLFP dinner aimed at PC polls
The SLFP held a five-star fund-raising dinner on Friday night
and President Chandrika Kumaratunga prevented some of her
MPs going on a foreign tour amidst reports that the President
was preparing her party for provincial council elections soon.
fails to get Kinniya camp shifted
special envoy Erik Solheim has left after failing to gain
an assurance from the LTTE to withdraw the military camp in
a government-controlled area in Kinniya.
means quits: Lanka loses top post
Bungling by the government has cost Sri Lanka the post of
a rapporteur in the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Thai envoy meets LTTE leaders
In the wake of Thai Prime Minsiter Thaksin Shinawatra's successful
visit to Sri Lanka, his ambassador Jerm Tivyanond flew to
Kilinochchi yesterday for talks with the LTTE leadership.
warns India of Tiger threat
Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar during a visit to India
has cautioned that Trincomalee is vulnerable to attacks by
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra meeting Ven. Rambukwelle
Sri Vipassi Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter
on Friday. The visiting Premier and his delegation also
met the Asgiriya Mahanayake Thera after they paid homage
to the Sacred Tooth Relic at the Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa.
Pic by Ranjith Perera.