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Sunday, July 7, 2002

Fuel prices down, but CPC going private
Measures to privatize sections of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and introduce structural reforms in the Ceylon Electricity Board will be shortly announced by the government as part of major plans to earn more revenue.

Thondaman's dispute with police settled
All charges have been dropped and the driving licence handed back after an investigation was carried out with regard to the accident in which driver of Minister Arumugam Thondaman was involved.

Power Minister sure of Kotmale project
The power struggle over the vital Upper Kotmale project is continuing but Minister Karu Jayasuriya is confident the disputes could be sorted out and that the Japanese government won't withdraw its aid package.

New Air Chief
Air Vice Marshal Donald Perera has been named as the new Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force.

Diplomatic double deal
Sri Lanka's High Commission in London is costing the tax-payer an extra £10,000 (about Rs 1.45 million) a month because of the Foreign Ministry's unprecedented policy of replacing over a dozen locally-recruited staff with imports from Sri Lanka.

MEP holding up PA's stand on peace process
The People's Alliance's common statement on its stand relating to the peace process has been delayed due to disagreement with one of its constituent parties, The Sunday Times learns.

New Archbishop of Colombo and Metropolitan
Bishop Oswald Gomis, a prelate well known and widely respected for identifying with the culture, traditions and simple life style of Sri Lanka was yesterday appointed as Archbishop of Colombo and Metropolitan of the Catholic Church in Sri Lanka.

Seer sees peace in SL soon
A leading Indian astrologer has predicted success for the peace process in Sri Lanka and said the sound of the gun will soon become a relic of the past.

Resourceful police riot squad personnel using their shields as umbrellas when rain came before a student demonstration they were expecting near the Lipton's Circus. Pic by Athula Devapriya


Political Column
- CBK ready for peace battle

Situation Report
--Peace in July but no let up in security measures

5th Column
A clash of opinion about
a crash

The Jungle Telegraph
- Our time, not yours

The Rajpal Abeynayake's Column
- UNP went into the Wanni and  brought a halo

 The kingmaker does no wrong
The Sunday Times Economic Analysis
Bitter prescription for  ailing economy
Thoughts from London
- Ha ho over Bala's silence

Focus on Rights
- Should the constitutional council be made "Rights Free"?

inside the glass house
- When traditional allies don't see eye to eye
In Wanni: Sun God has lost his land
- By Susantha Goonatilake









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