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