Balasingham discuss key issues in London
Issues regarding the implementation of the ceasefire agreement,
preparations for direct talks in Thailand, including the agenda,
and the question of an interim administration were discussed
for the first time by a UNF government minister...
move to bypass Norway
The LTTE has sounded the Government on the possibility of
conducting further dialogue on the ongoing peace process on
a bilateral basis, leaving out Norway, which is now playing
the role of a facilitator.
jubilee party for Anura
In an apparent move to heal a rift, Opposition Leader Mahinda
Rajapakse has taken the initiative for a ceremony to felicitate
ex-Speaker Anura Bandaranaike on his completion of 25 years
still gunning for Ravi
President Chandrika Kumaratunga is to push ahead with her
move to remove Minister Ravi Karunanayake from the cabinet
for alleged defamation, a spokesman for the President's Office
to resurrect gravestones
Gravestones of the war-dead of the LTTE are to be rebuilt
by the LTTE with funds collected from civilians.
zones must go: TNA
With the withdrawal of security forces from schools, places
of worship and public buildings, a new problem has arisen
over high-security zones around those places.
raps police over torture
A Hong Kong based human rights group on Monday expressed concern
at alleged routinely occurring police torture incidents in
Sri Lanka and berated both the police and the government for
an incident in which the father and the daughter had been
tortured by police for the purpose of arresting another family
to start work on Upper Kotmale
the Government not officially giving its approval for the
Upper Kotmale power project yet, the CEB is making arrangements
to hold the foundation stone laying ceremony on August 15.
more live ammo tests'
Several cases where live ammunition has to be sent to the
Government Analyst's Department for examination have been
held up after last year's accidental explosion in the department
which claimed the life of a female employee.