Minister gives up tooth for a tooth policy
Lands Minister Rajitha Senaratne - one of the sharpest critics
of President Chandrika Kumaratunga - has declared a personal
ceasefire and offered to open a dialogue with her.
abducted men to us: SLMM
After settling the crisis over the detention of seven soldiers,
the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has proposed measures to
prevent similar crises in the future.
quits Constitutional Council
The Constitutional Council is in crisis again after the resignation
of H.L. De Silva, the presidential nominee to the council.
by Bala, Helgeson delayed
Norway, which is playing the role of facilitator in the peace
talks between the Government and Tiger guerrillas, is to focus
attention on developing southern Sri Lanka.
Lankan base for Iraq attack: PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament on Friday
that the question of allowing US planes or ships to re-fuel
or use local ports or airport in the event of an attack on
Iraq did not arise as Sri Lanka had no defence pact with the
CD probe stuck in record room
The probe on ex-minister Anuruddha Ratwatte's multi-million
certificates of deposits is at a standstill while a parliamentary
official digs the record room for 1992 declarations.
hand behind attack on Medical Council
Is Thursday's gun attack on the residence of the Rregistrar
of the Sri Lanka Medical Council connected to its opposition
to the setting up of a private medical college?
officers to protest against police inaction
Samurdhi Officers in the Polonnaruwa district will stage a
token strike tomorrow to protest against the attack on them
in Medirigiriya by UNP supporters.
Tiger guerrilla backed hartal paralysed life in the
Northern and Eastern provinces yesterday with burning
tyres, black flags and mournful music.