How will Bala come to the Wanni?

Sunday, October 13, 2002

Land 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.
Give 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.
HL quits Constitutional Council
The Constitutional Council is in crisis again after the resignation of H.L. De Silva, the presidential nominee to the council.
Visits 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.
No 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 Americans.
Ratwatte 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.
Hidden 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?
Samurdhi 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.

Hartal cripples North-East

A Tiger guerrilla backed hartal paralysed life in the Northern and Eastern provinces yesterday with burning tyres, black flags and mournful music.


Political Column - SLMC rides into stormy seas

Situation Report -How will Bala come to the Wanni?

5th Column - Our politicians, blue or green, serve themselves first

The Jungle Telegraph - Austin's latest order

The Rajpal Abeynayake Column - Why Prabhakaran has only pittu for breakfast

HULFTSDORP HILL - Case of Kudu Noor and others

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis - Economic policy a political football

Thoughts from London - Elephantine path to the top

Lobby - SLMC drama adds mini sparks to power

inside the glass house - Bush 'war cries' get louder

A different parlour game altogether - By Rajpal Abeynayake










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