Now military bill in firing line

Sunday, October 20, 2002
SLMC crisis threatens UNF Government.
Already in crisis over its inability to strip President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga of her powers, the United National Front Government is now facing a threat to its majority in Parliament.
CBK attacks alleged robbers among her ministers
President Chandrika Kumaratunga has accused the government of hounding four of her most efficient officers during her regime, while ignoring some of the ex-ministers who she charged had robbed during the PA regime.
PM to reflect; polls unlikely
Prime Minister Ranil Wickreme-singhe will reflect over the weekend on future strategy of his fledgling government following this week's major setback in the rejection of its moves to clip the President's wings with regard to her powers to dissolve Parliament.
18th Amendment also rejected
The Supreme Court has knocked down as unconstitutional the entirety of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and held overwhelmingly against provisions of the 19th Amendment, causing two major setbacks to the 11-month old UNF Government.
Inquiry on as missing man returns home
The man who was supposedly abducted by Tamil rebels early this week nearly sparking off another backlash between Tamils and Muslims in the already volatile Eastern province is under investigation after he turned up at his home on Friday.
Plans to evacuate migrant workers in West Asia
The Sri Lankan government is working in consultation with West Asian countries to map out plans for protecting and evacuating our migrant workers in the event of a possible US attack on the region.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a pensive mood yesterday when he met foreign correspondents for tea and an-off -the- record chat at "Temple Trees". Pic by Gemunu Amarasinghe.


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