Who says Sinhalese cannot buy land in Jaffna?

Sunday, January 26, 2003

LTTE gets Rs. 35m Japan aid
Japan, the new entrant to the country's peace process between the government and the LTTE, has decided to grant Rs. 35 million as an outright gift to the LTTE Secretariat at Kilinochchi, The Sunday Times learns.

Ex-beauty queen as new ambassador to Malaysia
Former Mrs. World Rosie Senanayake will be Sri Lanka's next High Commissioner in Malaysia.
Karuna appeals for funds for LTTE military; ridicules Govt. negotiators
Vinayagamoorthi Muralitharan alias Karuna, Tiger Guerilla "Commander" for the East and a member of LTTE's peace negotiating team, has appealed for continued financial support of the Tamil expatriate community to maintain their military strength.
AG stands by ruling on SEC boss
The Attorney General has reiterated to the Securities and Exchange Commission that there is a prima facie case for prosecuting its Chairman Michael Mack and some of his former co-directors at Aitken Spence for insider dealing.
Upper Kotmale: see-saw continues
Despite an assurance from Power and Energy Minister Karu Jayasuriya that the Upper Kotmale project will go ahead it is unlikely to see the light of day due to continuous objections to it from Minister Arumugan Thondaman.

SLMM to check Tiger police
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission will take up with LTTE the issue of the Tigers' interference in law enforcement in government-controlled areas in the North and East.

Opposition alliance to widen
Moves by the SLFP and PA to form a broader opposition alliance will move to a new stage with the incorporation of People's Alliance representatives at the next stage of discussions with the JVP.

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse visited Jaffna recently on an invitation by Hindu Affairs Minister T. Maheshwaran. The Opposition Leader, sporting a ‘pottu’ on his forehead on board a naval craft is seen trying his hands on a gun mounted on it. Looking on is Jaffna Commander Sarath Fonseka. Pic by Ranjith Perera.


Political Column - Govt., hammers at CoL issue, while whiz kid Ministers have 'food fight

Situation Report -Mystery men, Tiger cargo and the BIA boss

5th Column - Doing a tinkering job on the National Anthem

The Rajpal Abeynayake Column - They say both sides are taking the other for a sucker

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis - The spiralling cost of living: No easy fixes

Thoughts from London - First let there be justice for all

Focus on Rights - Violating the Bribery and Corruption Commission Act

POLITICAL SKETCHBOOK - Tyronne means to try on and on and on

Who says Sinhalese cannot buy land in Jaffna? - By C. V. Vivekananthan












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