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.
queen as new ambassador to Malaysia
Former Mrs. World Rosie Senanayake will be Sri Lanka's next
High Commissioner in Malaysia.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.