gags TULF amid library row
The LTTE has reportedly warned the TULF
not to issue statements on its own regarding important issues
amidst reports of a split in the main Tamil political party
and the possibility of a pro-LTTE leader taking over.
rope coming, but President says hang it
While the Prisons Department is trying to buy special ropes
to hang people, President Chandrika Kumaratunga will oppose
moves by the government to re-implement the death penalty,
a spokesman said.
gets tough with LTTE
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has called on the LTTE to
respect its authority and abide by its ruling if the LTTE
wants it to play the role envisaged in the ceasefire agreement.
PA example, CBK tells Ranil
President Chandrika Kumaratunga has advised the cabinet to
follow proper procedures regarding award of contracts as done
by the former PA government.
under fire over bribery post for ex-judge
The Constitutional Council has received several letters from
the public, criticising its move to nominate a retired judge
as a Bribery Commissioner.
to probe alleged threat to VVIP's relative
Inspector General of Police T.E.Anandarajah has dispatched
a special police team to Minneriya to investigate an incident
where a prominent UNF....
new SLMM chief Tryggve Tellefsen, a retired Norwegian
Army General, (C) looks on as LTTE Eastern Military
leader Karuna signs a joint statement after talks with
Defence Secretary Austin Fernando in Batticaloa on Friday.
The outgoing SLMM chief Trond Furuhovde (right) is also
in the picture. Pix by S. Jayanandamoorthy