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Sunday March 23, 2003

Iraq war takes toll on Lanka
The crunch of the three-day-old US led military campaign against Iraq is beginning to affect Sri Lanka's economy as a Bill just passed last week by parliament to curb escalating consumer prices is yet to become law.

SLMC-UNP rift deepens over Ampara remarks
A section of UNP members including ministers are heading for an open confrontation with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress after making allegations that the Rauff Hakeem-led Congress was blocking UNP work in the eastern province.

China protests to Tyronne
China yesterday strongly protested to the government over the Mullaitivu incident where suspected LTTE cadres attacked a trawler, killing 15 Chinese nationals and three Sri Lankans.

SLFP-JVP merger faces major snag
Whilst the SLFP and the JVP have reached accord on the policy that they would continue peace talks with the LTTE should they regain power one snag still remains.

Another Long Ranger informant killed
The Army informant gunned down by suspected LTTE cadres on the outskirts of Colombo while accompanying his 10 year old son had lived under threat with the last of them coming on the same day he was killed.

Ravi Karunanayake wants “Christian College”:Parents
The authorities of a leading school and parents of students in the school are embroiled in a controversy over a voting that was sought to change the name of the school back to its original name.

CBK’s 2001 Referendum was invalid: Supreme Court
In a judgment delivered this week the Supreme Court held that the proclamation made by President Chandrika Kumaratunga declaring a referendum in August 2001....

Lanka on alert for SARS
Amidst reports of the outbreak of a mystery respiratory disease that is highly infectious, the national carrier SriLankan Airlines has decided not to take in passengers with severe cough and respiratory ailments....

'Don't worry, Kuwait
is not Iraq'

Anti-war protests in Colombo


Political Column - UNP leadership and People’s Alliance hopefuls go back to grassroots

Situation Report - Tiger spy-hunt and chemical bombs

POLITICAL SKETCHBOOK  - Peace: in Hakone, they were having a humdinger

5th Column -Dividing line of North Lanka and Iraq is the oil wells

The Jungle Telegraph -Was trawler sunk for non-payment of "kappan"?

The Rajpal Abeynayake's Column - Craniums and cricket - that simpleton semi-final

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis - War ushers bleak economic prospects

Thoughts from London - North-East farmers: Give them tools to reap results
Lobby - Tempers rise over soaring CoL and UNF stance on Iraq war  
inside the glass house - Destroy and rebuild: It's business at White House
 H.L. de Silva's Column - The Trojan Horse of federalism

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