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Sunday April 27, 2003

SLMM drops controversial proposal
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) has withdrawn proposals to the Government to "recognize Sea Tigers as a de facto naval unit" of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and demarcate areas at sea for "live firing exercises" for them.

Another Army informant

Another operative of the Army's Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), who helped in operations of Long Range Reconnaisance Patrols (LRRPs) in the east, was shot dead by a suspected Tiger guerrilla hit squad in Kohuwala last night, Police said.

PM to take over PERC
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is to take over the controversy-riddled PERC (Public Enterprises Reform Commission) following a spate of criticism over the way it has handled recent privatisation deals, The SundayTimes learns.

Plans to make Vesak a tourist attraction
The services of the hospitality industry are being utilised to place Vesak on the tourist calendar with the Sri Lanka Tourist Board tapping the ceremony for its potential as a tourist attraction in the years to come, and the private sector called upon to light up the streets during the festival.

Row over rapporteur post
With the post of United Nations Special Rapporteur for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession due to fall vacant shortly, Sri Lanka has placed itself in an awkward position by taking the unprecedented step of forwarding two nominations for the post, and Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando saying he will forward any number of applications that come to him.

Mahinda in Mara mayhem at Matara


Political Column - Sound and fury and little else

Situation Report - Shock and anger greet SLMM proposals

5th Column - Talks on Velu's terms, else put it on hold

The Rajpal Abeynayake's Column - Who is in shock in London?

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis - Worst is over: Global economic rebound a distant hope

Thoughts from London - Tigers, Norwegians show their hands
Focus on Rights - Not another question, full of 'sound and fury'
inside the glass house - Iraq war and disarmament double standards
US attack on Iraq illegal and immoral - By C.G. Weeramantry
How they rob billions from state coffers - By Nagananda Kodituwak
Muttur explosion blows open SLMC cracks - By Prof. M.L.A. Cader

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