faces split over JVP, talks again
President Chandrika Kumaratunga has consented to the resumption
of talks with the JVP in an apparent move to prevent a split
in her own party and avoid the JVP gaining the upper hand
by forming a broad opposition coalition with some of her own
members of the alliance.
scandal: Big names owe billions to state banks
More than 100 companies - including some big names - owe billions
of rupees to state banks, parliament was told.
opens what Anu opened
the Ceylon Electricity Board to ceremonially commission two
power stations that have already been commissioned have been
hit by a bolt of criticism over the staggering cost of the
seeks LTTE clearance for troops
monitors are to seek LTTE permission for government security
force members in civvies to use the A9 road through the LTTE-controlled
to throw the book at accountants
Bar Association yesterday decided to take legal action against
accountancy firms which are allegedly involved in what is
seen as the improper practice of bypassing legal procedures.
support evaporates at Pongu Thamil
the government entered into the cease-fire agreement with
the Tamil guerrillas nearly 20 months back, the guerrillas
have kept their communication lines open with the civilian
population living in government controlled areas in the north
proposes Trinco solution
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse who visited Trincomalee
for an extensive on-the-spot probe has warned that the security
forces could become vulnerable because the state media was
being used to demoralize them.
Commission turmoil continues
An Independent Police Commission member who allegedly canvassed
for her brother's police promotion has been directed to appear
before the Constitutional Council which is investigating the
issue, Chairman of the Constitutional Council and Speaker
Joseph Michael Perera said.