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Situation Report
Tiger arms build-up: Prabha
says no, others say yes

Sunday November 30, 2003

LTTE live telecast, courtesy Rupavahini
Just three weeks after President Chandrika Kumaratunga took over the state media, the national television Rupavahini set a historic record -- facilitating a live telecast of Tiger guerrilla leader Velupillai Prabhakaran's "Maveerar Day" address to Europe.

Sumathipala missing, denies evading arrest
Sri Lanka's cricket board chief Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday denied that he was evading arrest on charges under the country's Immigration and Emigration laws.

C'wealth rejects CJ probe request
The Commonwealth Secretariat has spiked a request by the Sri Lanka Government to help set up a panel of judges from Commonwealth member-states to hear allegations against judges of the supreme court or higher courts in Sri Lanka.

CBK’s absence a blow to Kadir's C'wealth campaign
President Chandrika Kumaratunga is to begin a round of telephone calls from Monday to Commonwealth leaders asking for their support for her International Affairs Adviser Lakshman Kadirgamar -- but her absence from the summit (CHOGM) in Nigeria next week is a major blow to the rush-campaign to have the Sri Lankan lawyer turned...

Curfew in Kinniya after triple killings
A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed in Kinniya yesterday after three Muslim farmers were hacked to death on Friday by unknown persons.

Malik-Mano talks collapsing?
A reportedly leaked document from President Chandrika Kumaratunga's office detailing proposals on reaching consensus with the UNF government on national issues has taken the government by surprise as the proposals differed from what has been discussed by a committee appointed by the two sides.

An effigy of European Union External Affairs Commissioner Chris Patten being burnt by nationalist group supporters in Fort last week. Mr. Patten later told journalists that the effigy made him look young and trim and wished that those who had burnt effigies of him on previous occasions had been equally generous.


Political Column - A speech and visit as political theatre

Situation Report - Tiger arms build-up: Prabha says no, others say yes

POLITICAL SKETCHBOOK  - Patten never hears these things at Oxford?

5th Column - This lady, unlike others, has changed her mind too often

The Jungle Telegraph - Seafaring Sam has it all !

The Rajpal Abeynayake Column - Nation building by Committee makes a perfect fool's paradise

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis - Economic growth with or without peace and political stability

Thoughts from London - All for the sake of Wanni Nayakar
Focus on Rights - Alienating our land: paradoxes in the Bill
Lobby - Budget fire clouded by political crisis
inside the glass house - Who dies for the greater glory of the United States?

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