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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.