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Sunday October 21, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 21
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JVP comes out against Moragoda
The decision of the JVP politburo to back the no-confidence motion against Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda is likely to boost opposition demands for the motion to be taken up for debate on Tuesday. The JVP announcing its decision yesterday said it would use the debate to reveal details of corruption in the present administration and also in the UNF administration of Ranil Wickremesinghe.
UN slams Govt. on human rights, warns of dire consequences

The United Nations has issued a scathing political indictment of the government and warned that the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka continues to deteriorate with possible devastating consequences."Any offensive against the LTTE in northern Sri Lanka would have major humanitarian consequences, including displacement of up to 400,000 civilians.....


Free lunch for what? For whom?

About 110 parliament employees enjoyed the hospitality of the Ceylon Hotels Corporation (CHC) which comes under Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda who is facing a make-or-break no-confidence motion. The employees, including executives and the minor staff, were entertained free of charge on a day-out at the Kitulgala rest house with buffet lunch, liquor and other refreshments.

Essential drug prices going up

The State Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Corporation (SPC) has increased prices of more than 50 essential drugs and has warned of further increases. SPMC Chairman M.A.B. Hemachandra said the prices of chemicals and other raw material had increased in the world market and the local authorities had no option but to raise prices.

US$ 500m bond draws mixed reactions
PAC discusses next step on Tax Chief
Offences against children on the rise
NPM meets
Bogollagama defends his postings
Jaffna resident says son assaulted for no reason
Showpiece rest house going to ruin
Basic wage: Estate unions at loggerheads
One years RI for man who killed b.i.l.
More bad weather in the offing
ATMs siphoned to finance Tigers
Yala: Where the Tiger roamed
School admissions: Delays and confusion continue
No statutory Press Council for now
Fast disappearing milk foods cause panic among consumers
Military spokesman quizzed on his comments
FR petition against CBK: AG noticed to appear in court
Lankan Bikkhu delegation in Islamic Iran
ST photo journalist’s camera snatched, film exposed
N’Eliya farmers face bankruptcy
Tunnel sits pretty, while people live on the edge
Americans warned against travelling to Lanka
Jesuit human rights team to probe Canissius’ death
SLT revises tariffs
Select Committee work stalled
Elephant to Armenia with or without permission?
Anti-terrorist judge comes down hard on Tigers

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