delays defence deal with US
The government is reported to be having second thoughts on
the early signing of the Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement
(ACSA) with United States.......
Anura exchange heavy fire over Fowzie
A move to oust former minister A.H.M Fowzie from the SLFP
has split the party right down the middle with an angry battle
erupting again between Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse
and former Speaker Anura Bandaranaike.
sittings: Where are the bills?
Despite government moves to have parliamentary sittings throughout
next month to pass 37 bills, including bills relating to media
reforms, parliamentary sources claimed that only two items
had been listed so far as government business.
as 'friendly messenger'
Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando, who has offered himself
as a candidate for the UN Secretary General post, has been
called upon by the visiting External Affairs Minister Yashwant
Sinha to act as a 'friendly messenger' in the Indo-Pakistan
parties seek release of Vaiko
The four-party Tamil National Alliance has decided to launch
a passive resistance campaign, urging the Tamil Nadu state
government to release MDMK leader Vaiko..
insists on withdrawal
The Tamil National Alliance is scheduled to hold a second
meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this week
to discuss the evacuation of troops from schools and places
of religious worship.
to go to court over fund cutting
The Chief Ministers of provincial councils have warned that
they will take immediate legal action if the government fails
to meet their demands........
unlikely to come down
Despite promises by the Finance Minister that prices of essential
goods would be reduced, price cuts on some essentials are
not likely as dealers complain they are not in a position
to do so.
MPs to complain
A group of opposition MPs have resolved to urge President
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to put an end to the UNF
government's practice of harassing PA MPs .......