swap turns to sobs
Families of the seven troops being held by the LTTE were happily
planning to go on Friday to the Panagoda army camp from where
they were to be taken to the north for the release of their
loved ones after several years of separation.
split on 18th amendment
The SLFP high command debated for six hours upto almost midnight
yesterday whether they should support the 18th amendment that
seeks to clip the President's power to dissolve Parliament.
falls down, breaks ankle
President Chandrika Kumaratunga flew back to Sri Lanka on
Friday night amidst an unprecedented constitutional crisis
but ran into immediate personal trouble when she fell down
the staircase at President's House and injured her ankle.
Chief to be quizzed
Former Treasury Secretary P B Jayasundera is to be quizzed
by the CID on allegations that hundreds of millions of rupees
were issued to the Sri Lanka Rubber Manufacturing and Export
Corporation in a questionable manner.
Prisons (Pvt) unlimited
The possibility of a private company carrying out reforms
of the country's prisons and the rehabilitation of prisoners
being handled by private voluntary groups is being examined
by the government.
set for protest against deban move
Buddhist monks from all over the country will gather in Colombo
tomorrow for a protest rally to express their opposition to
a government decision to lift the ban on the LTTE on Thursday.
negotiators in LTTE team
the LTTE announcing its delegation for the September 16 peace
talks in Thailand, two new faces have emerged in the peace
MPs to take 'ban' campaign to villages
A group representing Sinhala opposition MPs are to carry out
a mass protest campaign against the Government's decision
to lift the ban on the LTTE.