LTTE Provincial Administrative Council
But no police, security, land and revenue in Govt.’s
By Iqbal AthasThe UNF Government has offered the Liberation
Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) a Provincial Administrative Council
with majority membership and full powers to make policy.
in or out: PM asks Lankan Int. chiefs
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked heads of state
intelligence agencies whether they wished the continued presence
of foreign experts helping the intelligence services. If they
did not want their presence, he was willing to reconsider
their services, he told them at a Temple Trees meeting on
servants back down, Minister goes ahead
The country's top civil servants have backed out of their
protest campaign saying they were now satisfied with Minister
Mahinda Wijesekara's action against his Ministry secretary
S.C. Manapperuma. With that threat over, Mr. Wijesekara, has
gone ahead with the appointment of his nominee, G. Gunawardena
as Project Director of the ADB funded Coast Conservation Project.
visas abused: Immigration to get tough
Immigration officials have been put on full alert following
reports that a growing number of Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis
are using Sri Lanka as a human smuggling base to find entry
into the West.
talking but no dismantling
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has warned the LTTE of serious
repercussions from its refusal to dismantle the training camp
at Manirasakulam in the Trincomalee district.