Galloping to glory

Sunday, April 21, 2002

LTTE for one-party rule in North & East
The LTTE wishes to keep Tamil political parties out of the proposed interim administration for the Northern and Eastern provinces and wants to appoint its own members. Such a move will enable the LTTE to gain full control over the administration.

Karikalan fired; Vishu takes over
LTTE's Batticaloa leader Karikalan has been replaced by Vishu, reports said.
The change was made by the LTTE leadership after Karikalan was summoned to Kilinochchi following controversial comments he is reported to have made.

PA going separate ways for May Day
Another split has appeared in the People's Alliance with two main constituent parties deciding to hold their May Day rally in Colombo while the main rally is in Haputale.

PM to hold talks with, Blair, Vajpayee and Jayalalithaa
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has planned to visit New Delhi to meet Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee in the first week of June ahead of the Government-LTTE peace talks in Thailand, The Sunday Times learns. The premier's decision to visit the Indian leadership comes in the wake of mounting Indian concern over the possibility of an LTTE-dominated interim administration in Sri Lanka's north and east.

Ban on LTTE will only be suspended
The government is unlikely to lift the proscription on the LTTE in its entirety, but only suspend the ban for the duration of the talks, authoritative sources told The Sunday Times yesterday. The decision follows a series of discussions between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Attorney General K.C. Kamalasabeyson on the legal implication of lifting the ban.

Demining team heading for Jaffna
The US funded demining team consisting of 26 US trained Mozambique nationals and four specially trained dogs yesterday left for Jaffna hours after they arrived in Colombo. Don Smith a retired captain of the US Marines is leading the team which will be stationed in Jaffna for four months.


Political Column
- Fresh fears after Prabha show

Opposite Editorial
-Uproar in India

5th Column
- Lanka needs to be in one piece, not three

The Rajpal Abeynayake Column
- Call it off - call it off - or call the bluff?

The Sunday Times Economic Analysis
- When will we learn to live within our means?

Thoughts from London
- Nothing to say, keep mum

Focus on Rights
- "Forcing" a right to self determination?

inside the glass house
- Arabs buy weapons - but won't use them

Kethesh Loganathan's Column -Looking beyond April 10: Some reflections








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