theme at Tokyo
The Government's senior-most financial experts were despatched
by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ahead of tomorrow's
crucial Tokyo aid conference to convince donor countries that
Sri Lanka had the "capacity to absorb" foreign financial
assistance to rebuild its war-ravaged economy.
now wants new and redefined agenda
LTTE's chief negotiator Anton Balasingham has declared that
further discussions on the peace process could only proceed
if 'specifc and concrete' proposals are received from the
government regarding its demand for an interim administration.
knows little, says nothing
President Chandrika Kumaratunga wrote on Friday to Japanese
Ambassador S. Otsuka declining a request to give a video-taped
message for tomorrow's Tokyo aid conference, saying she knew
very little about it.
Gamani Corea's movements restricted?
A police investigation has just been launched backed by an
opinion from the Attorney General to ascertain whether one
of Sri Lanka's best-known economists, former UNCTAD Secretary
General and current Chairman of the Geneva based The South
Centre, a third world think-tank, Dr. Gamani Corea is under