abductions to LTTE’s Baby Brigade
The continued abduction of children for forced recruitment
as soldiers by the LTTE in the east came in for stricture
by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission yesterday.
gets tax exemption from LTTE
Hardly ten days after the US re-classified the LTTE as a terrorist
organisation, Tamil guerrillas yesterday waived off tax for
the USAID to send in humanitarian assistance to the northern
won't join SLFP protest rallies
The JVP has turned down an invitation from the SLFP to have
talks to initiate a joint protest campaign of the opposition,
starting from Colombo.
vous Francais, Tyronne
Foreign Minister Tyronne Fernando has begun studying French
in preparation to assuming the onerous mantle of the Secretary-General
of the United Nations Organisation in 2007.
threat looms large
A threat of a massive strike looms in the near future as the
All Ceylon Trade Unions' Congress (ACTUC), warns that the
Government will have to face serious consequences, if it does
not meet the demands of the working masses.
electoral changes get poor response from parties
The Parliament Select Committee on Electoral Reforms has expressed
displeasure over the poor response from registered political
parties in making representations to the Committee, which
ended last month.
proposes action against unethical conversions
In its report released last week the Buddha Sasana Presidential
Commission states that there are 110 Christian associations
registered with the Registrar of Companies posing a threat
to Buddhism with the possibility of unethical conversions.