|Commission probing HR
violations to visit crime scenes
The Commission of Inquiry probing into some of the
prominent cases of human rights violations and
extra-judicial killings is set to visit several scenes
of crime in the East next month, The Nation learns.
JVP front to fight LTTE
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is to initiate an
anti terrorist organisation called the ‘Anti Terrorist
Front’ subsequent to the Air Force Base attack last
SLMM monitors back in Jaffna ,
Says still no permission to
visit Katunayake air base
The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) is
preparing to send international monitors to Jaffna and
Batticaloa soon, SLMM spokesman Thofinur Ommarson said.
PM in talks with Thai leaders
to halt LTTE arms procurement
President Mahinda Rajapakse has sent Prime Minister
Ratnasiri Wickremanayaka who is also the Deputy Minister
of Defence, on an urgent mission to Thailand to request
the Thai leaders to take stringent action to stop LTTE
gun running operations from the South-East Asia region.
LTTE develops mini submarine
The LTTE is developing a mini submarine for gun running
and drug smuggling, the Sri Lankan and Indian
intelligence services believe.
UNP wants Mangala, Sripathi
issue in the limelight
The main opposition United National Party in a bid to
keep the Mangala Samaraweera – Sripathi Sooriyarachchi
issue alive has appointed a committee to keep the issue
rolling among the public.
Mangala, Sripathi before SLFP
The SLFP disciplinary committee deliberating on the
allegations against the deposed Ministers Mangala
Samaraweera and Sripathi Sooriyarachchi is now in the
process of evaluating the charges.
Water cuts if no rains
Water cuts cannot be avoided if the expected monsoon
rains do not come at least by the end of April.
A 14 year old mother from Pussallawa has sought advice
from a professional organisation based in Colombo
inquiring how she could insert her child’s father’s name
in the birth certificate of the child she gave birth to
Diesel price hike put on hold
till New Year
The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Chairman, Asantha De
Mel yesterday said that diesel prices will be increased
by two rupees after the new-year festive season.
Govt. under flak at Asia
Rohini Hensman, the Asian Society scholar from Sri Lanka
severely criticised the Sri Lanka Government’s role in
the current ethnic conflict at a panel discussion
organised by the Asia Society, New York.
Hoarding menace in city again
Questions are raised over the sudden appearance of
hoardings in the city of Colombo.