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Opposition & TULF Leaders, in the Sri Lankan delegation for UN General Assembly

K.T.Rajasingham

Colombo, September 17: For the first time in the political history of Sri Lanka, the Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse and V.Anaandasanagari, the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front are included in Sri Lanka’s delegation to the UN General Assembly, the Foreign Ministry announced today. This was stated in the press release published in the Official website of the Governmenmt of Sri Lanka.

S.Lanka to seek OK for $350 mln bond, biggest ever

Colombo, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank will seek monetary board approval next week for its plans to raise the country's largest issue of debt worth $350 million, a central bank official said on Tuesday.

Nine and a half hours of Talks - but no substantial gain at all at Sattahip.

K.T.Rajasingham

A total of nine and a half hours the Negotiators have talked for the last two-days but no substantial gains have been reported so far. MeanwhileThe Sri Lankan government and the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) agreed to hold the second round in late October and two more sets of meetings before January, negotiator GL Peiris said. So far the negotiators have only agreed about the further talks, but it is said that they have built amongst themselves a type of friendship which could be build-up in the future as a confidence building exercise.

Dad always says, it is time to get the hell out of town.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

It was the last day of the school year, and Miss Figpot was
talking to her fourth grade class. She asked, "What will
you be doing this summer? Me and my family will go to the beach a lot," Suzie answered. "That sounds like fun," said Miss Figpot.
"How about you, Emma? What will you do this summer?"
"My family just bought new bikes we will ride together."
Emma replied enthusiastically.

Norwegian Government stick its neck on line with the Peace Talks

K.T.Rajasingham

Sattahip, Thailand, September 18: As the three day of Peace Conference came to an end, both the Sri Lankan Government (GOSL) and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) representatives agreed to establish a Joint Task Force for Humanitarian and Reconstruction Activities. The Joint Task Force will constitute a partnership between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE, and will have responsibility for the identification, financing and monitoring of urgent humanitarian and reconstruction activities in the north and east. The task force will operate with due participation of Muslims, and its work will benefit all ethnic communities of the North and East. The details relating to the mandate and structure of the Joint Task Force will rapidly be finalized between the parties with the assistance of the Norwegian facilitators.

A prelude to interim administration has been agreed upon

K.T.Rajasingham

Sattahip, Thailand September 18: A new administrative mechanism, which would be prelude to the Interim Administration has been agreed to be set up immediately at the end of the three day conference between the Sri Lankan Government delegation and the delegates of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, today at Sattahip, Thailand.


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