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President Chandrika condemns Bali attack

Colombo, oct. 16:"I am convinced more than ever that, all governments and peoples must unite to eradicate this scourge of terrorism, which respects no boundaries, nor states large or small, President Chandrika Kumaratunga said in a letter to Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri today. She also wrote a separate letter to the Prime Minister of Australia, expressing her condolences for the large number of Australians killed in the violent incidents in Bali.

Policemen wanted over assault on LTTE group surrender

by Hemantha Randunu - The Island

The Island:Commanding Officer of Special Task Force detachment at Kanjirankudah, Akkaraipattu, Eric Perera, a sub inspector and two police constables wanted in connection with the assault on a group of LTTE cadres transporting sand in a lorry surrendered to the Akkaraipattu Magistrate last Tuesday (15).

Period for president’s power to dissolve parliament could be extended by simple amendment - S.C

The Island:A simple amendment could extend from one year to three years, the power of the President to dissolve the Parliament. Beyond that any change needs a referendum before the people, the Supreme Court had said, in the determination on the 19th amendment to the Constitution, sources said. The ‘cross over’ rights of MPs, without losing their seats in parliament had been said to be totally unconstitutional.

SC decision to be announced prior to parliament being informed: 19th Amendment: Referendum needed

by Kesara Abeywardena - The Island

The IslandIn a latest development concerning the 19th amendment to the constitution President Chandrika Kumaratunga was in consultation with several senior lawyers close to her yesterday to explore whether the much-awaited Supreme Court determination on the bill which was delivered to her on Tuesday night could be made public before it is announced in Parliament, Presidential Secretariat sources said.

A man climbed into the car when others pushing it.

Compiled by: V.Rajeny

A man stood on the side of the road hitch hiking on a very dark
night in the middle of a storm. The night was rolling and no
cars passed. The storm was so strong; he could hardly see a few
feet ahead of him. Suddenly he saw a car come towards him and

Burma: World Highest Number of Child Soldiers

b>New York, October 16, 2002: Burma has the largest number of child soldiers in the world and the number is growing, Human Rights Watch said in an extensive new report released today. The overwhelming majority of Burma's child soldiers are found in the national army, which forcibly recruits children as young as 11, although armed opposition groups use child soldiers as well.

Murasoli Maran condition serious

Chennai Online, Chennai, Oct 17:The health condition of Union Industries and Commerce Minister Murasoli Maran is "presently serious with bilateral lung involvement along with systemic setback in his general condition," a medical bulletin issued by the Apollo Hospitals, where he is undergoing treatment, said today.

Curfew re-imposed in three AGA divisions to ensure calm

Akkaraipattu, October 17: In order to maintain calm and to prevent recurrence of any incidents, a curfew has been re-imposed from 3 p.m. today (Oct 17) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Oct 18). The curfew is being enforced in the same three (3) AGA divisions as yesterday, i.e. Akkaraipattu, Addalachchenai, and Alayadivembu in the Ampara District.