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Follow Cabinet approved guidelines - President

President Kumaratunga has pointed out to Cabinet that approved guidelines should be followed when leasing out state ventures even in the case where an unsolicited proposal is received.

Balakumar, LTTE’s senior rep. in Joint Task Force?

The Island:The LTTE is expected to name V. Balakumar former head of EROS (Eelam Revolutionary Organisation of Students) as its senior representative in the Joint Task Force to be set up ahead of the second round of talks.

Govt. has many options for stability — GL

by Himangi Jayasundere - The Island

The Island:The government yesterday claimed that it had many options up its sleeve in bringing "stability" to the government but ruled out a referendum saying that it was more in favour of an election.

Further international protests against LTTE death threats

By K. Ratnayake

World Socialist Web Site, October 17,:The World Socialist Web Site has received a steady stream of letters from around the world protesting the death threats made by local officials from the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) against members of the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) on the island of Kayts in northern Sri Lanka.

Is it all right, if she carries a golf bag while we walk?

Compiled by:V.Rajeny

The room was full of pregnant women and their partners, and
the Lamaze class was in full swing. The instructor was
teaching the women how to breathe properly, along with
informing the men how to give the necessary assurances at
this stage of the plan.

Iraqis would resolutely defend the sovereignty and Freedom of Iraq


Iraq does not have any factory to produce, chemical, biological or nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Whenever the United States and United Kingdom claimed that they have bombed and demolished such factories inside Iraq, which produces such arsenals, Iraq always took the international journalists stationed in Baghdad to those sites bombed and destroyed, for those journalists to ascertain the truth behind such false claims. Those journalists, who inspected, at every time, the destruction caused by Americans and also by the British, saw that the bombed buildings were civilian targets and not factories manufacturing lethal weapons of mass destruction, as claimed by the Americans and British. This was told by Thamir M.S.Kadhim, the Charge d’ Affaires of the Iraq Embassy in Bangkok, when speaking to the Asian Tribune

Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Vidar Helgesen to Visit Sril Lanka.

A Norwegian Delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen will visit Sri Lanka 20-24 October. Helgesen will travel to Hambantota on Sunday 20 October to meet Members of Parliament from the district and local authorities. He will also have a meeting with Hambantota Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the visit to Hambantota is to get a broader understanding of the economic situation in the area and the challenges the people in this part of the country area are facing.

Rules out referendum : Govt. to opt for general election

The Government will opt for a general election in preference to a referendum for the sake of political stability which is essential to bring peace and prosperity to the country.

Committee of Inquiry into Akkaraipattu incidents commence sitting on Oct.21st

Committee of inquiry into appointed by the Minister of Interior Hon. John Amaratunga to inquire into incidents near S.T.F Camp at Kanjiramkudah, Akkaraipattu on 9th October 2002 will commence public sittings on 21st October at the Tirukkovil Divisional Secretariat.