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President calls for preparedness to overcome global energy crisis

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

Mahinda RajapaksePresident Mahinda Rajapakse emphasizes the need of preparedness to overcome the serious consequences caused to many countries in the world by the global energy crisis. He stated this at the meeting of the ministerial sub committee on food security and cost of living held today at Temple Trees. The President stressed the need of immediate measures to combat the adverse effects of the global petroleum hike.

Weerawansa and his fellow MPs will act as a separate group in the parliament

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

Dissident MPs of the JVP plan to act in the parliament as a separate group. A spokesman of the Weerawansa faction said Mr.Wimal Weerawansa would take over the leadership of this group. Commenting yesterday’s hard decisions of the JVP at the fifth convention held in Colombo he said JVP’s decisions are not important and it is not unnatural thing for Weerawansa or his fellow MPs. However Weerwansa lost two key posts of the JVP as Propaganda Secretary and the Parliament Group Leadership.