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<b>Chandrika – Ranil efforts heightens, to cut each others feet under</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 12: Today turned out to be a day of hectic political activity and developments with President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe making dramatic moves to outdo each other, sources close to both players said. The expected one-to-one meeting...
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<b>'Kudu' in short supply </b>
Shezna Shums - The Sunday Leader Narcotics are in short supply around the country as the police are now coming down hard on drug smugglers. The number of detections has increased dramatically since the beginning of last week says Director, Police Narcotics Bureau, Pujith Jayasundera. He said hi...
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<b>Fighting MPs get more perks </b>
The Sunday Leader The UNF government is planning to spend Rs 21.09 million to purchase fax machines, computers and photo-copiers for MPs, some of whom have made parliament a street-fighting arena. Of late, MPs have turned parliament into a battle field. Three weeks back fisticuffs took place in the...
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<b>Diabetes spreading fast across Asia </b>
The Sunday Leader Diabetes is spreading across the world in epidemic proportions. World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that people with diabetes, who numbered 150 million in 1995, would double to 300 million by the year 2025, a document from the International Diabetes Federation stated. Se...
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<b>Fowzie says coup attempt a dream of PA.</b>
The Sunday Leader Former Minister A.H.M.Fowzie on Friday said those who were engineering a coup attempt to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNF government were only building castles in the air. He said this was not the time to think about a coup, but in fact was the time to coordina...
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<b>Ranil for executive prime minister system</b>
The Sunday Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that the government will support an executive prime ministership directly elected by the people akin to the Israeli system if the executive presidency is to be abolished. The executive prime minsiter will sit in parliament and be a...
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<b>Govt. to move vote of faith</b>
The Sunday Leader The government will move a vote of confidence in the prime minister and the government in parliament at the sessions commencing August 27. Chief government whip Mahinda Samarasinghe will give notice of the motion at the party leaders’ meeting scheduled this week. Prime Minister Ra...
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<b>Dont Put Down The Lantern!</b>
In a back woods area, Mr. Stewart's wife went into labor in the middle of the night, and the doctor was called out to assist in the delivery. To keep the nervous father-to-be busy, the doctor handed him a lantern and said, "Here, you hold this high so I can see what I'm doing." Soon, a wee baby boy...
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<b>Laying the foundation for separation.</b>
K.T.Rajasingham “I am not going to promise, that I will bring moon and stars and give it to your children to play. But, I am going to promise you only one thing, that is, we in the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), will fight for the parity of status to the Tamil language, until the last drop of bloo...
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<b>Ravi says he will continue his exposures - An Exclusive Interview</b>
Guna Kajananth Commerce Minister Ravi Karunanayake says he will continue to expose President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s corruption and misdeeds. “It’s a mission I have taken upon myself. I` will carry it through,” he said. “Are you doing this out of malice?” we asked. “Definitely no,” Karunayake said....
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<b>Interim council or nothing: LTTE</b>
Sunday Times Hot on the heels of talks a fortnight ago in London between Minister Milinda Moragoda and LTTE's chief spokesman Anton Balasingham, comes the news from the Wanni that the LTTE is not prepared to discuss either the ceasefire agreement or 'core issues' (the overall picture) at proposed f...
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<b>CBK-Ranil in make-or-break summit talks next week</b>
Political Editor - Sunday Times No ten-day ultimatums, no deadlines, no conditions, and no letters have gone from the Prime Minister to the President, but a summit between the two leaders is scheduled for next Tuesday or Wednesday for make-or-break talks on whether cohabitation government can work,...
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<b>Anura blasts US again</b>
Sunday Times SLFP front-liner Anura Bandaranaike, political adviser and brother of President Chandrika Kumaratunga, has castigated the United States of America once again - this time in a letter to US Ambassador Ashly Wills. Mr. Bandaranaike was responding to a letter originally written to him by t...
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<b>Nearly 400 ceasefire complaints</b>
Chandani Kirinde - Sunday Times A total of 380 complaints have been lodged with the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) on ceasefire violations against both the LTTE and the security forces from the day of the signing of the MoU till last Wednesday. There are 269 complaints against the LTTE while 1...
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<b>PA expects huge crowd for hartal, but JVP boycotts</b>
Shelani Perera - Sunday Times A massive crowd is expected for tomorrow's Hartal commemoration, procession and rally but a dispute between the PA and the JVP has marred the event. Chief organiser and Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapakse said thousands of people from trade unions, political parties an...
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<b>luxury vehicle deal: My only jury is the people-CBK</b>
Sunday Times President Chandrika Kumaratunga this week presented to the cabinet her responses to the report submiteed by the Cabinet Sub Committee which probed allegations about the alleged luxury vehicle deal involving the President. President Kumaratunga denied all allegations and said that her o...
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<b>453 LTTE suspects freed</b>
Ratna Pelpola - Daily Mirror Since the signing of the memorandum of understanding between the government and the LTTE, 453 suspects who were detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act have been released, Attorney General's Department sources said. Some of them were released by High Courts while...
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<b>CBK checks multi-million man</b>
M.Ismeth and Ranga Sirilal - Daily Mirror President Chandrika Kumaratunga has objected to the payment of a staggering salary of more than one million rupees a month to Prof. Rohan Samarajiva for his new job as consultant to the Ministry of Economic Reform, Science and Technology. In a note to the...
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<b>I am <i>Eyakkam</i> – the militant movement.</b>
K.T.Rajasingham The houses that were built in the nineteen-fifties in the Jaffna peninsula, were almost built with a similar pattern. Those houses were built in “L” shape, and there would be usually three bedrooms in the frontage, with a pantry and a kitchen on the other side. Also, there will b...
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<b>Chandrika on the Confrontational path</b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo August 9: President Chandrika Kumaratunga, in her address to the nation tonight, indicated firmly her determination to use her constitutional powers to carry on her war with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. “I will not run away from the responsibilities entrusted to me b...
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