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LTTE to release 12 child soldiers
Namini Wijedasa - The Island Apparently giving into growing pressure — locally and internationally — over the recruitment of children as fighting cadres, the LTTE is taking action to release twelve of them today or tomorrow, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission said yesterday. "We have received informa...
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Govt gets tough over 19th amendment: Sets time frame to prevent foot-dragging
by Franklin R. Satyapalan - The Island The 19th amendment to the constitution approved by cabinet last Wednesday is due to be gazetted on September 3 and presented to parliament on September 10 following a special cabinet meeting, high ranking government sources said yesterday. Defence Minister Til...
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CBK falls down, breaks ankle
Sunday Times President Chandrika Kumaratunga flew back to Sri Lanka on Friday night amidst an unprecedented constitutional crisis but ran into immediate personal trouble when she fell down the staircase at President's House and injured her ankle. Officials at President's House said she was forced t...
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Sinhala MPs to take ban campaign to villages
Sunday Tmes A group representing Sinhala opposition MPs are to carry out a mass protest campaign against the Government's decision to lift the ban on the LTTE. A spokesman for the group said they had sought an appointment with President Chandrika Kumaratunga to explain their position to her while t...
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Minister to boycott UNF group meetings
Sunday Times Hindu Cultural Affairs Minister T. Maheshwaran, reportedly involved in a major clash with the Prime Minister, vowed yesterday he would not attend UNF parliamentary group meetings until the grievances he highlighted were sorted out. The Minister said he would even keep away from parliam...
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Jaffna trade fair a flop
By Wilson Gnanadass - The Sunday Leader Private companies that participated in a trade fair organised by the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Ministry in collaboration with Connaissance de Ceylan, (CDC) in Jaffna, have condemned the manner in which the fair was organised. Several businessmen who to...
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PA general secretary challenges Amunugama
By Wilson Gnanadass - The Sunday Leader Various members of the People’s Alliance (PA) holding press conferences without proper approval from the leadership is to be taken up at the next PA group meeting, PA members said. They pointed out that members like Sarath Amunugama, Mangala Samaraweera and...
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Govt. reluctant to release four Tigers
The Sunday Leader The scheduled exchange of prisoners between the government and LTTE has hit a snag because of a reluctance to release four Tiger members involved in serious acts of crime. The swap was to be in Omanthai on Saturday, August 31, when 23 Tamil detainees were to be released by govern...
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Twenty years ago I had a brief affair.
To celebrate 50 years of marriage, a couple booked a weekend at St. Andrews. On the 3rd tee, the husband said, "Darling, I have to confess something. Twenty years ago I had a brief affair. It meant nothing. I hope that you can forgive me." His wife was hurt but said, "Dearest, those days are...
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Hakeem flies to London to meet Bala
By Guna Kajananth Before leaving to the airport to fly to London for a meeting with LTTE chief negotiator Anton Balasingham Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader and the Minister of Ports Rauff Hakeem said he wanted to “sort some important matters” with the LTTE before September 16 Thailand ta...
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A minister shouts to police - My Prime Minister is Pirabaharan.
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 31: A Tamil Minister yesterday shouted to the police that, his Prime Minister is LTTE supremo Velupillai Pirabaharan and not Ranil Wickremesinghe. When Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s security told the Minister that, the Prime Minister wanted to meet him, T. Maheswaran...
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Letter of Recommendation
Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always finishes given assignments on time. Often, Bob takes extended meas...
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Sri Lanka: Peace talks first of many such rounds : Sattahip naval base chosen as the venue
Bangkok Post reporters The Sept 16-18 talks in Thailand between Tamil Tiger rebels and the Sri Lanka government will be the first of many rounds, a Norwegian diplomat said yesterday. But even though the talks would be protracted, they would bring important changes to Sri Lanka, added the diplomat,...
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Sri Lanka Government - Tamil Tigers Talks to begin with ceremonial opening
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 30 Ceremonial opening followed by discussion about the agenda for the next rounds of talks would be the main concern of the Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam delegations, when they meet on September 16 , the chief government negotiator sa...
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Son Slays Father and Elopes with his Stepmother
From our Colombo Correspondent Father - a farmer, brought home an 18-year-old girl and told his son by the first wife, that she is his stepmother. The buxom young slender, good looking young lady is so attractive and charming to be the son’s stepmother. She was the father’s third wife. The first tw...
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Sri Lanka foreign minister taking cricket to Bhutan
AP World Politics 29 August, Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's government on Thursday dispatched its foreign minister and two cricketers to Bhutan to explore if the game can become as popular there as it is across the rest of South Asia. "A significant feature of the visit is the introduction of pr...
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Sangha Sabhava to protest over de-banning of LTTE
Sanjeevi Jayasuriya - The Island The Jathika Sangha Sabhava has organised a mass sangha congress in protest against de-banning LTTE and giving it a free hand in administration under the shadow of an interim council to be held on September 2 at the BMICH. The organisers expect a large participation...
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CBK given time till Tuesday to respond: Cabinet approves 19th Amendment
Zacki Jabbar - The Island The Cabinet of Ministers despite a written directive by President Chandrika Kumaratunga not to take up constitutional matters at last night’s cabinet meeting approved the proposed 19 th Amendment to the Constitution which would strip the President of her power to dissolve...
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Summit helps easing 800,000 Lankan maids burdens
Kalinga Weerakkody - The Island Minister of Women’s Affairs Amara Piyaseeli Ratnayake representing the Labour Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe addressing the final day of the RSFDW which was held on Wednesday at the Hotel Trans Asia said: ‘Currently around eight lakhs of Sri Lankan housemaids are work...
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Plantation Dispute Settled
T.Sabaratnam Colombo, August 29: Plantation wage dispute was settled today with trade unions accepting the daily wage of Rs. 147 offered by the employers. Employers Federation of Ceylon, which represented the employers, and the Ceylon Workers Congress, which represented the workers, struck this c...
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