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<b>Complaint against Eelam Bank</b>
Pujitha Wijetunge - Daily Mirror A Sinhala Group led by Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Leader Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday met the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission Trond Furuhovde and the Central Bank Governor A. S. Jayawardena to make a complaint against Eelam banks being set up by the...
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<b>Don't question me on Anura's statements: Mahinda</b>
Kasun Yapa Karunaratne - Daily Mirror Commenting on a statement alleged to have been made to a daily on July 26 by Anura Bandaranaike, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse said yesterday that the next Presidential Election was of importance to the UNP and the LTTE alone. Although Mr. Anura Bandarana...
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<b>Musharraf tells India to face realities on Kashmir</b>
Daily Mirror Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf who avoided Indian airspace and took a secret route in flying to Colombo charged yesterday that India was being unrealistic and hypocritical on the Kashmir issue and trying to reject the viewpoint of virtually the whole world. Speaking days after US...
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<b>Minister Thondaman’s cousin shot dead at Colpetty over Pundalu Oya estate dispute</b>
Norman Palihawadane - The Island A cousin brother of Housing and Plantation Infrastructure Minister Arumugam Thondaman was shot dead by an unidentified gang inside his vehicle close to Pilawoos Hotel, Kollupitiya last Wednesday (31) night, Kollupitiya police said. The deceased has been identified a...
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<b>CBK omits Ravi</b>
The Island Trade Minister Ravi Karunanayake was not invited to Wednesday’s banquet hosted by President Chandrika Kumaratnga in honour of visiting Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, political sources said. Karunanayake had been omitted from the guest list even though his Pakistani counterpart Abd...
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<b>Lanka-Pak. agreement begins a new chapter in co-operation - CBK</b>
The Island President Chandrika Kumaratunga said that a new chapter of co-operation for mutual benefit between Pakistan and Sri Lanka would open with the landmark free trade agreement that would be signed shortly. Addressing a banquet hosted in honour of the visiting Pakistan President Pervez Mushar...
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<b>.. not at cabinet</b>
The Island President Chandrika Kumaratunge was absent at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting and the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe lasted only fifteen minutes, reliable sources disclosed. Presidential sources said the President was preparing to receive the visiting Pakistani Presid...
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<b>Mangala acquitted of bribery charges</b>
The Island Former Minister of Posts and Media Mangala Samaraweera was discharged of bribery and corruption charges by the Bribery Commission on Wednesday. In a communication addressed to Samaraweera, the Commission to Investigate, Allegations of Bribery and Corruption has informed him that the comm...
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<b>Release journalist U Win Tin from jail in Myanmar Immediately - Appeal WAN &WEF</b>
The World Association of Newspapers and World Editors Forum have asked themilitary rulers of Myanmar to release journalist U Win Tin from jail immediately following reports that his medical condition has worsened. "We are gravely concerned about the sharply deteriorating health of the 72-year-old U...
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<b>Sri Lanka praises Musharraf for his help in fighting terrorism </b>
SHIMALI SENANAYAKE, Associated Press Writer Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's President Chandrika Kumaratunga on Wednesday praised Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf for his support in fighting Tamil Tiger rebels and combatting global terrorism. Musharraf arrived in Colombo on Wednesday ami...
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<b>Detention of two SLMM members by LTTE: Monitors clear navy of any flaws</b>
Namini Wijedasa - The Island The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission has cleared the navy of any wrongdoing in the incident where LTTE cadres forcibly held two monitors against their will. The LTTE had earlier castigated the navy for intercepting and holding their Indian-registered vessel on July 13 and 1...
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<b>Woman pining for Jaffna sets herself ablaze</b>
Sandasen Marasinghe - The Island A young wife who wanted to visit Jaffna, her home town, burned herself to death on July 27, when her husband was unable to accompany her there. The deceased Wijayakumar Nithla (19) was a resident of Anderson Road, Negombo and she died at the Colombo National Hospita...
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<b>SLMM-LTTE to finalise sea route today</b>
Sumadhu Weerwarne - The Island The head and deputy head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) will be in Kilinochchi today to finalise details on LTTE cadres’ movement from LTTE-controlled areas in the north to those in the east via sea. Trond Furuhovde and Hagrup Haukland will be meeting head...
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<b>What is Vegan?</b>
We were having a cook out Sunday my brother Eugene who moved into the city a few years back finally made it out to see us. He even brought along his girlfriend. I know its not nice to say this, but his girl was something hideous to look at - pale skin and all dressed in black with some kind of rin...
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<b>Corruption Rife Among Journalists Worldwide - Research Claims.<b>
General Affairs The International Public Relations Association claims its latest research reveals widespread corruption among journalists around the world. The IPRA Online Media Transparency survey asked PR professionals in 52 countries whether editorial matter from a variety of publications in the...
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<b>Amnesty International on cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment by Madhya Pradeshh Police</b>
Amnesty International has written to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Digvijay Singh, asking for an inquiry into an incident in the adivasi village of Khedi Balwadi, district Dhar, on 20 July 2002. The organization received disturbing reports that about 400 police officers from Amjera po...
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<b>Lashes out at CBK Futile to reply to lies - Ravi</b>
Zacki Jabbar - The Island Trade Minister Ravi Karunanayake who is being threatened with removal from the cabinet by President Chandrika Kumaratunga lashed out yesterday saying that it was futile wasting time replying the "President’s lies". President Kumaratunga pressed by Karunanayake to set out...
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<b>Karu meets Chinese PM</b>
The Island Beijing, Jul 29, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) — Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said here Monday that China sincerely hopes Sri Lanka can realize domestic peace, harmony among ethnic groups and economic prosperity. Zhu made the remarks during a meeting with Karu Jayasuriya, special envoy of the...
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<b>As many as 800,000 are internally displaced in Sri Lanka - US Committee for Refugees<b>
The US Committee for Refugees has recently released its World Refugees Survey 2002. The annual assessment of conditions affecting refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons are matters focused in the survey. The survey in its country report in Sri Lanka states, as many as 800,000 Sr...
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<b>Chavakachcheri resembles Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Dr. Jayawardene </b>
T.Sabaratnam Colombo July 30: In an unprecedented show of goodwill, Sri Lankan army yesterday donated to its bitter enemy the LTTE, 100 of the 250 wheelchairs it received as a gift from Japan. Army spokesman Brigadier Sanath Karunaratne who handed the wheelchairs to Rehabilitation Minister Dr. Ja...
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