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VOL. 5, NO. 124

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Don’t let your people run riot, Minister tells LTTE
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 7, 2004, 4.56 p.m.. Deputy Defence Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake has voiced his concern over the recent killings in the country, allegedly carried out by the LTTE.

Minister Wickramanayake said, “the fact that many killings have been carried out allegedly by the LTTE is not a good sign for the peace process. All parties concerned with the peace process should act in a more responsible manner, without allowing their people to run riot.”
Published: Sat Aug 7 07:00:54 EDT 2004

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President criticizes state media and appoints committee to uplift quality
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 7, 2004, 4.09 p.m.. President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Central committee have heavily criticized the state media institutions. At the SLFP Central committee meeting held at the President’s House, the President had also decided to appoint a four-member committee to uplift the quality of the state media. Citing an example, the President strongly criticizing the recent programme on Rauff Hakeem and the Kumari Cooray affair, and she had reportedly said the programme was of the “lowest quality”. The President appointed Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera, as the head of the committee while other members are Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Reginald Cooray and T.B. Ekanayake
Published: Sat Aug 7 06:13:08 EDT 2004 Back to the top
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Tamil Tiger split claws at Sri Lanka peace process, 08 August 2004 1016 hrs. COLOMBO : Sri Lanka's peace talks are officially held up due to differences over an agenda, but officials and diplomats involved in the process say the unprecedented split among the rebels could be the real reason.

Peace broker Norway has described the escalation of violence following a schism in the Tamil Tiger movement as the most dangerous since a ceasefire went into effect in February 2002.

Government and rebel officials say although they disagree on the sequence and content of the talks, the agenda is easier to sort out than the issue of a renegade commander who is said to receive covert help from the military. More...
Published: Sat Aug 7 23:31:55 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Sri Lankan judge appointed to UN war crimes tribunal for Rwanda
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 7, 2004, 4.09 p.m.. Sri Lankan judge J. Asoka de Silva has become a permanent judge of the United Nations war crimes tribunal for Rwanda, replacing his compatriot, Judge Asoka Gunawardena, who resigned in June... Back to the top

India to explore oil free of cost: Sri Lankan PM, Saturday, August 7, 2004. PK Balachanddran, Colombo, August 7, The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapakse, has said that India has offered to undertake, free of cost, the exploration of oil and natural gas off the North Western coast of his island country... Back to the top

Sri Lankan president offers empty apology for 1983 pogrom, 6 August 2004. When the Sri Lankan ruling elite starts to speak about honesty, it is always laced with a heavy dose of hypocrisy... Back to the top

Sri Lanka sense victory, August 07, 2004 12:00 EDT. Sanath Jayasuriya expects Sri Lanka to clinch victory on the final day of the first Test against South Africa on Sunday as the Galle pitch crumbles... Back to the top

Sri Lanka 's intelligence chief seeks early retirement amid escalating violence
Associated Press, Fri August 6, 2004 11:13 EDT . COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - 's intelligence chief is trying to retire early amid allegations of military support for a renegade rebel leader and the killings of several intelligence operatives, a defense official said Friday... Back to the top

Norwegian facilitators have failed in their task says Government Minister
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 6, 2004, 10.59 p.m.. A senior Government Minister today declared that the Norwegian facilitators had failed in their task in trying to bring the LTTE to the negotiating table... Back to the top

An International Buddhist Cultural Centre soon in Sri Lanka
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 6, 2004, 10.08 p.m.. An international Buddhist cultural center is to be set up at a cost of Rs... Back to the top

WB says projects undertaken by them in the N/E with government approval
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 6, 2004, 9.27 p.m.. The World Bank said all projects undertaken by them in the North and East of Sri Lanka are carried out with the unequivocal consent and agreement of the Sri Lankan government... Back to the top

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