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AUGUST 22, 2004 EST, USA
 
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VOL. 5, NO. 139

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President to address the 58th UN General Assembly
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 22, 2004, 10.36 p.m.. President Chandrika Kumaratunga is expected to address the opening day of the 59th sessions United Nations General Assembly on September 21. According to government sources, the Sri Lankan President will address the Assembly on the same morning US President George W. Bush is scheduled to address the Assembly. She also expected to address a UN News conference. The President will speak before the Asia Society of New York On September 20. President Kumaratunga currently on a private visit to the United Kingdom.
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President Chandrika ranked 44th in the world’s hundred most powerful women
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 22, 2004, 10.22 p.m.. President Chandrika Kumaratunga has taken the 44th place in a list of the world’s hundred most powerful women. The business magazine Forbes has listed US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice as in the first place. India’s Sonia Gandhi, President of the Congress Party was ranked third and Wu Yi, Vice Premier, former Vice Mayor of Beijing second. Ms. Megawati Sukarnoputri, President of Indonesia is eighth. Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Begum Khaleda Zia, is fourteenth. Prime Minister of New Zealand, was ranked 43rd and Nobel Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was ranked 45th. British Premier Tony Blair’s wife, Cherie Blair is ranked twelfth whilst former British leader Margaret Thatcher is 21st, followed by Queen Elizabeth II, who is the 22nd
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Treasury laments lack of funds
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 22, 2004, 10.10 p.m.. Despite the Cabinet approving a sum of Rs. 685 million as drought relief to some 14 districts affected by the drought, the Treasury has upto date failed to release this sum, owning to lack of funds in the Treasury. The Cabinet had approved the proposal forwarded by the Social Services Ministry on August 11 to grant the above amount as drought relief to all those affected from the drought, but the Treasury is reported to have informed the Ministry that they are unable to release the said amount due to the lack of funds in the Treasury.
Published: Sun Aug 22 12:35:18 EDT 2004 Back to the top

Killing spree dims Sri Lanka peace hopes, foreign concern mounts
channelnewsasia.com, August 22, 2004 08:15 EDT. COLOMBO : Tiger rebels have stepped up attacks against rivals and government forces despite a truce, amid growing international concern for Sri Lanka's faltering peace process, officials and diplomats said... Back to the top

Zoysa bowls Sri Lanka to 37-run win against South Africa
Associated Press, Sun August 22, 2004 08:28 EDT . KRISHAN FRANCIS - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Left-arm seamer Nuwan Zoysa took career-best figures of 5-26 Sunday as Sri Lanka - crushed South Africa by 37 runs in the second one-day international... Back to the top

World News Sri Lankan opposition ready to cooperate with ...
newkerala.com, August 22, 2004 08:15 EDT. Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has offered conditional cooperation to President Chandrika Kumaratunga's coalition government in "national interest", a report said Sunday Back to the top

LTTE fixes satellite antenna to intercept communication of security forces and harbour
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 21, 2004, 10.52 p.m.. The LTTE is alleged to have fixed a satellite antenna in Colombo at the residence of a businessman to intercept communication between security establishments and the Colombo Harbour, Tamil sources claimed today... Back to the top

114 EPDP victims since 2002 Ceasefire Agreement
Alladin Hussein in Colombo, August 21, 2004, 7.08 p.m.. The LTTE is reported to have killed 114 Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) members since the signing of the Ceasefire Agreement in February 2002... Back to the top

Free Media stages protest against Bala’s killing
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 21, 2004, 10.42 p.m.. The Free Media Movement held a protest campaign yesterday in front of the Fort Railway station, against the killing of EPDP Media Secretary and journalist Balanadarajah Iyer... Back to the top

Sangakkara, Chandana help Lanka reach 213/9
thatscricket.com, August 22, 2004 08:15 EDT. Colombo: Kumar Sangakkara and Upul Chandana struck half-centuries as Sri Lanka recovered from a poor start to reach 213 for nine in the second Back to the top

Australia donates ten thousand metric tonnes of wheat flour to N/E
J. S. Nalin in Colombo, August 21, 2004, 10.42 p.m.. Australian government has donated ten thousand metric tonnes of wheat flour worth 320 million rupees for the displaced owing to the war in the North and East under the world food programme... Back to the top

Sri Lanka peace talks deadlock to continue amid escalating violence
Associated Press, Sun August 22, 2004 04:53 EDT . SHIMALI SENANAYAKE - Associated Press Writer - COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - (AP) Sri Lanka - and the Tamil Tiger rebels are unlikely to resume peace talks soon, as escalating violence revives fears that the country could slide back to war, officials said Sunday... Back to the top

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