25th November 2001, Volume 8, Issue 19

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Playing politics with soldiers

by Suranimala

With just 10 days to go for the December 5 poll, the government continued to beat the UNP-LTTE secret pact drum whilst also looking towards the star gazers for solace in the hope it will be sufficient to bring home the bacon.Having little to show by way of economic performance,

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Ranil's party a poisonous snake -- LTTE

By J. S. Tissainayagam in Batticaloa

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has stated categorically that it considers both the People's Alliance (PA) and the United National Party (UNP) as forces of Sinhala hegemony and would not be supporting any political party at the forthcoming general elections.

"EPDP has placed before the people its policy on the political issue - PowerSpeaking to The Sunday Leader at his office in Kokaddichcholai in the LTTE-controlled areas, Karikalan, LTTE's officer-in-charge for Batticaloa and Amparai said, "The Tigers consider both parties as protagonists of Sinhala

WITH just nine days to go for the election, polling cards are being delivered by post to houses all over the country. Here, an elderly voter from Borella receives her polling card from the postman with a smile. Photo by Lalith Perera

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Sports

sportspic1.jpg (20930 bytes) Rain spoils second Test

By All Rounder in Kandy

One and half days play lost due to bad weather and the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies seems to be heading for a no decision at Asgiriya in Kandy.The Lankans enjoying a 1-0 lead in the 'Janashakthi' three Test series began their quest for the first series victory against the visitors on a disappointing note, losing four wickets for a poor 57 runs after winning the toss and electing

 

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