a huge mandate under its belt to forge ahead with the peace process
and economic reforms speedily, the UNF government was last week
looking at legislation to provide for a national government while the
People's Alliance plunged into crisis having suffered its most
humiliating defeat under President Chandrika Kumaratunga.
Liberation Tigers of Tamil
Eelam (LTTE) Leader Velupillai Prabakharan will meet representatives of
the national and international media at a special press conference in
the Northern mainland of the Wanni before Sinhala and Tamil new year in
This gigantic media meet to
be held either in Kilinochchi or Mallaavi will be comprehensive and
cover all aspects of the on going peace process.
Minister K. N. Choksy accompanied by a policeman enteringparliament to present the first budget of the United National
Front government on Friday. Photo by Lalith Perera
level to which the influence of former Trade Minister ReggieRanatunga held sway at the Ceylon Wholesale Establishment (CWE)
can be measuredby one,
simple, inconspicuous incident. It took place at the CWE's stores
located at the Maradana railwayyard.