24th March 2002, Volume 8, Issue 36

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Net closes in on the President

By Suranimala

With 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.

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LTTE chief will meet press in April

By D. B. S. Jeyaraj

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 April.

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.


Finance Minister K. N. Choksy accompanied by a policeman entering  parliament to present the first budget of the United National Front government on Friday. Photo by Lalith Perera

 

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When the CWE was Reggie's fiefdom

By Amantha Perera

The level to which the influence of former Trade Minister Reggie  Ranatunga held sway at the Ceylon Wholesale Establishment (CWE) can be measured  by one, simple, inconspicuous incident. It took place at the CWE's stores located at the Maradana railway  yard.

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Today's Top Stories

"PM well in touch with the need of the hour" - Premajayanth

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Underdeveloped bond market an obstacle to economic growth  

 

 

 

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