21st April 2002, Volume 8, Issue 40

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Chaos at UGC as president interferes with tertiary education

By The Insider

 THE University Grants Commission has been engulfed in a crisis following the refusal by President Chandrika Kumaratunga to appoint the nominee of Tertiary Education Minister Kabir Hashim.

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Udathalawinna massacre

No torture marks on drivers

By Frederica Jansz

A medical examination conducted on the two army driver suspects in the Udathalawinna massacre states there is no indication whatsoever of any kind of torture or bodily harassment to them.

The examination was conducted a day after the suspects were arrested and their statements recorded by police.

The two army drivers, Jagath Indika Wijeyratne and Siriwardena have, more than three months after their arrest, claimed to Teldeniya Magistrate Preethi Inoka Ranasinghe they were tortured by the police at the time their statements were recorded. 



Human cruelty upon their fellows was evident in hospitals last week where striking doctors turned away patients, some of them in dire need of medical attention

Photo by Asoka Fernando

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Cardboard hero awards himself a gallantry medal

 

By Frederica Jansz

What is it about each successive government in Sri Lanka, that it is indebted to promote and send abroad military men who have as commanders brought disrepute and disaster to the security forces as a whole.

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