28th April 2002, Volume 8, Issue 41

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CBK's strategy of sabotage

While President Chandrika Kumaratunga put in motion a strategy to pull the rug under the government's feet on the peace agenda last week, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna moved to split the SLFP and emerge as the main opposition force in the country using the ethnic issue as its main platform.

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CBK suspects PSD chief as casino agent

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has charged that her interdicted security chief, Superintendent of Police Nihal Karunaratne has links with a casino owner suspected of being an LTTE agent and ferrying weapons for the organisation.

The startling revelation of Kumaratunga comes hardly two weeks after she visited the  director of the Presidential Security Division (PSD) in hospital following his arrest and remand over involvement in the Maturata conspiracy.



This physically handicapped orphan kept staring at visiting journalists under a cadjan wall at his orphanage at Udyarkattu in Mullaitivu. Confined to his foster home with 65 others, children like him are the worst victims of the separatist war

Photo by Lalith Perera

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Empty coffers and suicidal deals

By Fredica Janz

esperate to resolve the present power crisis, Minister for Power and Energy, Karu Jayasuriya appears to be bent on grabbing opportunity irrespective of whether his decision to do so will seriously compromise not only his career as a politician but also the new government’s pledge of transparency and accountability.

Jayasuriya’s marriage with Agrekko Limited — the foreign based company to sell electricity to the

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