Trinco oil tank farm for India
The government will this week
approve a proposal to lease the Trincomalee oil tank farms to the Indian
government owned company Indian Oil.
This decision was taken by Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe after extensive talks with India, both personally as well
as through Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe last week directed both the
Economic Reforms Ministry and the Power and Energy Ministry to submit
the cabinet papers this week recommending the leasing of the oil tank
farms to Indian Oil.
leader Mahinda Rajapakse gave new life to a dorman SLFP by staging
successful agitational campaign against the government in Nugegoda on
Thursday (16), where the themes was the rising cost of living and
harassment meted out to PA supporters. Picture shows Rajapakse making
his presence felt in the midst of the large gathering
by Asoka Fernando
Mystery of the
By Frederica Jansz
A high level government probe has been initiated to find if
the Sri Lankan government under the People’s Alliance paid a sum of
USD 6.2 million to the Russian government for the purchase of two
MI-24 helicopters in 1999.
two helicopters under probe arrived in Sri Lanka on June 21, 1999 and
was officially accepted by the Sri Lanka Air Force eight days later on
the 29th. This was after routine checks were carried out to ascertain
the viability of the two helicopters.