14th  July 2002, Volume 8, Issue 52

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Cornered CBK readies for battle

By Suranimala

The charade of cohabitation between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and the UNF government is finally over and it is back to battle stations with both adversaries positioning themselves for an all out confrontation in the run-up to the December deadline whereby the chief executive will be empowered to dissolve parliament.

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Govt. planning murder claims CBK

President Chandrika Kumaratunga last week informed SLFP parliamentarians and organisers, the government was undermining her security and working towards having her assassinated at President's House, similar to the manner in which former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was murdered.

Speaking from the Anuradhapura President's House during the launch of the SLFP's reorganisation drive,


A new track is being laid at the Sugathadasa Stadium in preparation for the Asian Track and Field meet scheduled to be held in Colombo from August 9 to 12. Picture shows the Malaysian contractors at work.

Photo by Asoka Fernando

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Charity begins at home for Dr. JJ

By Frederica Jansz

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are growling. Their bone of contention is  Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Refugees  Minister Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana. The LTTE recently complained that Jayawardana as he is more familiarly known, is "making a fast buck out of the present peace process."

Professing to work with commitment and dedication for the total betterment and welfare of the people of the north, Jayawardana has proved he is not averse to increasing his family coffers with the spoils of development work being carried out in Sri Lanka's Northern Province.

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