28th  July 2002, Volume 9, Issue 2

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A President on the rampage

By Suranimala

Cornered on the multi million dollar luxury vehicles purchases and the multi million rupee handbag with the bugging device, President Chandrika Kumaratunga last week came out fighting, virtually sealing the fate of cohabitation between the executive and the legislature, heralding a bitter confrontation in the months to follow.

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007 handbag with CBK

By Suranimala 

Incontrovertible proof that President Chandrika Kumaratunga is in possession of the ladies handbag with the hidden VH09 video colour camera has been discovered by the Directorate of Internal Intelligence (DII).

An investigation has also revealed that the handbag with the hidden video camera was purchased just nine days after the election of the United National Front government by the president’s security advisor T.V. Sumanasekera and handed over to Kumaratunga a week later on December 20, 2001.


Commerce Minister Ravi Karunanayake who arrived in Sri Lanka from Pakistan on Friday was given a rousing welcome by fellow cabinet ministers and parliamentarians at the airport. Picture shows Minister Karunanayake being escorted out of the airport by Lands Minister Rajitha Senaratne and Gampaha District parliamentarian Olitha Premathiratne. Photo by Lalith Perera

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Hora police games played by top brass

By Frederica Jansz

Two heavyweights in the police department have publicly declared war against each other and initiated a no-holds-barred battle of words as they accuse each other of lies, deceit, slander and indiscipline.

Senior DIG Crimes, H. M. G. B. Kotakadeniya hitting back hard at what he termed as a “malicious slander campaign” against his character and years of services to the Police Department, has accused Inspector General of Police, Luckdasa Kodituwakku of being a blatant liar.

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