15th September  2002, Volume 9, Issue 09

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CBK's constitutional conundrum

Even as she boycotted the two cabinet meetings last week, President Chandrika Kumaratunga must have reflected on the fact that it is from little acorns that mighty oaks do grow.

Up until the time Mangala Samaraweera misplaced the now notorious constitutional coup memorandum by which he hoped to wrest power from the UNF and hail the advent of the PA once more, Kumaratunga had Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe eating out of her hand.  

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News

Lanka gets  international backing

By Lasantha Wickrematunga
in New York

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the UN on Wednesday, September 18.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has in his report to the General Assembly on Friday said he is encouraged by the progress in Sri Lanka facilitated by Norway.


Advanced Level students opposing the government’s decision to change the grading system have been holding a sathyagraha outside the University Grants Commission (UGC) for more than 35 days. They say the change may prevent them from entering universities                                                        Photo by Gamini Wickramasinghe

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Spotlight

spotlightpic1.jpg (25534 bytes)After the smoke clears

By Pia Leichter

I recall the sounds of disbelief and shock 
that emanated from my living room early
that morning — gasps, shouts and sighs,
as my family witnessed the first plane fly
into the World Trade Center. I immediately
thought it was some freak accident, a mistake, until the second plane went crashing into the buildings.

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Tussle over security debate

After the smoke clears

Muslim dimension in the peace process

 

 

 

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