22nd September 2002, Volume 9, Issue 10

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Army rations scandal exposed

By Frederica Jansz

Two generals and a brigadier in the Sri Lanka Army are facing allegations of pilfering food rations and a daily food per diem allocated to soldiers in order to boost their financial resources as well as enjoy a more luxurious eating style.

A sum of over Rs. 618,872.24 is unaccounted for in the army's 56 division in the Wanni where evidence has surfaced that commanding officers have pilfered this amount from over Rs. 700,000 illegally taken away from funds given to certain category of soldiers serving in operational areas for their daily meals.

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PM warns against divisions

By Lasantha Wickremetunge

in New York

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a hard hitting speech yesterday warned both military and civil administrators not to have divided loyalties but to back the government’s peace mandate given by the people.


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shortly after addressing the Asia Society in New York. UN Ambassador Charlie Mahendran is at left

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spotlightpic1.jpg (25534 bytes)Invest in peace - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for foreign assistance on an urgent basis for development to consolidate the peace process and provide the people both in the north and the south a peace dividend. In an interview with The Sunday Leader Editor, Lasantha Wickremetunge in New York, the prime minister spoke of his vision for Sri Lanka where all citizens can live with dignity and equality. He also said no politician or the rich and influential will be allowed to take the law in to their own hands, stating the rule of law will apply to all in equal measure. Following are excerpts of the wide-ranging interview:

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