17th November 2002, Volume 9, Issue 18
















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Moving peace process to top gear and PA's woes

By Suranimala

While Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe moved to reap a peace dividend and consolidate the process through the Oslo conference scheduled for November 25, President Chandrika Kumaratunga continued to place road blocks in the path of governance, forcing an environment of confrontation.

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India's support for Oslo parley 

The government of India will this week come out with a statement strongly supportive of the government's peace process as well as the donor conference scheduled to be held on November 25 in Oslo.

Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda and Ports  Development Minister Rauf Hakeem, two of the government delegates  in the negotiating team will be in India later this week and the Indian statement is expected to be issued to coincide with their visit.

Mobile phones can be a nuisance at times. IGP T. E. Anandaraja realised that in the most embarrassing manner when his phone rang while President Chandrika Kumaratunga was addressing the nation last week. The IGP is captured in the photograph hurriedly switching the cellular off 

 Photo by Buddika Weerasinghe

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  • Ghosts of JVPís past come back to haunt the party

In the eye of a storm

A case of bloody murder

By Amantha Perera

When he was a child, Ovitawithanage Samantha dreamt of becoming a Robin Hood. Influenced by a popular TV serial, he dressed up as the mythical hero, armed with a bow and arrow and set fire to his parentsí garden using fire-tipped arrows.

In real life too, Samantha who was brutally murdered by fellow undergraduates, was a sort of a Robin Hood. Unfortunately, within the boundaries of the pinnacle of education, Samantha had very few merry men around him. Within a student population close to 7,000, only about 15 undergraduates stood with Samantha in his quest to wipe out ragging from the university.

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Today's Top Stories

Tough action against errant cops 

Tamils must appreciate eastern Muslims' concerns

Stop this sadism!




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