process to top gear and PA's woes
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
India's support for
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.
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
by Buddika Weerasinghe
the eye of a storm
case of bloody murder
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
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.