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While the much touted December 5 deadline for the dissolution of parliament passed without much ado, the peace process gathered momentum last week in Oslo with both the government and the LTTE focusing on the basis for a political settlement.

In a major breakthrough, the LTTE delegation said it was prepared to discuss power sharing under a federal system, the surest sign yet that the war will be a thing of the past and peace is at hand.

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Rs. 40m fraud charge against Pramuka directors

By Frederica Jansz  

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Thursday (5) filed a 'B' report at the Maligakanda Courts following an investigation into malpractices and fraud allegedly committed by the chairman and Directors of Pramuka Savings and Development Bank.

The Maha Sanga invoked blessings on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during his visit to Japan. Also in the picture are Maithree Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister's Secretary, Bradman Weerakoon

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When Rauf Hakeem broke fast with over 1,000 people at the Sri Lanka Ports Authority the night before he was to leave for Oslo (Friday, November 29), he appeared to be unaware of a conspiracy that was to be enacted 24 hours later, after he left for Norway on Saturday.

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