19th January  2003, Volume 9, Issue 27

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SLMC and
the Muslim factor

By Dilrukshi Handunetti

THE arrest of 11 armed persons with underworld links by Chilaw Police on January 11 has given a new twist to the tale of militancy in Sri Lanka with fears being expressed that the Muslim community too is donning militancy in order to be politically heard.

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Old foes, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse and one time UNP General Secretary Sirisena Cooray came together last week at the formation of the Organisation for the Protection of the Motherland. All opposition parties except the JVP have lent their support to the organisation Photo By Buddhika Weerasinghe


PM raps intelligence chiefs

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week warned intelligence chiefs not to leak half baked stories to the media and compromise national security.

The Prime Minister also told the intelligence chiefs what he expected of them was hard intelligence and not gossip.

Wickremesinghe made these observations at a meeting specially convened on Wednesday, January 15 at Temple Trees to discuss the workings of the country’s intelligence agencies.

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Spotlight

Searchlight on Bribery Comm.

By Dilrukshi Handunnetti

The very body ambitiously created to weed out bribery and corruption in the country seems to have become highly questionable as startling revelations emerge about the conduct of the body itself which had at times amounted to violations of secrecy and confidentiality.

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