9th  February  2003, Volume 9, Issue 30

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Government takes stock

 

By Amantha Perera

RANIL Wickremesinghe might not be the favourite son of the country to some in Sri Lanka, especially among the lot who consider him selling out to the Tigers. Be that as it may, none could take the achievements away from his fledging administration.  

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THE three service commanders, Army Commander Lionel Balagalle, Navy Chief Daya Sandagiri, Air Force Head Donald Perera and Police Inspector General T. E Anandaraja stand nonchalantly at attention as Woman Police Constable (WPC) Thanuja stands in for President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the final dress rehearsal for the Independence Day celebrations on February 3. The WPC hoisted the national flag, took the salute, and stood in for the commander in chief while the national anthem was played.

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LTTE agrees to drop child recruitment

 

By Lasantha Wickrematunge in Berlin

 

The LTTE agreed to a complete cessation of recruitment of and recruitment campaigns aimed at persons below 18 years following discussions with the government at the fifth round of peace talks in Berlin.

 

The LTTE has taken action to release 350 children who had joined the organisation for reunification with their parents and guardians.

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Navy, LTTE stand-off throws peace talks
into a spin

By Frederica Jansz in Batticaloa  

Mere hours before the government and the LTTE were to sit down to a fifth round of negotiations in Berlin, a standoff between the navy and the Tigers in Sri Lanka threw the talks into a spin but back room diplomacy in Berlin, Germany helped avert a crisis to keep the peace process on track.

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