23rd  February  2003, Volume 9, Issue 32
















An opposition in disarray

Inside of politics

By Suranimala

While the opposition was in disarray last week following successive defeats in parliament, the government was slowly but surely tightening its grip on the economy by attractive massive dividends on the strength of the peace process.

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In response to our story titled "Tears for my baby" by Ranee Mohamed last week, Kamalawathie who was helpless and had handed over little Nipuni to the police because she was unable to feed the child; not only got back little Nipuni from the orphanage in keeping with an order made by the Magistrate’s Court, Wattala, but also received the comfort and care of a philanthropist at Dickman’s Road, Colombo 4. Maheswary Velautham of the Forum for Human Dignity will not only give the duo shelter and food, but also schooling for the child and care for Kamalawathie and Nipuni for life. Other well wishers too have provided assistance to Kamalawathie through The Sunday Leader. See story in Review section.

Photo by Asoka Fernando

• Ball to be placed in CBK’s court

Govt. to debate capital punishment

By Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema

The government is planning to debate the re-implementation of the death penalty next month in parliament. The government will forward parliament’s decision to President Chandrika Kumaratunga. Kumaratunga will have to make the final decision on whether to re-enforce capital punishment or not.

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Chaos rules

This is the first in a new series commenced by The Sunday Leader. 'Insight' will focus on an in-depth analysis of a topic affecting the lives of the general public and the country. We kick off with a look at the transport sector   

The trouble with bus travel 

Ask any commuter, if given a choice whether he or she would choose to undertake bus travel and the reply would be the predictable firm 'No.' It is those who lack the luxury of a privately owned vehicle who would undertake a bus journey. Or else, who would want the package deal of delays, hassles, and pickpockets to deal with while commuting to a destination.

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