13th April  2003, Volume 9, Issue 39

We wish our readers a happy Sinhala and Tamil New Year

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Indian influence in local politics 

By Amantha Perera

India has been a mover in Sri Lankan politics as long as the country has been in existence. There is little to wonder why despite its silent attitude, politicians from the government as well as the opposition have been visiting India regularly.

The latest in the list is President Chandrika Kumaratunga herself who took wing across the ocean last week.

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Govt. to implement several financial reforms 

Exchange Control Act to be amended

By Amantha Perera

The government is considering implementing several financial reforms including the relaxation of exchange controls which are likely to have far reaching consequences, high ranking sources told The Sunday Leader last week.


THESE kids seem to be enjoying playing the traditional rabbana at a Sinhala and Tamil New Year festival held at President’s College, Rajagiriya.                                         Photo by Asoka Fernando

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Govt. gets shock treatment from CEB

By Frederica Jansz

More management bungling at the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) will cost the government a further Rs. 2 billion, while more strike action by CEB employees threatens to destabilise the already fragile, controversy riddled, debt straddled institution.

General Manager, CEB, D. C. Wijeyratne has put both feet into the mess prevalent at the CEB by overriding ministerial authority and promising a 40% pay hike to all employees with arrears to be paid from January 2000 before the coming Sinhala and Tamil New Year. 

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