15th  June,  2003, Volume 9, Issue 4
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From Tokyo with love

By Suranimala 

While Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s carefully crafted international safety net brought in rich dividends in Tokyo last week, the real challenge of bringing the LTTE back to the negotiating table to cash in on the success still lay ahead for the government.

 

Indeed, in pledging an unprecedented aid package of US$ 4.5 billion with a sizeable component being by way of grants, the international community did make it clear, progress in the peace process was essential for the monies to start flowing in.

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Former Minister Richard Pathirana is down but all smiles nevertheless. Pathirana who was openly critical of the PA and the greatest admirer of the UNF administration not so long ago, last week appeared to be back in the old fold. He was among SLFP and JVP parliamentarians  protesting against the recent slaying of PA Southern Provincial Council Minister  M. K. Ranjith in Fort

Photo by Asoka Fernando


PM to announce interim set up

By Lasantha Wickrematunge in Tokyo

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to announce the establishment of an interim administrative structure in Tokyo tomorrow.

He will make the announcement at the Akaska Prince Hotel where the Tokyo ....

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Spotlight

Mineral tender bender

By Frederica Jansz

The Sub Committee on Tenders led by Finance Minister K. N. Choksy at the request of  Environment and Natural Resources Minister Rukman Senanayake has unearthed a scandalous attempt by another government minister to favour two companies when recommending the award of a tender for the selling of mineral sands.

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