the unexpected but titillating scenario arose, blossoming into a full
scale tug of war between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and her new
partners, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) for a portfolio that would
include the Mahaweli Authority, what has emerged is that the battle is
for an empire of magnificent worth. Hence, the fight.
People's Alliance (PA) part of the new government has finally realised
the extensive wealth contained within the Mahaweli Authority. A reminder
that unfortunately, for the party, had to be made via the...
up Treasury coffers
- a daunting task for govt.
latest fertiliser subsidy announced by the UPFA, effective from May 1,
is to drain the Treasury by an additional Rs. 1 billion per annum.
on the farmers' outcry requesting to bring down the cost of urea to Rs.
500, the UPFA in its election campaign promised the farmers that it
would be brought down to Rs. 350.