|Wednesday, 27 March 2002|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran has agreed to start direct political
negotiations with the government soon, the TamilNet Website quoting LTTE
sources reported yesterday.
Independent Committee to probe LG poll incidents
by our Parliamentary correspondents
The Government will appoint an independent committee to look into the
incidents that took place at the recently concluded Local Government
Brevity not the soul of Presidential letters - Interior Minister
Interior Minister John Amaratunga sending a single page reply yesterday
to a lengthy 7 page letter written to him by President Chandrika
Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on March 22 says "Brevity may be the soul of
wit, but I am afraid, not of Presidential letters!".
UNP wins Digamadulla
The United National Front took over the control of all eight local
government bodies securing a total of 68 seats at Monday's polls conducted
in the Sinhalese populated areas of the Digamadulla district. The total
number of votes received by the UNF was 62,238.
Electricity rates up
The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has raised electricity
tariffs by 31 to 38 per cent operative from April 1.