|Thursday, 8 August 2002|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Some opposition MPs to ask for deal : Business leaders call for political compromise
by Kushani Ratnayake and Chandani Jayatilleke
There is growing public opinion that the government and the President
should bury the hatchet and work together in the interest of the country
and avoid another general election.
Youth Corps Bill to enhance employability and skills
by Our Parliament Correspondent
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe introducing the Youth Corps Bill to
Parliament yesterday observed that the project seeks to equip youth to
fill into the future employment market whilst also fostering racial amity.
by Rodney Martinesz
The financial accounts of over 40 State institutions will not come
under the scrutiny of the Committee on Public Enterprise following the
position taken yesterday by SriLankan Airlines not to submit itself for
investigations by COPE.
CWE management to be privatised
by Rajmi Manatunga
The management sector of the CWE will be privatised in order to improve
efficiency and achieve financial discipline, Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Minister Ravi Karunanayake said yesterday.
East secure - government
The government has explained that security in the Eastern Province has
been strengthened in the past month and not weakened, in response to a
letter sent to the Minister of Defence by President Chandrika Bandaranaike