|Friday, 17 January 2003|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Japan schedules donor conference in mid-June
by Manjula Fernando and Rajmi Manatunga
The Japanese Government, indicating its growing confidence in the
continuity of the Sri Lankan peace process has decided to schedule the
second donor conference, expected to garner a bigger quantum of aid,
between June 15 to 20 in Tokyo, Cabinet spokesman Prof. G.L. Peiris said
Duty of Buddhists to propagate Theravada Buddhism -PM
by Ananda Kannangara
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commended the development of
Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka and said it was the duty of all clergy,
laity and the Government to preserve and propagate Buddhism.
Govt. will not compromise vital interests
Cabinet Spokesman Prof. G. L. Peiris yesterday said that the government
was not ready to compromise the vital interests of the nation over the
peace negotiations. Peiris reiterated that both parties have demonstrated
a depth of commitment to continue overcoming the difficult situations.
Five Committees to strengthen parliamentary system
The Government has decided to strengthen the country's parliamentary
system by setting up five Parliamentary Committees comprising members of
all political parties represented in the House.