|Thursday, 23 October 2003|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
India and Sri Lanka will begin "negotiations at the earliest"
for the Indo-Lanka Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and the
defence agreement, which were announced during Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe's two-day visit to India.
PA protest on Deepavali day :
Azwer calls for President's intervention; President evokes July '83
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga replying the letter sent
to her by Parliamentary Affairs Minister A.H.M.Azwer calling for her
intervention to halt the PA's agitation campaign which falls on Deepavali
day states that she had already informed the organisers of the event to
maintain the strictest discipline at all times and that the event must in
no way inconvenience those who will celebrate Deepavali and other members
of the public.