|Wednesday, 3 March 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Terror reigns at Hanguranketha
Terror reigns in the picturesque hill country electorate of
Hanguranketha where the Police and the Police Commission have turned a
blind eye, while political goon squads allegedly led by Minister S.B.
Dissanayake are alleged to be committing massive political violence, the
United People's Freedom Alliance charged yesterday.
EPDP activist slain: US, Japan condemn killing
An EPDP activist was gunned down in Valachchenai on Monday night,
increasing the elections death toll to two.
Amidst allegations of corruption:
President brings NLB under her wing
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga acting on powers vested in
her under Article 14 1A of the Constitution yesterday placed the National
Lotteries Board under her purview. A Gazette Notification was issued
yesterday by the President to this effect.
PM pledges to resume peace process
Bharatha Malawaraarachchi and Bulathsinhala Special Corr. Milton Dharmasinghe
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday pledged that he would
resume the stalled peace process with the LTTE after winning the
forthcoming general election with a view to establish a lasting peace in